Pre-Professional Health Science, Minor

Liberal Arts (Code 709-400)

For advising, contact one of the pre-professional advisors listed with the pre-professional program of interest or contact the Biology Department for a referral.

This minor is designed for students preparing for post-baccalaureate health profession programs. Students in pre-dentistry, pre-optometry, pre-chiropractic, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, and other pre-professional health programs, as found in this catalog, may find this minor helpful in planning a baccalaureate degree. Because admission requirements vary widely among graduate programs, it is strongly recommended that the student consult with an advisor listed with the pre-professional program of interest. This minor may not be appropriate preparation for some graduate-level health profession programs.

Twenty-four credits are required from courses outside of the major department. At least eleven credits must be from courses numbered 300 or higher.
Core:
BIOL 221Foundations of Biology I4
BIOL 222Foundations of Biology II3
BIOL 223Foundations of Biological Inquiry2
CHEM 104General Chemistry II4-6
or CHEM 115 Chemical Principles
CHEM 325Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory4
CHEM 326Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory4
PHYS 212General Physics4
or PHYS 232 University Physics II
Select one of the following:3
Topics in Rhetoric and Science
Topics in Rhetoric and Technology
Topics in Rhetoric and Culture
Visual Rhetorics of Science, Technology, and Culture
Remaining credits are to be chosen from the following courses outside of one’s major:
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1
Genetics
Biology of Microorganisms
Quantitative Analysis
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Health Economics
Introduction to Environmental Health
Wellness: Food for Fitness
Navigating Health Care
Body, Mind, Spirit Wellness
The Language of Health Care
International Dimensions of Health Care
Men's Health Issues
Cross Cultural Health
Women's Health Issues
Exploring Mind/Body Connections
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Ethics of Health Care
Human Development
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No credit for BIOL 214 unless BIOL 314 is taken, and only five credits of BIOL 214 and BIOL 314 may be counted toward the minor