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BS in Biology: Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Physician’s Assistant

Because there are specific requirements for Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant graduate programs, the Biology Department has designed this particular concentration to meets those requirements. Students not only take academic courses, but they are also required to have internships to prepare them for entry into graduate physical therapy programs.

Courses that fulfill both College Core Options and Major Requirements
Course Number
Course Name
Credits
CHM 109 - 110 General Chemistry I & II
10
MTH 231 Calculus I
4
PHY 101 - 102 General Physics I & II
8

Courses from outside the Department required for this Major
Course Number
Course Name
Credits
CHM 209 - 210 Organic Chemistry I & II
6
CHM 220 Organic Chemistry Laboratory
2
MTH 270 Statistics
3

Departmental Courses required for the Major
Course Number
Course Name
Credits
BIO 101 - 102 General Biology I & II
8
BIO 211 Genetics
4
BIO 238 & 239 Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II
8
BIO 316 Microbiology
4
BIO 450 Seminar
2
BIO 445 & 446 Internships I and II
6
BIO 200 - 499 Two elective courses from this range.
6 - 8

Total credits required:   73 - 75