2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 16, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

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Human Biology (B.S.)



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Program Coordinator/Contact

Volker Brözel, Department Head
Department of Biology and Microbiology
Alfred Dairy Science Hall 228
605-688-6141

Program Information

The curriculum in the Human Biology major is designed for students planning to apply to health-related professional programs (e.g. chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, optometry, occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician assistant.)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Human Biology major, students will:

  • demonstrate understanding and application of evolution; biological structure and function; biological and biochemical pathways and transformations of energy and matter; biological systems; and biology, biochemical, physiological and structural aspects of the human body.
  • apply the process of science.
  • demonstrate understanding of and application of quantitative reasoning; information flow, exchange, and storage; relationship between science and society.
  • tap into the interdisciplinary nature of science.
  • communicate and collaborate with other disciplines.

Academic Requirements

A grade of C or higher is required for all major requirements including the BIOL, MICR, CHEM 112, CHEM 114, CHEM 326, CHEM 328, CHEM 464, PHYS 111, PHYS 113, MATH 125, and STAT 281.

Course Delivery Format

Program coursework is on-campus, in classroom and laboratories, as well as field-based settings. Additional coursework is available at off-campus attendance centers.  Limited coursework is available online.

Requirements for Human Biology Major: 120 Credits


Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences

System General Education Requirements


Department of Biology and Microbiology Requirements


  • 25 semester credits must be upper division (300 and above), with the exception that MATH 125 and 225, Calculus II and III, may be counted as five credits toward the total.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 33 credits from the natural sciences. Refer to departments offering the degree for specific course listings.

Electives


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 120


Summary of Program Requirements


Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences

System General Education Requirements 34 Credit Hours
Major Requirements 44-48 Credit Hours
Supporting Coursework 30-31 Credit Hours
Electives** 8-12 Credit Hours

**Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Academic Advising Guide Sheet


The goal of the academic advising guide sheets and sample plans of study is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree. Students are not limited to the course sequence provided for their academic program. Instead, the sample plan of study is one possible path to completing your degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The plans also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.

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