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Bachelor of Arts in BiologyRequirements
The following are the different requirements that must be met for this degree.
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Required Courses for a BA in Biology
At least one of the following courses must be taken:
* This is a minimum requirement. To be competitive in graduate training and in professional biology careers, however, it is recommended students have at least five semesters of chemistry, a year each of math and physics, and a semester of statistics.
Suggested Progression of Classes (BA in Biology)
Although there are many possible pathways to obtain your biology degree, many students will find that completing introductory biology and chemistry during the first two years is extremely helpful, and doing so creates more flexibility in your later coursework. Your "breadth" requirements for general education at Hope College can span as many semesters as you wish; sampling some of the variety in other disciplines is a valuable thing to do starting early in your freshman year.
Careful planning with your advisor will open possibilities for you to study abroad (consider Animal Behavior in Australia, Immunology in Scotland, or Ecology in Kenya!), and/or to complete an off-campus internship (Centers for Disease Control, Argonne National Laboratory, Shedd Aquarium, and Brookfield Zoo are just the tip of the iceberg of possibilities actually accomplished by recent Biology alumni) or a semester or more conducting research at Hope College or elsewhere!
Your Freshman Year
Your Sophomore Year
We believe that students learn best by doing biology so it is equally important that we provide new and interesting ways for you to do exactly that. The programs below are only available at Hope College, so you won't find these anywhere else.
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