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B.S. Degree in Biology: Health and Medical Sciences {20-21}

B.S. Degree in Biology: Health and Medical Sciences

Description
This degree prepares students for careers in human health such as medicine, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dentistry, chiropractic, optometry and medical physics. To receive the B.S. Degree in Health and Medical Sciences, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits is required for this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understand fundamental biological concepts at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecosystem levels.
  • Recognize evolution by natural selection as a unifying theme across biological disciplines.
  • Demonstrate competence in general lab and field skills and be introduced to discipline-specific skills and their professional applications.
  • Apply critical thinking skills and quantitative tools to evaluate biological information.
  • Practice effective oral and written communication of scientific ideas in the manner of professional biologists.
  • Acquire basic research skills in introductory courses and refine these skills in advanced courses including independent research.
  • Recognize the value of multicultural and ethical perspectives in the advancement and application of science in human society.

Core Requirements ( 24 credits )

Students must take the lecture and lab together for Organismal Biology and Cell Biology.

BIOL 111 Cell Biology (4)
BIOL 115 Organismal Biology (4)
BIOL 341 Genetics (4)
BIOL 323 Human Anatomy (4)
BIOL 349 Human Physiology (4)
BIOL 350 Microbiology (4)

Related Requirements ( 16 credits )

Math (6-7 credits). We recommend:
(a) Two MATH courses at the level of MATH 127 or higher - OR - 
(b) Two MATH courses at the level of MATH 142 or higher - OR -
(c) One MATH course at the level of MATH 142 of higher and BIOL 275

Chemistry (8 credits)
CHEM 150/CHEM 150L General Chemistry I (4)
CHEM 210/CHEM 210L General Chemistry II (4)

Physics (8 credits)
PHYS 160 College Physics I with Lab (4) and
PHYS 161 College Physics II with Lab (4)
OR
PHYS 200 General Physics I with Lab (4) and
PHYS 201 General Physics II with Lab (4)

Restricted Electives ( 3 credits )

Students must take one course, of at least 3 credits, from the list below:

BIOL 311 Neurobiology (4)
BIOL 360 Cellular and Molecular Physiology (4)
BIOL 365 Developmental Biology (4)
BIOL 385 Molecular Biology (3)
BIOL 385L Molecular Biology Lab (1)
BIOL 430 Immunobiology (3)
BIOL 430L Immunobiology Lab (1)
BIOL 438 Medical Microbiology (3)

Electives ( 18 credits )

Students must earn a minimum of eighteen credits from biology courses approved for majors and/or the following list of electives. Course selection should be made in consultation with a faculty advisor and will vary with the pre-professional area of interest.

ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting I (3)
ANTH 306 Medical Anthropology (3)
AT 210 Medical Terminology (1)
BIOL 248 Introduction to Public Health (3)
BIOL 275 Quantitative Biology (4)
BIOL 300 Biology of Women (3)
BIOL 310 Science of Brewing (3)
BIOL 345 Principles of Ecology (4)
BIOL 360 Cellular and Molecular Physiology (4)
BIOL 365 Developmental Biology (4)
BIOL 385 Molecular Biology (3)
BIOL 385L Molecular Biology Lab (1)
BIOL 390 Blood Work in the Medical Laboratory (topics) (3)
BIOL 430 Immunobiology (3) WI
BIOL 438 Medical Microbiology (3)
BIOL 478 Research Design (3)
ENTR 230 Entrepreneurial Finance (3)
CHEM 350 Organic Chemistry I (3) 
CHEM 355 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1) 
CHEM 360 Organic Chemistry II (3) 
CHEM 365 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1) 
CHEM 380 Analytical Chemistry I (4) 
CHEM 400 Biochemistry I (3) 
CHEM 405 Biochemistry Laboratory I (1) 
CHEM 410 Biochemistry II (3) 
CSIS 104 Spreadsheet and Database Applications (3) 
ENGL 387 Technical Report Writing (3) 
HLTH 305 Introduction to Nutrition (3) 
HLTH 330 Disease Prevention (2) 
HSAD 326 Epidemiology (3)
HSAD 401 Health Aspects of Aging (3) 
HSAD 414 Health Services Planning and Evaluation (3) 
HSAD 416 Health Services Management (3) 
HSAD 418 Medical and Health Care Law (3) 
HSAD 419 Financial Management of Health Care Organizations (3) 
MATH 234 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3) 
MGMT 260 Principles of Management (3) 
PE 320 Anatomical Kinesiology (3) 
PE 420 Biomechanics (3) 
PHIL 311 Morals and Medicine (3) 
PHIL 318 Professional Ethics (3)
PHYS 318 Biophysics and Medical Imaging
PHYS 325 Optics
PSY 202 Developmental Psychology (3) 
PSY 220 Social Behavior (3)
PSY 261 Personality (3)
PSY 265 Health Psychology (3) 
PSY 310 Psychology of Women (3) 
PSY 317 Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (3) 
PSY 320 Social Psychology (3)
PSY 345 Brain and Behavior (3)
PSY 402 Child/Adolescent Psychology (3) 
PSY 403 Adulthood and Aging (3) 
PSY 463 Abnormal Psychology (3) 
SOC 308 Social Gerontology (3) 
SOC 375 Sociology of Health and Medicine (3)
SW 411 Chemical Dependency (3)

Emphasis in Public Health

Program Requirements ( 18 credits )

BIOL 248 Introduction to Public Health (3)                                                      
BIOL 438 Medical Microbiology (3)
HSAD 218 Introduction to Health Care and Global Health (3)
HSAD 326 Epidemiology (3)
PSY 113 General Psychology (3)
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology (3)

Restricted Electives ( 12 credits )

Twelve credits from the following list:

BIOL 300 Biology of Women (3)
BIOL 360 Cellular and Molecular Physiology (4)
BIOL 365 Developmental Biology (4)
BIOL 385/BIOL 385L Molecular Biology w/Lab (4)
BIOL 406 DNA as Destiny: Genetics and Society (3)

CHEM 350/CHEM 355 Organic Chemistry I w/Lab (4)
CHEM 360/CHEM 365 Organic Chemistry II w/Lab (4)
CHEM 400/CHEM 405 Biochemistry I (4)
CHEM 410 Biochemistry II (3)

HIST 374 Plagues and Peoples: Disease and the Environment (3)

HLTH 110 Personal Health and Wellness (3)
HLTH 305 Introduction to Nutrition (3)
HLTH 311 Health in the Elementary Schools (2)
HLTH 327 Safety Education and Consumer Protection (3)
HLTH 330 Disease Prevention (2)
HLTH 335 Health Education and the Middle Level Adolescent (3)
HLTH 340 Health Methods and Materials (3)
HLTH 412 Education for Sexuality and HIV/AIDS (3)
HLTH 465 Coordinated School Health Programs (2)

HSAD 403 Health Informatics (3)
HSAD 414 Health Services Planning and Evaluation (3)
HSAD 416 Leadership in Healthcare (3)
HSAD 417 Quality Management in Health Care (3)
HSAD 418 Healthcare Law and Ethics (3)

PHIL 311 Morals and Medicine (3)
PHIL 335 Death and Dying (3)

PSY 220 Social Behavior (3)
PSY 261 Personality (3)
PSY 265 Health Psychology (3)
PSY 317 Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (3)
PSY 324 Environmental Psychology (3)

SOC 120 Social Psychology (3)
SOC 210 Social Problems (3)
SOC 319 Society and the Environment (3)

SW 250 Introduction to Social Work (3)
SW 330 Human Behavior and the Social Environment (3)