Bachelor of Arts
The B.A. program allows students sufficient flexibility to explore their breadth of interests and still acquire an in-depth knowledge of the sciences.
In addition to the College’s general degree requirements, the courses required for the B.A. degree are two semesters of General Biology and General Chemistry, one semester of Organic Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Genetics, plus seven (7) additional courses — three (3) biology courses with laboratories (4 credits each) and four (4) approved science courses above the introductory level elected from biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics, and physics (including EPS 102). [MTH 110, 131, 132 allowed.]
It is strongly recommended that students in the B.A. program participate in some form of experiential education, e.g., internships, research (on or off campus) or attend a field school for at least one summer.
Premedical Sciences Preparation
The B.S. and B.A. degree programs meet the science requirements demanded for admission to professional schools specializing in the health sciences such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, and veterinary medicine. However, some students whose interests lie in other areas may elect to major in a non-science department while still successfully completing the prerequisites for medical, dental, veterinary, or optometry school admission. Students who are planning for a career in the medical sciences should consult with the advisor for health professions early in their freshman year. For more information, please refer to the Premedical Sciences and Health Professions Programs section of this catalog.