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B.A. in Biology

Degree Requirements  Sample Program
Course Descriptions Course Schedule

Degree Requirements
The B.A. in Biology requires 120 course credits, including:

College Core Requirements   40 credits
Biology Major 64 credits
Biology Core Courses    17 credits 
    BIOL 111-112 General Biology I and II (8 credits)
    BIOL 217 Genetics (4 credits)
    BIOL 223 Ecology (4 credits)
    BIOL 404 Biology Colloquium (1 credits)
Biology Electives  (18 credits)
Cognate Requirements:
29 credits
    CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I and II (8 credits)
    CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I and II (6 credits)
    MATH 102 Mathematical Modeling (3 credits)
    MATH 121 Biomedical Statistics (4 credits)
    PHYS 207-208 Introductory Physics I and II (8 credits)
Open Electives 16 credits
TOTAL 120 credits

*Nine core credits in Natural Science and Mathematics satisfied with major requirements.

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Sample Program
B.A. in Biology (120 credits)

Year 1
FYE 101 The First-Year Experience  1 credit 
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 3 credits
Introduction to Ethics - Philosophy Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
CHEM 101-102 General Chemistry I and II 8 credits
BIOL 111-112 General Biology I and II 8 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Year 2
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
BIOL 217 Genetics 4 credits
BIOL 223 Ecology 4 credits
CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry 6 credits
MATH 102 Mathematical Modeling 3 credits
MATH 121 Biomedical Statistics 4 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Year 3
Introduction to Religion Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Biology Electives 8 credits
PHYS 207-208 General Physics 8 credits
Open Electives 6 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 4
Humanities or Social Science Core 3 credits
Religious Studies Topics Core 3 credits
Biology Electives 11 credits
BIOL 404 Biology Colloquium 1 credits
Open Electives 10 credits
TOTAL 28 credits
Total Credits for Graduation: 120

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