2017-2018 General Catalog 
    May 20, 2018  
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.A. - Anatomy & Physiology Emphasis

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Major Requirements for Biology BA/BS

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Minimum Degree Hours: 122
Minimum Major Hours: 72

Graduation Requirements:

  • A minimum of 72 hours in science courses are required.
  • A minimum of 36 hours in BIOL courses are required.
  • 21 semester hours in BIOL courses must be completed at the U of U.
  • 2 BIOL lab courses including 3 lab units must be completed at the U of U.
  • All major courses must be completed with a C- or better.

Honors in Biology

Students seeking an HBA or HBS in Biology must complete:

  • Complete 3 semesters of research experience. The Biology Honors Faculty Advisor must approve research options. Students may opt to earn credit for their research by taking BIOL 4995  or BIOL 4955 .
  • Students must complete 3 semesters of Honors Research prior to enrolling in BIOL 4999 .

Ancillary Science Requirements

Biology rests on a foundation of mathematics and physical sciences. Biology majors must complete substantial ancillary work in Math, Chemistry, and Physics.

Major Requirements for Biology - Anatomy & Physiology


Complete 18 credits of Biology Electives from the following list.

  • A minimum of 2 courses must be at the 5000-level.
  • No more than 6 credits of 2000-level courses may be used.
  • No more than 3 credits of BIOL 4955 may be used.
  • Honors Biology majors may use no more than 9 credits of Individual Research. A combination of  BIOL 4955 and BIOL 4995 may be used. 

Biology Laboratory Courses

Biology majors must complete a least 4 approved biology laboratory courses that total 5 lab units.

“Lab units” are assigned to laboratory courses by the department, and they range in value from 1-2 depending on the extent of laboratory expereince provided.

1 Lab Unit

Science Electives

Some students may need to complete an additional 3-6 credits of approved scienec courses to fulfill the requirement for 72 credits of approved science courses.