Jun 20, 2024  
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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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.

Required Courses

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, mathematics, and physics [Exceptions allowed: CHM 202, EPS 102, MTH 110, 131, 132, 217, and 218.]

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.

Please Note:

Academic programs vary in their requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Academic Guidebook to review the Academic Planning Form pertinent to their program of study. In addition, students should review course descriptions regarding any prerequisites for required courses. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 120 credit hours, although some academic programs may require additional credits. Please refer to the Academic Resources   section of the catalog for more information. Information regarding the Core Curriculum is available within each course and online. 

Biology electives may be from any of the following:

Either Research (BIO 395, 396, 495 or 496) OR Internship (BIO 450) will count as a biology elective, not both, and any additional courses under these numbers will count as free electives.

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