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2015-2016 University Catalog 
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health and Disease, BS

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About the Program

Health and disease is a biology program of study with an emphasis on disease-related upper-level biology courses and general education electives that relate to health. The major provides a rigorous curriculum for students interested in health careers, thus giving the student many career options after graduation.

Health and Disease Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Health and Disease  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

120 Credits

Departmental/Program Major Courses (39 credits)

*A 2.0 average is required in these courses

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (67-79 credits)

Electives (2-14 credits)

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements

16-18 Credits

Spring 1st Year

16-19 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

14-15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

17-18 Credits

Fall 4th Year

13-15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • 500 Level Biology Selective (Req # 14) - Credit Hours: 2.00 - 3.00
  • Health & Disease Selective (Req # 13) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Great Issues Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Pre-professional selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

14-15 Credits


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Degree Requirements

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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