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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY WITH A PRE-PROFESSIONAL HEALTH EMPHASIS

REQUIREMENTS-- 53 semester hours as follows:

Required Core Biology Courses: (17 hours)

  • BIOL 133 Introduction to Population Biology
  • BIOL 113 Introduction to Population Biology Laboratory
  • BIOL 134 Introduction to Cellular Biology
  • BIOL 114 Introduction to Cellular Biology Laboratory
  • BIOL 246 Biodiversity
  • BIOL 340 Genetics
  • BIOL 495 Senior Seminar
    or
    BIOL 498 Senior Thesis

Required Allied Math and Science Courses: (18 hours)

Math and Chemistry: (11 hours)

  • MATH 132 College Algebra (or higher math course)
  • CHEM 132 General College Chemistry I
  • CHEM 111 General College Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CHEM 232 General College Chemistry II
  • CHEM 211 General College Chemistry II Laboratory

Remaining 7 hours selected from the following:

  • PHYS 241 Physics I
  • PHYS 242 Physics II
  • PHYS 137 Physical Science
  • PHYS 117 Physical Science Laboratory
  • BIOL 231 Environmental Science
    or
    GEOG 231 Environmental Geography

Recommended electives to meet 18 hours total selected from the following:

    • BIOL 331 Vertebrate Embryology
    • BIOL 342 Parasitology
    • BIOL 345 Microbiology*
    • BIOL 346 Biochemistry*
    • BIOL 436 Medical Biochemistry
    • BIOL 441 Immunology
    • BIOL 442 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy*
    • BIOL 443 General Physiology*
    • BIOL 445 Molecular Biology
    • BIOL 446 Cell Biology in Health and Disease
    • BIOL 447 Histology

 

*Students interested in applying to medical, dental, or veterinary school are strongly encouraged to complete these courses.

It is important to review the admissions requirements for each program to which you will apply because the prerequisites for admission may be slightly different among professional schools.