Major in Biology (B.A.)

Learn more: Department of Biology and Biomedical Sciences

Students who plan to apply their knowledge of the life sciences to another discipline such as art, journalism, sales or law are encouraged to earn a B.A. in biology. To earn the bachelor’s degree in biology, students take a minimum of 13 courses (46-51 credits).

Required courses:

  • BIO111: General Biology I
  • BIO112: General Biology II
  • BIO220: Cell Biology and Chemistry
  • BIO253: Genetics: Classical, Molecular and Population
  • BIO471: Biology Seminar
  • CHM113: General Chemistry I
  • CHM114: General Chemistry II
  • Six upper-level biology electives (at least four must have a laboratory associated with them)