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2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Biology w/Pre-Health Professional & Molecular Biology Concentration


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Complete all Institutional Graduation Requirements

Biology w/Pre-Health Profession and Molecular Biology Concentration requires a minimum of 99-102 credits to complete the major. A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course counting towards the major, but a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.00 is required for completion of the major. S/U courses may not be elected for program requirements. 

Pre-Health Professional & Molecular Biology Concentration Courses: 32 credits


Complete the following 32 credits:

Total credits required for major: 99-102


Last EPCC update September 2015

Fall 2018 credit update - BIOL 313 changed to 3 credits (from 2) increasing the required credits for the concentration

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION


PRE-HEALTH PROFESSIONS: These courses are NOT required for the Biology Degree but should be taken to prepare students on their pre-dental, pre-veterinary, or pre-medical tracks for their entrance exams.
Course Number Course Title Credits Prerequisites
PHYS 202 General Physics w/Lab[SMI] 4 MATH 111, 112, PHYS 201
PHYS 202L Physics Lab 0 Must be taken with PHYS 202
PHYS 203 General Physics w/Lab[SMI] 4 MATH 111, 112, PHYS 202
PHYS 203L Physics Lab 0 Must be taken with PHYS 203
CHEM 451 Metabolic Biochemistry 4 CHEM 450
CHEM 454 Biochemistry Lab 2 CHEM 336

PRE-MEDICINE: In addition to the courses listed above, for proper preparation for the MCAT, completion of the following courses is recommended:

Course Number Course Title Credits Prerequisites
SOC 204 General Sociology [DPD,SSC,UWR] 5  
SOC 205 General Sociology:Problems [SSC] 5  
PSY 201 General Psychology [SSC] 4  
PSY 202 General Psychology [SSC] 4 PSY 201
ANTH 203 Cultural Anthropology [SSC] 5  
BIOL 317 Vertebrate Structure 5 BIOL 211, 212, 213 or BIOL 231, 232, 233
BIOL 445 Immunology 3 BIOL 211, 212 and 213 or BIOL 231-233, CHEM 334
BIOL 462 Cellular Neurobiology 3 BIOL 431

PRE-DENTAL, PRE-PHARMACY: In addition to courses listed in the pre-health professions category above, dental and pharmacy schools generally require the following courses as prerequisites for admission (some schools have additional prerequisites; check the desired school for their requirements):

Course Number Course Title Credits Prerequisites
BIOL 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 MATH 070
BIOL 231L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken with BIOL 231
BIOL 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 BIOL 231
BIOL 232L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken with BIOL 232
BIOL 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 BIOL 232
BIOL 233L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken with BIOL 233
WR 121 Academic Composition [GTW] 4 WR 115 or placement into WR 121

PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY: The following courses are recommended for completion of prerequisites for admission into physical therapy programs:

Course Number Course Title Credits Prerequisites
BIOL 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 MATH 070
BIOL 231L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken with BIOL 231
BIOL 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 BIOL 231
BIOL 232L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken with BIOL 232
BIOL 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 BIOL 232
BIOL 233L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken with BIOL 233
PSY 201 General Psychology [SSC] 4  
PSY 202 General Psychology [SSC] 4 PSY 201
PHYS 202 General Physics w/Lab [SMI] 4 MATH 111, 112, PHYS 201
PHYS 202L Physics Lab 0 Must be taken with PHYS 202
PHYS 203 General Physics w/Lab [SMI] 4 MATH 111, 112, PHYS 202
PHYS 203L Physics Lab 0 Must be taken with PHYS 203
WR 121 Academic Composition [GTW] 4 WR 115 or placement into WR 121

PRE-PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT: The following courses are recommended for completion of prerequisites for admission into physician assistant programs:

Course Number Course Title Credits Prerequisites
BIOL 231 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 MATH 070
BIOL 231L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken with BIOL 231
BIOL 232 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 BIOL 231
BIOL 232L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken with BIOL 232
BIOL 233 Human Anatomy & Physiology 4 BIOL 232
BIOL 233L Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab 0 Must be taken with BIOL 233
PSY 201 General Psychology [SSC] 4  
PSY 202 General Psychology [SSC] 4 PSY 201

ECOLOGICAL BIOLOGY

The Ecological concentration emphasizes understanding of ecosystems and organisms. Students develop broad knowledge of global ecological principles as they also acquire practical field skills while engaging in outdoor experiences in the beautiful Blue Mountains of northeast Oregon. Courses are investigative in structure and are designed to prepare students for career opportunities in resource management, including with US Forest Service, Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon State Police (Fish & Game enforcement), Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Environmental Quality, Bureau of Land Management, and other public agencies, private consulting firms and non-profit organizations. Students also are prepared for
careers in secondary science education and graduate programs in biology. Abundant opportunities exist for students to participate in original research projects and internships related to their areas of interest.

FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE

EOU offers two years of transferable course work in the area of fisheries and wildlife with most students then transferring to Oregon State University or another university offering the full degree program. Students interested in pursuing the Fish and Game Management option, however, should transfer after one year at EOU. Typical coursework includes one- year sequences of general biology with lab and general chemistry with lab, in addition to courses such as mathematics, statistics, speech, writing, and physical education. Additional courses within chemistry and/or physics may be required, depending upon the school to which a student will be transferring. Students are strongly encouraged to obtain prerequisite information from the
schools to which they will be applying and to work closely with their EOU pre-fisheries and wildlife advisor when selecting appropriate coursework to meet the prerequisite requirements.

FORESTRY

EOU offers the first year of course work in forestry which can then be transferred to Oregon State University or another college offering the full degree program. In case of inadequate preparation, two years of coursework may be necessary. Typical prerequisite coursework includes an introductory course in forestry, plant taxonomy, and one year sequences of general biology with lab and general chemistry with lab. Prerequisites also include coursework in mathematics, economics, speech, writing, and physical education. Students are strongly encouraged to obtain prerequisite information from the schools to which they will be applying and to work closely with their EOU pre-forestry advisor when selecting appropriate coursework to meet the prerequisite requirement.

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