Sep 25, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 [Archived Catalog]

Biological Sciences—Biological Sciences Major (B.S.)


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Major code BS2121

College of Arts and Sciences 
Biological Sciences Department
Irvine Hall 107
Phone: 740.593.2290
Fax: 740.593.0300
biosci@ohio.edu
http://www.ohio.edu/biosci/ugrad/biosmaj.html

Ralph DiCaprio, contact person
 

Program Overview

The B.S. degree program in biological sciences is designed for students who seek flexibility and breadth in their programs. This track is particularly well suited for students who plan to enter a biological sciences graduate program or professional school. To fulfill the minimum of 36 hours in biology, courses can be chosen to prepare for the student’s specific area of interest, while fulfilling the biology breadth requirement. This track also fulfills the needs of students interested in specializations in clinical laboratory science/medical technology, exercise physiology, or neuroscience.
 

Admission Information

Freshman/First Year Admission

No requirement beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective of limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

This track is particulary well suited for students who plan to enter a biological sciences graduate program or professional school.
 

Requirements

 

Major Hours Requirement


The biological science major requires a minimum of 121 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Biological Sciences Hours Requirement


Complete a total of 36 semester hours of BIOS coursework, including all of the requirements below. Note: 1000- and 2000-level courses not specifically required by the major will not count toward the BIOS hours requirement, but they may be used to fulfill University graduation requirements.

Biological Sciences Sub-Requirements


Complete one course or course group in three of the following five sub-requirements.

Sub-Requirement 1: Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior


Complete one of the following courses:

Sub-Requirement 2: Form and Function


Complete one of the following courses or course group:

Or complete the following Human Anatomy course group:


Sub-Requirement 3: Microbes


Complete the following course:

Sub-Requirement 4: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology


Complete one of the following courses or course group:

Or complete the following Biochemistry course group:


Sub-Requirement 5: Physiology and Body Systems


Complete the following course or course group:

Or complete one Human Physiology course group:


Biological Sciences Upper Level Laboratory Courses


Complete additional Biological Sciences courses at the 3000 level or above to meet the 36 credit hour requirement. At least three laboratory courses at the 3000 level or above must be included in the 36 hours.

Extradepartmental Requirements


Complete five sub-requirements.

Sub-Requirement 1: Intro Chemistry


Complete the following courses:

Sub-Requirement 2: Mathematics


Complete the following course:

Sub-Requirement 3: Organic Chemistry


Complete the following course or course group:

Sub-Requirement 4: Physics


Complete one of the following course group options:

Introduction to Physics course group option


Complete the following courses:

General Physics course group option


Complete the following courses:

Sub-Requirement 5: Statistics


Complete one of the following:

Special Interest Options


Students in the Biological Sciences track also have the option of pursuing one of the following special interests. Contact the preprofessional advisor by the end of the sophomore year to be assigned an appropriate faculty advisor.

Clinical Laboratory Science and Medical Technology


Students in any biological sciences major track may choose to enter a clinical laboratory sciences internship provide they have taken Microbiology (BIOS 3210), Immunology (BIOS 4860, 4865), and Human Physiology (BIOS 3450). The internship year in a licensed clinical facility qualifies a student to take the American Society of Clinical Pathologists registry exam to become a registered medical technologist. The program prepares students to work in hospitals, public health facilities, forensic biology organizations, and medical diagnosis laboratories, or to go on to graduate or professional education. Students registered at Ohio University may count courses taken during this period toward total credit hours in Biological Sciences.

Exercise Physiology


Students interested in exercise physiology may take courses designed to prepare for graduate studies in exercise or applied physiology. These students should take Human Anatomy (BIOS 3010), Human Physiology (BIOS 3450, 3455), and Physiology of Exercise (BIOS 4450, 4455). Biomechanics and Applied Kinesiology (EXPH 3020) is also highly recommended.

Neuroscience


Students interested in graduate study in neuroscience or neuroscience research in conjunction with a health professional career should consider this option. Specialized neuroscience courses are required in the junior and senior years. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue undergraduate research, since neuroscience careers almost exclusively involve research. Stipends and support for research are available, by application, during the summer of the third year.

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