Mar 04, 2021  
2017-2018 General Catalog 

Biology, B.A.

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All graduating Biology majors must show a minimal level of competency as demonstrated by the ETS® major field test in Biology. All students must satisfactorily complete the ETS® field test in Biology before taking any capstone course in the Department of Biology (BIOL 4070 , BIOL 4220 , BIOL 4410 , BIOL 4500 , BIOL 4650 ).

General Education Requirement (32-36 Credits)

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  • Core Course Requirements 12-13 credits
  • Knowledge Area Requirements 20-23 credits

Experiential Education University Requirement - EDGE Program (3 Credits)

NOTE: As of 7/12/2019, students pursuing this bachelor’s degree are no longer required to complete the EDGE courses for graduation.

See Experiential Education .

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Requirement (16 Credits**)

B.A. Degree - Foreign Language Requirement (16 credits)

** Note: One semester of a foreign language may also fulfill the General Education Humanities requirement. The 16 credits may be fulfilled by taking four semesters of a foreign language or by testing out of a language and purchasing the credits. These credits are typically counted in the degree total at the bottom of the page. Consult a Student Success Advisor for details.

Biology Curriculum Summary

Core Requirements (23 Credits)

All students majoring in biology must complete the following core courses. We recommend this sequence:

Biology Requirements (15-16 Credits)

All students will complete, in addition to the core requirements listed above:

Free Upper Electives (9-14 Credits)

  • Free Upper Electives (includes completing B.A. degree requirements) 9-14 credits

Total Credits, B.A. degree: 120-128 Credits

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