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BA in Biological Sciences

BA in Biological Sciences

Rice University

Rice University, Houston, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    94
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 24 months

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Program Learning Outcomes for BA in Biological Sciences Students graduating from this program will: Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the field of biology, illustrated by the ability to describe the breadth of the discipline and to synthesize a range of biological concepts and ideas. Demonstrate an understanding of the modern scientific method, including a familiarity with current methods for designing experiments and/or mathematical models, and the ability to analyze and interpret data. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills, including an ability to effectively communicate and work with diverse groups. Locate primary scientific literature and demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to evaluate published and proposed research in the biological sciences. Demonstrate understanding of the practice and culture of science, scientific ethics, and the relationship between science and society. Develop quantitative reasoning via the construction of models and/or the analysis of data. Degree Requirements for BA in Biological Sciences This degree incorporates elements of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Biochemistry and Cell Biology Programs. NON-BIOLOGY COURSES MATH 101/102 Single Variable Calculus I and II MATH 211, STAT 305, or EBIO 338 Differential Equations, Biological Statistics, or Design and Analysis of Biological Experiments CHEM 121/123 General Chemistry I/General Chemistry Lab I and CHEM 122/124 General Chemistry II/General Chemistry Lab II CHEM 211/212/215 Organic Chemistry I and II with Organic Chemistry Lab PHYS 125/126 General Physics I and II Permissible substitutions: MATH 111/112 may be substituted for MATH 101; CHEM 151 and 152 and corresponding labs may be substituted for CHEM 121 and 122 and corresponding labs; CHEM 320 may be substituted for Chem 212; CHEM 365 may be substituted for CHEM 215; PHYS 101 and 102 or PHYS 111 and 112 may be substituted for PHYS 125 and 126.