2023-24 University Catalog 
    
    Apr 24, 2024  
2023-24 University Catalog

Biology-Health Sciences, BS


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Degree Requirements

The minimum graduation requirement is 181 credit hours of prescribed coursework. Students must meet the general education requirements, as stated elsewhere in this catalog, and satisfactorily complete the courses listed in this curriculum to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology-Health Sciences. Biology-Health Sciences students must complete every science course with a minimum grade of “C” and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in lower division science courses to advance to upper-division science courses in the major.

Because the prerequisite requirements and recommended courses for entry into health professions and graduate schools differ, some upper-division courses may be substituted for others, with approval of your academic advisor.

Curriculum


This map shows required courses for the degree and recommended terms to take each course (the term sequence is subject to change depending on transfer courses, AP/IB/CLEP credit, and course availability)

 

Degree Required courses and recommended terms during which they should be taken:

Freshman Year


Fall


Winter


Spring


Sophomore Year


Fall


Winter


Spring


Junior Year


Senior Year


Fall


  • Credit Hours: 4
  • Health Biology Elective Credit Hours: 3 (upper-division) c
  • Social Science Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3 e
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3 e

Winter


Spring


  • Health Biology Elective Credit Hours: 3 (upper-division) c
  • Health Biology Elective Credit Hours: 4 (upper-division) c
  • Health Biology Elective Credit Hours: 4 (upper-division) c
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3 e

Health Biology Electives (lower-division):


Total for a B.S. in Biology-Health Sciences: 181 Credit Hours


a MATH 361  may be replaced by STAT 243Z  
b Minimum of 2 credits of lower-division health biology elective must be completed, chosen from the lower-division list above. Alternately, an additional elective from the upper-division list may be taken, in which case a total of at least 23 credits of upper-division health biology electives are required
c Minimum of 21 credits of upper-division health biology electives must be completed, chosen from the upper-division list above
d PHY 221 , PHY 222 , PHY 223 , may be replaced by PHY 201 , PHY 202 , PHY 203  with advisor consent
e Advisor approval of all elective choices is required. Additional courses from the health biology lists above, and/or suitable courses from BUS, COM, ENV, MATH, PSY, or SOC are recommended

f SPE 321  may be replaced by COM 205  or COM 218Z  

g WRI 327  may be replaced by WRI 345  or WRI 410  

When choosing electives or substituting courses, students are responsible for completing a minimum of 60 credits of upper-division work before a degree will be awarded. Upper-division work is defined as 300 and 400 level classes at a bachelor’s degree granting institution.

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