Biological Sciences: Health Sciences

The program offers innovative and creative possibilities for undergraduates who wish to pursue a specialized study of health care, or a career in the health professions.

Classification: Major
Degree: Bachelor of Science

Students in the major will hear from guest speakers representing different medical fields and visit nearby hospitals and medical centers—and in the process, learn a lot about various career options and how health professionals in different fields work together. Numerous undergraduate research, internship, and other hands-on opportunities will help students gain real-world career experience in the health care industry and build their professional network.

The number of courses required for the major is 17 (59-65 semester hours).

Required Courses

All of the following (44-46 sem. hrs.)

  • HS 100 Introduction to Health Sciences (3 sem. hrs.)
  • HS 290/390 Internship in Health Sciences (2-4 sem. hrs.)
  • HS 401 Senior Seminar in Health Sciences (4 sem. hrs.)
  • BIOL 130L Biology of Organisms (4 sem. hrs.)
  • BIOL 201L Cellular and Molecular Biology (4 sem. hrs.)
  • BIOL 214L Anatomy and Physiology I (4 sem. hrs.)
  • BIOL 310L Microbiology (4 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 107L General Chemistry (4 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 108L Chemical Analysis (4 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 213L Organic Chemistry I (4 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 214L Organic Chemistry II (4 sem. hrs.)
  • PSY 101 General Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)

One of following (3 sem. hrs.)

  • ANTH 161 Introduction to Anthropology (3 sem. hrs.)
  • SOC 151 Principles of Sociology (3 sem. hrs.)

One of following (3-4 sem. hrs.)

  • MATH 111 Calculus I: Introduction to Calculus I (4 sem. hrs.)
  • MATH 112 Calculus II: Introduction to Calculus II (4 sem. hrs.)
  • MATH 151 Elementary Statistics (3 sem. hrs.)

Three of the following, from at least two different disciplines (9-12 sem. hrs.)

  • ANTH 211 Medical Anthropology (3 sem. hrs.)
  • BIOL 304L Vertebrate Zoology (4 sem. hrs.)
  • BIOL 324L Animal Behavior (4 sem. hrs.)
  • BIOL 330L Anatomy and Physiology II (4 sem. hrs.)
  • BIOL 331L Developmental Biology (3 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 303 Medicinal Chemistry (3 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 323L Biochemistry (4 sem. hrs.)
  • CHEM 326 Biochemical Pathways (3 sem. hrs.)
  • HS/WTQS 200 Gender, Sexuality and Health (3 sem. hrs.)
  • PHYS 111L Fundamentals of Physics I ( 4 sem. hrs.)
  • PHYS 212L Fundamentals of Physics II ( 4 sem. hrs.)
  • PSY 206 Health Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
  • PSY 227 Abnormal Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
  • PSY 242 Addiction (3 sem. hrs.)
  • PSY 301 Child Clinical Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
  • PSY 342 Biological Bases of Psychology (3 sem. hrs.)
  • PSY 343 Neuropsychology (3 sem. hrs.)

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