Students in this major may obtain either the BA or BS degree. In addition to the requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, biology majors must take the courses of blocks A, B, and C as listed below.
Because the biology major has room for at least 20 credit hours of free electives beyond the 15 credit hours of biology electives, it is a popular major for students aiming at a variety of professional health disciplines, at graduate programs ranging from molecular biology to ecology, and at a diversity of bachelor’s-level jobs. Depending on the student, free electives could be courses in computer science, statistics, foreign language, business, etc., and/or additional courses in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, and math.
Bachelor’s degree requirements