Sep 28, 2023  
2014-2015 General Catalog 

Biology, B.A.

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General Education Core

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  • Core Course Requirements 16-17 credits
  • Knowledge Areas Requirements 16 credits

University Requirements

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

Experiential Education Requirement - EDGE Program (1-3 Credits)

Complete One Track:

Original Project Track (3 Credits)

Students create a project of their own design 

Select Project Track (2 Credits)

Students select a project from the designated list 

Degree Requirements (16 Credits)

BA Degree Foreign Language Requirement (16 credits or proficiency test)

Biology Curriculum Summary

Core Requirements (24 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 (8-14 Credits)

  • Free Upper Electives (includes completing B.A. degree requirements) 8-14 credits

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


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 4410 , BIOL 4500 , BIOL 4510 BIOL 4650 ).

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