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Human Biological Sciences

The Human Biological Sciences option is a pre-professional program for students planning careers in a health-related field. The following is a partial list of possible professions: physical therapy, medicine, dentistry, physician's assistant, alternative medicine, nutrition, and public health.

Course Requirements

There are two four year plans for the Option in Human Biological Sciences: one for students choosing the one year chemistry sequence, and one for students choosing the two year chemistry sequence.   If you plan to apply to a graduate or professional school such as medical or dental, you should plan to complete the two year sequence in chemistry. If you plan to pursue nursing or a graduate program in physical therapy, the one year sequence of chemistry is sufficient.  The two year chemistry option is more flexible, and keeps more options for future careers open.

Four year plan with one year of chemistry (for pre-physical therapy students)

Four year plan with two years of chemistry (for graduate or medical school preparation)