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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Biology


General Biology Concentration
Pre-Professional Human Medicine Concentration
 


General Biology Concentration

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a general concentration will be able to:

  1. Apply understanding of the classic principles of living systems and integrate these principles with modern technological applications.
  2. Apply laboratory techniques to better understand biological processes.
  3. Differentiate between those methods, experimental data, and conclusions of biological phenomena that are based in legitimate science as compared to those that are not.
  4. Convey scientific information in appropriate oral and written formats to both scientific and non-scientific audiences.
  5. Integrate applications of a diverse assemblage of biological disciplines to logically address real-world needs and problems.

Curriculum Plan

Semester 1

Credit Hours

Semester 2

Credit Hours

ACSM 1110

1

Social Sciences elective

3

BIOL 1315

3

BIOL 1316

3

BIOL 1315L

1

BIOL 1316L

1

CHEM 1315

3

CHEM 1316

3

CHEM 1315L

1

CHEM 1316L

1

WRIT 1310

3

WRIT 1311

3

MATH 1315

3

RELS 1310 or RELS 2310

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

17

 

 

 

 

Semester 3

Credit Hours

Semester 4

Credit Hours

CHEM 2310

3

BIOL 2325

3

CHEM 2310L

1

BIOL 2325L

1

Humanities elective

3

CHEM 2311

3

MATH 2310

3

CHEM 2311L

1

COMM1310

3

MATH  2315

3

   

Humanities elective

3

Semester Credit Hours

13

Semester Credit Hours

14

 

 

 

 

Semester 5

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Credit Hours

Social Sciences elective

3

CHEM 2210 2

BIOL 3305

3

CHEM 2210L 2

BIOL 3325

3

BIOL 3320

3

BIOL 3350

3

BIOL 3360

3

PHYS 1310

4

PHYS 1311

4

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

14

 

 

 

 

Semester 7

Credit Hours

Semester 8

Credit Hours

BIOL elective
3000 level or above

6

BIOL elective
3000 level or above

3

BIOL 3315

3

BIOL 4355

3

BIOL 4415

4

BIOL 4910

3

CHEM 3310

3

BIOL 4915

3

   

Humanities Elective

3

       

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

15

Total hours for Bachelor of Science degree in biology, General Biology Concentration (122 Credit Hours)

Humanities electives may be taken from ART, ENGL, PHIL, RELS, ART, MUSI, or SPAN; 6 hours must be from the same discipline.

Social Sciences electives may be taken from ANTH, PSYC, or SOCI courses.

Pre-professional Human Medicine Concentration

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a pre-professional human medicine concentration will be able to:

  1. Apply understanding of the classic principles of living systems and integrate these principles with modern technological applications.
  2. Apply laboratory techniques to better understand biological processes.
  3. Differentiate between those methods, experimental data, and conclusions of biological phenomena that are based in legitimate science as compared to those that are not.
  4. Convey scientific information in appropriate oral and written formats to both scientific and non-scientific audiences.
  5. Integrate applications of a diverse assemblage of biological disciplines to logically address real-world needs and problems.
  6. Apply understanding in the areas of human biology, human medicine and human pathophysiology.
  7. Be adequately prepared for future education and training in areas of human medicine, including osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry and podiatry.
  8. Be adequately prepared for admission to masterís-level physicianís assistant programs.
  9. Be adequately prepared for studies in graduate education and training in human biology related specialties (anatomy, cell biology, physiology, biochemistry, pathophysiology, forensic science and pathology, to name a few); Students will be well-prepared for advanced studies in these subject areas, and may ultimately choose to engage in academic/scholarly endeavors in college, university, industrial, or clinical and/or research environments. 
  10. Apply the use of technology in the classroom, especially in scientific course work. 

Curriculum Plan

Semester 1

Credit Hours

Semester 2

Credit Hours

ACSM 1110

1

BIOL 1316

3

BIOL 1315

3

BIOL 1316L

1

BIOL 1315L

1

CHEM 1316

3

CHEM1315

3

CHEM 1316L

1

CHEM 1315L

1

WRIT1311

3

WRIT 1310

3

COMM1310

3

MATH 1315

3

MATH 1320

3

RELS 1310 or RELS 2310

3

 

 

Semester Credit Hours

18

Semester Credit Hours

17

 

 

 

 

Semester 3

Credit Hours

Semester 4

Credit Hours

Social Sciences elective

3

BIOL 2311

3

BIOL 2310

3

BIOL 2311L

1

BIOL 2310L

1

BIOL 2325

3

CHEM 2310

3

BIOL 2325L

1

CHEM 2310L

1

CHEM 2311

3

Humanities elective

3

CHEM 2311L

1

MATH 2310

3

MATH 2315

3

Semester Credit Hours

17

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 5

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Credit Hours

BIOL 3305

3

Social Sciences elective

3

BIOL 3340

3

BIOL 3320

3

BIOL 3350

3

CHEM 3310

3

BIOL 3325

3

BIOL 3335

3

PHYS 1310

4

PHYS 1311

4

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

16

 

 

 

 

Semester 7

Credit Hours

Semester 8

Credit Hours

Advanced A&P
BIOL 4000 Level

3

Advanced A&P
BIOL 4000 Level

3

BIOL Elective 3000 level or above

3

BIOL 4310

3

BIOL 3315

3

BIOL 4910

3

BIOL 4415

4

BIOL 4915

3

Humanities elective

3

Humanities elective

3

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

15

Total hours for Bachelor of Science degree in biology, Pre-professional Human Medicine Concentration (133 Credit Hours)

Humanities electives may be taken from ART, ENGL, MUSI, PHIL, RELS, or SPAN courses; 6 hours must be from the same discipline.

Social Sciences electives may be taken from ANTH, PSYC, or SOCI courses.

Declaration of Major

A student may declare the biology degree with the desired concentration at any time, but must meet with a faculty advisor to help develop his/her individual degree plan. Requirements for acceptance into the program are the same as for acceptance to Our Lady of the Lake College .

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of minimum semester hours and courses required for the specific degree concentration;
  • An overall grade point average of 2.00 (out of 4), including all transfer courses;
  • Fulfillment of the residency requirement of Our Lady of the Lake College  for the baccalaureate degree (see Academic Policies section);
  • Fulfillment of College requirement to successfully complete two courses using service-learning (SL);
  • Clearance of indebtedness to OLOLC including the return of all materials borrowed from the College Library.