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Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Biology provides an introduction to the discipline and an opportunity to integrate the study of Biology with another field. In contrast to the B.S. program, the B.A. requires fewer credits in both biology and related sciences, permitting a student to complete a second major or additional courses in another discipline such as Chemistry, Psychology, Elementary Education, Journalism, Art, Management, or Computer Science; thus, it satisfies the needs of students with a combination of interests.

Integrative Studies Requirements

40 credits minimum

Major Requirements

48 credits

Core Courses

20 credits

INBIO 110 Molecules and Cells
INBIO 111 Evolution and Ecology
BIO 311 Genetics
BIO 312 Cell Biology
BIO 313 Population and Community Ecology

Upper-Level Biology Electives

12 credits

Select any 300- or 400-level BIO or INBIO courses to bring total credits in Biology to 32 credits. ENST 353 Restoration Ecology and ENST 461 Freshwater Science and Management also counts toward this requirement.

Related Science or Math Courses

16 credits

INCHEM 111 General Chemistry I
CHEM 112 General Chemistry II

Select one of the following:

  • INPHYS 141 College Physics I
  • INPHYS 241 University Physics I

Select one of the following:

  • MATH 141 Introductory Statistics
  • PSYC 251 Psychological Statistics

Teacher Certification

Effective fall 2021, there will be no admission to the program for both current and prospective students as this program is on administrative hold.

Dual Major in Education

  • Secondary Education


Select additional courses to reach a total of 120 credits.

Degree Requirements

120 credits
40 credits at the upper-level