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Pre-medical and Pre-professional Concentration

The Pre-medical and Pre-professional concentration is for students who plan to pursue opportunities in dentistry, medicine, optometry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant, and other health related careers.

I. Foundational Courses (9 hrs)

  • BIOL 3131 Physiology
  • BIOL 3133 Evolution and Ecology
  • BIOL 3134 Cell and Molecular Biology

II. Elective Courses (choose 7-8 hrs)

  • BIOL 3520 Medical Microbiology
  • BIOL 4230 Introduction to Immunology
  • BIOL 4240 Biology of Microorganisms
  • BIOL 4450 Human Embryology
  • BIOL 4470 Sea Turtle Biology
  • BIOL 4535 Vertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 4550 Biology of Marine Organisms
  • BIOL 4635 Biological Basis of Animal Behavior
  • BIOL 5247 Endocrinology
  • BIOL 5110 Sensory Physiology
  • BIOL 5120 Reproductive Biology
  • BIOL 5131 Cell Biology
  • BIOL 5132 Molecular Genetics
  • BIOL 5141 Forensic Biology
  • BIOL 5142 Human Genetics
  • BIOL 5150 Cancer Biology
  • BIOL 5200 Mammalian Physiology
  • BIOL 5230 Comparative Animal Physiology
  • BIOL 5239 Neurobiology
  • BIOL 5240 Histology
  • BIOL 5241 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIOL 5242 Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 5243 Toxicology
  • BIOL 5246 Human Pathophysiology
  • BIOL 5248 Immunology
  • BIOL 5333 Emerging Diseases
  • BIOL 5341 Parasitology
  • BIOL 5343 Medical-Veterinary Entomology
  • BIOL 5431 Virology
  • BIOL 5441 Mycology
  • BIOL 5448 Mammalogy

III. Immersive Experience (minimum 3 hrs)

  • BIOL 3890 Directed Undergraduate Research
  • BIOL 4730 Internship in Biology
  • BIOL 4890 Research
  • BIOL 4895 Honors Research
  • BIOL 4999 Honors Thesis
  • BIOL 4xxx or 5xxx Contract Course approved by the Instructor and Department Chair
  • BIOL 4xxx or 5xxx Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience Course (qualifying list posted on website)
  • Study Abroad Course at the BIOL 3000, 4000 or 5000 level approved by the Department Chair

IV. Additional Requirements

  • At least 1 course in areas II or III must have a  lab component
  • An elective course can only count in section II or section III
  • Capstone courses are capped at 7 credit hours for the BS Biology degree
  • Students are limited to declaring 1 emphasis

Personalize your Biology Degree today!

Last updated: 4/6/2022