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Education Requirements

BA General Education Requirements (42)

The following are exceptions to the General Education requirements.

  • MTH 124 Pre-Calculus (3)
  • Natural Science requirements are met through major.

Biology Core Requirements (29 — 31)

  • BIO 211* General Biology I (4)
  • BIO 212* General Biology II (4)
  • BIO 288 Biology Seminar (1)
  • BIO 315 Genetics (4)
  • BIO 488 Biology Seminar (1)
  • Choose One:
    • BIO 492/BIO 493/BIO 494 Thesis Prep, Thesis I, and Thesis II (1, 2, 2)
    • BIO 496 Biology Practicum (3)
  • CHM 211 Inorganic Chemistry I (4)
  • CHM 212 Inorganic Chemistry II (4)
  • CHM 344 Organic Chemistry I (4)

* May be waived with successful completion of the biology entrance exam at the students request and approval of the Department Chair.


Enrichment Requirements:
Biology majors must complete one area of enrichment.


General Biology

  • General Biology (24)
  • BIO 426 Evolution (3)
  • MTH 231 Research and Statistical Techniques (3)
  • Choose 18 additional hours from the following:
    • BIO 284 Microbiology (3)
    • BIO 321 Developmental Biology (3)
    • BIO 325 Immunology (3)
    • BIO 364 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
    • BIO 365 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
    • BIO 370 Field Biology (3)
    • BIO 457 Molecular Biology (3)
    • BIO 411 Ecology (3)
    • CHM 345 Organic Chemistry II (4)
    • CHM 414 Biochemistry I (4)
    • CHM 415 Biochemistry II (4)
    • PHY 211 General Physics I (4)
    • PHY 212 General Physics II (4)

Molecular Biology

  • Molecular Biology (24)
  • BIO 457 Molecular Biology (3)
  • CHM 414 Biochemistry I (4)
  • CHM 415 Biochemistry II (4)
  • MTH 231 Research and Statistical Techniques (3)
  • Choose 10 additional hours from the following:
    • BIO 321 Developmental Biology (3)
    • BIO 325 Immunology (3)
    • BIO 426 Evolution (3)
    • CHM 345 Organic Chemistry II (4)
    • CHM 441 Physical Chemistry (3)
    • MTH 211 Calculus I (4)
    • MTH 212 Calculus II (4)
    • PHY 211 General Physics I (4)
    • PHY 212 General Physics II (4)

Pre-Medical Studies

  • Pre-Medical Studies (26)
  • CHM 414 Biochemistry I (4)
  • MTH 211 Calculus I (4)
  • MTH 231 Research and Statistical Techniques (3)
  • PHY 211 General Physics I (4)
  • PHY 212 General Physics II (4)
  • Choose 7 additional hours from the following:
    • BIO 284 Microbiology (3)
    • BIO 321 Developmental Biology (3)
    • BIO 325 Immunology (3)
    • BIO 364 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
    • BIO 365 Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
    • CHM 345 Organic Chemistry II (4)
    • CHM 415 Biochemistry II (4)
    • MTH 212 Calculus II (4)

Pre-Occupational Therapy

  • Pre-Occupational Therapy (22.5)
  • BIO 364 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BIO 365 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • ESS 330 First Aid and CPR (.5)
  • MTH 231 Research and Statistical Techniques (3)
  • OT 106 Medical Terminology (1) (Taught from Concordia-Mequon)
  • PHY 211 General Physics I (4)
  • PSY 321 Human Growth and Development (3)
  • PSY 434 Abnormal Psychology (3)

Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Pre-Physical Therapy (26)
  • BIO 364 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BIO 365 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • MTH 231 Research and Statistical Techniques (3)
  • PHY 211 General Physics I (4)
  • PHY 212 General Physics II (4)
  • Choose 7 additional hours from the following:
    • BIO 284 Microbiology (3)
    • BIO 321 Developmental Biology (3)
    • BIO 325 Immunology (3)
    • CHM 345 Organic Chemistry II (4)
    • CHM 414 Biochemistry I (4)
    • CHM 415 Biochemistry II (4)
    • ESS 340 Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries (3)
    • ESS 368 Motor Learning (3)
    • ESS 422 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (3)
    • ESS 432 Measurement and Evaluation in PE (3)
    • ESS 440 Advanced Athletic Training (2)
    • ESS 444 Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation (2)
    • ESS 472 Kinesiology (3)
    • ESS 492 Exercise Physiology (3)

Pre-Physician’s Assistant

  • Pre-Physician’s Assistant (25)
  • BIO 284 Microbiology (3)
  • BIO 364 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
  • BIO 365 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
  • CHM 414 Biochemistry I (4)
  • MTH 231 Research and Statistical Techniques (3)
  • PSY 321 Human Growth and Development (3)
  • Choose 7 additional hours from the following:
    • BIO 321 Developmental Biology (3)
    • BIO 325 Immunology (3)
    • BIO 457 Molecular Biology (3)
    • CHM 345 Organic Chemistry II (4)
    • CHM 415 Biochemistry II (4)
    • MTH 211 Calculus I (4)
    • MTH 212 Calculus II (4)
    • PHY 211 General Physics I (4)
    • PHY 212 General Physics II (4)

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