Biology B.S. - Foundations for Medical Science (Allied Health or Therapy Disciplines)

This concentration prepares students with a primary career focus in the direction of human or other vertebrate medical disciplines (i.e., dentist, physician, veterinarian), allied health (i.e., medical technology, nursing, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, etc.), and therapy (i.e., occupational, physical, recreational, rehabilitation, respiratory, etc.). This concentration provides broad introductory knowledge in the biological sciences and exposes students to coursework in preparation to a successful health professions career. Upper level coursework is focused on human or other vertebrate disciplines that are instrumental in medicine and allied health or therapy. The variety of coursework also allows students to be successful if they decide to pursue related graduate work or a job after graduation.

 

A Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology and a concentration in Foundations for Medical Science requires the completion of the Elon Core Curriculum as well as the Major Requirements listed below.

Major Requirements:

Required Courses:

BIO 1112INTRODUCTORY CELL BIOLOGY

3 sh

BIO 1113CELL BIOLOGY LABORATORY

1 sh

BIO 1514BIODIVERSITY

4 sh

BIO 2512INTRODUCTORY POPULATION BIOLOGY

3 sh

BIO 2513POPULATION BIOLOGY LABORATORY

1 sh

BIO 2212PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS

3 sh

BIO 2213GENETICS LABORATORY

1 sh

BIO 2970INTRODUCTORY SEMINAR

2 sh

CHM 1110GENERAL CHEMISTRY I with LAB

4 sh

CHM 1120GENERAL CHEMISTRY II with LAB

4 sh

STS 2120STATISTICS IN APPLICATION

4 sh

BIO 4970SENIOR SEMINAR

2 sh

BIO 0070SENIOR COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION

0 sh

Students not placed in STS 212 will need to take STS 110 prior to taking STS 212.

Select one Biological Breadth elective course from the list below: 4sh

BIO 3532THE BIOLOGY OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

4 sh

BIO 3571MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 3572HERPETOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 3642FIELD BIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 3552BOTANY

4 sh

BIO 3612AQUATIC BIOLOGY: THE STUDY OF INLAND WATERS

4 sh

BIO 3632EVOLUTION

4 sh

BIO 3602/ENS 3460WETLANDS ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT

4 sh

BIO 3542DENDROLOGY

4 sh

BIO 3622GENERAL ECOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 4552PLANT PHYSIOLOGY

4 sh

In addition, a required experiential component selected from one of the following:

(a) internship (BIO 481)

(b) research under the direction of BIO faculty member

Choose 8 semester hours from the following: 8 sh

CHM 2110ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I with LAB

4 sh

PHY 2010GENERAL PHYSICS I

4 sh

BIO 2312HUMAN ANATOMY

3 sh

BIO 2313HUMAN ANATOMY LAB

1 sh

BIO 2412HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

3 sh

BIO 2413HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LAB

1 sh

Choose 24 semester hours from the following: 24 sh

BIO 2122GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

4 sh

BIO 2312HUMAN ANATOMY

3 sh

BIO 2313HUMAN ANATOMY LAB

1 sh

BIO 2412HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

3 sh

BIO 2413HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LAB

1 sh

BIO 3412ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 3522DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 3502COMPARATIVE VERTEBRATE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

4 sh

BIO 3510COMPARATIVE AND FUNCTIONAL NEUROBIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 3122MICROBIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 3650TOXICOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 3112HUMAN HISTOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 3230IMMUNOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 3200BIOCHEMICAL BASIS OF DISEASE

4 sh

BIO 3210SURVEY OF BIOCHEMISTRY

4 sh

BIO 3312CLINICAL ANATOMY

4 sh

BIO 3220INTRODUCTION TO CANCER BIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 4110MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 4212TOPICS IN ADVANCED GENETICS

4 sh

BIO 4999RESEARCH

1-4 sh

CHM 2120ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II with LAB

4 sh

CHM 3510BIOCHEMISTRY I

4 sh

PHY 2020GENERAL PHYSICS II

4 sh

  • 4 of the elective semester hours can be any 200-400 level biology elective (ie. a wildcard) that is not being counted elsewhere in the major.
  • Students may count up to 4 hours of BIO 499 towards their electives if the level of biological content covered is deemed equivalent to an elective course (requires chair review)
  • Students may count up to 8 semester hours from non-lab BIO courses at the 300-400 level.
  • Students may count up to 8 semester hours from 200 level BIO elective courses.
  • Students cannot count more than one 200-300 level courses of the same topic toward elective credits. Topics in question are Biochemistry (BIO 329, BIO 328, CHM 351), Anatomy (BIO 263, BIO 343), Microbiology (BIO 253, BIO 321), Physiology (BIO 264, BIO 315).

Total Credit Hours: 68

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