Undergraduate Programs in Biology
The biology department offers the following five specialized study tracks for students who have predetermined specific study and career goals: Cell and Molecular Biology; Ecology and Evolution; Marine Biology; Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental and Pre-Veterinary Studies; and Secondary Education. Required courses and other suggested courses for each track are given below. Students must plan their specific schedules in consultation with their biology adviser. Please note that these study tracks do not constitute separate degrees; they are courses of study within the BA and BS majors in biology.
- BA in Biology is designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of biology and a strong liberal arts foundation. It is appropriate for students planning to pursue graduate studies in another area, such as business, K-12 education, engineering or law. The BA requires a minimum of 36 semester hours in biology.
- BS in Biology is appropriate for students planning graduate studies in biology and professional pursuits in the fields of biology, medicine or higher education. The BS has an options requirement – areas of specialized learning. Choose from: Cell and Molecular Biology; Ecology and Evolution; Marine Biology; Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental and Pre-Veterinary Studies; and Secondary Education. The BS requires a minimum of 45 semester hours in biology.