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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Science, B.A.


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The plan in Biological Science leads to the bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree. This plan is designed to prepare students for advanced study, technical positions in environmental or biomedical research or teaching.

The B.A. in Biological Sciences is designed primarily for students interested in teaching biology at the middle or high school level.

Biological Science B.A. Degree Requirements This degree requires 120 hours and includes 42 hours of University Core. However, some of the Major Requirements courses listed below also satisfy University Core. If other courses are taken to satisfy University Core, the Major Requirements below are still necessary for graduation and substitutions are not accepted.

University Core Requirements (42 hours)


Communication (6 hours)


Mathematics (3 hours)


Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)


Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)


Choose one course from the list.

Creative Arts (3 hours)


Choose one course from the list.

American History (6 hours)


Government/Political Science (6 hours)


Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)


Choose one course from the list.

Major and Elective Requirements (78 hours)


The course of study for the B.A. in Biological Sciences requires 42 hours of University core courses, plus 78 hours of major and elective requirements in the sciences (BIOL, CHEM, ENSC or GEOL) or other areas as approved by the faculty adviser.

Environment Major Courses


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Additional Information


Required minimum grade for Major Requirements is “C” unless otherwise noted. Grades of “C-” and below are not accepted.

Population Major Courses


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Anatomy and Lab


Select one of the following groups:

Physiology


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Cellular Biology


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Required Support Courses (grades of C- allowed)


Specialization in General Biology Requirements (29 hours)


In addition to the required core courses, students in the General Biology Specialization must complete an additional 36 hours of designated elective courses. These courses may be selected from the list below or other courses from lists above, or as approved by faculty adviser. These courses must be completed with grades of “C-” or better.

Additional Information


In addition to the courses listed, any BIOL x3xx Approved Elective will fulfill this requirement.

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