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Medical Biology

Lander’s degree program in medical biology addresses the specific needs of students seeking careers in a health care field. The scope of Lander’s medical biology program is narrower than that of the traditional biology major. 

 

Biology Honors Program

Students majoring in biology will qualify for a BS with Honors in Biology if the following requirements are met:

  1. Successful completion of the program for the BS in Biology or the BS in Biology with an emphasis in genetics;
  2. Completion of an additional 5 hours of biology coursework at the 300 level or above;
  3. Cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in all biology courses;
  4. Cumulative overall grade point average of 3.5 or better; and
  5. Completion of a laboratory or field research project in which:
    1. The research proposal is approved by a majority of the biology faculty. (This would normally occur in the fall semester of the junior year.)
    2. The research is of sufficient quality to justify four semester hours credit (BIOL 407, BIOL 408, BIOL 409, BIOL 410, or BIOL 412).
    3. The research results are presented as follows:
      1. by public seminar at Lander University
      2. at a scientific meeting and/or by submission of a paper for publication in an appropriate scientific journal.

Transfer students may graduate with Honors in Biology if they fulfill the above requirements and have a 3.5 GPA overall and in biology from their former institution(s) and complete their last 60 hours, including at least 20 hours of biology, at Lander University.

 

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

Mathematical Applications
OR MATH 123 Calculus and its Applications

3

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

 

PHIL 302 Ethics 3
Humanities and Fine Arts elective 3
C. Behavioral and Social Perspectives
(6 hours selected from 2 different disciplines)
PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
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 (Temporarily suspended)

0

Total General Education Requirements 35

1 For approved courses see the General Education section

 

MAJOR PROGRAM CORE 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 204 Microbiology 4
BIOL 304 Pathophysiology 3
BIOL 312 Genetics 4
BIOL 401 Cell Biology 4
BIOM 195 Freshman Seminar in Medical Biology 1
BIOM 295 Sophomore Seminar in Medical Biology 1
BIOM 320 Biostatistics 3
BIOM 395 Junior Seminar in Medical Biology 1
BIOM 499 Capstone Course in Medical Biology 1
CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 301 Biochemistry 3

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS CREDIT
HOURS
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4

 

MAJOR PROGRAM ELECTIVES CREDIT
HOURS
BIOL or BIOM 300-level or above 12
 
Total Major Program Requirements 61
Additional Electives 24
TOTAL FOR BS DEGREE 120

 

  • Coursework must include at least 30 hours earned in 300 or above level courses, of which 12 hours must be in the major.
  • See the 4-year major guide for recommended order in which to take courses