Bachelor of Arts in Biology
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Bachelor of Arts in Biology

The Bachelor of Arts degree is recommended for students pursuing biology-related careers in government, industry, environmental fields, teaching and health-care professions.

(Applicable for the 2017-2018 Bulletin.)

First Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
BIO 122, Introductory Biology I4
CH 114, Principles of Chemistry I4
M 110, Modeling with Elementary Functions3
FYS 1003
DIA 100, Dialogue1
Total Credits = 15

First Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
BIO 123, Introductory Biology II4
CH 136, Principles of Chemistry II4
AUCW3
WRT 110, Academic Writing I3
Total Credits = 14

Second Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
BIO 260W, Ecology4
CS 110, 111 or 1143
WRT 210, Foundations of Argument3
“Diversity” course3
M 114, Everyday Statistics3
Total Credits = 16

Second Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
BIO 272W, Genetics3
BIO 273W, Genetics Lab1
“Citizenship/Community” course3
AUCC3
Humanities elective3
PSY 105, Introductory Psychology3
DIA 200, Career Dialogue1
Total Credits = 17

Third Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
BIO 212, Anatomy and Physiology I4
Arts Elective3
Humanities elective3
Social Science elective3
AUCS3
Total Credits = 16

Third Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
BIO 213, Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 410, Developmental Biology4
AUCA3
Humanities Elective3
Total Credits = 14

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
BIO 310, Neurobiology**4
Electives*12
Total Credits = 16

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
BIO 440, Medical Microbiology**4
Electives*9
Total Credits = 13

*Biology BA majors should consider additional Biology electives, independent research or coursework towards a minor or double major.

**One cannot take both BIO 442, Microbiology, and BIO 440, Medical Microbiology, for credit.

Seniors should consider internships and independent research experiences.