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
A. Core Skills

 

  ENGL 101 Writing and Inquiry I 3
  ENGL 102 Writing and Inquiry II 3
  MATH 121

Mathematics for Business, Life Science, and the Social Sciences
OR MATH 123 Calculus and its Applications
OR MATH 141 Single Variable Calculus I

3

B. Humanities and Fine Arts
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)

6
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
     (6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)
6
D. Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning  
  MATH 211 Statistical Methods I 3
  CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4
E. Founding Documents of the United States  
  HIST 111

United States History to 1877
OR POLS 101 American National Government

3
F. World Cultures 3
G. LINK 101 1
University Requirement  
  FALS 101 15 FALS-approved events

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

For approved courses see the General Education section

 

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 

Principles of Biology I

4
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 213 Botany 1
BIOL 306 Ecology 3
BIOL 307 Animal Development 4
BIOL 308 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
BIOL 311 Animal Physiology 4
BIOL 312 Genetics 4
BIOL 401 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 403 Molecular Genetics 4
BIOL 421 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 499 Senior Seminar 1
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 301 Biochemistry 3

PHYS 201

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 202

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 211

General Physics 4

PHYS 212

General Physics 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  Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 213 Botany 1
BIOL 306 Ecology 3
BIOL 307 Animal Development 4
BIOL 308 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
BIOL 311 Animal Physiology 4
BIOL 312 Genetics 4
BIOL 401 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 403 Molecular Genetics 4
BIOL 421 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 422 Immunology and Serology 4
BIOL 499 Senior Seminar 1
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 301 Biochemistry 3

PHYS 201

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 202

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 211

General Physics 4

PHYS 212

General Physics 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  Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 213 Botany 1
BIOL 306 Ecology 3
BIOL 308 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
BIOL 312 Genetics 4
BIOL 401 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 403 Molecular Genetics 4
BIOL 421 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 499 Senior Seminar 1
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 301 Biochemistry 3

PHYS 201

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 202

Introductory Physics 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  Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 202 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 203 Human Physiology 4
BIOL 213 Botany 1
BIOL 306 Ecology 3
BIOL 312 Genetics 4
BIOL 401 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 403 Molecular Genetics 4
BIOL 421 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 499 Senior Seminar 1
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry 4
HCMT 111 Medical Terminology 1

PHYS 201

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 202

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 211

General Physics 4

PHYS 212

General Physics 4
PSYC 203 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 251 Abnormal Psychology 3

SOCI 101

Introduction to Sociology 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  Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 202 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL 203 Human Physiology 4
BIOL 213 Botany 1
BIOL 306 Ecology 3
BIOL 307 Animal Development 4
BIOL 312 Genetics 4
BIOL 401 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 403 Molecular Genetics 4
BIOL 499 Senior Seminar 1
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry 4
HCMT 111 Medical Terminology 1

PHYS 201

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 202

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 211

General Physics 4

PHYS 212

General Physics 4
PSYC 314 Psychology of Childhood 3
PSYC 251 Abnormal Psychology 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  Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II 4
BIOL 213 Botany 1
BIOL 306 Ecology 3
BIOL 308 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 4
BIOL 311 Animal Physiology 4
BIOL 312 Genetics 4
BIOL 401 Cell Biology 4
BIOL 403 Molecular Genetics 4
BIOL 421 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 422 Immunology and Serology 4
BIOL 499 Senior Seminar 1
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 301 Biochemistry 3

PHYS 201

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 202

Introductory Physics 4

PHYS 211

General Physics 4

PHYS 212

General Physics 4