B.S. Degree in Human Health Sciences {21-22}

B.S. Degree in Human Health Sciences

This degree path is designed for students interested in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic and other non pre-med paths that do not require Genetics or Microbiology. To receive the B.S. Degree in Human Health 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 Curriculum.

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.

Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required

Core Requirements ( 20 credits )

BIOL 115 Organismal Biology (4)
BIOL 111 Cell Biology (4)
BIOL 275 Quantitative Biology (4)
BIOL 323 Human Anatomy (4)
BIOL 349 Human Physiology (4)

Designated Writing Intensive Course for Major
BIOL 348 Evolutionary Biology BIOL 360 Cellular & Molecular Physiology BIOL 406 DNA as Destiny BIOL 423 Advanced Gross Anatomy BIOL 430 Immunobiology BIOL 478 Research Design

Related Requirements

25-27 credits

MATH 127 or higher (3-5 credits, excluding 127C)

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)

PSY 113 General Psychology (3)
PSY 202 Developmental Psychology (3)

Electives ( 18 credits )

18 credits; at least 12 credits must be 300+ level, can only add 1 credit from 497, at least 12 credits from any course with a BIOL rubric

AT 210 Medical Terminology (1)
PE 320/EXS 320 Anatomical Kinesiology (3)
PE 420/EXS 420 Biomechanics (3)
PSY 261 Personality (3)
PSY 463 Abnormal Psychology (3)