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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.A.

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 (excepting BIO 101 , 104 , 110 , 121 , and 300 ) 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 430 , BIO 432 , BIO 490 , BIO 495  and BIO 497  do not satisfy this requirement.

4. Minimum of four biology laboratory courses, of which three must be at the 300 level or above

7. Mathematics requirement

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

8. Statistics requirement


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.

Students using this catalog to meet biology B.A. major requirements may also use any course subsequently approved as satisfying requirements in the cell-molecular/biomedical and systems biology elective areas and published in a later catalog.