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Program Requirements: Biology w/Pre-Health Profession and Molecular Biology concentration is a minimum 99-102 graded credit hour degree. A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course counting towards the major, but a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.00 is required for completion of the major.
Choose one of the following statistics courses:
Complete the following 32 credits:
Total credits required for major: 99-102
Last EPCC update September 2015
PRE-HEALTH PROFESSIONS: These courses are NOT required for the Biology Degree but should be taken to prepare students on their pre-dental, pre-veterinary, or pre-medical tracks for their entrance exams.
PRE-MEDICINE: In addition to the courses listed above, for proper preparation for the MCAT, completion of the following courses is recommended:
PRE-DENTAL, PRE-PHARMACY: In addition to courses listed in the pre-health professions category above, dental and pharmacy schools generally require the following courses as prerequisites for admission (some schools have additional prerequisites; check the desired school for their requirements):
PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY: The following courses are recommended for completion of prerequisites for admission into physical therapy programs:
PRE-PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT: The following courses are recommended for completion of prerequisites for admission into physician assistant programs:
The Ecological concentration emphasizes understanding of ecosystems and organisms. Students develop broad knowledge of global ecological principles as they also acquire practical field skills while engaging in outdoor experiences in the beautiful Blue Mountains of northeast Oregon. Courses are investigative in structure and are designed to prepare students for career opportunities in resource management, including with US Forest Service, Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon State Police (Fish & Game enforcement), Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Environmental Quality, Bureau of Land Management, and other public agencies, private consulting firms and non-profit organizations. Students also are prepared forcareers in secondary science education and graduate programs in biology. Abundant opportunities exist for students to participate in original research projects and internships related to their areas of interest.
FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE
EOU offers two years of transferable course work in the area of fisheries and wildlife with most students then transferring to Oregon State University or another university offering the full degree program. Students interested in pursuing the Fish and Game Management option, however, should transfer after one year at EOU. Typical coursework includes one- year sequences of general biology with lab and general chemistry with lab, in addition to courses such as mathematics, statistics, speech, writing, and physical education. Additional courses within chemistry and/or physics may be required, depending upon the school to which a student will be transferring. Students are strongly encouraged to obtain prerequisite information from theschools to which they will be applying and to work closely with their EOU pre-fisheries and wildlife advisor when selecting appropriate coursework to meet the prerequisite requirements.
EOU offers the first year of course work in forestry which can then be transferred to Oregon State University or another college offering the full degree program. In case of inadequate preparation, two years of coursework may be necessary. Typical prerequisite coursework includes an introductory course in forestry, plant taxonomy, and one year sequences of general biology with lab and general chemistry with lab. Prerequisites also include coursework in mathematics, economics, speech, writing, and physical education. Students are strongly encouraged to obtain prerequisite information from the schools to which they will be applying and to work closely with their EOU pre-forestry advisor when selecting appropriate coursework to meet the prerequisite requirement.