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Biology (BS) - Pre-Medical Sciences Option

Administered by Biological and Allied Health Sciences

Effective Fall, 2017

As per PRP3604: All students earning a first baccalaureate degree will take at least 30 of their last 45 credits at Bloomsburg University, no more credits are required than the 30 credits. All first baccalaureate students will take at least 50% of credits required for the Major from a PASSHE university. Bloomsburg University may require up to a maximum of 50% of the Major credits. Program exceptions to the policy are to be approved by the Office of the Chancellor.

The option provides a biology major the opportunity to specialize in pre-medical sciences while obtaining a general background in biology.

A maximum of 3 cr. hour of BIOLOGY.490 may be applied as biology elective credit toward the degree. A maximum of 6 cr. hour from among BIOLOGY.390, BIOLOGY.391, BIOLOGY.490, BIOLOGY.493 and BIOLOGY.494 may be applied as biology elective credit toward the degree.

Major Requirements:

BIOLOGY.114 Concepts in Biology I

BIOLOGY.115 Concepts in Biology II

BIOLOGY.242 Microbiology

BIOLOGY.271 Cell Biology

BIOLOGY.332 Genetics

BIOLOGY.351 Ecology

CHEM.115 Chemistry for the Sciences I

CHEM.116 Chemistry for the Sciences II

CHEM.341 Biochemistry

CHEM.230 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry OR BOTH

CHEM.231 Organic Chemistry I AND

CHEM.232 Organic Chemistry II

BIOLOGY.479 Integrated Physiology Laboratory

And at least one of the following physiology lecture courses (BIOLOGY.478 Microbial Physiology is recommended):

BIOLOGY 472 Animal Cell Physiology

BIOLOGY.474 Human Physiology

BIOLOGY.480 Comparative Animal Physiology

Choose one of the following two sets:

PHYSICS.201 Introductory Physics I and PHYSICS.202 Introductory Physics II

PHYSICS.211 General Physics I and PHYSICS.212 General Physics II

Choose one of the following two sets:

MATH.141 Introduction to Statistics and MATH.123 Essentials of Calculus

MATH.125 Calculus I and MATH.126 Calculus II

Electives (12 semester hours). Choose from:

BIOLOGY 174 Anatomy and Physiology 2

BIOLOGY.212 Vertebrate Zoology

BIOLOGY.233 Human Genetics

BIOLOGY.333 Molecular Biology

BIOLOGY 334 Molecular Biology Lab

BIOLOGY.342 Medical Microbiology

BIOLOGY.343 Immunology

BIOLOGY.361 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

BIOLOGY.364 Vertebrate Histology

BIOLOGY.390 Undergraduate Research in Biology I

BIOLOGY.391 Undergraduate Research in Biology II

BIOLOGY 411 Radiation Biology

BIOLOGY 430 Evolution

BIOLOGY.431 Developmental Biology

BIOLOGY.442 Virology

BIOLOGY 455 Environmental Microbiology

BIOLOGY 460 Population Biology

BIOLOGY.470 Medical Parasitology

BIOLOGY 472 Animal Cell Physiology

BIOLOGY.474 Physiology Human Physiology

BIOLOGY.476 Neurophysiology

BIOLOGY.480 Comparative Animal Physiology

BIOLOGY.490 Internship in Biology and Allied Health Sciences

BIOLOGY.493 Honors Independent Study I

BIOLOGY.494 Honors Independent Study II