The Federated Department of Biological Sciences is committed to equal opportunity and respect for all students, staff and faculty, and does not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form. We welcome a diverse set of voices, because it is right to do so, and because diversity of experience and thought leads to creativity of ideas and, ultimately, to better science. If you are from a group that is under-represented in science, or in biology specifically, we encourage you to consider a degree, and ultimately a career, in biology.
The Bachelor of Arts in Biology is distinct from the B.S. program in that it does not require advanced mathematics or computer science courses, even though both have the same total credit requirements. This program is ideal for a student planning on a health career or going to other graduate schools such as business or law. The B.A. program in Biology also exists in the form of three different Concentrations in addition to the general B.A. in Biology, which students can choose from in order to tailor their program to their specific interests: Neurobiology, Ecology and Evolution, and Cell and Molecular Biology.
Ecology & Evolution: This Concentration asks the student to to focus their core courses selection within the field of Ecology and Evolution, and gives the opportunity to take additional elective courses in the field.
Cell and Molecular Biology: Similar to the Ecology & Evolution Concentration, this one asks the student to to focus their core courses selection within the field of Cell and Molecular Biology, and gives the opportunity to take additional elective courses in the field.