Biology B.S. - Human Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Science - Biology; Human Biological Sciences Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 72-90

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21

Note: The Human Biological Sciences concentration is a pre-professional program for students planning careers in a health-related field. The following is a partial list of possible professions: physical therapy, medicine, dentistry, physician's assistant, alternative medicine, nutrition, and public health.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Biology/Microbiology Lower-Division Core

17

Upper-Division Core Courses Required by Human Biological Sciences Concentration

17

Additional Upper-Division Courses Required for the Human Biological Sciences Concentration

10-14

Biochemistry Requirement

Microbiology Requirement

Additional Depth in Human Biological Sciences

Required Courses Outside of the major

28-42

Mathematics and Psychology

Chemistry

Physics

Advanced College Writing Requirement

Total Hours

72-90


Biology/Microbiology Lower Division Core

Note: The lower division core should be completed before attempting most upper division major courses. AP Biology credit with a score of 3 may be substituted for either BIOB 160N/BIOB 161N or BIOB 170N/BIOB 171N.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOB 160N

Principles of Living Systems

3

BIOB 161N

Prncpls of Living Systems Lab

1

BIOB 170N

Princpls Biological Diversity

3

BIOB 171N

Princpls Biological Dvrsty Lab

2

BIOB 260

Cellular and Molecular Biology

4

BIOB 272

Genetics and Evolution

4

Total Hours

17

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core Courses Required by Human Biological Sciences Concentration

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOB 301

Developmental Biology

3

BIOB 375

General Genetics

3

BIOH 365
& BIOH 366

Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions I Laboratory

4

BIOH 370
& BIOH 371

Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions II Laboratory

4

BIOM 360

General Microbiology

3

Total Hours

17

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Additional Upper-Division Courses Required for the Human Biological Sciences Concentration

Biochemistry Requirement

Note: If introductory chemistry is completed, thenBCH 380 must be taken. Either BCH 380BCH 380 or BCH 480BCH 480/BCH 482BCH 482 may be taken if the advanced chemistry sequence is completed.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following sequences:

4-6

One Semester:

BCH 380

Biochemistry

Full Year:

BCH 480

Advanced Biochemistry I

BCH 482

Advanced Biochemistry II

Total Hours

4-6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Depth in Human Biological Sciences

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two of the following courses:

6-8

BCH 486

Biochemistry Research Lab

BIOB 410

Immunology

BIOB 425

Adv Cell & Molecular Biology

BIOB 468

Endocrinology

BIOB 483

Phylogenics and Evolution

BIOB 486

Genomics

BIOB 499

Undergraduate Thesis

BIOE 403

Comparative Vert Anatomy

BIOE 406

Behavior & Evolution

BIOH 405

Hematology

BIOH 462

Principles Medical Physiology

BIOL 435

Comparative Animal Physiology

BIOM 402

Medical Bacteriology& Mycology

BIOM 410

Microbial Genetics

BIOM 420

Host-Microbe Interactions

BIOM 427
& BIOM 428

General Parasitology
and General Parasitology Lab

BIOM 435

Virology

BIOM 450

Microbial Physiology

Total Hours

6-8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Required Courses Outside of the Major

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics and Psychology

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

M 162

Applied Calculus

4

or M 171

Calculus I

PSYX 100S

Intro to Psychology

3

STAT 216

Introduction to Statistics

4

Total Hours

11

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Chemistry

Notes:

  • Students who begin in the advanced chemistry sequence may substitute those courses for introductory sequence courses at the discretion of the major advisor.

  • If students plan to apply to a graduate or professional school such as medical or dental, they should plan to complete the advanced chemistry sequence. If they plan to pursue nursing or a graduate program in physical therapy, the introductory chemistry sequence is most likely sufficient. The advanced chemistry option is more flexible, and keeps more options open for future careers. Check the requirements of your intended professional program to help determine which sequence is most appropriate.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete a sequence of general and organic chemistry:

10-20

Introductory Chemistry (10 credits):

CHMY 121N

Introduction to General Chemistry

CHMY 123
& CHMY 124

Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab

Advanced Chemistry (20 credits):

CHMY 141N
& CHMY 142N

College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab

CHMY 143N
& CHMY 144N

College Chemistry II
and College Chemistry II Lab

CHMY 221
& CHMY 222

Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab

CHMY 223
& CHMY 224

Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab

Total Hours

10-20

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physics

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following Physics sequences:

10

Algebra- and Trigonometry-based Physics:

PHSX 205N
& PHSX 206N

College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory

PHSX 207N
& PHSX 208N

College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory

Calculus-based Physics:

PHSX 215N
& PHSX 216N

Fund of Physics w/Calc I
and Physics Laboratory I w/Calc

PHSX 217N
& PHSX 218N

Fund of Physics w/Calc II
and Physics Laboratory II w/Calc (require M 171 and M 172)

Total Hours

10

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advanced College Writing Requirement

Rule: To complete the Advanced College Writing Requirement, Biology students take 2 or 3 partial writing courses (either three 1/3 writing courses or one 1/3 writing course and one 2/3 writing course) or one complete writing course. The Human Biological Sciences concentration does not require a specific advanced writing course.

1/3 Advanced Writing Courses

Code

Title

Hours

BCH 482

Advanced Biochemistry II

3

BIOB 410

Immunology

3

BIOB 425

Adv Cell & Molecular Biology

3

BIOB 483

Phylogenics and Evolution

3

BIOE 403

Comparative Vert Anatomy

4

BIOE 409

Behavior & Evolution Discussion

1

BIOE 428

Freshwater Ecology

5

BIOL 484

Plant Evolution

3

BIOM 402

Medical Bacteriology& Mycology

3

BIOO 320

General Botany

5

BIOO 434

Plant Physiology Lab

1

BIOO 470

Ornithology

4

BIOO 475

Mammalogy

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

2/3 Advanced Writing Courses

Code

Title

Hours

BCH 486

Biochemistry Research Lab

3

BCH 499

Senior Thesis/Capstone

3-6

BIOB 411

Immunology Laboratory

2

BIOB 499

Undergraduate Thesis

3-6

BIOE 342

Field Ecology

5

BIOE 371

Gen Ecology Lab (equiv to 271)

2

BIOM 411

Exprmntl Microbial Genetcs Lab

1

BIOM 499

Undergraduate Thesis

3-6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Complete Upper-Division Writing Course

Code

Title

Hours

BIOH 462

Principles Medical Physiology

3

BIOM 420

Host-Microbe Interactions

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-