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BA DEGREE:

This degree offers students more flexibility, with a broader and more well-balanced coverage of Biology. It allows students to customize their degree to their specific interests and career goals, including double majors. Students with this degree will be well prepared for many careers and fields of graduate work. 

BA in Biology Curriculum

Credits

Prerequisites:

BIOL 1055 Introduction to Organisms (includes Laboratory)

4

BIOL 1065 Introduction to Molecules and Cells (includes Laboratory)

4

 

8

REQUIREMENTS FOR BIOLOGY MAJOR:

Core Requirements

BIOL 2040, 2140 Microbiology for Science Majors (includes Laboratory)

4

BIOL 2100 Genetics (includes Laboratory)

4

BIOL 3120 Evolution and Genomics

3

BIOL 3900 Biology Seminar (1 credit)

1

Students must complete a minimum of 12 additional elective credits at the 2000/3000-level according to the following criteria. A minimum of 3 credits must be taken at the 3000-level in addition to BIOL 3120.

 

Credits

Biology Electives: (Choose from the following list):

BIOL 2030 Human Disease

3

BIOL 2050 Animal Behavior

3

BIOL 2060 Introduction to Exercise Physiology

3

BIOL 2300 Bioinformatics

3

BIOL 2310 Field Ecology (includes Laboratory)

4

BIOL 2330 Aquatic Biology (includes Laboratory)

4

BIOL 2520 Nutrition

3

BIOL 2900 Independent Research in Biology

1-2

BIOL 3030 Cell Biology (includes Laboratory)

4

BIOL 3050 Immunology

3

BIOL 3060 Cancer Biology

3

BIOL 3075 Advanced Physiology (includes Laboratory)

4

BIOL 3210 Advanced Environmental Science

3

CHEM 3570/3670 Biochemistry I (includes Laboratory)

4

CHEM 3580/3680 Biochemistry II (includes Laboratory)

4

ENVS 2215 Environmental Science (Includes Laboratory)

4

REQUIREMENTS IN RELATED AREAS:

CHEM 1010, 1110 Introductory Chemistry I, with Laboratory

4

CHEM 1020, 1120 Introductory Chemistry II, with Laboratory

4

CHEM/PHYS Electives (2000 or 3000 level), with Laboratory

8

MATH 1150 Statistics I & MATH 1190 (College Algebra) or MATH 2130 (Calculus I)

6

 

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Requirements for Minor: Students can earn a minor in biology by taking any 15 credits in graded BIOL courses, at least six credits of which must be taken at Curry College.