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Biology: Human and Animal Health Emphasis, BS


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This emphasis is administered by the Biology  department. 

Program Learning Outcomes 

As a graduate with the Biology: Health Emphasis, you will be able to: 

  1. Recognize the multiple levels of complexity at which biological systems operate, from molecules to ecosystems and the biosphere, and explain the emergent properties and processes characteristic of each level
  2. Describe mechanisms for the continuity of life, including the processes of inheritance, development, and evolution
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the methods and philosophy of science, including articulation and application of the Scientific Method, collection and analysis of biological data, and application of professional ethics
  4. Critically evaluate and synthesize biological information from multiple sources, including the primary scientific literature, and communicate biological knowledge to both professional and non-professional audiences
  5. Articulate the application of biological science to meeting the needs of society, including basic research, stewardship of biodiversity, human health, and entrepreneurial innovation
  6. Demonstrate broad knowledge in human and animal health 

 

Consists of a minimum of 84 credits. 

Minimum GPA = 3.0

Note: Required courses marked ** below have Math prerequisites. Depending on your placement score, additional courses may be required.

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One Physiology Course


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BIOL 385  is strongly advised for students interested in pursuing careers focused on Human health. Select schools require completion of physiology within three years of entering graduate programs.

Cellular and Molecular Biology Requirement


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The combination of BIOL 314  and BIOL 320  also counts towards 5 of the required elective credits for this emphasis. BIOL 314  and BIOL 320  are strongly advised for students interested in pursuing a career in Human health.

Collateral Courses


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CHEM 325  is strongly advised for students interested in pursuing a career in Human health other than a career as a Physician Assistant. Students are then also strongly advised to take CHEM 326  (see the emphasis-specific collateral course requirements) unless CHEM 221  and CHEM 222  are taken.

Note:

Students interested in pursuing a career in Human health or Veterinary Medicine other than a career as a Physician Assistant are strongly advised to complete both a course in statistics and a course in calculus.

Biology: Human and Animal Health Emphasis-Specific Core and Collateral Course Requirements (a minimum of 35 credits)


Notes:


  • BIOL 333  is strongly advised for students interested in pursuing a career in Chiropractic medicine, and as a Physician Assistant.
  • BIOL 387  is strongly advised for students interested in pursuing a career in human health. Select schools require completion of anatomy within three years of entering graduate programs.

Take a minimum of 7 credits of the following electives (if not used to fulfill other requirements):


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Additional electives, including other sections of BIOL 498  or BIOL 499 , may be possible as recommended by your major adviser.

Emphasis-Specific Required Collateral Courses


Note:

CHEM 365  and CHEM 366  are strongly advised for students interested in pursuing a career in Human health other than a career as a Physician Assistant. CHEM 260  may still require CHEM 326  depending upon which organic chemistry requirement was taken.

English


Note:

ENGL 365  or ENGL 391  is strongly advised for students intending to enroll in select medical programs.

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