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2021-2022 Catalog

Biology, A.B. Major (Class of 2023 and beyond)

The Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) curriculum combines a solid background in biology with increased opportunity for the students to explore other fields of study.


The program consists of a minimum of 9 major courses and 3 collateral courses:

BIOL 111Unity & Diversity of Biology

BIOL 112Biomolecular Foundations of Biology

BIOL 113Quantitative Biology

BIOL 490Capstone in Biology


BIOL Five Biology electives


CHEM 121General Chemistry I

CHEM 122General Chemistry II


MATH 125Modeling and Differential Calculus


MATH 141Differential Calculus and Economic Modeling


MATH 161Calculus I


MATH 165Calculus I+


The five Biology electives must be numbered 205 or higher and must include at least one 300-level course.

No more than one research course (BIOL 401-404, 495, 496) can be used towards the major.

Computational Methods 151 may be substituted for a Biology elective.


This page reflects the requirements for completing this major. General graduation requirements for all students can be found here