CAS Core Requirements Credits
Total 42–46
Program Required Courses Credits
BIO 105/105L - Biology I: Ecology/Evolution (included in core requirements) 4
BIO 106/106L - Biology II: Cellular/Molecular 4
BIO 214/214L - Genetics 4
BIO 245/245L - Gen Prin of Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology I 4
BIO 232/232L - Microbiology 4
BIO 345/345L - Gen Prin of Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology II 5
BIO 370 - Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BIO 400 or higher capstone course (not satisfied by Internship/Research/Speaker Series) 3–4
Total 31-32
Program Required Science and Mathematics Courses Credits
CHE 110/110L - General Chemistry I or CHE 150/150L - University General Chemistry I 4
CHE 111/111L - General Chemistry II or CHE 151/151L - University General Chemistry II 4
CHE 210/210L/210S or 210G/210LG/210SG - Organic Chemistry I or CHE 250/250L/250S - University Organic Chemistry I 5
CHE 310/310L - Fundamentals of Biochemistry 4–5
MAT 150 - Statistics for Life Sciences 3
MAT 190 - Calculus I 4
PHY 110 - Physics I or PHY 210 - University Physics I 4
PHY 111 - Physics II or PHY 211 - University Physics II 4
Open Elective Courses (as needed to reach 120 credits) Variable
Total 32-33
Minimum Required Total Credits 120

Additional Guidelines

BIO 410, and BIO 495 research and internship courses do not meet 200- and 400-level course requirements.

Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee

The Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee (PHPAC) consists of professional staff and faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences. The major function of this committee is to draft letters of evaluation for students applying to health professions programs such as Medical, Dental, and Veterinary schools. Interested students should view our web page for information regarding the protocol for obtaining a PHPAC letter of evaluation.

Graduation Requirements

A minimum grade of C- must be achieved in all science and mathematics courses used toward graduation in any of the programs in the School of Biological Sciences. A 2.00 cumulative average in sciences is a requirement for graduation in any of the programs in the School of Biological Sciences.

Students in this major can participate in the pre-health graduate school preparation tracks.

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