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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Science, B.A.

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 Requirements. 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)

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Creative Arts (3 hours)

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American History (6 hours)

Government/Political Science (6 hours)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)

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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.

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

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Cellular Biology

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Required Support Courses (grades of C- allowed)

Major Elective Requirements (29 hours)

In addition to the required core courses, students in the Biological Science, B.A. 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; exceptions must be approved by program chair. These courses must be completed with grades of C- or better.

Additional Information

In addition to the courses listed, any BIOL 3xxx or 4xxx course will fulfill this requirement.