B.A. in biology
This program is for students who want to obtain a biology major as they prepare to work in a related career. Because the BA degree has less emphasis on research and math than the BS degree program, there are more hours available for course work in other disciplines.
- Take four introductory courses to give you a broad base in biology.
- Choose four upper level courses to fit your specific interests in the field of biology.
- Have the opportunity to complete a second major.
- Take a capstone course to explore what it means to be both a Christian and a scientist.
Biology Foundation – required for all majors
250 Research Design and Methodology (take concurrently with BIOL 295)
Seminar Course – complete two semesters of this course
295 Biology Seminar
Upper level Biology
Four from BIOL 3XX, three of which must have a laboratory component (students may include an approved interim as one of these four 3XX courses)
311 Field Botany
321 Genetics and Development
323 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
324 Molecular Biology
331 Comparative Animal Physiology
332 Plant Physiology
334 Cell and Tissue Culture
335 Cell Biology
336 General Microbiology
338 Animal Behavior
344 Vertebrate Biology
345 Ecosystem Ecology and Management
346 Plant Taxonomy
364 Global health, Environment and Sustainability
383 Laboratory in Biochemistry
Capstone Courses – complete one course
1 course: Computer Science 106, Chemistry 253, Geology 151, MATH 132 (or 171), Psychology 333, or Physics 223.