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2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Biology Program (BA)


The Bachelor of Arts Program in Human Biology is designed to provide students with a background in human-related biology courses as the focus of a broad and liberal education and in preparation for entrance into a variety of professional programs for healthcare providers. Specific tracks are tailored to serve students interested in careers as a physical therapist, physician assistant, physician or dentist. Students also should consult websites of programs to which they might apply for specific requirements beyond those listed in the tracks below.

Requirements.

  1. Biology.  Thirty-two (minimum) to 40 (maximum) credits in biology, with at least 18 at the 300 level or above, to include:
    1.  Biology core courses, each with a grade of C- (1.7) or better.  BIO 111 , BIO 113 BIO 167 , BIO 168 , BIO 326 .
    2.  Biology writing courses, each with a grade of C (2.0) or better.  BIO 432 , BIO 477  (capstone)
  2. Oral communication, with a grade of C (2.0) or better.  COM 210  or COM 338 .   
  3. Healthcare delivery to diverse cultures.  HCR 362 .
  4. Mathematics.  MTH 111  or equivalent proficiency by examination.
  5. Ethics, each with a grade of C (2.0) or better.  PHL 101  or PHL 168 ; PHL 338  or PHL 344 .
  6. General psychology.  PSY 100 .
  7. Statistics.  BIO 301  (recommended) or PSY 322  or SOC 215 .
  8. Completion of one of the following concentrations:

    Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration
    1.  BIO 433  or BIO 445 , either BIO 405 BIO 406  or BIO 135 .
    2.  CHM 150 , CHM 151 CHM 252 , CHM 253 , or CHM 220 , CHM 350 .
    3.  NSC 209 .
    4.  PSY 313  (recommended) or PSY 315 .

    Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration
    1.  CHM 150 , CHM 151 CHM 252 , CHM 253 .
    2.  MTH 120  or equivalent proficiency by examination.
    3.  MTP 320  or MTP 321 .
    4.  PHY 143  or PHY 243 PHY 145  or PHY 245 .
    5.  PSY 313 .
    6.  PTP 201 , PTP 413 .
    7.  Electives, chosen with an advisor, may include but are not limited to, these recommended courses:  BIO 447 , HCR 300 .

    Pre-Medical Concentration
    1.  BIO 328 , BIO 405 BIO 406 .
    2.  CHM 260 , CHM 261 , CHM 262 , CHM 263  or CHM 265 , CHM 330 , CHM 331 , CHM 332 , CHM 333 ; CHM 350 , or CHM 450 , CHM 452 .
    3.  MTH 120  or equivalent proficiency by examination.
    4.  PHY 143  or PHY 243 PHY 145  or PHY 245 .
    5.  PSY 309  (recommended) or PSY 316 PSY 315 .
    6.  Electives, chosen with an advisor, may include but are not limited to, these recommended courses:  BIO 418 , BIO 419 ; BIO 425 , BIO 433 , BIO 445 HCR 300 PHS 315 .

    Pre-Dental Concentration
    1.  BIO 328 , BIO 405 BIO 406 .
    2.  CHM 260 , CHM 261 , CHM 262 , CHM 263  or CHM 265 , CHM 330 , CHM 331 , CHM 332 , CHM 333 ; CHM 350 , or CHM 450 , CHM 452 .
    3.  MTH 120  or equivalent proficiency by examination.
    4.  PHY 143  or PHY 243 PHY 145  or PHY 245 .
    5.  PSY 313  or PSY 315 .
    6.  Electives, chosen with an advisor, may include but are not limited to, these recommended courses:  BIO 418 , BIO 419 ; BIO 425 , BIO 433 , BIO 445 HCR 300 PHS 315 
      
  9. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Arts  degree, including:
    1.  General Education requirements .
    2.  BA distribution requirements, which include completion of the second semester of a foreign language or successful transfer of the second semester of a foreign language.
    3.  Completion of a minimum of 120 credits.
    4.  At least 33 credits in upper-division courses (numbered 300 or above).
    5.  A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better in biology and at UM-Flint overall.