2018-2019 Catalog 
    Sep 21, 2023  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, BA (BIOL)

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Bachelor of Arts Degrees (BA)

The Bachelor of Arts degree in biology serves as a professional degree for those who typically do not wish to pursue graduate work in the biomedical or laboratory sciences. It may serve as a foundation for field and ecological sciences provided a sufficient statistics course is also taken. It may serve as a solid liberal arts degree for students wishing to pursue science writing, for example.

Admission Requirements

Before being admitted to a program, a student must satisfy the requirements listed in the ACT/SAT Placement Information  section of this catalog.

University Requirements

Please see the University Requirements  section of this catalog.

Major Requirements


Choose 4 hours from the following:

Choose 7 hours not previously taken from:

Total: 29 Credit Hours

Supplement for Major


Course Concentration

Courses in another department (required CHEM and University Requirements courses are excluded) Credit Hours: 9

Sophomore (or higher) Literature

(Not including ENGL 351 ) Credit Hours: 3

Total: 26 Credit Hours


Minimum - 17 Credit Hours

Total Major Hours: 72

Other Graduation Requirements

Minimum GPA in major: 2.00
Minimum GPA for graduation: 2.00
Minimum advanced hours: 33
Minimum total hours: 128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.

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