Students may receive either a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree or a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in biological sciences. Both are designed to prepare students for graduate study, professional schools, or direct entry into the workplace. Both require general education courses in behavioral sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Both also require a foreign language for students beginning college prior to fall 2014. The main difference is that the BS degree requires more credit hours in biology, chemistry, physics, and math than the BA degree.
Students pursuing a BS degree have the option of completing (1) a foreign language sequence or (2) one of two emphasis tracks (see Alternative for the Foreign Language Requirement for more information). See Graduation Plans for specific degree requirements.