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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
Biology


General Biology Concentration
Pre-Professional Human Medicine Concentration
3+2 Accelerated Program
 


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

BIOL 1910

1

CHEM 1315L

1

CHEM 1316

3

WRIT 1310

3

CHEM 1316L

1

MATH 1315

3

WRIT 1311

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

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

RELS 1310 or 2310 3

Humanities elective

3

Semester Credit Hours

16

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

    BIOL 3910 1

PHYS 1310

4

PHYS 1311

4

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

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 3410

4

BIOL 4910

3

BIOL 4415

4

BIOL 4915 or CHEM 4915

3

   

Humanities Elective

3

       

Semester Credit Hours

17

Semester Credit Hours

15

Total hours for Bachelor of Science degree in biology, General Biology Concentration (123 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 master’s-level physician’s 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 1110 1

BIOL 1316L

1

BIOL 1315

3

BIOL 1910 1

BIOL 1315L

1

CHEM 1316

3

CHEM1315

3

CHEM 1316L

1

CHEM 1315L

1

WRIT1311

3

WRIT 1310

3

RELS 1310 or 2310

3

MATH 1315

3

 

 

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 3

Credit Hours

Semester 4

Credit Hours

BIOL 2310

3

BIOL 2311

3

BIOL 2310L

1

BIOL 2311L

1

BIOL 3305

3

BIOL 2325

3

CHEM 2310

3

BIOL 2325L

1

CHEM 2310L

1

CHEM 2311

3

MATH 2310

3

CHEM 2311L

1

SOCI 1310 3

MATH 2315

3

    PSYC 1310

3

Semester Credit Hours

17

Semester Credit Hours

18

 

 

 

 

Semester 5 (Summer)

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Credit Hours

BIOL 2335

3

BIOL 3325

3

   

BIOL 3410

4

   

PHYS 1310

4

   

PSYC or SOCI elective

3

Semester Credit Hours

3

Semester Credit Hours

14

 

 

 

 

Semester 7

Credit Hours

Semester 8

Credit Hours

BIOL 3350

3

Human Biology electives

6

BIOL 3910

1

BIOL 3315

3

BIOL 4310

3

BIOL 3375

3

COMM 1310

3

BIOL 4915 or CHEM 4910

3

PHYS 1311

4

Humanities elective

3

Semester Credit Hours

14

Semester Credit Hours

18

       

Semester 9

Credit Hours

   
Human Biology electives

6

   

BIOL 4910

3    

Humanities Electives

6    
Semester Credit Hours 15    

Total hours for Bachelor of Science degree in biology, Pre-professional Human Medicine Concentration (130 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.

Human Biology electives may be taken from the following: BIOL 3320, 3340, 3370, 3380, 4325, 4330, 4335, 4340, 4345, 4350, or 4365.

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, 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.

3 + 2 Accelerated Program

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 master’s-level physician’s 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 (Fall)

Credit Hours

Semester 2 (Spring)

Credit Hours

ACSM 1110

1

BIOL 1316

3

BIOL 1315

3

BIOL 1316L

1

BIOL 1315L

1

BIOL 1910

1

CHEM1315

3

CHEM 1316

3

CHEM 1315L

1

CHEM 1316L

1

MATH 2310

3

MATH 2315

3

PSYC 1310

3

RELS1310 or RELS2310

3

WRIT 1310

3

WRIT1311

3

Semester Credit Hours

18

Semester Credit Hours

18

 

 

 

 

Semester 3 (Summer)

Credit Hours

Semester 4 (Fall)

Credit Hours

BIOL 1110

1

BIOL 2310

3

BIOL 2325

3

BIOL 2310L

1

BIOL 2325L

1

BIOL 3305

3

Humanities elective

3

BIOL 3325

3

 

 

CHEM 2310

3

 

 

CHEM 2310L

1

 

 

PHYS 1310

4

Semester Credit Hours

8

Semester Credit Hours

18

 

 

 

 

Semester 5 (Spring)

Credit Hours

Semester 6 (Summer)*

Credit Hours

BIOL 2311

3

BIOL 2335

3

BIOL 2311L

1

Humanities Elective

3

BIOL 3350

3

 

 

BIOL 3910

1

 

 

CHEM 2311

3

 

 

CHEM 2311L

1

 

 

PHYS 1311

4

 

 

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

6

 

 

 

 

Semester 7 (Fall)**

Credit Hours

 

 

BIOL 3410

4

 

 

BIOL 3375

3

 

 

BIOL 4915

3

 

 

Humanities Elective

3

 

 

SOCI 1310

3

 

 

Semester Credit Hours

16*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


*Students apply to the PA program.

**Students are informed of provisional acceptance into the PA program.  If admitted, students begin the PA program in Semester 8.  For information on the PA curriculum, please visit the Physician Assistant Studies link in this catalog.

Total hours for Bachelor of Science degree in biology, Pre-professional Human Medicine Concentration (130 Credit Hours)

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

Declaration of Major

Admission into the 3 + 2 accelerated program is competitive and occurs only in the fall semester. The minimum requirements for admission consideration include: accumulation of 30 or less credit hours, a high school or college gpa of 3.3 or higher, a composite ACT score of at least a 26, and a mathematics ACT sub-score of at least 27 or successful completion of a College Algebra course prior to the fall semester for which the student is accepted. Students who meet eligibility requirements for applying to the 3 + 2 program should declare biology as their major, with a concentration in human medicine. Upon receipt of the declaration of major form, the program director will contact all eligible students regarding the accelerated program. Rolling admissions for the program begin each January and will continue until August 1st.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of minimum semester hours and courses required for the specific degree concentration;
  • An overall grade point average of 3.00, 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.