College of Natural and Health Sciences
Contact: Susan M. Keenan, Ph.D., School Director
Location: Ross Hall 2480
Students must consult with their assigned major advisor each semester prior to registering.
Assigned advisor is available through the Ursa login; ursa.unco.edu; under Student tab Academic Profile channel and is term specific. If no advisor is listed, contact the major program for advisor information.
In accordance with University Policies, coursework earned more than 10 years prior to the date of matriculation to UNC may not be used to satisfy any major or minor requirements. Any exception to this policy is at the discretion of the academic program. The school's transfer advisor can be reached at 970.351.2921.
The program consists of three parts:
- Liberal Arts Core (LAC) Credits
- Required Major Credits
- University-Wide Credits
This emphasis is intended for premed and other students having an interest in the human and animal health professions. This program meets the minimal requirements for admittance to most professional schools of health science. Undergraduates entering this program should have a strong science and mathematics background in high school or be prepared to do additional remedial work.
Students who successfully complete the program will be prepared for admission to medical, veterinary, dentistry, chiropractic, or paramedical professional programs. They will also be prepared to continue their education in a wide range of graduate programs as diverse as microbiology and human physiology.
This would also be an appropriate emphasis for students interested in working in health communication, pharmaceutical sales, hospitals, biotechnology companies, or government laboratories such as the Centers for Disease Control.
Program Admission Requirements:
Academic Good Standing
Degree Requirements — 120 Credits
1. Required Specified LAC — 24 credits
LAC area 1.b. — Intermediate Composition
LAC area 2 — Mathematics
|MATH 171||Calculus I for Life Sciences||
|STAT 150||Introduction to Statistical Analysis||
LAC area 6 — Physical and Life Sciences
Remaining LAC — 18 credits
NOTE: Students need to select courses from areas 7 and 8 that also count for areas 3, 4, or 5.
2. Required Major — 71 credits
Take all of the following courses (47 credits):
Choose from the following options (6-7 credits):
| ||Complete both:||
|BIO 341||Human Anatomy||
|BIO 350||Human Physiology||
| ||Or, complete both:||
|BIO 552||Mammalian Physiology I||
|BIO 553||Mammalian Physiology II||
Capstone Professional Experience (1 credit)
Take one credit (chosen in consultation with faculty advisor to help match career goals) from:
|BIO 422||Directed Studies||
|BIO 492||Internship in Biological Sciences||
|BIO 493||Clinical Internship in Biological Sciences||
|BIO 494||Practicum in College Biological Science Instruction||
|BIO 495||Special Topics in Biology||
Biological Science Advanced Study (16-17 credits)
Choose from BIO-prefix courses at the 300 level or higher to bring your Required Major Credits to 71 total.
Please see course listings in the graduate catalog for additional course options (must be a junior with a minimum 3.0 GPA to take graduate level courses). Consult with faculty advisor to match career goals.
3. University-Wide Credits — 7 credits
Complete additional credits to achieve the minimum credits needed for this degree at UNC; for this degree, that will typically be 7 credits.