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Graduation Requirements

College of Science & Mathematics
Department of Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Graduation Requirements
Entry level courses can be completed on either campus, but degree must be completed on St. Thomas campus.
A. REQUIRED COURSES in Biology (24 credit hours):  CREDITS
BIO 141-142 General Biology I-II 4-4
BIO 245 Genetics 4
BIO 223 Ecology 4
BIO 360 Cell and Molecular Biology I 4
BIO 365 Junior Biology Seminar+ 2
BIO 497 Senior Science Seminar I,II 1
SCI 497 or BIO 498 Interdisciplinary Sr Sem or Sr Sem II 1
B. Required Courses in Related Fields (22-24 credit hours):
CHE 151-152 General Chemistry I-II 5-5
MAT 241 Introduction to Calculus and Analytic Geometry I  4
MAT 245 Statistics for the Life Sciences 4
PHY 211-212 Introduction to Physics I-II* 4-4
PHY 241-242  General Physics I-II * 5-5
C. Science Electives: An additional 18 credit hours of science electives are required.  

*The prerequisite for physics is MAT 153, so BA Biology major will need to take MAT 153 as well.

Other Requirements:

+By the end of the sophomore year, students must submit a study plan with the help of their advisor.

  • The study plan is a prerequisite to enrolling in Junior Biology Seminar.
  • The study plan must be approved by the faculty of the Biology Program
  • Any change in the study plan must be approved by the advisor.