Jan 29, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2014-15 [Archived Catalog]

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

Major code BS2127

College of Arts and Sciences 
Biological Sciences Department
Irvine Hall 107
Phone: 740.593.2290
Fax: 740.593.0300

Matthew White, contact person

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

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirement beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The courses in this major will fulfill the admission requirements for either graduate work or for professional school (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, physician’s assistant,etc.).



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: