The B.A. in Biology (major code BIOA) is a program that provides a solid foundation in laboratory-based life sciences for students who are interested in integrating their study of biology with other disciplines including law, ethics, psychology, history, computer science, science writing or journalism, and education. The program is also of interest to students for expanding their understanding of this area of study that is increasingly important for informed citizenship, intelligent parenting, and life-long learning.
In addition to meeting the standards and requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, degree candidates for B.A. in Biology must complete a minimum of 31 credits in biology, chemistry, and mathematics as well as 15 credits from the major elective courses listed below for a total of 46 credits. At least two major elective courses must be in Biology (BIOL), and no more than 4 credits of Biology electives may be in research, independent study, or Co-op courses.
Students pursuing the B.A. in Biology will follow the College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum requirements for B.A. students.
Consult the College of Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum for information regarding these courses.
Seniors will take Biology Senior Seminar in the Fall if they expect to graduate in December.
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