Mar 18, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [Archived Catalog]

Biological Sciences—Human Biology Major (B.A.)


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Major code BA2128

College of Arts and Sciences 
Biological Sciences Department
Irvine Hall 107
Phone: 740.593.2290
Fax: 740.593.0300
biosci@ohio.edu
https://www.ohio.edu/cas/biosci/

Matthew White, contact person
whitem@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The B.A. with a major in biological sciences–human biology is designed for students interested in human biology and its application to allied health care professions (e.g., occupational therapy, genetic counseling, and, with careful choice of electives, physician assistant and physical therapy programs). This curriculum is also suitable for students who wish to enter law, public health, and health policy fields with a strong science background. It provides a biology-enriched program for liberal arts students by requiring some basic genetics, neuroscience, ecology, and human reproductive physiology within the major; and psychology, sociology, and geography courses outside the department. Students in this track might want to consider a minor in a social science discipline, such as psychology, sociology, or anthropology.

Students interested in medical, dental, or veterinary schools should follow a B.S. track.

Admission Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students can pursue careers in occupational therapy, genetic counseling, and, with careful choice of electives, physician assistant and physical therapy programs. This curriculum is also suitable for students who wish to enter law, public health, and health policy fields with a strong science background.

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Requirements

 

Major Hours Requirement


The human biology major requires a minimum of 123 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


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

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


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

Human Biology Requirements


Complete a total of 36 semester hours of BIOS coursework, including the four sub-requirements.

Complete one of the following Genetics courses:


Anatomy Sub-Requirement


Complete either the Human Biology or Human Anatomy course group option.

Human Biology course group option


Complete the following courses:

Human Anatomy course group option


Complete the following courses:

Microbiology and Physiology Sub-Requirement


Complete the following courses:

Human Biology Electives Sub-Requirement


Complete nine credit hours from the following:

Extradepartmental Requirements


Complete four sub-requirements.

Sub-Requirement 1: Chemistry


Complete one of the following course group options:

Principles of Chemistry course group option


Complete the following courses:

Fundamentals of Chemistry course group option


Complete the following courses:

Chemistry combined course group option


Complete the following courses:

Sub-Requirement 2: Mathematics


Complete the following course:

Sub-Requirement 3: Physics


Complete the following courses:

Sub-Requirement 4: Other Courses


Complete six courses.

Anthropology/Geography


Complete one of the following courses:

Psychology


Complete one of the following courses:

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