Biology — Pre-Dental, Pre-Medical, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physician's Assistant, and Pre-Veterinary (B.S.)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of discipline- specific content related to macro- principles describing the 3 domains of biology and the molecular nature of life.
  2. Students will use critical thinking by demonstrating the ability to recognize the components of a problem, formulate a strategy to solve the problem, apply comprehensive scientific knowledge to execute a solution and then evaluate the effectiveness of the solution.
  3. Students will demonstrate communication skills reflective of professional standards consistent biology-related associations (i.e. FASEB).
  4. Students will demonstrate discipline- specific core laboratory and calculation- based skills related to the characterization and classification of life forms, their components and habitats and in the molecular analysis of living species.
  5. Students will demonstrate readiness for post-baccalaureate entry into a workforce or acceptance into graduate or professional programs in Biology and/or health professions.
  6. Students will demonstrate global perspective in their understanding of how biological factors affect economics, health, technology and the environment.



BIO 101T1:Principles of Biology I3
BIO 101LPrinciples of Biology I: Lab1
BIO 102Principles of Biology II3
BIO 102LPrinciples of Biology II: Lab1
BIO 206Microbiology3
BIO 206LMicrobiology: Lab1
BIO 209Anatomy/Physiology I3
BIO 209LAnatomy/Physiology I: Lab1
BIO 210Anatomy/Physiology II3
BIO 210LAnatomy/Physiology II: Lab1
BIO 390Biology Internship1-3
Biology Electives
BIO Upper-Division Electives (300-level or higher) 2credits maximum of BIO 411/412 - BIO 390 counts12
CHEM 101T1: Principles of Chemistry I3
CHEM 101LPrinciples of Chemistry I: Lab1
CHEM 102Principles of Chemistry II3
CHEM 102LPrinciples of Chemistry II:Lab1
CHEM 201Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 201LOrganic Chemistry I: Lab1
CHEM 202Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 202LOrganic Chemistry II: Lab1
PHYS 101Principles of Physics I3
PHYS 101LPrinciples of Physics I: Lab1
PHYS 102Principles of Physics II3
PHYS 102LPrinciples of Physics II: Lab1
Select one of the following:5-6
Elementary Functions I
and Elementary Functions II *
Calculus I *
Total Hours62-65

*Math and Science requirements in major also fulfill core requirements.

All courses required in the major must be completed with a "C-" or better in order to satisfy the major. If a student places into MATH 156, then they only need to complete MATH 156 to fulfill the math requirement. If a student places into MATH 207, then they have completed the Math requirement for this major. If  MATH 221 is required, it must still be taken.  Incoming students need to place into MATH 104 in order to enroll in BIO 101 and MATH 155 to enroll in CHEM 101.