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B.S. Degree in Biology: Health and Medical Sciences {21-22}

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 ( 23-24 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) OR
BIOL 438 Medical Microbiology (3)

Related Requirements ( 22 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)
*CHEM 275 can be taken in place of either CHEM 150L or CHEM 210L

Physics (8 credits)
PHYS 160 Physics I with Algebra & Lab (4) and PHYS 161 Physics II with Algebra & Lab (4) OR
PHYS 200 Physics I with Calculus & Lab (4) and PHYS 201 Physics II with Calculus & 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 423 Advanced Gross Anatomy and Lab (4)
BIOL 430 Immunobiology and Lab (4)
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)
BCBT 397 Biochemistry & Biotechnology Research (1-4)
BCBT 461 Biotechniques: Nucleic Acids & Bioinformatics (3)
BCBT 462 Cell Culture and Immunochemistry (3)
BCBT 463 Proteomics and Advanced Chromatography (3)
BCBT 464 Histology and Detection (3)
BCBT 497 Senior Research Thesis (1)
BIOL 125 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (3)
BIOL 126 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3)
BIOL 236 Foundations of Microbiology (3)
BIOL 236L Foundations of Microbiology Lab (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 311 Neurobiology (4)
BIOL 322 Vertebrate Zoology (3)
BIOL 322L Vertebrate Zoology Lab (1)
BIOL 345 Principles of Ecology (4)
BIOL 348 Evolutionary Biology (3)
BIOL 360 Cellular and Molecular Physiology (4)
BIOL 365 Developmental Biology (4)
BIOL 385 Molecular Biology (3)
BIOL 385L Molecular Biology Lab (1)
BIOL 402 Principles of Animal Behavior (3)
BIOL 430 Immunobiology (4)
BIOL 438 Medical Microbiology (3)
BIOL 469 Internship (1-4)
BIOL 478 Research Design (3)
BIOL 497 Undergraduate Research in Biology (1-4)
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)
ENGL 425 Grant Proposal Writing (3)
ENTR 230 Entrepreneurial Finance (3)
HLTH 130 Introduction to Health Professions (1)
HLTH 305 Introduction to Nutrition (3) 
HLTH 330 Disease Prevention (2) 
HSAD 218 Introduction to Healthcare and Global Health (3)
HSAD 326 Epidemiology and Introductory Biostatistics (3)
HSAD 401 Health Aspects of Aging (3) 
HSAD 414 Healthcare Strategic Planning and Marketing (3) 
HSAD 416 Healthcare Leadership and Management (4)
HSAD 418 Healthcare Law and Ethics (3) 
HSAD 419 Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement Methods (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 (3)
PHYS 325 Optics (3)
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 348 Cognitive Psychology (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)
UNIV 340 Learning Assistant Program Seminar (1)

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)