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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Natural Sciences, BA Major in


Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 124


This degree is open only to those dual-degree BS/MS in Physician Assistant Studies  who do not transition into the professional phase of the curriculum. Students who complete six semesters of pre-PA phase curriculum may earn a BA in natural sciences if they complete the following requirements:

  1. The successful completion of at least 124 hours, including a minimum of 94 s.h. in liberal arts. All University requirements and all requirements for the BA must be successfully completed.
  2. Of the required 124 credits, 18 credits must be in the chemistry major; 18 credits must be in the biology major; and 18 credits must be in one other liberal arts major  (e.g. sociology, English, Spanish, history, philosophy, etc.)

First Year


Fall


Course Semester Hours
WSC 001  3
Language Level 1 (or 3 s.h. of liberal arts elective if language requirement fulfilled) 3
BIO 012  4
CHEM 003A , CHEM 003B  4
TOTAL 14

 

Spring


Course Semester Hours
WSC 002   3
BIO 011   4
CHEM 004A , CHEM 004B   4
Language Level 2 (or 3 s.h. of liberal arts electives if language requirement fulfilled) 3
PHA 101   1
TOTAL 15

 

Second Year


Fall


Course
Semester Hours
CHEM 135  4
BIO 135  3
Any LT distribution course  3
Language Level 3 (or 3 s.h. of liberal arts electives if language requirement fulfilled) 3
Liberal arts elective 3
TOTAL 16

 

Spring


Course Semester Hours
BIO 137   3
Any HP distribution course   3
BIO 103   4
BIO 100  or PSY 040  or SOC 180   4
PHA 102   1
TOTAL 15

 

Third Year


Fall


Course Semester Hours
BIO 025   4
Any BH distribution course   3
MATH 050  or 071   4
BIO 105   4
Liberal arts elective 3
TOTAL 18

Spring


Course Semester Hours
BIO 140   4
BCHM 162   3
Any CC distribution course   3
Any AA distribution course   3
PHA 103   1
TOTAL 14

Fourth Year


Fall


Course Semester Hours
Required Chemistry elective 3-4
Any CP, AA, or LT distribution course   3
Any IS distribution course   3
Required liberal arts major courses 6-8
TOTAL 17

 

Spring


Course Semester Hours
Any HP or BH distribution course  3
Required liberal arts major courses 12
TOTAL 15