2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 18, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Biology, B.A.

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To fulfill major requirements, students must successfully complete ten or more biology courses, each of which must be at least three credits, and include:

at least one course from two of the following three groups:

Additional requirements

  • at least four other courses in biology numbered 200 or higher

  • the ETS field major test in Biology

Further Considerations



BA students whose career preparations require successful completion of science and mathematics courses outside of biology may substitute one course from those areas for certain biology courses with the approval of the department chair.  Moreover, two 2-credit biology courses numbered 200 or greater completed during the May Experience can be combined to fulfill one of the elective course requirements for either the B.A. or B.S. degree.

Further considerations

and one more course in addition to major requirements from:

Teacher Certification

Students interested in teaching biology in secondary schools may take advantage of our teacher certification program at the undergraduate level or pursue certification through Furman’s Master of Arts in Teaching. Consult with the Education Department (https://www.furman.edu/academics/education) to learn about the programs of teacher education.

Course Options for First-Year Students

If you are interested in exploring classes within this department, here are some possibilities to consider.

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