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2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Biology, B.A. Major in

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B.A. major in biology: students should apply to the department as soon as possible after making the decision to major in biology. Applications are available in the biology office. Advisers are assigned when the student applies for acceptance as a major. The department encourages interested students to speak with a biology adviser about this specialization before declaring a major. Grades in biology lower than a C- do not count toward the total number of semester hours required for the biology specialization.

Students may, but are not required to, organize their biology courses around one of the Study Tracks below.

Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 36

Students must plan their schedules in consultation with their biology adviser. All majors are required to take a comprehensive examination administered by the department in the senior year.

Additional Biology Courses

At least 20 additional semester hours in Biology. Two of the additional courses must include laboratories (lecture/laboratory courses or laboratory-only courses). Any biology course for which the prerequisites have been met may be chosen to complete the 36 credits required for the B.A. Specialization in Biology with the exception of BIO 3, 4, 25, 50, 103, 105, 106, 123, 125 and 162.

Departmental Honors

To qualify for Departmental Honors, students must complete:

Also Required: Mathematics

Two semesters of mathematics

with one course chosen from:

Other mathematics course

Any other MATH course chosen under advisement with the exception of MATH 4A, 4B, 30A, 40, 61 and 61A .

BIO 100 may be used to satisfy a MATH elective or a BIO elective, but not both.

Students planning to pursue advanced degrees in life and health sciences are urged to take MATH 71.

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