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Biology Program of Study


The biology program provides students with in-depth exposure to many areas of biological sciences, while fostering skills in applying natural science methodologies through investigative work and enhancing creative learning and thinking. Through the program, students sharpen their knowledge of biological principles and concepts and are able to apply that knowledge to laboratory and field experiments.

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Biology

Students earning a Bachelor of Arts in biology are required to complete 46-47 credit hours, which include 32 hours of biology courses, eight hours of physical science courses and six to seven hours of mathematics courses.

Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology

Students earning a Bachelor of Science in biology are required to complete 59 credit hours, which include 36 hours of biology, chemistry, and math courses and 23 credit hours of required electives.

Minor in Biology

Students minoring in biology are required to complete 20 credit hours, including Principles in Biology and approved electives.

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Curriculum requirements and course descriptions are subject to changes with each catalogue.



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Francie Cuffney
Head, Dept. of Biological Sciences
103 Science/Mathematics Bldg.
(919) 760-2879
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