The bachelor of science degree in biology provides students with comprehensive training that spans the spectrum of biological disciplines from molecular to field biology.

pre-optometry studentThe department offers pre-allied health programs in pre-dental medicine, pre-medicine, pre-veterinary medicine, pre-optometry, pre-occupational therapy and pre-physical therapy. These programs are designed to prepare you to go on to health-related professional schools. Select a program from the list below to learn more.

Pre-Allied Health options include:

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: The information below provides convenient links to some of the courses required for this degree; however, it should not be used as a course registration guide. Please refer to the official Lander University Academic Catalog for the most accurate and up-to-date program requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS1  CREDIT HOURS
Humanities and Fine Arts

6

Behavioral and Social Perspectives 6

CHEM 111

4

MATH 211

3
ENGL 101 3
ENGL 102 3
MATH 121 or MATH 123 or ​MATH 141 3-4
Approved Foreign Language 3
LINK 101 1
FALS 101 (15 FALS-approved events) 0

CHEM 112

4
Approved General Education Electives2

5-6

Total General Education Requirements 42

For approved courses see the General Education section
2 Students are required to take at least one Global Issues and Cultures course prior to graduation

 

Pre-Dental Medicine

In addition to the general education core, the B.S. in Biology, Pre-Dental Medicine Program requires the following courses:

PRE-DENTAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 111  4
BIOL 112 4
BIOL 213 1
BIOL 306 3
BIOL 307 4
BIOL 308 4
BIOL 311 4
BIOL 312 4
BIOL 401 4
BIOL 403 4
BIOL 421 4
BIOL 499 1
CHEM 111 4
CHEM 112 4
CHEM 221 4
CHEM 222 4
CHEM 301 3

PHYS 201

4

PHYS 202

4

PHYS 211

4

PHYS 212

4

 

Pre-Medicine

In addition to the general education core, the B.S. in Biology, Pre-Medicine Program requires the following courses:

PRE-MEDICINE COURSE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 111  4
BIOL 112 4
BIOL 213 1
BIOL 306 3
BIOL 307 4
BIOL 308 4
BIOL 311 4
BIOL 312 4
BIOL 401 4
BIOL 403 4
BIOL 421 4
BIOL 422 4
BIOL 499 1
CHEM 111 4
CHEM 112 4
CHEM 221 4
CHEM 222 4
CHEM 301 3

PHYS 201

4

PHYS 202

4

PHYS 211

4

PHYS 212

4

 

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

In addition to the general education core, the B.S. in Biology, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program requires the following courses:

PRE-VETERINARY MEDICINE COURSE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 111  4
BIOL 112 4
BIOL 213 1
BIOL 306 3
BIOL 308 4
BIOL 312 4
BIOL 401 4
BIOL 403 4
BIOL 421 4
BIOL 499 1
CHEM 111 4
CHEM 112 4
CHEM 221 4
CHEM 222 4
CHEM 301 3

PHYS 201

4

PHYS 202

4

Plus 8 hours of approved 300 or 400-level biology electives

8

 

Pre-Occupational Therapy

The Pre-Occupational Therapy Program includes additional coursework that prepares graduates for admission to schools of Occupational Therapy.

PRE-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY COURSE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 111  4
BIOL 112 4
BIOL 202 4
BIOL 203 4
BIOL 213 1
BIOL 306 3
BIOL 312 4
BIOL 401 4
BIOL 403 4
BIOL 421 4
BIOL 499 1
CHEM 111 4
CHEM 112 4
CHEM 221 4
CHEM 222 4
HCMT 111 1

PHYS 201

4

PHYS 202

4

PHYS 211

4

PHYS 212

4
PSYC 203 3
PSYC 251 3

SOCI 101

3

Plus 16 hours of approved 300 or 400-level biology electives

16

 

Pre-Physical Therapy

The Pre-Physical Therapy Program includes additional coursework that prepares graduates for admission to schools of Physical Therapy.

PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY COURSE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 111  4
BIOL 112 4
BIOL 202 4
BIOL 203 4
BIOL 213 1
BIOL 306 3
BIOL 307 4
BIOL 312 4
BIOL 401 4
BIOL 403 4
BIOL 499 1
CHEM 111 4
CHEM 112 4
CHEM 221 4
CHEM 222 4
HCMT 111 1

PHYS 201

4

PHYS 202

4

PHYS 211

4

PHYS 212

4
PSYC 314 3
PSYC 251 3

Plus 12 hours of approved 300 or 400-level biology electives

12

 

Pre-Optometry

The Pre-Optometry Program includes additional coursework that prepares graduates for admission to schools of Optometry.

PRE-OPTOMETRY COURSE REQUIREMENTS CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 111  4
BIOL 112 4
BIOL 213 1
BIOL 306 3
BIOL 308 4
BIOL 311 4
BIOL 312 4
BIOL 401 4
BIOL 403 4
BIOL 421 4
BIOL 422 4
BIOL 499 1
CHEM 111 4
CHEM 112 4
CHEM 221 4
CHEM 222 4
CHEM 301 3

PHYS 201

4

PHYS 202

4

PHYS 211

4

PHYS 212

4