Biology Major with Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry Option, Bachelor of Science (BS)

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This curriculum is recommended for students planning a career in medicine or dentistry. The schedule of classes is designed to prepare students for the aptitude examination (mcat, dat) which is taken during a student’s junior or early senior year. Students interested in other health care professions (e.g., physical therapy, physician’s assistant) need to see a department advisor to plan a curriculum.

Required Biology Courses
BIOL 171BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 172BIOLOGY II5
BIOL 173BIOLOGY III5
BIOL 270BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION3
BIOL 310FUNDAMENTALS OF GENETICS5
BIOL 490SENIOR CAPSTONE5
Choose one of the following5
MICROBIOLOGY
BOTANY
INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
Choose one of the following5
CELL BIOLOGY
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Choose one of the following4-5
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY III
PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY
Required supporting courses
BIOL 380DATA ANALYSIS FOR BIOLOGISTS5
or MATH 161 CALCULUS I
or MATH 380 ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
BIOL 471PRE-MEDICAL, DENTAL, VETERINARY AND PHARMACY PREPARATION1
CHEM 151GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 152GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 153GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 351ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 352ORGANIC CHEMISTRY4
CHEM 353ORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM 372ORGANIC CHEM LABORATORY I3
CHEM 471PRE-MEDICAL, DENTAL, VETERINARY AND PHARMACY PREPARATION1
CHEM 480BIOCHEMISTRY5
CHEM 481INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM5
PHYS 131INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I4
PHYS 132INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS II4
PHYS 133INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS III4
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 162HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY1
PHYS 163INSTRUMENTATION LAB I1
Electives–choose two additional courses9-10
MICROBIOLOGY
VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY III
FIELD BOTANY
EPIDEMIOLOGY
MEDICAL BACTERIOLOGY
EVOLUTION
IMMUNOLOGY
VIROLOGY
BIOLOGY OF CANCER
CELL BIOLOGY
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
ECOLOGY
HEMATOLOGY
NEUROBIOLOGY
MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY
EMBRYOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION
Total Credits112-114

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate knowledge of evolution, diversity of life, and form and function of living organisms;
  • interpret observations through the creation, testing, analysis of hypotheses;
  • design laboratory or field experiments;
  • inspect data and apply basic statistics to their analysis and communication.
  • Write reports and prepare and deliver oral reports that:
  • demonstrate ability to use scientific journals, periodicals, and electronic media to access current biological information;
  • demonstrate ability to evaluate journal articles from the primary literature.