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 1,2 4
CHEM 119 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 2 4
Select one of the following: 2,3 4
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Calculus I  
Communication 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
BIOL 112 Introductory Biology II 1, 2 4
CHEM 120 Fundamentals of Chemistry II 2 4
Select one of the following: 2 3-4
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Calculus II  
Elementary Statistical Inference  
Communication 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 213 Molecular Cell Biology 2 3
CHEM 227
CHEM 237
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
4
PHYS 201 College Physics 4
American history 4,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
BIOL 214 Genes, Ecology and Evolution 2 3
CHEM 228
CHEM 238
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
4
PHYS 202 College Physics 4
American history 4,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours57

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 119 , CHEM 120 , CHEM 227 & CHEM 237, CHEM 228 & CHEM 238, MATH 147, MATH 148 or STAT 201.

Plan of Study Grid
Third Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BICH 410
Comprehensive Biochemistry I
or Biochemistry I
3
POLS 206 American National Government 5 3
STAT 312 Statistics for Biology 3
Select one of the following: 1
Biochemistry Laboratory I  
Biochemical Techniques I  
Laboratory in Molecular Genetics  
General elective 6 4
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
BICH 411
Comprehensive Biochemistry II
or Biochemistry II
3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 5 3
Select one of the following: 7 3
Bacteriophage Genomics  
 
Principles of Genetics
and Comprehensive Genetics Laboratory
 
 
Biological Oceanography  
Histology  
Biology of Mammalian Cells and Tissues  
General elective 6 6
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
Select from the following: 7 7
Bacteriophage Genomics  
 
Principles of Genetics
and Comprehensive Genetics Laboratory
 
 
Biological Oceanography  
Histology  
Biology of Mammalian Cells and Tissues  
Social and behavioral sciences 3
General elective 6 7
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
Select from the following: 7 4
Bacteriophage Genomics  
 
Principles of Genetics
and Comprehensive Genetics Laboratory
 
 
Biological Oceanography  
Histology  
Biology of Mammalian Cells and Tissues  
Creative arts 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3
General elective 6 7
 Semester Credit Hours17
 Total Semester Credit Hours63

Total Program Hours 120