Bachelor of Arts in Biology with Natural History Concentration
The B.A. in Biology with Natural History Concentration is designed for students who want to pursue a career where skills and knowledge of natural history (outdoor or environmental education, interpretation, identification, field studies) are desirable. The B.A. has fewer courses in Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics than the B.S. in Biology, and more upper division electives, providing students with greater latitude to design their own program of study. Students who pursue the B.A. in Biology will not meet the minimum requirements for admission to most graduate research programs in biological sciences or professional programs in the health sciences.
The B.A. degree requires that students complete all of the General Education Objectives described in the Academic Information section of this catalog. Students must also satisfy the core requirements listed below and the requirements of the Natural History Concentration. All graduates of this degree program will earn a B.A. in Biology regardless of the concentration selected.
Required Core Courses:
and Biology I Lab
and Biology II Lab
& BIOL 2207
and Cell Biology Laboratory
and General Ecology Laboratory
|BIOL 4417||Organic Evolution||3|
& BIOL 4492
Required Supporting Science Courses:
|MATH 1160||Survey of Calculus||3|
|or MATH 1153||Statistical Reasoning|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Lab
|General Chemistry II|
and General Chemistry II Lab
Concentration in Natural History
Students in the B.A. in Biology program with the Concentration in Natural History should meet with an advisor to select the most appropriate courses for their interests. Students in this program may consider a Minor in another program, such as Outdoor Education (see the College of Education, Department of Sport Science and Physical Education, for details) or Geology (see College of Science and Engineering, Department of Geosciences, for details).
In addition to completing the Required Core courses and the General Education Requirements, students earning a B.A. in Biology in the Natural History concentration must complete the following requirements.
Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution Courses:1
|At least 2 courses with Animal emphasis||7-8|
|At least 2 courses with Plant emphasis||7-8|
See the Suggested Animal and Plant Biology course lists in the Biology Education Concentration above.
Biology Electives (any Biology course):
|At least 3 courses in Biology, excluding BIOL 1100.||8-10|
Suggested Supporting Courses from Other Departments:
|GEOL 1100||The Dynamic Earth||3|
|GEOL 1101||Physical Geology||3|
|HIST/MUSE 4411||Introduction to Museum Studies||2|
|PE 3386||Outdoor Leadership||3|
|PE 4440||Survey of Outdoor Education Literature||3|
|PE 4445||Methods of Teaching Outdoor Activities and Practicum||3-4|