The liberal arts track and biology core curriculum expose the student to major subject areas in biology while providing considerable flexibility for each student. For example, minimal mathematics and chemistry requirements allow students to develop minor subject areas or a second major in another science area or in an outside field such as education, journalism, or business. This degree is suitable for students who may apply for admission into law school or for those who seek employment in business, environmental studies, teaching, or industry. The B.A. liberal arts degree described above will not automatically fulfill requirements for entrance into medical, dental, optometry, medical technology, other allied health programs, or most graduate school programs. Students desiring eventual admission into a professional program or laboratory related fields should follow the B.S. in Biology degree program.
The B.S. in Biology degree provides acknowledgment to the stronger background in science and math and will better prepare students for research-oriented careers as professional biologists and medical professionals. The degree may also serve as a terminal degree for a variety of biology professions.
This program is recommended for pre-professional students such as pre-medical and pre-dental students who have a strong interest in both biology and chemistry.