Studying Biology at Regis

The Bachelor of Arts in Biology degree is designed for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in law, business, certain health science fields, or graduate programs outside of the natural sciences.

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B.A. in Biology

Degree Overview

The biology program at Regis is designed to allow flexibility while ensuring a strong background in biology. This degree is designed for those interested in pursuing advanced degrees in law, business, certain health science fields, or graduate programs outside of the natural sciences, as well for those generally interested in combining an understanding of biology with a study of fields outside of the natural sciences such as education or business.

Program Requirements

Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:

  • Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
  • Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
  • Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year

More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.A. in Biology. Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Lower Division Requirements
BL 260 Principles of Biology: Molecular and Cellular* (3 ch)
BL 261 Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory (1 ch)
BL 262 Principles of Biology: Organismic* (3 ch)
BL 263 Organismic Biology Laboratory (1 ch)
CH 210 Principles of Chemistry I (4 ch)
CL 211 Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I (1 ch)
CL 230 Principles of Chemistry II (3 ch)
CL 231 Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II (1 ch)
MT 272/MT 272C Statistics for the Life Sciences (3 ch)
Upper Division Requirements
25 upper division credit hours in biology which must include:
BL 402 Principles of Ecology (3 ch)
BL 403 Ecology Laboratory (1 ch)
BL 414 Principles of Genetics (3 ch)
BL 415 Genetics Laboratory (1 ch)
BL 494 Seminar in Biology, Society, and Ethics (1 ch)
BL 495 Seminar in Biology Research Literature (1 ch)
BL 496 Biology Research Colloquium (1 ch)
Upper Division Electives or Completion of an optional specialization** (14 ch)
Total Degree Requirements: 46 credit hours

*May be taken in any sequence
**The upper division electives must include a minimum of one upper division laboratory course.

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