Bachelor of Arts in Biology


  • Minimum of 124 credit hours
  • 40 of those hours must be in courses numbered 100 or above
  • Must have 2.00 cumulative GPA overall and in all major or minor areas
  • Have completed all Areas of Inquiry (AOI)


  • Minimum 32 credit hours in biology
  • Must take at least one course in each of the five spheres of biology (molecular and cellular processes, biological diversity, systems biology, ecology/evolution, applications of biological principles)
  • Must have six biology lab courses regardless of the number of credits/lab
  • MUST take one of MATH 050 (Calculus I), CS 065 (Introduction to Computer Science), or BIO 099 (Biological Research and Statistical Methods)

Catalog Requirements for the B.A. in Biology

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