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Biology Major, BA


This B.A program prepares students for a career that may involve significant background in the biological sciences (e.g., scientific journalism and certain legal areas environmental and patent law) but does not require the extensive scientific coursework of the BS degree. Students must pass a comprehensive examination given as part of BIO 490 that assesses the ability to integrate and synthesize basic concepts in biology.

University Core – (44-55)

Must include

CHE 111General Chemistry I

4 credits

MAT 134Introduction to Probability and Statistics

3 credits

Major Courses – (35)

Biology Core Courses: (26 credits)

BIO 101General Biology I

4 credits

BIO 102General Biology II

4 credits

BIO 231Genetics

4 credits

BIO 335Molecular and Cellular Biology

4 credits

BIO 490Introduction to Research in the Biological Sciences

3 credits

BIO 480Research in Biology

3 credits

BIO 327Cellular Biochemistry

4 credits

Major Electives: (9 credits)

BIO courses numbered 200 or higher selected in consultation with the faculty adviser.

Auxiliary Courses: (14 credits)

Auxiliary Courses

CHE 112General Chemistry II

4 credits

CHE 223Organic Chemistry I

5 credits

CHE 224Organic Chemistry II

5 credits

Open Electives – (38-49)

Includes auxiliary courses not taken for core credit.

Total Credit Hours: 128

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