Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Arts degrees permit students to major in the biological sciences while taking a broad selection of courses in the humanities and social sciences, including a world language. This type of degree generally is selected by students pursuing professional school, such as medical or dental school. (Note that the B.A. Human Biology degree is offered through the Human Biology Program.)
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science degrees are designed to include relatively more upper-division coursework in the major and in supporting sciences and relatively less general education coursework. Students pursuing a master's or doctorate degree in biological sciences in general are better served by a B.S. than a B.A. degree.