Undergraduate Catalog

B.A. in Biology

Overview

We designed our B.A. degree program for majors who are seeking employment in the field immediately after college or as a second major for education majors who aim to become primary or secondary school biology teachers.

Summary of Requirements

2020-2021
General Studies 37
Pre-Major Courses 8
Major and Related Courses 50
Free Elective Courses 25
TOTAL: 120

Required pre-major courses 8 hours

BIO 107Principles of Biology for Science Majors I

4

BIO 108Principles of Biology for Science Majors II

4

Required biology courses 6 hours

BIO 202Internship in Biology

3

STM 403Senior Capstone

3

Required chemistry courses 16 hours

CHE 107General Chemistry I

3

CHE 108General Chemistry II

3

CHE 109General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

CHE 110General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

CHE 211Organic Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHE 212Organic Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHE 213Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

1

CHE 214Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

1

Required mathematics course 4 hours

MAT 130Precalculus

4

MAT 130: Three hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 104

Elective biology courses 24 hours

Take at least one course from each of these four areas, for a total of 24 credits.

Genetics

BIO 211Genetics

4

BIO 411Human Genetics

3

Microbiology, Molecular and Cell Biology

BIO 221Microbiology

5

BIO 321Pathogenic Microbiology

5

Organismal Biology

BIO 231Invertebrate Zoology

4

BIO 232Vertebrate Zoology

4

BIO 233Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIO 333Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

Ecology

BIO 241Ecology

4

BIO 242Evolution

3

BIO 243Botany

4

BIO 341Marine Biology

3

Other Electives

These courses count as biology electives but do not count toward the requirement for any one area.

BIO 106Medical Terminology

3

BIO 195Special Topics

1-5

BIO 201Research Methods in the Sciences

4

BIO 295Special Topics

1-5

BIO 296Research Experience I

1-3

BIO 395Special Topics

1-5

BIO 396Research Experience II

1-3

BIO 404Senior Capstone II

3

BIO 495Special Topics

1-5

BIO 496Research Experience III

1-3

BIO 499Independent Study

1-3

CHE 325Biochemistry: Proteins and DNA

3

CHE 327Biochemistry Laboratory I

1

BIO 201: Four hours count toward the general studies requirement, replacing GSR 230