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Biology (BA)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2011 - Spring 2012 catalog year. For more
information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Major: BIOL

Degree: BA

Unit: College of Arts and Sciences (AS)

Admission to the major in Biology requires: completion of Biology 240, 242 and 244 with a grade of C or better; completion
of Mathematics 111 with a grade of C or better OR placement into a mathematics course above the level of Mathematics 111
on the basis of either the University of Louisville mathematics placement examination or ACT/SAT score; and a minimum
overall grade point average of 2.0.

Completion of this degree requires work to be submitted for the department’s Learning Outcomes Measurement. For details,
contact the department.

All degrees require the completion of the University-wide General Education Program; see the General Education
requirements and the courses that fulfill them. Some General Education requirements may be met in the requirements for the
major or supporting coursework, in which case additional electives may be required to complete the minimum hours for the

General Education

Type Hours

General Education 34

Minimum Total 34

Arts & Sciences Programmatic Requirements

Type Hours

General 101: A&S Orientation 1

Foreign Language (completion of the intermediate level of a single foreign language) 12

Electives in Humanities or Social Sciences at the 300-level or above (in addition to

courses counted toward General Education)

WR—two approved courses at the 300 level or above (may be incorporated into other
degree requirements)
Total 22

Department of Biology

Type Hours

Biology 2401, 2421, 2441, 329, 330-331, 363 19

*Biology Electives 19

Minimum Total 38

Supporting Courses

Type Hours

Chemistry 2011, 202, 207, 208, 209, 341, 342, 343, 344 19

Mathematics 1801 or 205 3-4

Biology 350 or advisor-approved statistics course 3

Minimum Electives 1-2

Minimum Total 121

Only 40 hours in the major department may be applied toward the Bachelor of Arts Degree.

At least 50 of the total minimum hours required must be at the 300 level or above.
Fulfills General Education requirement.

*Note: Biology 102, 104, 257, 258, 260, 261, 262 and 263 may not count toward electives in the major. A maximum of 6 hours of
undergraduate research or independent study may count toward the major.