General Education Requirements
All students must satisfy the University’s General Education requirements , in addition to the requirements for the major. Students completing the B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must also satisfy the University’s foreign language requirement. There is no University requirement for a foreign language for the B.A. degree awarded by other schools of the University or for other bachelor’s degrees such as the B.S. or B.F.A.
1 One of the following courses is required: BIO 423 , BIO 438 , BIO 465 , BIO 475 , BIO 499 (with a prerequisite of either BIO 497 or BIO 498 ), or BIO 516 . The capstone course must be taken during the final two semesters.
2One course at the 400 and/or 500 level, excluding capstone courses and BIO 491-498, is required. If a second capstone course is taken, it can meet this requirement. Courses that meet Category 1, 2, or 3 can be applied simultaneously to this requirement and to the Category (Distribution) Requirements.
3Select 9 credits from the following: CHE 252 , CHE 254 , or PHY 111 or PHY 113 , PHY 112 or PHY 114 , MTH 110 , MTH 130 , MTH 131 , MTH 140 or above, or CSC 160 , CSC 171 , or other CSC with prerequisite of CSC 171 , or any EAS course.
4Select in consultation with an adviser for other biology credit which can include additional courses in Category 1, 2, and 3.
5Both the distribution requirement for category II, and 4 of the 38 total credits can be satisfied by taking both BIO 203 and BIO 204 (4 credits toward Bio major are applied; however, 8 credits are applied to the overall 120 credits needed to graduate).
6CHE 471 Biochemistry I and CHE 472 Biochemistry II may be substituted for BIO 504 Survey of Biochemistry . When all of CHE 471 , CHE 472 and CHE 473 are taken, they will count for a Category III requirement. All 8 credits will count towards the 38 required biology credits.