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The environmental emphasis contains courses such as field botany, zoology and environmental chemistry, giving your degree a unique focus.

Career opportunities

This emphasis will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter medical school and pursue a career in the medical field.

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Course listing

In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University, students must complete at least 120 units. Along with completing all required courses in their selected area of study, general education requirements must be met by all graduates. See the general education summary in the undergraduate academic catalog for more information.

Select programs may not provide enough units for a student to graduate and therefore an emphasis and/or elective courses must be completed alongside the major. Please see below for emphases related to this area of study.

General Education Prerequisites

CodeTitleUnits
BIOL 111General Biology: Cells and Physiology4
CHEM 103General Chemistry I4
MATH 210Calculus I4

Required Courses (43 Units)

CodeTitleUnits
BIOL 121General Biology: Diversity and Ecology4
BIOL 312Ecology4
BIOL 332Human Physiology4
BIOL 370Bioethics3
BIOL 441Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOL 450Genetics4
BIOL 470History and Philosophy of Science3
BIOL 485BIOSenior Seminar2
BIOL 496Biological Research
Must be taken for a minimum of 2 units
1 - 3

Supporting Courses

CodeTitleUnits
CHEM 104General Chemistry II4
CHEM 310Organic Chemistry I3
MATH 205Introductory Statistics3
PHYS 120General Physics I4

Emphasis Required Courses

Select 16 units from the following

CodeTitleUnits
BIOL 220Healthcare in the United States2
BIOL 331Human Anatomy4
BIOL 340Microbiology4
BIOL 421Biochemistry4
BIOL 482Practicum in Biology 1 -3
CHEM 311Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 312LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CHEM 313LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory II1
MATH 220Calculus II4
PHYS 121
PHYS 131
General Physics II
or University Physics II
4
or 4

Other coursework approved by the Biology Program Director

Pre-medical students should enroll in PHYS 121 - General Physics II, CHEM 311 - Organic Chemistry II and BIOL 421 - Biochemistry.

Program director

Andrew Sensenig
Andrew T. Sensenig, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Program Director, Biology B.S.

Faculty

Alan Thompson, Ph.D.
Alan Thompson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biology, Program Director, Pharmaceutical Science, Pre-Health Sciences & Biology B.A.

Michael Kunz
Michael Kunz, Ph.D.

Program Director, Environmental Science & Environmental Studies

Krista Edmiston, Ph.D.
Krista Edmiston, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Karen Cianci, Ph.D.
Karen Cianci, Ph.D.

Dean of the School of Natural Sciences

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Maria A. Soria, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biology