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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.A./B.S.

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Professors: Sarah Boomer, Erin Baumgartner, Bryan Dutton, Karen Haberman, Michael LeMaster
Associate professors: Michael Baltzley, Ava Howard, Kristin Latham-Scott


Prepare students for careers in biology and science education and admission to graduate and professional schools in the life and health sciences. We also promote the understanding of biology as an essential part of a liberal arts education and of global citizenship.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate mastery of key concepts from the many disciplines within the biological sciences.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking through laboratory experimentation, field research, data analysis and interpretation.
  3. Apply concepts and skills from multiple courses to engage in advanced studies and research.

Total Credits (74-81)


All biology majors must complete MTH 112  (or MTH 251  or MTH 252 ) and MTH 243 . Additional MTH courses are required for some focuses.

BI 406  credit may be substituted for one course in the selected focus with pre-approval of the student’s biology adviser.

Each course can fulfill only one specified requirement within the major.

Biology Program:

  1. Biology majors, regardless of the focus, are required to maintain a C average in courses that are used to satisfy biology degree requirements.
  2. Students graduating in the various focuses of the Biology major are required to take a standardized exit exam in their last year.

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