Biology, Bachelor of Arts
The BA program in Biology is a broad overview of the principles of biology and the functions of biological systems with supportive courses in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. It can be used to fulfill the goals of students just interested in biology or those who plan to go on to professional programs or graduate degrees in the biological sciences. For the latter case, it should be noted that some professional/graduate schools require a full year each of organic chemistry, physics, and calculus; this program is less restrictive. Thus students should work closely with their academic advisor to plan their coursework.
|BI 1110||Biological Science I (TECO)||4|
|BI 1120||Biological Science II||4|
|BI 3240||Conservation (DICO) (GACO) (INCO)||3|
|BI 4960||Biology Seminar||1|
|BI||2000 level Biology electives [ not BIDI]||0-8|
|BI||3000/4000 level Biology electives [ not BIDI]||16-8|
|Writing in the Discipline Connection - BI 3000/4000 level Biology elective (WRCO) [not BIDI]||4|
|CH 1050||Laboratory Safety||1|
|CH 2330||General Chemistry I (QRCO)||4|
|CH 2340||General Chemistry II||4|
|Physical Science Group - complete four credits:||4|
|Mathematics Foundations - complete one of the following:||4|
|IS 1111||The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry||3|
|CTDI||Creative Thought Directions||6|
|PPDI||Past and Present Directions||6|
|SSDI||Self and Society Directions||6|
|Foreign Language (GACO)||8|
The foreign language requirement for all BA degrees calls for 0-8 credits: one year of one language (6-8 credits); or one 3000/4000 level world language course (3 credits); or being a native speaker of a language other than English (zero credit). American Sign Language I and II fulfill this requirement; however, American Sign Language does not satisfy the Global Awareness Connection.
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.