The Biology (B.A.) Program is designed for students seeking to go to medical school or to pursue research in biology with the flexibility in choosing your classes and includes a minor area and a foreign language.


The career potential for graduates with a B.A. degree in Biology is very large. If a student does not wish to pursue further education after the college degree, there are jobs available as technical assistants for biotech, academic, or government positions.  Alternatively, when combined with a teaching certificate, biology graduates are prepared to teach high school biology. Another career option for biology graduates is to pursue further education in the form of graduate school. A B.A. in Biology is an excellent entry point for many non-thesis, science-related master's degrees that prepare students to work in industry or government. Such students can become specialists in product development or testing, resource management, or resource policy to name a few.

Curriculum Guide. To view general education requirements for this major please visit the catalog.


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Biology is the most common degree of medical professionals.  Most biology students go on to graduate or professional school to become physicians, dentists, therapists, pharmacists, researchers, etc.  Others become educators, entrepreneurs, or technicians in biotech, academic, or government positions.  



  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Technician
  • Researcher
  • Entrepreneur
  • Teacher

of our Biology graduates
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Required Courses  
Item #TitleCredits
BIOL 111General Biology 14
BIOL 112General Biology 2


BIOL 180Biology Research Seminar1
BIOL 230Ecology4
BIOL 320Genetics4
BIOL 340Cell and Molecular Biology 14
BIOL 419Philosophy of Science3
 BIOL BA Elective (x2)6-8
 Sub-Total Credits30-32


Required Cognates  
Item #TitleCredits
CHEM 111General Chemistry 14
CHEM 112General Chemistry 24
 Math 121 or Math 1413
 Sub-Total Credits11



Faculty Profiles

Arthur Schwarz, PhD

Biological Sciences
Associate Professor

Arthur Chadwick, PhD

Biological Sciences
Research Professor

Amy McHenry, PhD

Biological Sciences
Adjunct Faculty

Jared Wood, PhD

Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor