Carnegie Mellon University

B.A. in Biological Sciences Course Requirements

The Department of Biological Sciences offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree that is intended for students who wish to combine their interest in science with their interest(s) in other discipline(s) across campus.  The requirements for the B.A. degree are distributed as follows:

Biological Sciences

03-121 Modern Biology 9
03-231
or
03-232
Biochemistry


9


03-240 Cell Biology 9
03-330 Genetics 9
03-124
or
03-343
Modern Biology Laboratory
or
Experimental Genetics and Molecular Biology
9 or 12


03-201
and/or
03-202
Colloquium


2


03-411
and
03-412
Topics in Research


2


03-XXX General Biology Electives 18
03-3XX Advanced Biology Elective 18

Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science

21-120 Differential and Integral Calculus 10

21-122
or
21-124

Integration, Differential Equations, and Approximation 10
33-111 Physics for Science Students I 12
33-112 Physics for Science Students II 12
15-110 Introductory/Intermediate Programming 10
99-101
or
99-102
or
99-103
Computer Skills Workshop 3

Chemistry

09-105 Introduction to Modern Chemistry 10
09-106 Modern Chemistry II 10
09-217 Organic Chemistry I 9
09-218 Organic Chemistry II 9
09-221 Laboratory I: Introduction to Chemical Analysis 12

Total

192-195

Elective Units

MCS-required distribution courses in H&SS and Fine Arts 72

Free electives

99-102

Minimum number of units required for degree:

360