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Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Science Majors


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The Health Sciences Major provides a foundation for professional study in several health related fields such as nursing, physical therapy, physician’s assistant, and pharmacy among others. The Biology Major provides a foundation for professional and graduate study in the biological sciences. The Pre-Medical Profession Major provides a foundation for professional or graduate study in medicine, osteopathic, chiropractic, podiatric, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, and other graduate programs in the allied health fields. Students may major in Health Sciences, Biology, or Pre-Medical Profession to earn the Bachelor of Science degree. There can be no double major within the Biological Science Majors, i.e., you may not declare a double major with Health Sciences and Biology or with Biology and Pre-Medical Profession or with Health Sciences and Pre-Medical Profession.

In addition to natural science studies, the program includes the broad cultural background in the arts, humanities, and social sciences that prepare graduates to become informed citizens. A Christian perspective on bioethics and evolution adds an important dimension to the program.

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in one of these majors will have a solid, broad-based background in the biological sciences. They will know how to apply the scientific method to research and be familiar with the use of biological instruments and techniques. Additionally, students will comprehend essential facts and principles of biology and effectively communicate using scientific notation and terminology. The major prepares students to articulate and defend a Christian perspective on ethical and controversial issues in science and recognize the importance of these skills in Christian service.

General Education Requirements (54 credit hours)


 All biological science majors require the following 54 credit hours.

Communication (12 credit hours)


Take each of the following four courses:

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)


Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)


Fine Arts (3 credit hours)


Choose one course from the following:

Mathematics (3 credit hours)


Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)


* Please see the First- Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Health Sciences Major (45 credit hours)


The Health Sciences Major provides a foundation for professional study in several health related fields such as nursing, physical therapy, physician’s assistant, and pharmacy among others.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (54 credit hours) 
Health Sciences Core (45 credit hours)
Electives (21 credit hours)

Biology Major (46 credit hours)


Students interested in the biological sciences who desire to pursue professional or graduate work in those disciplines need a broad background in biology. This degree prepares students for work within the biological sciences at the bachelor’s level.  It also fulfills the requirements of most graduate programs leading to a master’s degree or doctorate.

The Bachelor of Science in Biology requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (54 credit hours)
Biology Core (46 credit hours)
Electives (20 credit hours)

Pre-Medical Profession Major (73 credit hours)


The Pre-Medical Profession Major provides a foundation for advanced study in medicine, osteopathic, chiropractic, podiatric, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, and other professional or graduate programs in the allied health sciences.

The Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medical Profession requires completion of the following 127 credits:
General Education Core (54 credit hours)
Pre-Medical Profession Core (73 credit hours)

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