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  Nov 25, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

Biology, B.A.


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The B.A. in Biology degree is a general liberal arts and sciences program. The B.A. will allow for a double major with other liberal arts programs. Pre-professional students should select the program leading to the B.S. degree.

Major Requirements, Lower Division: for the B.A. in Biology


Note:


* A student must complete with a C (2.0) average the courses indicated with an asterisk, including a C (2.0) average in BIOL 101 , BIOL 102 , BIOL 111 , BIOL 112 , BIOL 201 , and BIOL 202 , prior to becoming eligible to take any upper division biology course.

Major Requirements, Upper Division: (both B.S. and B.A. in Biology)


27 (B.S.) or 24 (B.A.) upper division semester hours in Biology, to be selected from the groups listed below, and to include at least 4 laboratory courses.

(a) One course in Cell/Organism Function


To be selected from

(b) One course in Molecular Biology


To be selected from

(c) One course in Organismal Diversity


To be selected from

(d) One course in Populations


To be selected from

Note:


BIOL 328 BIOL 338 , or BIOL 422  can satisfy only (c) or (d).

(e) One 2 semester hour 500-level seminar or research course


(f) Additional upper division biology courses.


(g) The above requirements must also include


One plant biology course


To be selected from

And one field biology course


To be selected from

Note:


BIOL 312  can satisfy only one of these two categories.

In addition to the 24 required semester hours


Upper division biology courses may be taken as electives. Students preparing for specific graduate careers should discuss appropriate courses with their advisors.

To graduate as a biology major, a student must accumulate a C (2.0) average in all major requirements.

B.A. Degree - Biology Curriculum


(120 S.H.)*

Freshman Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15-16 semester hours

Total: 15-16 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester


Total: 15-18 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • BIOL 202 Genetics 3 semester hours
  • Science Elective 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
Total: 15-18 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester


  • BIOL Upper Division 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 16-20 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • BIOL Upper Division 4 semester hours
  • BIOL Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 2 semester hours
Total: 15-17 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester


  • BIOL Upper Division 4 semester hours
  • BIOL Seminar or Research 2 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 15-18 semester hours

Spring Semester


  • BIOL Upper Division 4 semester hours
  • BIOL Upper Division 3 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 13-15 semester hours

Total: 120 semester hours


* A minimum of 45 upper division hours are required to complete the degree.

**The course sequence in Mathematics depends on the results of the Mathematics Placement Exam.

The sequence of the University Core courses should be discussed with the student’s advisor.

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