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  Jul 24, 2017
 
2010-2011 University Catalog archived

Biology major leading to BA degree


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A major in biology leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree consists of 41 credits in science and mathematics, with at least 27 credits in biology, as follows:

  1.  BIOL 111 and 113, 340 or 340S*; CHEM 111 and 112
  2. At least 20 additional biology credits not used to satisfy the above requirements. Must include at least two laboratory courses (indicated by *) and at least one course from three of the four categories below. BIOL 401-403 and 422-424 may be used as non-laboratory courses toward any category, depending on the topic and by prior agreement with the instructor and department. No more than six credit hours of work at the 400 level may apply toward the major.
    1. Molecules and Cells: BIOL 211S*, 215* or 215S*, 220, 310*, 320, 321*, 323*, 350, 365, 396
    2. Diversity of Life: BIOL 210, 230*, 231*, 235*, 240* or 240S*, 241*, 242*, 295 (in a relevant topic)
    3. Ecology and Evolution: BIOL 216*, 217*, 243*, 245*, 246, 295 (in a relevant topic), 322, 325*, 330*, 332*, 398 ; ENV 212
    4. Structure and Function: BIOL 225*, 250, 255, 260* or 260S*, 265*, 295 (in a relevant topic), 355*, 362*, 395, 397
  3. Three credits in mathematics, and an additional three credits chosen from BIOL 301, INTR 202, or Mathematics
  4. Completion of the Major Field Test (MFT) in biology.

2. At least 20 additional biology credits not used to satisfy the above requirements.


Must include at least two laboratory courses (indicated by *) and at least one course from three of the four categories below. BIOL 401-403 and 422-424 may be used as non-laboratory courses toward any category, depending on the topic and by prior agreement with the instructor and department. No more than six credit hours of work at the 400 level may apply toward the major. 

3. Three credits in mathematics, and an additional three credits chosen from the following:


4.Completion of the Major Field Test (MFT) in biology.


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