The department of biological sciences offers a broad and flexible curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA), the Bachelor of Science (BS), the field major in biochemistry (BS), and the bachelor degree programs (BA and BS) to teach in secondary education. Students interested in an interdisciplinary program with a biological focus are encouraged to consider the Fairmount College field major (BA) or the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) programs. All students who intend to pursue one of the programs within the department of biological sciences should contact the department as early in their educational career as possible for assignment to a faculty academic advisor.
Candidates for all degrees are required to take the Field Achievement Test in Biology during the senior year and contribute examples of their coursework to the department’s assessment program. All candidates must maintain a grade point average of 2.000 in all biological sciences coursework.
The department of biological sciences offers courses designed primarily to meet the needs of students in other departments. These are listed below as nonmajor courses. These courses, or their equivalents at other institutions, cannot be used to satisfy the biological sciences coursework requirements for the major or the minor.
|These nonmajor courses may not be used to satisfy the requirements for a biological sciences major|
|Microbes & You|
|The Human Organism|
|The Human Organism Laboratory|
|Introduction to Microbiology|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology|
|Foundations of Human Heredity|
|Foundations of Human Heredity Honors|
|Human Reproduction: Issues and Perspectives|
|Introductory Environmental Science|
|Biology of Aging|
Majors in Biological Sciences
- BA in Biological Sciences with Biological/Biomedical Emphasis
- BA in Biological Sciences with Ecological/Environmental/Organismal Emphasis
- BS in Biological Sciences with Biological/Biomedical Emphasis
- BS in Biological Sciences with Ecological/Environmental/Organismal Emphasis
- Biochemistry Field Major
- Field Major (BA) or Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)
- Major in Biological Sciences: Secondary Education