Jul 23, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Biology Major, B.A./B.S.

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Biology Major (B.S.) Required Supporting Courses

Biology Major (B.A.) Required Supporting Courses


Choose four courses from the list below:

Geology and Physics (3-4 credits)

Select one course from the following list:


Choose one course:

Bachelor of Arts Component of Core 39

Students earning a BA must successfully complete a four course sequence in the same language through Language 204 or higher.


Biology Major (B.A. or B.S.) (45 hours)

Electives (18 hours)

18 hours selected from the list, as directed by advisor.

  • At least 12 hours must be 300-400 level.
  • No more than four hours of BIOL 460 , BIOL 470 , and BIOL 499  (any combination) can apply toward the electives.
  • Courses designated as non-major and courses that state biology majors may not enroll or earn credit will not count as electives towards the biology major.
  • Biology transfer electives must be approved by the department chair.

Biology Teaching (optional)

Students who wish to become teachers at the secondary school level can declare biology as their major and:

  1. complete seven additional hours (shown here)
  2. complete the secondary education licensure minor

Secondary Education Licensure Minor

Students seeking a teaching major that leads to licensure as a secondary school teacher (grades 5-12) are required to complete the Secondary Education Licensure Minor .

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