Bachelor of Arts in Life Sciences

This major is appropriate for students also seeking secondary teaching licensure in biology.

  • BIO 151 – Introductory Biology
  • BIO 152 – Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity
  • BIO 253 – Introductory Cellular Biology
  • BIO 255 – Genetics
  • MAT 114 – Precalculus
    • or MAT 145 – Calculus I
    • or MAT 163 – Introductory Statistics
    • or MAT 248 – Biostatistics
    • or PSY 215 – Research Methods and Statistics I
  • CHM 115 – General Chemistry I
  • CHM 116 – General Chemistry II
  • PHY 116 – Introduction to Physics
    • or PHY 107, 108 – College Physics I, II
    • or PHY 121, 122 – General Physics I, II
  • BIO 490 – Biology Keystone
    • or SCI 490 – Integrated Science
    • or HON 490 – Honors Senior Seminar
    • or another keystone with departmental approval

Two science courses from the following:

  • PHY 101 – Astronomy
  • SCI 106 – Introductory Meteorology
  • An introductory geology course

Four upper division electives, at least one of which must be BIO 361, BIO 440, or BIO 481:

  • BIO 351 – Invertebrate Zoology
  • BIO 353 – Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIO 361 – Plant Biology
  • BIO 369 – Biochemistry
  • BIO 440 – Plant Physiology
  • BIO 471 – Advanced Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • BIO 473 – Animal Physiology
  • BIO 474 – Developmental Biology
  • BIO 475 – Neurobiology
  • BIO 476 – Microbiology
  • BIO 481 – Ecology
  • BIO 486 – Immunology
  • BIO 495 – Special Topics in Biology
  • PHY 317 – Biophysics