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 30 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
General Biology I (4)
Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
BIO 130General Biology II4
CHE 115General Chemistry I4
CHE 116General Chemistry II4
BIO 210Genetics4
BIO 330Cell Biology4
SCI 453Science Senior Capstone2
Select one of the following:4
Research and Techniques (4)
Research in Science (Instructor approval required) (4)
Select a minimum 17 credits of the following. Two courses must be 300 or 400 level:17
Microbiology 1 (4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
Molecular Biology (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)
Advanced Research & Techniques (4)
Advanced Research in Science (4)
Total Credits43

Secondary education majors seeking 9-12 life science licensure must take BIO 300 as part of their elective coursework.