Bachelor of Arts in Biology

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2017:

  • Minimum 120 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00
  • 30 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Upper-Level Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.00
  • Minimum Grade of “C-“ or better in 30 upper-level credits as well as all upper-level courses requirement in the major
  • BIO 110 General Biology I (4)
  • BIO 111 General Biology II (4)
  • BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology (4)
  • BIO 320 Principles of Genetics (3)
  • BIO 321 Microbiology (4)
  • BIO 322 Biochemistry (3)
  • BIO 324 Cell Biology (3)
  • Complete any 300-400-level Biology course (3)
  • Complete any 400-level Biology course (3) Capstone Course
  • Complete one of the following courses (4):
    • CHY 117 Introductory Organic & Biological Chemistry
    • CHY 211 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHY 115 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHY 116 General Chemistry II (4)
  • PHY 115 General Physics I (4)
  • PHY 116 General Physics II (4)
  • MAT 115 Elementary Statistics I (3)
  • MAT 124 Pre-Calculus (3) or higher-level MAT course
  • Complete any 100-level or higher Science elective (3)
  • Complete any 300-400-level Math or Science elective (3)
  • Complete any 100-level Communications course (3)
  • Complete one of the following Computer Information Systems courses (3):
    • CIS 100 Introduction to Computer Applications
    • CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Science
  • ENG 101 College Writing (3)
  • ENG 102W Introduction to Literature (3)
  • ENG 317W Professional Writing (3)
  • Complete one of the following Fine Arts electives (3):
    • ART 1xx any 100-level Art course
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG 351 Creative Writing I
    • ENG 452 Creative Writing II
    • MUH 1xx any 100-level Music History course
    • MUS 1xx any 100-level Music course
  • Complete a two-semester sequence of the same Foreign or American Sign language or history sequence (6-8)
  • Complete one of the following Humanities electives (3):
    • AME xxx any American Studies course
    • ARH 105 History of Art & Architecture I
    • ARH 106 History of Art & Architecture II
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG xxx any English course (except ENG 101 or 317w)
    • FRE xxx any French course
    • HGH xxx any Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide course
    • HTY xxx any History course
    • HUM xxx any Humanities course
    • MUH xxx any Music History course
    • PHI xxx any Philosophy course (except PHI 135 or 335)
    • SPA xxx any Spanish course
    • WGS xxx any Women and Gender Studies course
  • Complete two of the following Social Science electives (6):
    must be from two different disciplines

    • ANT 1xx any 100-level Anthropology course
    • ECO 1xx any 100-level Economics course
    • ECO 201 Macroeconomics
    • ECO 202 Microeconomics
    • JUS 1xx any 100-level Justice Studies course
    • POS 1xx any 100-level Political Science course
    • PSY 1xx any 100-level Psychology course
    • SOC 1xx any 100-level Sociology course
    • SSC 1xx any 100-level Social Science course

Number of elective credits needed will vary by individual student. The credits are needed to fulfill the total 120 credit hours and upper-level requirements.

  • Complete 17-19 credits of any 100-level or higher electives (17-19)
  • Complete 5 credits of any upper-level (300-400 level) electives (5)

This program resides under the College of Arts & Sciences

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