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BA in Biology

Overview:

The Biology Department offers two majors in biology, one leading to the Bachelor of Science degree and the second leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Teacher licensure
Students majoring in biology may earn licensure to teach on the secondary level (grades 9-12). For more information see the Cato School of Education.

Writing-intensive course requirement
The writing-intensive course requirement is met with BIOL 360.

Prerequisites
BIOL 208 or 209 are prerequisite to all courses numbered 300 or above.

Requirements:

For the major in biology leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree students are required to complete 36 hours in biology plus 15 hours in chemistry, environmental science and mathematics as specified.

Core courses:
BIOL 208 Principles of Biology I
BIOL 209 Principles of Biology II
BIOL 360 Biology Seminar
BIOL 402 Genetics
BIOL 470 Biological Investigation (may be repeated once)

General Track
BIOL 320 Zoology
BIOL 311 Botany

Plus an additional 10 hours in the major chosen from courses numbered 300 or above.

Additional courses:

CHEM 111, 111L Chemistry Principles I & Lab
CHEM 112, 112L Chemistry Principles II & Lab
ENVR 220 Data Analysis for Natural Sciences

Plus one additional math course

General Education Requirements

Traditional Undergraduate Program, and the Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program. Prospective students should apply to the program whose curriculum and services best meets their needs.

  • The Traditional Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the 18-22 year old student. Most traditional undergraduates live in residence halls and are enrolled full-time. A full range of student life activities and student services are available to students in this program, including the Core Program in the Liberal Arts, the John Belk International Program and the Honors Program. 
  • The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies Undergraduate Program has degree requirements and services designed for the adult learner. Most Hayworth undergraduates are employed full-time and enrolled part-time. The Hayworth School also admits those persons wishing to take undergraduate courses as a non-degree candidate. The Hayworth School of Graduate & Continuing Studies realizes the demands that adult students face and assists with study plans, individual student advising and programs designed with flexibility to meet the specific needs of the adult learner. Classes meeting Hayworth degree requirements and several majors and minors are scheduled in the evenings for the convenience of students employed during the day.

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