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Program Requirements: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology

This degree requires 120 hours and includes 42 hours of University Core. University Core is listed separately in the catalog. However, some of the Major Requirements courses listed below also satisfy University Core. If other courses are taken to satisfy University Core, the Major Requirements below are still necessary for graduation and substitutions are not accepted.
Major Requirements

The course of study for the B.A. in Biological Sciences requires 42 hours of University core courses, plus 78 hours of major and elective requirements in the sciences (BIOL, CHEM, ENSC or GEOL) or other areas as approved by the faculty adviser.

Students must complete the following core courses with grades of "C" or better.

Rubric Course Name
BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors I
BIOL 1106 Lab for Biology for Science Majors I
BIOL 1307 Biology for Science Majors II
BIOL 1107 Lab for Biology for Science Majors II
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1111 Laboratory for General Chemistry I
CHEM 1312 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1112 Laboratory for General Chemistry II
CHEM 2323 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2123 Laboratory for Organic Chemistry I

Required minimum grade for all remaining Major Requirements is "C". Grades of "C-" and below are not accepted.

Select one:
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 3333 Environmental Biology
BIOL 3311 Marine Biology
BIOL 4305 Ecology of the Amazon
Select one:
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 4311 Ecology
BIOL 3335 Epidemiology
Anatomy and Lab
Select one of the following groups:
Group 1:
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 2428 Vertebrate Zoology
Group 2:
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 3313 Plant Anatomy
BIOL 3113 Laboratory for Plant Anatomy
Group 3:
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 3373 Human Anatomy
BIOL 3173 Human Anatomy Laboratory
Group 4:
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 4313 Biology of Fishes
BIOL 4113 Laboratory for Biology of Fishes
Select one:
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 4344 Comparative Animal Physiology
BIOL 4345 Human Physiology
BIOL 4343 Plant Physiology
Microbiology and Lab
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 2321 Microbiology for Science Majors
BIOL 2121 Laboratory for Microbiology for Science Majors
Cellular Biology
Select one:
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 3307 Cell Biology
BIOL 4341 Biochemistry I
Genetics and Lab
Rubric Course Name
BIOL 3341 Molecular Genetics
BIOL 3141 Molecular Genetics Laboratory
Required Support Courses

Must be completed with grades of "C-" or better

Rubric Course Name
STAT 3308 Computational Statistics
Technical Writing
Rubric Course Name
WRIT 3315 Technical Writing
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