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This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Major: BIOL

Degree: BA

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details, contact the department.

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see the General Education requirements and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the degree.

General Education

Type Hours
General Education 34
Minimum Total 34

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Type Hours
General 101: A&S Orientation 1
Foreign Language 12
(completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language)  
Electives in Humanities or Social Sciences  at the 300-level or above 9
(in addition to courses counted toward General Education)  
WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above  
(may be incorporated into other degree requirements)  
Total  22 

Department of Biology

Type Hours
Biology 2401, 2421, 2441, 329, 330-331, 363 19
*Biology Electives 19
Minimum Total 38

Supporting Courses

Type Hours
Chemistry 2011, 202, 207, 208, 209, 341, 342, 343, 344 19
Mathematics 1801 or 205 3-4
Biology 350 or advisor-approved statistics course 3
Minimum Electives 1-2
Minimum Total 121

Only 40 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts Degree.

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.

1 Fulfills General Education requirement.

*Note: Biology 102, 104, 257, 258, 260, 261, 262 and 263 may not count toward electives in the major. A maximum of 6 hours of undergraduate research or independent study may count toward the major.
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