Biology

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology

Requirements (updated July 8, 2016)

To earn a B.A. Degree in Biology, a student must satisfy the following:

  • University and General Education requirements
  • Foreign Language proficiency
  • 38 credit hours in Biology
    • 20 credit hours of Biology core requirements, plus
    • 18 credit hours of Biology electives; 15 of which must be upper division
  • 28-30 credit hours of correlate courses in Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

BA in Biology Degree Requirements

The BA in Biology Degree Requirements (updated July 8, 2016):

Course Number
Course Name
Credit Hours
Biology Core Courses (20 cr hr)
BI 102
General Cellular Biology
5
BI 103
General Organismal Biology
5
BI 301
General Microbiology
4
BI 333
General Genetics
4
BI 390
Biology Seminar – Capstone Course
1
BI 395
Biology Research – Capstone Course
1
Required Correlate Courses (28-30 cr hr)
CH 151
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
5
CH 152
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
5
CH 340
Organic Chemistry I
3
CH 342
Organic Chemistry I Lab
2
MA 140 OR
MA 151
Statistics OR
Calculus & Analytical Geometry I
3
5
PS 261
PS 262
College Physics I
College Physics II
5
5
  OR
PS 281
PS 282
General Physics I
General Physics II
5
5
Biology Elective Courses (18 cr hr; 15 cr hr of which must be 300-level or higher)
Choose from the following list:
BI 110
General Zoology
4
BI 155
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
1
BI 180
Special Topics
1-3
BI 202
Biology of Behavior
3
BI 234
Introduction to Biotechnology
3
BI 255
Human Physiology
4
BI 260
The Biology of Aging
3
BI 275
Human Anatomy
4
BI 280
Special Topics
1-3
BI 300
Field Biology
3
BI 301
General Microbiology
4
BI 302
Entomology
4
BI 303
Invertebrate Zoology
4
BI 305
Parasitology
4
BI 310
Ecology
4
BI 314
Statistics for Biologists
3
BI 315
Vertebrate Zoology
4
BI 322
Advanced General Botany
4
BI 324
Systematic Botany
3
BI 325
Microbiology of Human Diseases
5
BI 328
Plant Anatomy and Physiology
3
BI 330
Animal Physiology
4
BI 333
General Genetics
4
BI 340
Evolutionary Biology
3
BI 343
Human Genetics
2
BI 353
Molecular Genetics
3
BI 354
Molecular Biology Laboratory
3
BI 355
Developmental Biology
5
BI 357
Histology
4
BI 360
Human Cadaver Dissection
3
BI 362
Immunology
3
BI 363
Immunology Laboratory
2
BI 370
Virology
3
BI 380
Special Topics in Biology
1-3
BI 389
Biology Literature Review
2
BI 390
Biology Seminar
1
BI 395
Biology Research
1-3