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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, Health Professions Concentration

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This concentration provides a solid foundation in biology and the flexibility to meet prerequisites for graduate and professional programs for a variety of health professions. Students who intend to pursue graduate and/or professional training in physical therapy, nursing, physicians assistant programs, occupational therapy and other similar programs will be well served in this concentration. (Please note that the biomedical concentration is recommended for pre-medical students) Students need to be aware of any specific requirements of particular graduate/professional programs that are not included in the health professions concentration so that they can work with their advisor to make arrangements for any additional courses as needed. Pre-nursing students should normally plan to take BIO 220 , BIO 221  and BIO 340  as electives, and PSY 100  for the Core Social Science requirement (SSC). Pre-physical therapy students should normally plan to take BIO 220 , BIO 221  and PSE 433  as electives.

The core and distribution requirements for a major in biology are those listed for baccalaureate degrees  with the exception that CHE 121 General Chemistry I  is fulfilling the natural science lab requirement, and is already required for the major.

Requirements for Major

Biology electives

  • Groups 1 or 2 electives - minimum 14 hours; must take at least one course from each grouping.

Total hours for the major: 60-63

Total degree hours: 126

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