Biology - BA

The BA degree in Biology, through the availability of a large number of electives, gives students maximum flexibility in earning a biology degree. The 15-18 hour minor requirement, including 6 hours of advanced courses in a discipline other than biology, provides students with the opportunity to include significant coursework in areas such as foreign language, business, education, or social sciences. The BA program is recommended for students with broad educational objectives or who intend to pursue further education in areas such as allied health professions, professional schools, or teaching certification.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 111 Introductory Biology I 4
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
4
MATH 147 Calculus I for Biological Sciences 4
Communication elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
BIOL 112 Introductory Biology II 4
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II
4
MATH 148 Calculus II for Biological Sciences 4
Communication elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 213 Molecular Cell Biology 3
CHEM 227
CHEM 237
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
PHYS 201 College Physics 4
American history elective 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
BIOL 214 Genes, Ecology and Evolution 3
CHEM 228
CHEM 238
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
4
PHYS 202 College Physics 4
American history elective 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours58

The following are CBK courses and must be completed prior to the start of 5th full semester: BIOL 111, BIOL 112, BIOL 213, BIOL 214, CHEM 101 & CHEM 111, CHEM 102 & CHEM 112, CHEM 227 & CHEM 237, CHEM 228 & CHEM 238, MATH 147, MATH 148.

Plan of Study Grid
Third Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BICH 410 Comprehensive Biochemistry I 3
BICH 412 Biochemistry Laboratory I 1
POLS 206 American National Government 3 3
STAT 302 Statistical Methods 3
Elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
BICH 411 Comprehensive Biochemistry II 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3 3
Select one of the following: 5 3
 
Principles of Genetics
and Comprehensive Genetics Laboratory
 
Biological Oceanography  
Histology  
Biology of Mammalian Cells and Tissues  
Elective 4 6
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Select 7 credit hours from the following: 5 7
 
Principles of Genetics
and Comprehensive Genetics Laboratory
 
Biological Oceanography  
Histology  
Biology of Mammalian Cells and Tissues  
Social and behavioral sciences elective 3
Electives 4 7
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
Select one of the following: 5 4
 
Principles of Genetics
and Comprehensive Genetics Laboratory
 
Biological Oceanography  
Histology  
Biology of Mammalian Cells and Tissues  
Creative arts elective 3
Language, philosophy and culture elective 3
Electives 4 7
 Semester Credit Hours17
 Total Semester Credit Hours62

Total Program Hours 120