Dec 07, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, Medical Pre-Professional Concentration, (BS)


This concentration in Biology is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees at medical schools offering the M.D. degree or at schools of osteopathic medicine offering the D.O. degree, chiropractic schools, and optometry schools, schools of veterinary sciences, dental schools, physician assistant schools, physical therapy schools, and occupational therapy schools. This rigorous curriculum is designed so that by the end of their junior year students will have been introduced to all the major subject areas covered by standardized tests (e.g., MCAT, DAT, OAT) required for admission into these advanced degrees. Students will choose electives their junior and senior years to meet their independent needs.

Degree Requirements: 120 Credits


General Education  42
Major Core 30
Concentration 19
Electives 29
Total Credits 120

Special Requirements in the General Education Curriculum


Students seeking the Medical Pre-Professional concentration must complete the following General Education Curriculum requirements:

General Education Curriculum


University Success Skills


(1 credit)

Communication


Take ENGL 110 (3 credits), ENGL 111 (3 credits), and one course in COMM or SPCH (3 credits) for a total of 9 credits.

Mathematics


Take one MATH course for 3 or 4 credits.  Choice may be dictated by program; see Special Requirements section above.

Arts and Humanities


Take one literature course (3 credits) and one additional course from either category (3 credits) for a total of 6 credits.

Natural Science


Take one science course (3 credits) along with that course’s lab (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.  Choice may be dictated by program; see Special Requirements section above.

Behavioral Wellness and Social Science


Behavioral, Wellness, and Social Science:  Choose 2 courses for a total of 6 credits.  No more than one course may be from the Wellness category.  Choice may be dictated by program; see Special Requirements section above.

Religion


Choose one course for 3 credits - Must be a different religion course if used above to satisfy a requirement in the Arts and Humanities general education core.

Civic Studies


Choose one course for 3 credits.  Must be a different political science course if used above to satisfy a requirement in the Social Science general education core.​

Medical Pre-Professional Concentration


In addition to the biology core, course requirements for the biology major, medical pre-professional concentration are:

General Electives - 29 credits


Note


Most professional schools such as medical, dental, optometry, and veterinary schools will require both organic chemistry and general physics sequences as prerequisites. MATH 140 - Statistics  or BIOL 230 - Medical Terminology  may also be required in some professional programs, such as physician assistant, physical therapy, or optometry. Please see your advisor.