Apr 12, 2024  
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology: Concentration in Pre-Health Professional Preparation, B.S.

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120 Credit Hours

This concentration takes the place of a minor (see Degrees )

Formal admission into this concentration requires that students go through an application and screening process during the spring semester of the sophomore year*. The application and screening process is carried out by the Pre-Health Advisory Committee. The Pre-Health Advisory Committee meets with pre-health students twice a year on the first Friday of each semester at 11 a.m. in MAC 1291. The expectations of pre-health students, including the application and screening process, will be discussed at these meetings. Pre-health students must attend these meetings if they expect to be admitted into this concentration. Students who are not formally accepted into the Concentration in Pre-Health Preparation will not be allowed to graduate with this concentration.

*Junior or senior transfer students must apply during their first semester at PBA. Students who wish to enter this program after the sophomore year must contact the Pre-Health Advisory Committee immediately.

General Education Requirements - 43 Credit Hours

Biology majors with a Concentration in Pre-Health Professional Preparation must meet the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements as set out in  General Education Program , except for the General Education Mathematics and Natural Science requirements. These are met by completing MAT 1863  and BIO 1103 . The additional SAS Natural Science requirements are met by taking BIO 1101  and CHM 1013 /CHM 1011 /CHM 1010 .

Required Mathematics Courses - 6 Credit Hours

Required Zoology Courses - 8 Credit Hours*

*Students should check with the medical program in which they intend to enroll to see which course sequence would be most appropriate. Generally, BIO 3403 /BIO 4223 are recommended for students pursuing M.D., D.O., or D.V.M. degrees; BIO 2283 /BIO 2293  are recommended for those entering P.A., P.T., O.T., R.N., O.D., D.D.S., or related programs.

(select one of the following sequences)

Additional Required Credit Hours - 5-6 Credit Hours

This is to meet the 120-credit-hour requirement and the 42-upper-level requirement. These must all be upper level if BIO 2283 /BIO 2293  are selected as the Required Zoology Courses; otherwise, 1 must be upper level. An additional 3-hour upper level elective must be taken if a student takes BIO 2283 /BIO 2293 .

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