Apr 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, BA

Program Coordinator: Jean-Luc Scemama (105-N Howell Science Complex, 252-328-6313, scemamaj@ecu.edu)

The core curriculum in biology is intended to give majors a background in biodiversity, cell biology, evolution, ecology, genetics, molecular biology, and physiology.

Minimum degree requirements is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:

1. General education requirements - 40 s.h.

(For information about courses that carry general education credit see General Education Program .)

2. Demonstrated foreign language proficiency through level 2004 - 12 s.h.

(For information about the foreign language requirement see Special requirements for the BA Degree and Placement Testing Foreign Language.)


CHEM 1150, CHEM 1151, CHEM 1160, CHEM 1161 are required, but CHEM 1120 and 1130 will be considered for students transferring into the program.

5. Minor and/or electives - 29 s.h.

  • A minimum of two biology classes with laboratory are required.
  • Students can choose an area of specialization with the help of an advisor. Area of specializations include but are not limited to, bioinformatics, biotechnology, conservation, education/communication, and marine biology.
  • Students can also elect to complete a minor.