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Bachelor of Arts in Life Sciences

Degree Requirements 2018-2019

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
  • One math/statistics course chosen from:
    • MAT 114 – Precalculus
    • MAT 145 – Calculus I
    • MAT 163 – Introductory Statistics
    • MAT 164 – Introductory Statistics for STEM
    • PSY 215 – Research Methods and Statistics I
  • CHM 115 and CHM 115L- General Chemistry I and Lab
  • CHM 116 and CHM 116L – General Chemistry II and Lab
  • PHY 116 or a Physics sequence
    • PHY 116 – Introduction to Physics
    • PHY 107 and 108 – College Physics I and II
    • PHY 121 and 122 – General Physics I and II
  • One Keystone course chosen from:
    • BIO 490 – Biology Keystone
    • SCI 490 – Integrated Science
    • HON 490 – Honors Senior Seminar
    • 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 – Physiology of Humans and Other Animals
    • 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