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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.A.

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Requirements for the liberal arts major in biology, B.A. program

This curriculum is designed for students intending to incorporate a biology major into a broader liberal arts program in pursuit of careers in technical fields or business or postgraduate study. Students in the B.A. curriculum who wish to apply to medical or dental schools are advised to complete the concentration in pre-medical studies: medicine, dentistry, optometry and veterinary medicine.

A minimum of 42 credits in biology (BIO 111 and above) is required, including at least nine lecture courses and a minimum of four BIO laboratory courses. Students must complete:

2. One course from each of the following areas

3. Two additional biology elective courses, one of which must be a 400-level lecture course

Note: BIO 405, BIO 490, BIO 495 and BIO 497 do not satisfy this requirement.

4. Minimum of three biology laboratory courses above the introductory level

One course may be BIO 490 .

6. 10 credits of physics

7. Mathematics

  • (4) (or course competency as determined by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics)

8. 4 credits of statistics


Corresponding lecture and lab courses should normally be taken simultaneously. Note that some courses have incorporated labs into lecture credit while other labs are given separate credit.

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