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Biology Major w/Pre-Health Profession and Molecular Biology Concentration

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DEGREE PROGRAM CHECK SHEET

Complete all Institutional Graduation Requirements (Including University Writing Requirement, Diversity Requirement, General Education Requirement, etc.) as provided at http://www.eou.edu/registrar.
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 grade of C [2.00] is required for completion of the major.

 

BIOLOGY REQUIRED CORE COURSES: 31 credits
Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisites(s)
BIOL 211 Principles of Biology [SMI] 4 MATH 111
BIOL 211L Principles of Biology Lab 1
BIOL 212 Principles of Biology [SMI] 4 BIOL 211, CHEM 204
BIOL 212L Principles of Biology Lab 1 BIOL 211, CHEM 204
BIOL 213 Principles of Biology [SMI] 4 BIOL 211, 212, CHEM 204, 205
BIOL 213L Principles of Biology Lab 1 BIOL 211, 212, CHEM 204, 205
BIOL 341 Genetics w/Lab 4 BIOL 211-213, 341 & CHEM 334
BIOL 341L Genetics Lab 0 Must be taken w/BIOL 341
BIOL 342 Genetics w/Lab 4 BIOL 211-213, 341 & CHEM 334
BIOL 342L Genetics Lab 0 Must be taken w/BIOL 342
BIOL 357 General Ecology 4 BIOL 211-213 or BIOL 101, 334 & BOT 202
BIOL 358 General Ecology Lab [UWR] 1 STAT 327 or 243 & 352. Taken w/BIOL 357
BIOL 490 Evolution (Capstone) [UWR] 3 BIOL 357, 358 341 & 342.

 

CHEMISTRY REQUIRED COURSES: 23 credits
Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisite(s)
CHEM 204 General Chemistry [SMI] 5 MATH 111
CHEM 204L General Chemistry Lab 0 Must be taken w/CHEM 204
CHEM 205 General Chemistry [SMI] 5 CHEM 204
CHEM 205L General Chemistry Lab 0 Must be taken w/CHEM 205
CHEM 206 General Chemistry [SMI] 5 CHEM 205
CHEM 206L General Chemistry Lab 0 Must be taken w/CHEM 206
CHEM 334 Organic Chemistry I 4 CHEM 205
CHEM 335 Organic Chemistry II 4 CHEM 334

 

MATHEMATICS & PHYSICS REQUIRED COURSES: 13-16 credits
Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisite(s)
PHYS 201 General Physics [SMI] 4 MATH 111, 112 or equivalent
PHYS 201L General Physics Lab 0 Must be taken w/PHYS 201
MATH 241 Survey Calculus [SMI] 4 MATH 111 or equivalent
Online students complete MATH 241A/241B in lieu of MATH 241
STAT 352 Statistics 4 STAT 243 & MATH 111

 
Choose one of the following statistics courses: 

STAT 243 Elementary Statistics [SMI] 4 MATH 095 or MATH 098
Online students complete STAT 243A/243B in lieu of STAT 243
STAT 327 Statistics & Experimental Design [SMI] 5
If STAT 327 is taken, STAT 352 does not need to be taken

 

PRE-HEALTH PROFESSION & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY CONCENTRATION COURSES: 32 credits required

Complete the following 32 credits:

Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisite(s)
CHEM 336 Organic Chemistry III 4 CHEM 335
CHEM 450 Structural Biochemistry 4 CHEM 336
BIOL 323 General Microbiology w/Lab 5 BIOL 211-213
BIOL 323L General Microbiology Lab 0 Must be taken w/BIOL 323
BIOL 345 Molecular Biology 3 BIOL 211-213 and BIOL 342
BIOL 431 Cell Struct/Function 5 BIOL 211-213 and CHEM 334
BIOL 432 Animal Physiology w/lab [UWR] 5 BIOL 431
BIOL 432L Animal Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken w/BIOL 432
BIOL 445 Immunology 3 BIOL 211-213 and CHEM 334
BIOL 462 Cellular Neurobiology 3 BIOL 431

 

Total credits required for major: 99-102

 

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Last EPCC update September 2015

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

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.

Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisite(s)
PHYS 202 General Physics [SMI] 4 MATH 111, 112, PHYS 201
PHYS 202L Physics Lab 0 Must be taken w/PHYS 202
PHYS 203 General Physics [SMI] 4 MATH 111, 112, PHYS 202
PHYS 203L Physics Lab 0 Must be taken w/PHYS 203
CHEM 451 Metabolic Biochemistry 4 CHEM 450
CHEM 454 Biochemistry Lab 2 CHEM 336

 

PRE-MEDICINE: In addition to the courses listed above, for proper preparation for the MCAT, completion of the following courses is recommended:

Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisite(s)
SOC 204 General Sociology [DPD,SSC,UWR] 5
SOC 205 General Sociology:Problems [SSC] 5
PSY 201 General Psychology [SSC] 4
PSY 202 General Psychology [SSC] 4 PSY 201
ANTH 203 Cultural Anthropology [SSC] 5
BIOL 317 Vertebrate Structure 5 BIOL 211, 212, 213 or BIOL 231, 232, 233
BIOL 445 Immunology 3 BIOL 211-213 or BIOL 231-233, CHEM 334
BIOL 462 Cellular Neurobiology 3 BIOL 431

 

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):

Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisite(s)
BIOL 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 MATH 070
BIOL 231L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken w/BIOL 231
BIOL 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 BIOL 231
BIOL 232L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken w/BIOL 232
BIOL 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 BIOL 232
BIOL 233L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken w/BIOL 233
WR 121 Academic Composition [GTW] 4 WR 115 or placement into WR 121

 

PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY: The following courses are recommended for completion of prerequisites for admission into physical therapy programs:

Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisite(s)
BIOL 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 MATH 070
BIOL 231L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken w/BIOL 231
BIOL 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 BIOL 231
BIOL 232L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken w/BIOL 232
BIOL 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 BIOL 232
BIOL 233L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken w/BIOL 233
PSY 201 General Psychology [SSC] 4
PSY 202 General Psychology [SSC] 4 PSY 201
PHYS 202 General Physics [SMI] 4 MATH 111, 112, PHYS 201
PHYS 202L Physics Lab 0 Must be taken w/PHYS 202
PHYS 203 General Physics [SMI] 4 MATH 111, 112, PHYS 202
PHYS 203L Physics Lab 0 Must be taken w/PHYS 203
WR 121 Academic Composition [GTW] 4 WR 115 or placement into WR 121

 

PRE-PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT: The following courses are recommended for completion of prerequisites for admission into physician assistant programs:

Course # Title [and course information] Credit(s) Prerequisite(s)
BIOL 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 MATH 070
BIOL 231L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken w/BIOL 231
BIOL 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 BIOL 231
BIOL 232L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken w/BIOL 232
BIOL 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 BIOL 232
BIOL 233L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken w/BIOL 233
PSY 201 General Psychology [SSC] 4
PSY 202 General Psychology [SSC] 4 PSY 201

 

ECOLOGICAL BIOLOGY

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 for
careers 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 the
schools 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.

FORESTRY

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.