Bachelor of Arts in Biology in Montgomery, Alabama

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A bachelor’s degree in biology offers students in-depth study in the functions and structures of living organisms, as well as their complex relationships. Upon graduation, they are well-prepared for further study or employment in countless fields, from foodservice and agronomy to forensics, microbiology, and research. Additionally, earning a degree in biology enables application to a variety of pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other healthcare fields.

At Faulkner University’s campus in Montgomery, Alabama, students in our Bachelor of Arts in Biology program enjoy the same rigorous scientific education and comprehensive curriculum with courses in mathematics, culture, communication, and the Christian faith as provided by our Bachelor of Science in Biology degree. However, with greater opportunities for elective courses, the B.A. in Biology degree allows students to pursue a minor alongside their primary degree program.

About the Curriculum

The B.A. in Biology degree includes 122 credit hours of classroom and laboratory learning. Students will also earn college internship credit for real-world experience in the biology-related field of their choice. Additionally, 15 hours of electives make it possible to add a minor to your degree program for a more personalized experience. Coursework includes:

Core Curriculum (50 hours)

  • Christian Literacy: 18 hours
    • Biblical Worldview I: 3 hours
    • Biblical Worldview II: 3 hours
    • Understanding Biblical Literature: 3 hours
    • Christian Ethics: 3 hours
    • Marriage and Family: 3 hours
    • Christian Cultural Heritage: 3 hours
  • Cultural Heritage Literacy: 9 hours
    • Western Tradition I: 3 hours
    • Western Tradition II: 3 hours
    • American Cultural Heritage: 3 hours
  • Mathematical and Scientific Literacy: 7 hours
    • Precalculus Algebra: 3 hours
    • Principles of Biology I or higher with accompanying lab: 4 hours
  • Information and Communication Literacy: 9 hours
    • Lifetime Fitness: 3 hours
    • Faulkner Foundations or Faulkner Foundations – Transfer: 1 hour

Foreign Language Literacy (6 hours)

  • Requires two 3-hour courses in the same language

Professional Literacy (55 hours)

  • Discipline Required Courses: 38 hours
    • Principles of Biology II/Lab: 4 hours
    • Bioethics Seminar: 1 hour
    • Genetics/Lab: 4 hours
    • Biology Internship: 3 hours
    • Scientific Research: 3 hours
    • Biology Electives: 23 hours (see your advisor for recommended courses)

Departmental Requirements (17 hours)

  • Statistics: 3 hours
  • General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Lab: 4 hours
  • General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Lab: 4 hours
  • Developmental Psychology: 3 hours
  • Abnormal Psychology or approved Psychology elective: 3 hours

General Electives (12 hours)

  • See your advisor for more information

Student Life at Faulkner University

Faulkner University is the ideal place for undergraduate students to grow as scholars, individuals, and Christians. Our institution was founded in 1942 and has since grown to offer more than 70 majors, seven online degree programs, and 15 graduate degrees. Whether you’re seeking immediate entry into the workforce upon graduation or further study, our dedicated faculty and rigorous academic standards will ensure you’re well prepared for whatever the future holds.

Beyond academics, life at Faulkner University is filled with friendship and Christian fellowship. Students enjoy a variety of extracurricular opportunities on our small, friendly campus, including service projects, student organizations, musical groups, intramural sports, and more. There’s never a shortage of things to do or chances to learn and grow.

Learn More About the B.A. in Biology Degree at Faulkner University

Enjoy the freedom needed for a truly personalized bachelor’s degree with the B.A. in Biology at Faulkner University. For additional information about the program, campus life, and financial aid, request more information today. Ready to begin your Bachelor of Arts in Biology degree? Apply online now.