Academic Programs Catalog

College of Natural Science

Interdepartmental Degree Programs

Undergraduate Program
Human Biology

The human biology major, which leads to the Bachelor of Science degree, is designed for persons who want a broad background in fields that comprise biological sciences and who want to understand the interrelationships among such fields.  This program is for persons who plan to pursue careers in the health care professions and for students who are interested in the biological sciences, but are not interested in a teaching option.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Biology

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Human Biology major is met by completing NSC 495.  That course is referenced in item 3. a. below.

    Students who are enrolled in the College of Natural Science may complete the alternative track to Integrative Studies in Biological and Physical Sciences that is described in item 1. under the heading Graduation Requirements in the College statement.  Certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be used to satisfy the alternative track.
  2. The requirements of the College of Natural Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.

    The credits earned in certain courses referenced in requirement 3. below may be counted toward College requirements as appropriate.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. One of the following groups of courses (9 or 10 credits):
    (1) BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    BS 162 Organismal and Population Biology 3
    BS 171 Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
    BS 172 Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
    (2) BS 181H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    BS 182H Honors Organismal and Population Biology 3
    BS 191H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
    BS 192H Honors Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
    (3) LB 144 Biology I: Organismal Biology 4
    LB 145 Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology 5
    (4) LB 181H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    LB 182H Honors Organismal and Population Biology 3
    LB 191H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
    LB 192H Honors Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
    b. All of the following courses (14 credits):
    CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3
    CEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3
    CEM 255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
    IBIO 341 Fundamental Genetics 4
    NSC 495 Capstone in Human Biology (W) 2
    c. One of the following, either (1) or (2) (4 or 8 credits): 4
    (1) PSL 310 Physiology for Pre-Health Professionals 4
    (2) PSL 431 Human Physiology I 4
    PSL 432 Human Physiology II
    d. One of the following, either (1) or (2) (4 or 6 credits):
    (1) BMB 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry 4
    (2) BMB 461 Advanced Biochemistry I 3
    BMB 462 Advanced Biochemistry II 3
    e. One of the following groups of courses (9 to 12 credits):
    (1) CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
    CEM 142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
    (2) CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
    CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3
    CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
    (3) CEM 181H Honors Chemistry I 4
    CEM 182H Honors Chemistry II 4
    CEM 185H Honors Chemistry Laboratory I 2
    (4) LB 171 Principles of Chemistry I 4
    LB 172 Principles of ChemistryII 3
    LB 171L Introductory Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    LB 172L Principles of Chemistry II - Reactivity Laboratory 1
    f. One course from each of the following groups (6 to 8 credits):
    (1) MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
    MTH 132 Calculus I 3
    MTH 152H Honors Calculus I 4
    LB 118 Calculus I 4
    (2) MTH 126 Survey of Calculus II 3
    MTH 133 Calculus II 4
    MTH 153H Honors Calculus II 4
    LB 119 Calculus II 4
    STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
    STT 231 Statistics for Scientists 3
    STT 351 Probability and Statistics for Engineering 3
    STT 421 Statistics I 3
    g. One of the following groups of courses (8 or 10 credits):
    (1) PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
    PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
    PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, I 1
    PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, II 1
    (2) PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, I 1
    PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, II 1
    PHY 193H Honors Physics I–Mechanics 4
    PHY 294H Honors Physics II–Electromagnetism 4
    (3) PHY 231 Introductory Physics I 3
    PHY 232 Introductory Physics II 3
    PHY 251 Introductory Physics Laboratory I 1
    PHY 252 Introductory Physics Laboratory II 1
    (4) PHY 241 Physics for Cellular and Molecular Biologists I 4
    PHY 242 Physics for Cellular and Molecular Biologists II 4
    PHY 251 Introductory Physics Laboratory I 1
    PHY 252 Introductory Physics Laboratory II 1
    (5) LB 273 Physics I 4
    LB 274 Physics II 4
    h. One of the following courses (3 credits):
    BLD 434 Clinical Immunology 3
    MMG 409 Eukaryotic Cell Biology 3
    MMG 413 Virology 3
    MMG 451 Immunology 3
    i. At least 12 credits from the following courses:
    ANP 441 Osteology and Forensic Anthropology 4
    BLD 204 Mechanisms of Disease 3
    BLD 324 Hematology and Hemostatis 3
    BLD 416 Clinical Chemistry 4
    BLD 434 Clinical Immunology 3
    IBIO 408 Histology 4
    IBIO 425 Cells and Development (W) 4
    IBIO 450 Cancer Biology (W) 3
    IBIO 483 Environmental Physiology (W) 4
    EPI 390 Disease in Society: Introduction to Epidemiology and Public Health 4
    KIN 310 Physiology Bases of Physical Activity 3
    KIN 330 Biomechanics of Physical Activity 3
    MMG 301 Introductory Microbiology 3
    MMG 302 Introductory Laboratory for General and Allied Health Microbiology 1
    MMG 404 Human Genetics 3
    MMG 409 Eukaryotic Cell Biology 3
    MMG 413 Virology 3
    MMG 431 Microbial Genetics 3
    MMG 451 Immunology 3
    MMG 461 Molecular Pathogenesis 3
    MMG 463 Medical Microbiology 3
    NEU 300 Neurobiology 3
    NSC 496 Directed Study in Human Biology 1 to 3
    NSC 497 Internship in Human Biology 1 to 3
    NSC 498 Research in Human Biology 1 to 3
    PHM 350 Introductory Human Pharmacology 3
    PHM 431 Pharmacology of Drug Addiction 3
    PHM 450 Introduction to Chemical Toxicology 3
    With the approval of the director of the human biology major, credits in research or independent study courses may be used to satisfy this requirement.
    Courses used to fulfill requirement 3. h. may not be used to fulfill requirement 3. i.
    j. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    ANTR 350 Human Gross Anatomy for Pre-Health Professionals 3
    IBIO 320 Developmental Biology 4
    IBIO 328 Comparative Anatomy and Biology of  Vertebrates 4