degree requirements - Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

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Department of Biological Science

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

Boca Raton Campus, SC 136

Tel. 561
-
297
-
3320, FAX 561
-
297
-
2749


Bachelor of
Arts

Degree Requirements

2012





The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is intended to provide maximum
flexibility for students pursuing study in
interdisciplinary areas such as environmental science or secondary school teaching. In addition to the University
and College degree requirements, students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences
must
complete the following core requirements. All degree programs require a total of 120 credits, 45 of which must be
upper
-
division credits


Undergraduate

Core

Requirements

(
30

credits
)


Biological Sciences Courses

General Biology I and Lab (Biological Principles) BSC 1010 and Lab


4 credits



General Biology II and Lab (Biodiversity) BSC 1011 and Lab



4 credits



Chemistry

General Chemistry I and Lab




CHM 204
5, CHM 2045L


4 credits

General Chemistry II and Lab





CHM 2046.CHM 2046L


4 credits

Organic Chemistry I






CHM 2210




3 credits

Organic Chemistry II






CHM 2211




3credits

Organic Chemistry Lab





CHM 2211L



2 credits


Physics

Physic
al Science PSC 2121L 3 credi
ts


Mathematics

Calculus







MAC 2233 or MAC 2311


3 credit


Requirements beyond the core curriculum area are as the following

(26credits)

Genetics

PCB 3063

4 credits

Introductory Biostatistics Or STA 3173 3 credi
ts

Experimental D
esign and Statistical Inference PSY 3234 3 credits

Molecular and Cell Biology
OR

PCB 4023




3 credits

General Microbiology and Lab

MCB 3020,MCB 3020L 4 credits

*
Principles of Ecology PCB 4043




3 credits

*Principles of Plan Physiology and Lab OR BOT 4505,BOT4503L 4 credits

*Compar
ative Animal Physiology and Lab


PCB 4723,PCB 4723L 4 credits

Biology Electives (upper division
electives)

12
-
13 credits

Total credits:

56


Note:

Biochemistry 1, BCH is a prerequisite for PCB 4023 and can serve as an elective. PHY 2053 may be

substituted for PSC 2121.


*
Pre
-
requisite or co
-
requisite or permission of instructor


Environmental Sciences Emphasis


Comp
l
ete all of the above and the following electives



Biology Elective







Issues in Human Ecology OR


PCB 3352


3

credits

Environment and Society



EVR 2017


3
credits









General Electives








Macroeconomics




ECO 2013


3

credits

Microecon
omics




ECO 2013


3

credits

Environmental Economics



ECP 4302


3

credits

Environmental Ethics



PHI 3640


3

credits













Certificate Programs



Environmental
Certificate


Biotechnology Certificate


Honors Research Program


To apply to the Honors Research Program a student must have a minimum of 20 credits in biology and a GPA of
3.2 (Please see brochure for complete requirement) please contact Dr. Frazier at
efrazier@fau.edu




NSF UR
M Program


NSF URM Program please contact Dr. Frazier at
efrazier@fau.edu

(please see brochure for requirements)




NOTES:




8 credits of a foreign language is required to graduate


A total of 120 credits is

required to graduate once
all
requirements are met.


Gordon Rule and CLAST must be completed.


Transient courses are no longer allowed in graduating semester






GRADUATIION



Check FAU Calendar for Application Deadlines.


Graduating students

should meet with an Academic

Advisor the semester before planning to graduate to make sure
all requirements

for the degree have been completed
.