The pre-health sciences major provides you with a broad, interdisciplinary foundation in the sciences. It will prepare you for entry into medical and dental careers, as well as a variety of allied health fields: nurse, physician's assistant, physical therapy, nutrition, medical technology and more.
The bachelor of arts degree is appropriate for students who desire greater flexibility in their undergraduate coursework. This flexibility may be used to incorporate a minor, a second major, a study abroad program or additional elective coursework.
- Many health care career options require or strongly recommend a significant amount of experience prior to graduation. BIOL-220 helps students cultivate their aspirations in medical and allied health professions.
- This course will provide insight into the different careers and explore options for gaining the necessary experience.
This major offers many unique opportunities for work within natural sciences. It can be tailored for preparation to enter medical or dental school, offering relevant biology, chemistry, math and physics courses necessary for adequate preparation for entrance exams (the Medical College Admission Test, for example).
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
|BIOL 111||General Biology: Cells and Physiology||4|
|CHEM 103||General Chemistry I||4|
Required Courses (Minimum of 48 Units Total, 28 Units Upper-Division)
|BIOL 220||Healthcare in the United States||2|
|BIOL 332||Human Physiology||4|
|BIOL 485PRH||Senior Seminar||2|
|CHEM 104||General Chemistry II||4|
|MATH 311||Statistics for the Natural Sciences||3|
Select from the following in consultation with the program director
|BIOL 121||General Biology: Diversity and Ecology||4|
|BIOL 321||Vertebrate Zoology||4|
|BIOL 321L||Vetebrate Zoology Lab||0|
|BIOL 331||Human Anatomy||4|
|BIOL 421L||Biochemistry Lab||0|
|BIOL 441||Cell and Molecular Biology||4|
|BIOL 441L||Cell and Molecular Biology Lab||0|
|BIOL 470||History and Philosophy of Science||3|
|BIOL 482||Practicum in Biology||1-3|
|BIOL 496||Biological Research||1-3|
|CHEM 310||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 311||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 312L||Organic Chemistry Laboratory I||2|
|CHEM 313L||Organic Chemistry Laboratory II||1|
|CHEM 350||Analytical Chemistry||5|
|CHEM 496||Chemistry Research||1-4|
|CSSE 121||Introduction to Scientific Programming||3|
|KIN 406||Physiology of Exercise I||4|
|MATH 210||Calculus I||4|
|PHYS 120||General Physics I||4|
|PHYS 121||General Physics II||4|