Bachelor of Arts in Biology
The B.A. degree in Biology provides students with the opportunity to learn biological principles and skills in lecture, laboratory, and field courses with a breadth in liberal arts and sciences.
Program Assessment plans and student learning outcomes are posted on the Program Assessment website.
Applicants enter as pre-majors and will be considered for full admission into the B.A. in biology program after completion of the following:
- MATH S151 (May be met by placement examination)
- ENGL S111.
- BIOL S105, BIOL S106.
- High School Chemistry or a C or higher in either CHEM S103 or CHEM S105.
When a student becomes a major in Biology he or she is assigned a faculty advisor. The student and faculty advisor plan the student's curriculum, and the advisor's signature is required on registration documents.
Degree Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)
Candidates must complete the general education requirements (GERs) as well as the specific program requirements listed below for a minimum of 120 credit hours. Courses in a degree program may be counted only once. Courses used to fulfill the major requirements cannot be used to fulfill the GERs. Specific requirements for GERs are listed below. The degree must include 48 credits of upper-division (300 or above) courses. To satisfy the residency requirement, 30 credits must be completed at UAS, including 24 upper division credits.
|Minimum Credit Hours||120|
|General Education Requirements||36|
General Education Requirements
The following courses must be included in the GERs for a B.A. in Biology:
|BIOL||S105||Fundamentals of Biology I||4|
|BIOL||S106||Fundamentals of Biology II||4|
|MATH||S151||College Algebra for Calculus||4|
|CHEM||S105||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM||S106||General Chemistry II||4|
|MATH||S152 or higher||3-4|
|CHEM||S___||Any Upper Division Course||4|
Select two from the following (6 credits):
|ENVS||S102 or higher||1-4|
|GEOL||S104 or higher||3-4|
|PHYS||S102 or higher||3-4|
|STAT||S373 or higher||3-4|
|BIOL||S215||Introduction to Marine Biology||3|
|BIOL||S239||Introduction to Plant Biology||4|
|BIOL||S355||Experimental Design and Data Analysis||4|
|BIOL||S375||Current Topics in Biology||2|
|BIOL||S380||Marine Ornithology and Herpetology||3|
|BIOL||S415||Physiology of Marine Animals||4|
|BIOL||S427||Introduction to Ichthyology||4|
|BIOL||S445||Vascular Plants of Southeast Alaska||3|
To include upper-division courses as needed to meet 48 upper division credits required for degree.
The UAS Career Services office provides a current listing of internship opportunities available to UAS students. Internships can be paid/unpaid, and are offered by local, regional, and national organizations and businesses. Internship oftentimes turn into full time job offers following graduation which make them both advantageous and lucrative. If you have an interest in internships please contact Career Services for assistance. If admitted to a degree program you can also speak with a faculty member if you are interested in an internship for academic credit.