Feb 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, B.A.


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Major Requirements


Credit Hours: 36+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.

Elective Requirement


Complete 13 additional credit hours of 200-level or above BIOL courses  (excluding BIOL 381 ) including 9 credit hours at the 300-level or above; three courses must be taken with labs; two of the courses with labs must be at the 300-level or above. Labs may carry separate credit or be part of a 4 credit course. (Independent study, tutorial, Bachelor’s Essay, or BIOL 450  and BIOL 451  with labs do not fulfill the lab requirement).

Mathematics Requirement


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Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 217  in lieu of MATH 250 .

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Honors students can take the alternative course of HONS 190 /HONS 190L  in lieu of CHEM 111 /CHEM 111L  and CHEM 112 /CHEM 112L .

Notes:


  • Students are not permitted to double major in Biology and Marine Biology.
  • Credit cannot be applied for both BIOL 211  and BIOL 213  towards the program requirements.
  • Credit cannot be applied for both BIOL 312L  and BIOL 412  towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 3 credit hours from BIOL 399  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 12 credit hours from BIOL 450  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 12 credit hours from BIOL 451  may be applied towards the program requirements.

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation


All coursework with a BIOL acronym counts toward the major GPA calculation except BIOL 101 , BIOL 101L , BIOL 102 , BIOL 102L , and BIOL 381 .

The following courses are excluded: CHEM 101 , CHEM 101L , CHEM 102 , CHEM 102L , CHEM 111 , CHEM 111L , CHEM 112 , CHEM 112L , HONS 190 , HONS 190L , HONS 217 , MATH 250   

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