Bachelor of Art In Biology

Bachelor of Art In Biology

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIOLOGY REQUIREMENTS

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology provides a broad-based education in modern life science while offering the opportunity for students to concentrate their efforts within various biological disciplines. Through consultation with a faculty advisor, students may select elective courses that focus on cell and molecular biology, biomedical sciences, organismal biology, or environmental studies. The Bachelor of Arts curriculum includes a basic background in the supporting sciences: Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Computers. The Bachelor of Arts in Biology prepares students for careers in academic and industrial research; teaching, through the alternate pathway to certification; and for various careers in the publishing, pharmaceutical, biomedical and biotechnology industries. 

1.  A minimum of 36 credits in Biology: 
Course requirements for completion of the major are listed below.  Course Codes with an asterisk (*) have prerequisite and corequisite courses.
 

  Course Code 

  Course Title

  Credits

 BIOL130*

 Principles of Biology I 

 4

 BIOL131*

 Principles of Biology II 

 4

 BIOL230*

 Cell Biology 

 4

 BIOL304*

 Genetics

 4

 BIOL402*

 Ecology

 4

 BIOL440*

 Seminar

 1

  Biology Electives:  minimum 15 credits 
  200-level*  3-8 
  300-level*  4-8 
  400-level*  3-8

Note: A minimum CGPA of 2.0 in Principles of Biology I and Principles of Biology II must be attained in order to enroll in advanced courses.  Both Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I & II must be successfully completed in order to earn credit toward Biology Department requirements. 

Chemistry 105, 1105, 106 and 1106 are prerequisites for all 300- and 400-level Biology courses.

2.  Nineteen (19) credits in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and 
Computers:

  Course Code

  Course Title

Credits

 CHEM 105* 

 General Chemistry I 

 3

 CHEM 1105* 

 General Chemistry I Lab 

 2

 CHEM 106* 

 General Chemistry II 

 3

 CHEM 1106* 

 General Chemistry II Lab 

 2

 INTD 180* 

 Computer Tools for Math & Science 

 3

 MATH 165* 

 Precalculus 

 3

 PHYS 101 

 Basic Concepts of Physics 

 3

3. A minimum grade of “C” in each Biology and Chemistry course.

Notes: It is strongly recommended that students complete one year of Organic Chemistry and one year of Calculus.

Chemistry 105, 1105, 106 and 1106 are prerequisites for all 300- and 400-level Biology courses. Similarly, Chemistry 207 and 208 are recommended prerequisites for many 300- and 400-level major courses. Students are advised to complete at least Chemistry 105, 1105, 106 and 1106 prior to beginning their junior year.
 

Biology Requirements
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