In general, the B.A. degree is designed for students who desire more flexibility or wish to take more courses outside of the natural sciences. All Miami Plan Foundation (MPF) and College of Arts and Science (CAS) requirements apply to this degree. The Departmental requirements are more flexible for the B.A. than for the B.S. degree and leave more room for customizing your program; you can use that flexibility to focus more on certain subdisciplines within biology, to take courses in other branches of science, or to take a variety of nonscience electives. This flexibility is also helpful if students have transferred to Miami from other colleges or from nonscience majors.