Mar 31, 2023  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S.

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Requirements for the B.A. and B.S. in Biology

Core Curriculum

Two cognate courses in Mathematics, Chemistry, or Physics

For some career goals, students may need to take more than two cognate courses.

Biology electives

Four Biology electives at the 300 level, at least one of which is a lecture course with a laboratory that has a plant component ((currently BI 322 , BI 329  or BI 331  at Arcadia or an approved study abroad course). For some career goals, additional electives may be necessary.


Students who want certain career paths can choose to specialize in one of the following concentrations. For some career goals, additional coursework may be required.

Internship or Independent Research

Practical experience in the form of a BI 370 - level Internship or BI 389 -level Independent Research is encouraged, but cannot be used to meet the requirements for four 300 level elective courses.


Note that transfer students may not be able to complete the B.S. without additional years of study.

Recommendations for concentrations

Biomedical Concentration

Biology electives

Biology electives chosen to fulfill interests and career goals

Additional recommendations:

Students entering biomedical graduate programs should complete both

Conservation Biology Concentration

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Concentration

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