Biology - Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts curriculum is intended for students who desire a broad education with emphasis in biology in a program chosen by the student in consultation with an academic advisor. The Bachelor of Arts is recommended for those who plan to teach at the primary levels or to use a background in life science in business or other endeavors.


General Education Requirements35
Viewing a Wider World6
Nondepartmental Requirements
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3-4
or MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Organic Chemistry Requirement4-8
Organic Chemistry4
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Select 3-4 credits from one of the following departments: astronomy, computer science, geology or physics3-4
Departmental Requirements
BIOL 111GNatural History of Life3
BIOL 111GLNatural History of Life Laboratory1
BIOL 211GCellular and Organismal Biology3
BIOL 211GLCellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory1
BIOL 301Principles of Ecology3
BIOL 305Principles of Genetics3
BIOL 377Cell Biology3
BIOL 467Evolution3
Select sufficient upper-division biology electives to bring total upper-division credits to 24. 112
Selective sufficient electives to bring the total to 120, including at least 48 upper-division credits.
Total Credits120-126

 Choice of electives should be done in consultation with an advisor.