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.
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|
|General Biology I (4)|
|General Chemistry I (4)|
Select one of the following:
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)|
|Calculus I (4)|
|BIO 130||General Biology II||4|
|CHE 116||General Chemistry II||4|
|BIO 330||Cell Biology||4|
|SCI 453||Science Senior Capstone||2|
|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|
|Animal Biology and Physiology 1 (4)|
|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)|
|Human Gross Anatomy (4)|
|Biology Teaching Assistant (1)|
|Physiological Psychology (4)|
|Advanced Research & Techniques (4)|
|Advanced Research in Science (4)|
Secondary education majors seeking 9-12 life science licensure must take BIO 230 and BIO 300 as part of their elective coursework.