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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Biological Sciences—Preprofessional Program Major (B.S.)


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Major code BS2127

College of Arts and Sciences 
Biological Sciences Department  
Irvine Hall 107
Phone: 740.593.2290
Fax: 740.593.0300
biosci@ohio.edu
https://www.ohio.edu/cas/biosci/

Matthew White, contact person
whitem@ohio.edu

Program Overview

Biological Sciences provides a specialized curriculum for students interested in one of the following:

  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Predentistry
  • Premedicine
  • Preoptometry
  • Preveterinary medicine

While no specific major is required by any of these schools, this curriculum provides students with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biological Sciences, prepares them for their professional school experience, and fulfills course requirements for entry into most schools. Applicants to these schools are required to take one of the following admission tests: Dental Admission Test (DAT), Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Optometry Admission Test (OAT), and either the Veterinary Admission Test (VAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) for veterinary school.

Students will be assigned an academic advisor who specializes in the type of professional school he or she is interested in attending. A student should contact the schools of choice and consult both their academic advisor and the department preprofessional advisor for specific course and exam requirements.

Admission Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

Freshmen who would like to declare any Biology major must have a minimum Math ACT subscore of 20, equivalent Math SAT subscore (490 on tests taken prior to March 2016 or 520 on tests taken March 2016 or later), or a minimum Ohio University math placement score of PL1 to enter these programs. Students who do not meet this criterion may still earn admission to Ohio University but will not be able to enter any of the Biological Sciences majors directly. After admission to Ohio University, students may transfer into a Biological Sciences major if they have earned a grade of “C” or better in both BIOS 1700 and BIOS 1705 and have a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.5 at Ohio University.

Change of Program Policy

Current Ohio University students who would like to declare one of the Biology majors must have a minimum Math ACT subscore of 20; equivalent Math SAT subscore (490 on tests taken prior to March 2016 or 520 on tests taken March 2016 or later); a minimum Ohio University math placement score of PL1; or a grade of “C” or better in equivalent courses to both BIOS 1700 and BIOS 1705 with a minimum accumulative Ohio University GPA of 2.5.

External Transfer Admission

Transfer students who would like to declare one of the Biology majors must have a minimum Math ACT subscore of 20; equivalent Math SAT subscore (490 on tests taken prior to March 2016 or 520 on tests taken March 2016 or later); a minimum Ohio University math placement score of PL1; or a grade of “C” or better in the equivalent courses to both BIOS 1700 and BIOS 1705 with a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.5 from their previous institution.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

With this degree, students will be prepared for their graduate or professional school experience (dentistry, medical, optometry, or veterinary medicine, physical therapy, physician’s assistant, etc.) and will complete the course requirements for entry into most schools.

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Requirements

 

Major Hours Requirement


The preprofessional program major requires a minimum of 123 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

Pre-Professional Program Requirements


Complete a total of 37 semester hours of BIOS coursework, including all four sub-requirements.

Anatomy Sub-Requirement


 Complete the following course or course group option:

Anatomy course group option


Biochemistry Sub-Requirement


Complete the following course or course group option:

Biochemistry course group option


Complete the following courses:

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Sub-Requirement


Complete one of the following courses:

Physiology/Body Systems Sub-Requirement


Complete one of the following courses:

Extradepartmental Requirements


Complete four sub-requirements.

Sub-Requirement 1: Chemistry


Complete the following courses:

Sub-Requirement 2: Mathematics


Complete the following course:

Sub-Requirement 3: Physics


Complete one of the following course group options:

Introduction to Physics course group option


Complete the following courses:

General Physics course group option


Complete the following courses:

Sub-Requirement 4: Statistics


Complete one of the following:

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