Bachelor of Art Requirements

Students who are not planning post-graduate work in biology may wish to consider the bachelor of arts in biology combined with a major or minor in another discipline. To receive a B.A. degree, the student must complete:

BIOL 200 and 201 Principles of Biology
BIOL 238 Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
BIOL 239 Molecular Genetics and Heredity
CHEM 131–132 General Chemistry
CHEM 231–232 Organic Chemistry
Choose one of the following: PHYS 220, PHYS 231, MATH 111, PSYC 250,
 POLI 202
Three additional courses from BIOL 250–360 (except 341) A minimum of two  must include a significant laboratory or field component, by contract with  department faculty.
BIOL 394 Junior Seminar
BIOL 495–496 Senior Seminar
Completion of Senior Seminar Capstone Project

A major or minor in another discipline, or an interdisciplinary minor, or equivalent  approved by department faculty


Degree contracts must be approved by the end of the second semester of the junior year, or, in the case of upper-division transfer students, the end of the first semester of residence .