Biohealth / Physiology

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If you are interested in a career in healthcare, consider the biohealth/physiology emphasis. Whether you plan to be a medical doctor or dentist, a physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner, or a physical therapist, chiropractor, or a nurse, or are unsure of a specific biohealth career path, the coursework within this emphasis is designed to prepare you for the next step of your education.

Students pursuing the comprehensive biology major with a biohealth/physiology emphasis must complete all biology core courses, in addition to the requirements listed below.

Biohealth / Physiology Core (12-16 cr)

BIOL 2040 Cell Biology 4 cr
BIOL 3240 Microbiology 4 cr
BIOL 2140 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 cr and
BIOL 2240 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 cr
OR      
BIOL 2340 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 4 cr

If the option of BIOL 2140 and 2240 is chosen, select TWO advanced electives from the list below.  If the option of BIOL 2340 is chosen, select THREE advanced electives from the list below.

Advanced Biohealth Electives (5 - 12 cr)

BIOL 3040 Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates 4 cr
BIOL 3120 Animal Tissue Culture 2 cr
BIOL 3530 Biotechnology 3 cr
BIOL 3620 Immunology 2 cr
BIOL  4040 Molecular Biology 5 cr
BIOL 4130 Mammalian Endocrinology 3 cr
BIOL 4240 Advanced Physiology 4 cr
BIOL 4340 Mammalian Histology 4 cr
BIOL 4440 Human Gross Anatomy 4 cr
BIOL 4520 Biotechnology Seminar 2 cr

Additional Required Supporting Courses (9 cr)

CHEM 3510 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 cr
CHEM 3540 Organic Chemistry Lecture 4 cr
CHEM 4610 General Biochemistry Laboratory 1 cr
CHEM 4630 General Biochemistry Lecture 3 cr

In addition to all of the above, students may select any biology course above 2000-level to fulfill the remaining 3-4 cr of requirements necessary for this emphasis.

Students with particular pre-professional interests within the biology field typically select the biohealth/physiology emphasis.  Some pre-professional programs will require additional coursework.  Review our pre-professional program factsheets for more information on specific pre-professional program course recommendations.

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