Curriculum- Biological Sciences, B.A.

Requirements (Total Credits Required 120)

A. General Education

Refer to the General Education Bulletin for specific requirements.

B. Departmental Requirements (64 credits)

  • BS2400-BS2401 Basic Biology I with Lab
  • BS2410-BS2411 Basic Biology II with Lab
  • BS5410-5420
    • Seminar 1: Reading in the Discipline
    • Seminar 2: Writing in the Discipline ( 2 semesters)

Six upper-division biology courses as follows:

1. At least one course chosen from each of the following areas:

A. Cellular-Molecular Area:

  • BS4400 Cell Biology
  • BS4460 Genetics

B. Organismic Area:

  • BS3400 Vertebrate Physiology
  • BS3520 Comparative Anatomy

C. Population Area:

  • BS4440 Evolution
  • BS4470 Ecology

2. Three courses chosen from a-c or from the following Biology electives:

  • BS2490 Environmental Science
  • BS3400 Vertebrate Physiology
  • BS3450 Plant Biology
  • BS3400 Vertebrate Physiology
  • BS3450 Plant Biology
  • BS3510 Parasitology
  • BS3520 Comparative Anatomy
  • BS3710 Environmental Physiology
  • BS3810 Bilogical Aspects of Aging
  • BS4400 Cell Biology
  • BS4410 Histology
  • BS4420 Microbiology
  • BS4430 Developmental Biology
  • BS4440 Evolution
  • BS4460 Genetics
  • BS4461 Immunology
  • BS4470 Ecology
  • BS4471 Freshwater Ecology (Limnology)
  • BS4474 Microbial Ecology
  • BS4480 Animal Behavior
  • BS4491 Human Ecology
  • BS4500 Cell and Molecular Neurobiology
  • BS4550 Cancer Cell Biology
  • BS4560 Molecular Biology
  • BS4651 Toxicology
  • BS4680 Environmental Health
  • BS5590 Advanced Research
  • BS5591 Environmental Research
  • CP4510 Biochemistry

3. MA2090 Precalculus (Calculus, Statistics or Computer Science recommended)

4. CP2220-2221 Structure of Physics I (with Lab)

5. CP2100-2101 & 2110-2111 General Chemistry I, II (with Labs) or CP2120-2121 & 2130-2131 Principles of Chemistry, I, II (with Labs) if additional Chemistry courses are planned

6. 8 credits in foreign language or computer science

7. Additional recommended courses Health and Society electives may be chosen with an advisor to meet the specific interests of particular students.

Electives may be should be chosen to cover a broad range of subject areas; advisors will assist students in selecting the most appropriate courses.

C. General Electives

In consultation with Academic Advisor

Upper-Division Requirements

A grade of D may be accepted toward graduation in a maximum of two of the required courses in a related field. However, a grade of C or better is required in both lower and upper division biology courses in order to be credited for graduation.