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

Biology Major with 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 GPA of at least a 2.00 is required for completion of the major.


BIOLOGY REQUIRED CORE COURSES: 31 credits
Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
BIOL 211Principles of Biology [SMI]4MATH 111
BIOL 211LPrinciples of Biology Lab1
BIOL 212Principles of Biology [SMI]4BIOL 211, CHEM 204
BIOL 212LPrinciples of Biology Lab1BIOL 211, CHEM 204
BIOL 213Principles of Biology [SMI]4BIOL 211, 212, CHEM 204, 205
BIOL 213LPrinciples of Biology Lab1BIOL 211, 212, CHEM 204, 205
BIOL 341Genetics w/Lab4BIOL 211-213, 341 & CHEM 334
BIOL 341LGenetics Lab0Must be taken with BIOL 341
BIOL 342Genetics w/Lab4BIOL 211-213, 341 & CHEM 334
BIOL 342LGenetics Lab0Must be taken with BIOL 342
BIOL 357General Ecology4BIOL 211-213 or BIOL 101, 334 & BOT 202
BIOL 358General Ecology Lab [UWR]1STAT 327 or 243 & 352. Taken with BIOL 357
BIOL 490Evolution (Capstone) [UWR]3BIOL 357, 358 341 & 342.

CHEMISTRY REQUIRED COURSES: 23 credits
Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
CHEM 204 General Chemistry [SMI]5MATH 111
CHEM 204L General Chemistry Lab0Must be taken with CHEM 204
CHEM 205 General Chemistry [SMI]5CHEM 204
CHEM 205L General Chemistry Lab0Must be taken with CHEM 205
CHEM 206 General Chemistry [SMI]5CHEM 205
CHEM 206L General Chemistry Lab0Must be taken with CHEM 206
CHEM 334Organic Chemistry I4CHEM 205
CHEM 335Organic Chemistry II4CHEM 334

MATHEMATICS & PHYSICS REQUIRED COURSES: 13-16 credits
Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
PHYS 201General Physics [SMI]4MATH 111, 112 or equivalent
PHYS 201LGeneral Physics Lab0Must be taken with PHYS 201
MATH 241Survey Calculus [SMI]4MATH 111 or equivalent
STAT 352Statistics4STAT 243 & MATH 111

Choose one of the following statistics courses: 

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
STAT 243Elementary Statistics [SMI]4MATH 095 or MATH 098
STAT 327Statistics & Experimental Design [SMI]
If STAT 327 is taken, STAT 352 does not need to be taken
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PRE-HEALTH PROFESSION & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY CONCENTRATION COURSES: 32 credits required

Complete the following 32 credits:

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
CHEM 336Organic Chemistry III4CHEM 335
CHEM 450Structural Biochemistry4CHEM 336
BIOL 323General Microbiology w/Lab5BIOL 211-213
BIOL 323LGeneral Microbiology Lab0Must be taken with BIOL 323
BIOL 345Molecular Biology3BIOL 211-213 and BIOL 342
BIOL 431Cell Struct/Function5BIOL 211-213 and CHEM 334
BIOL 432Animal Physiology w/lab [UWR]5BIOL 431
BIOL 432LAnimal Physiology Lab0Must be taken with BIOL 432
BIOL 445Immunology3BIOL 211-213 and CHEM 334
BIOL 462Cellular Neurobiology3BIOL 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 NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
PHYS 202General Physics w/Lab[SMI]4MATH 111, 112, PHYS 201
PHYS 202LPhysics Lab0Must be taken with PHYS 202
PHYS 203General Physics w/Lab[SMI]4MATH 111, 112, PHYS 202
PHYS 203LPhysics Lab0Must be taken with PHYS 203
CHEM 451Metabolic Biochemistry4CHEM 450
CHEM 454Biochemistry Lab2CHEM 336

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

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
SOC 204General Sociology [DPD,SSC,UWR]5
SOC 205General Sociology:Problems [SSC]5
PSY 201General Psychology [SSC]4
PSY 202General Psychology [SSC]4PSY 201
ANTH 203Cultural Anthropology [SSC]5
BIOL 317Vertebrate Structure5BIOL 211, 212, 213 or BIOL 231, 232, 233
BIOL 445Immunology3BIOL 211-213 or BIOL 231-233, CHEM 334
BIOL 462Cellular Neurobiology3BIOL 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 NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
BIOL 231Human Anatomy & Physiology4MATH 070
BIOL 231LHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lab0Must be taken with BIOL 231
BIOL 232Human Anatomy & Physiology4BIOL 231
BIOL 232LHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lab0Must be taken with BIOL 232
BIOL 233Human Anatomy & Physiology4BIOL 232
BIOL 233LHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lab0Must be taken with BIOL 233
WR 121Academic Composition [GTW]4WR 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 NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
BIOL 231Human Anatomy & Physiology4MATH 070
BIOL 231LHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lab0Must be taken with BIOL 231
BIOL 232Human Anatomy & Physiology4BIOL 231
BIOL 232LHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lab0Must be taken with BIOL 232
BIOL 233Human Anatomy & Physiology4BIOL 232
BIOL 233LHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lab0Must be taken with BIOL 233
PSY 201General Psychology [SSC]4
PSY 202General Psychology [SSC]4PSY 201
PHYS 202General Physics w/Lab [SMI]4MATH 111, 112, PHYS 201
PHYS 202LPhysics Lab0Must be taken with PHYS 202
PHYS 203General Physics w/Lab [SMI]4MATH 111, 112, PHYS 202
PHYS 203LPhysics Lab0Must be taken with PHYS 203
WR 121Academic Composition [GTW]4WR 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 NumberCourse TitleCreditsPrerequisites
BIOL 231Human Anatomy & Physiology4MATH 070
BIOL 231LHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lab0Must be taken with BIOL 231
BIOL 232Human Anatomy & Physiology4BIOL 231
BIOL 232LHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lab0Must be taken with BIOL 232
BIOL 233Human Anatomy & Physiology4BIOL 232
BIOL 233LHuman Anatomy & Physiology Lab0Must be taken with BIOL 233
PSY 201General Psychology [SSC]4
PSY 202General Psychology [SSC]4PSY 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.