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).
Alan Thompson, Ph.D.
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-485||Senior Seminar in Biology||1|
|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-321L||Vertebrate Zoology 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||1-2|
|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|
|CS-121||Introduction to Scientific Programming||3|
|KIN-406||Physiology of Exercise I||4|
|PHYS-120||General Physics I||4|
|PHYS-121||General Physics II||4|