Biology

B. A. in Natural Science and Mathematics, Biology Concentration (120 credit hours)

The Bachelor of Arts in Natural Science and Mathematics is designed for students who are interested in the flexibility and diversity of a liberal arts degree and the opportunity to pursue a more extensive study in natural science and mathematics. This flexible degree allows you a wide range of options, including the opportunity to develop one or more minors.

General Education Requirements (29-30)

Composition and Communication (9)
  • ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition I (3)
  • SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3)
  • Choose one additional college level composition:
    • ENG-W 132 Elementary Writing II (3)
    • ENG-W 230 Science Writing (3)
    • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing (3)
    • ENG-W 233 Intermediate Expository Writing (3)
    • ENG-W 270 Argumentive Writing (3)
College Level Mathematics (3)
Natural Science and Mathematics (5-6)
  • Choose 5-6 credits, including one Natural Science with lab from the General Education Core List
Humanities & Fine Arts (6)
  • Choose six credits from the General Education Core List
  • May include one studio course
  • Must include at least 2 disciplines
Behavioral & Social Sciences (6)
  • Choose six credits from the General Education Core List
  • Must include at least 2 disciplines

Additional Requirements (17-19)

First-Year Seminar (0-2)
  • UCOL-U 101 First Year Seminar or
  • HON-H100 Freshman Honors Seminar
    A passing grade is required in the First Year Seminar course. This course is mandatory for all beginning freshmen and for transfer students with less than 12 credit hours of transferring coursework. This course must be taken in the first semester after admission to Indiana University East.
Information Literacy (3)
  • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers & Computing (or equivalent)
World Languages (8)
  • Choose the first two semesters of a World Language in sequence. Some substitutions may be allowed, consult with your advisor.
Additional General Education Requirement (6)
  • Choose 1 additional course from the Natural Science & Mathematics course list above.
  • Choose 1 additional course from the Humanities & Fine Arts course list above.

Biology Concentration (30 cr)

(BIOL-L101** and BIOL-L102 are prerequisites for the following courses)

**Can test out of this course, but you will not receive credit

From the following three groups, choose 2 courses from each of 2 groups, then choose 1 course from the remaining group.

  • Group 1: Evolution & Diversity
  • Group 2: Cellular & Molecular
  • Group 3: Ecological & Environmental

BIOL-L452 Capstone in Biology (0-1)

Biology Electives

              Choose courses that are 200-level & above to total 30 credit hours for the Biology Concentration

Electives (41-44)

After Concentration requirements have been met, take enough credit hours to complete 120 credits.