Biology, B.A.

Major Requirements

The Biology major acquaints students with information and methods used in a variety of biological areas, as well as selected areas of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. The Biology B.S. degree is designed for students who are interested in continuing their studies in graduate, medical, dental or other professional schools and requires both undergraduate research and physics. The B.A. graduate should be prepared to seek a variety of scientific and health-related employment opportunities. In addition, Biology in conjunction with other academic programs, offers a dual-degree program in Pre-Forestry and Pre-Environmental Management.


Students majoring in Biology judged qualified by the faculty may, upon invitation, pursue honors work in Biology. To graduate ''With Honors in Biology,'' students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum major GPA of 3.2. They must complete  and  in the junior year and Biology 490 and 491 in the senior year with a minimum grade of ''B'' in each course. In addition, they must present the research at a seminar before the Biology faculty. , , 490, and 491 may count for  and 4hrs of general elective for the B.S. degree.