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Bachelor of Arts
School of Sciences, Sustainability, and Health

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

52 credits

Core Courses

24 credits

BIO 110 Molecules and Cells¹
BIO 111 Evolution and Ecology¹
BIO 311 Genetics
BIO 312 Cell Biology
BIO 313 Population and Community Ecology
BIO 395 Biology Junior Seminar

¹ Students must earn a grade C or higher in both BIO 110 and BIO 111 in order to take any 200-level or higher BIO course (other than BIO 230 and BIO 332 which have separate prerequisites listed in the Catalog).

Upper-Level Biology Electives

12 credits

Select any 300- or 400-level BIO courses to bring total credits in Biology to 36 credits.

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
  • INGEOL 151 Physical Geology
  • INPHYS 241 University Physics I

Select one of the following:

  • MATH 141 Introductory Statistics
  • PSYC 251 Psychological Statistics

Teacher Certification

Dual Major in Education

  • Secondary Education


Select additional courses to reach a total of 120 credits.

Degree Requirements

120 credits