Heike Bücking, Department Head
Department of Biology and Microbiology
Alfred Dairy Science Hall 228
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. (Cross-curricular Skill: Information Literacy)
- 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. (Cross-curricular Skill: Integrative Learning)
- Communicate and collaborate with other disciplines. (Cross-curricular Skill: Teamwork)
A grade of C or higher is required for all major requirements including BIOL, MICR, CHEM 112, CHEM 114, CHEM 326, CHEM 328, CHEM 464, PHYS, MATH, 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.