College of Health and Science

Biology Major (BA Traditional)

Biology majors develop a strong foundation in biology by exploring cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, chemistry, evolutionary theory, scientific methodology, and laboratory techniques in our core curriculum.  Students then have the opportunity to tailor their degree with various electives including immunology, microbiology, human anatomy and physiology, and human gross anatomy, in which students have access to a human cadaver lab.  The coursework pushes students to sharpen their critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and laboratory skills.  

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
Biology I: The Unity of Life (4)
General Chemistry I (4)
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
Precalculus (4)
Calculus I (4)
BIO 130Biology II: The Diversity of Life4
CHE 116General Chemistry II4
BIO 210Genetics4
BIO 330Cell Biology4
Select one of the following:4
Research and Techniques (4)
Research in Science (Instructor approval required) (4)
Biology Internship (4)
Select one of the following:2-4
Literature Review of Special Topics (2)
Advanced Research & Techniques (4)
Advanced Research in Science (4)
Select a minimum 17 credits of the following. Two courses must be 300 or 400 level:17
Animal Biology and Physiology 1 (4)
Microbiology 1 (4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
Science Issues and Ethics (4)
Medical Terminology (2)
Biology of Aging (3)
Immunology (4)
Human Gross Anatomy (4)
Biology Teaching Assistant (1)
Biomechanics (4)
Physiological Psychology (4)
Total Credits39-41