2019-2020 Catalog

Bachelor of Science with Major in Biology (Professional Health Sciences Emphasis)

This major is designed for students interested in medical professions (medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, podiatry and veterinary), or allied medical professions (physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or medical research). Health sciences students should consult with their Biology advisor and the Health Sciences advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences to develop an appropriate course of study.

Required 120 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 30 of which must be from UND), including:

I. Essential Studies requirements (see University ES listing, minimum 39 total credits). The following courses must be taken as part of the Essential Studies requirement:

ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 130Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences3
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Total Credits9

II. 39 major hours including:

A. Core requirements (18 credit hours), all courses below:

BIOL 120Orientation to the Biology Major1
BIOL 150
BIOL 151
General Biology I
and General Biology II *
General Biology I Laboratory
and General Biology II Laboratory
BIOL 315Genetics3
BIOL 341Cell Biology3
BIOL 480Senior Capstone Seminar **3
Total Credits18

We strongly advise mastery of materials in all core courses except BIOL 480 Senior Capstone Seminar prior to enrolling in other 300 or 400 level Biology courses.

At least 15 of the total 39 credits required for the BS degree must be taken in the UND Biology department, exclusive of the credits earned in other departments and institutions.

B. Advanced requirements (minimum 21 credit hours):

1. Select at least 3 (or more) of the following courses (minimum 9 credits): *
Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel
Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel Laboratory
Parasitology Laboratory
Histology Lab
Developmental Biology
Disease Biology
Systems Biology
Physiology of Organs and Systems
Physiology of Organs and Systems Laboratory
General Microbiology Lecture
General Microbiology Laboratory
Introduction to Immunology
2. Other Electives:
Forensic Biology
General Ecology
Population Biology
Cell Biol Lab
Animal Biology
Animal Biology Laboratory
Molecular Biology Techniques
3. Laboratory Requirement. At least four upper-division Biology courses with laboratories must be included. The following labs or courses satisfy this requirement: **
Evolution Laboratory
Gen Ecology Lab
Systematic Botany
Cell Biol Lab
Parasitology Laboratory
Histology Lab
Animal Biology Laboratory
Molecular Biology Techniques
Ecological Genomics
Systems Biology
Birds & Mammals
Wildlife Management
Fisheries Management
Physiology of Organs and Systems Laboratory
  • Up to three of the following courses from UND departments outside Biology can be applied toward the 39 credits required for a BS in Biology degree.
  • ANAT 204
    Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel
    and Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel Laboratory
    BMB 401Biochemistry of Proteins and Information Flow3
    BMB 403Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory2
    MBIO 302
    General Microbiology Lecture
    and General Microbiology Laboratory
    MBIO 328Introduction to Immunology3
    PPT 301Human Physiology4
  • BMB 301 Biochemistry will not be allowed to fulfill elective requirements.
  • MBIO 202 Introductory Medical Microbiology Lecture/MBIO 202L Introductory Medical Microbiology Laboratory will only be allowed with special permission of the Biology department.
  • PPT 301 Human Physiology will not be allowed for the advanced lab requirement.
  • ANAT 204L Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel Laboratory, BMB 403 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory, and MBIO 302L General Microbiology Laboratory can be applied toward the requirement for four advanced labs. PPT 301 Human Physiology will not be allowed for the advanced lab requirement.
  • PPT 301 Human Physiology and BIOL 442 Physiology of Organs and Systems/BIOL 442L Physiology of Organs and Systems Laboratory will not both be counted towards the 39 credit requirement for this UND Biology degree.
  • Other courses will be considered on a case by case basis. To have a course considered, the student should provide a syllabus to the Department Chair.

III. Cognate requirements in other departments (29-32 credit hours):

Mathematics *
MATH 146Applied Calculus I **3-4
or MATH 165 Calculus I
General chemistry
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
and General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
Fundamentals of Chemistry - Concepts
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory
and Inorganic Chemistry I
and Inorganic Chemistry I Laboratory ***
Organic Chemistry
Survey of Organic Chemistry
and Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
and Biochemistry
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
and Biochemistry
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
and Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory ****
Physical Sciences
Introductory College Physics I
and Introductory College Physics II (OR)
College Physics I
and College Physics II (OR)
University Physics I
and University Physics II
Statistical Methods and Data Interpretation
Select one of the following:3
Biometry #
Introduction to Statistics
Sociological Statistics
Applied Statistical Methods

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