2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

This concentration is appropriate for pre-professional students in pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary medicine, pre-optometry and physical therapy. It provides a foundation for introductory positions of employment in such fields as biomedical research, food and drug manufacturing, nutrition and sports physiology. It can also serve as a basis for graduate studies in developmental biology, physiological ecology, embryology and molecular biology.

A 2.00 grade point average is required for all biology courses taken in the department. Exceptions must be requested via petition to the department’s academic programs committee.

For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Biology department page.

For related information from the bureau of labor statistics, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/home.htm

Total Credits Required 120
General Education
30-40
Biology Core 24
Other Required Courses 19-20
See Biology Major for complete list of required courses.

Physiology Concentration 32-34
Core Courses for Physiology Concentration 24-26
BI 221 Comparative Anatomy or 4
     BI 207 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4 cr.)  
BI 327 Animal Physiology or 4
     BI 208 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4 cr.)  
BI 406 Advanced Cell Biology or 4
     BI 431 Plant Physiology (4 cr.)  
CH 450 Biochemistry I 4
Any Chemistry Course 200 Level or Above 4
PH 202 College Physics II [SCII] or 5
     PH 221 Introductory Physics II (5 cr.) [SCII]  
Electives for Physiology Concentration 8
Choose eight credits from the following: 8
BI 203 Medical Microbiology (3 - 5 cr.)  
BI 207 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 (4 cr.)  
BI 208 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 (4 cr.)  
BI 221 Comparative Anatomy (4 cr.)  
BI 288 Research in Biology (1 - 4 cr.)  
BI 303 General Microbiology (5 cr.)  
BI 321 Embryology (4 cr.)  
BI 327 Animal Physiology (4 cr.)  
BI 404 Virology (3 cr.)  
BI 405 Immunology (3 cr.)  
BI 406 Advanced Cell Biology (4 cr.)  
BI 412 Biostatistics (4 cr.)  
BI 413 Biochemistry of Development (4 cr.)  
BI 417 Comparative Vertebrate Neuroanatomy (4 cr.)  
BI 418 Molecular Biology (4 cr.)  
BI 419 Biology of Cancer (4 cr.)  
BI 420 Neuroscience (4 cr.)  
BI 423 Parasitology (3 cr.)  
BI 425 Endocrinology (4 cr.)  
BI 426 Human Histology (4 cr.)  
BI 427 Ecological Animal Physiology (4 cr.)  
BI 431 Plant Physiology (4 cr.)  
BI 446 Genomics (4 cr.)  
BI 488 Advanced Research in Biology (1 - 4 cr.)  

This major does not require a minor.