College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Biology : Major

BA with a concentration in Biology
The Biology major includes curriculum of the developmental core that will provide students with the conceptual framework, strong foundations and the opportunity for specialize upper division courses. Critical thinking and problem solving skills will be developed through student-centered courses while technical skills will be honed in laboratory sessions, thus preparing students for upper level research intensive courses and independent studies. Students are encouraged to take at least one research intensive course towards completion of the Biology electives.

  • Courses required for Biology Majors (printable version) for students entering in the Fall 2014 semester and after.
  • A Planning Grid is available with our recommended sequence for core and specialization courses in the Biology major.
  • Course offerings and descriptions are available via the AU Course Catalog.
  • Many upper division courses in Biology are offered on an alternate year structure. In order to help our students plan ahead, please download a copy of our current Three Year Plan (printable version).

    *Please note this three year plan represents our "best guess." Offerings may shift in response to student needs and/or faculty staffing*

Upper level requirements and electives are determined according to your career interests and your decision to focus on cell/molecular biology, organismal biology, or ecological biology.

More Information

Biology Overview
Biology Minor requirements
Student Outcomes