Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, BA

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Program Coordinator: Grace Chen (2515 Life Sciences and Biotechnology Building; 252-328-9769; chenf21@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.

The degree requires a minimum of 120 s.h. as follows:

1. General education requirements - 40 s.h.

(For information about courses that carry general education credit view the General Education Program  section.)

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

(For information about the foreign language requirement view Special Requirements for the BA Degree in the Academic Advisement, Progression and Support Services  section and Placement Testing, Foreign Language in the Admission and Readmission  section.)


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.

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