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Biology Health Sciences

Biology Health Sciences

Program Description

The Biology Health Sciences concentration is designed for students seeking a degree in biology while preparing for application to health care professional schools. The courses in this concentration help student fulfill admission requirements or recommendations and are useful in preparing for professional school admission tests (MCAT, VCAT, PCAT, and similar).

For career information and department highlights, see the Biology page.

For More Information

Biology Department

Auburn University at Montgomery

Goodwyn Hall 301

334-244-3316

www.cas.aum.edu/departments/biology

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the Biology Health Sciences major includes


Required Courses

Course #

Course Name

Course Description

BIOL 1950 

Orientation for Medical Sciences

A course for pre-professional students in the health sciences. Emphasis on information and attitudes for accessing professional programs. Graded as satisfactory or unsatisfactory. Credit is in addition to minimum degree requirements.

CHEM 3300/3301

Biochemistry/Lab

A standard biochemistry course for students in the health and physical sciences. Emphasis on the major biomolecules and basic metabolism. Prerequisite CHEM 2300 or CHEM 3100 and CHEM 3101.

BIOL 2410

Biomedical Vocabulary

An introduction  to medical word roots, combining forms, prefixes, and suffixes needed for building an effective verbal and written biomedical vocabulary. Prerequisite BIOL 1020, BIOL 1021, ENGL 1020.

Electives

Biology electives

15 semester hours of Biology Elective component, including three courses with laboratories.