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HUMAN BIOLOGY (BA2128)

BACHELOR OF ARTS

 

The Bachelor of Arts, with a major in biological sciences - human biology is designed for students interested in human biology and its application to allied health care professions (e.g., occupational therapy, genetic counseling, and, with careful choice of electives, physician assistant and physical therapy programs).

 

This curriculum is also suitable for students who wish to enter law, public health, and health policy fields with a strong science background. It provides a biology-enriched program for liberal arts students by requiring some basic genetics, neuroscience, ecology, and human reproductive physiology within the major; and psychology, sociology, and geography courses outside the department. Students in this track might want to consider a minor in a social science discipline, such as psychology, sociology, or anthropology. Students interested in medical, dental, or veterinary schools should follow a Bachelor of Science track.

 

Bachelor of Human Biology Printable Program Brochure


 

COURSE OF STUDY

The Human Biology curriculum may be pursued on either a full-time or part-time basis with day and evening classes available. Students typically start fall semester, but may enter the program at any point during the academic calendar. Full-time students should take 15 or more credit hours per semester. Part-time students may pursue the degree at a rate they desire, however a minimum of seven credit hours of coursework each semester is recommended. Students completing the degree requirements will earn a degree in Human Biology.

 

 

FACILITIES

The Human Biology BA at OUC is supported by a number of outstanding science facilities including:

➢  2 flexible-space anatomy, physiology, and microbiology laboratories 
➢  
2 recently renovated chemistry laboratories
➢  BSL-2 cell biology laboratory

 

And also a number of academic facilities including:

➢  Academic Success Center

 Stevenson Center Learning Commons

 Quinn Library

 

 

LOCATION

The Human Biology major leverages the combined knowledge of multiple biological sciences faculty across all 5 regional campuses. However, students will complete the major entirely on the OUC campus, taking advantage of distance technologies such as the Ohio University Learning Network (OULN) and online options.

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for admission, a student must be a high school graduate or GED recipient. Students not meeting these requirements should contact the Admissions Office at Ohio University Chillicothe for further information concerning admission.

 

 

HUMAN BIOLOGY COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Students will complete, over 8 semesters of study, 41 credit hours of biological sciences and 81 credit hours of required and elective courses for a total of 122 credit hours. (See suggested program template below.)

 

 

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Students are eligible for many different financial aid resources. These include:

➢  Federal Grants and Loans

➢  Ohio University Scholarships

➢  State Grants and Loans
 

To begin the process, you should apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible. For Ohio University Chillicothe, use the University Federal School Code: 003100 and 003102.

 

For more information about the financial aid process, contact our Financial Aid Office at (740) 774-7289 or toll free at (877) GO-2-OUCH.

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION

Ohio University believes that, as an educated person, you need certain intellectual skills in order to participate effectively in society. These include: the ability to communicate through the written word, the ability to use quantitative or symbolic reasoning, and broad knowledge of the major fields of learning. Therefore, students must take general education courses to complete a degree.

 

 

PROGRAM FEATURES

Students may declare the Human Biology Bachelor of Arts major (major code: BA2128) immediately upon application to Ohio University Chillicothe. Admission to the foundational BIOS 1700 course has a prerequisite of ACT composite 23 or SAT verbal & math 1060 OR C- or better in CHEM 1210, 1500 or 1510 (former CHEM 121 or 151).

 

 

ADVISING FAQS AND IMPORTANT FORMS
Suggested Program Template

This is a sample template to complete the degree in four years. In addition to the major requirements, you must meet university general education requirements of Tier II courses: a minimum of 21 semester hours of TIER II courses that are spread out in the 6 categories. You will need to take advantage of summer course offerings for some Tier II courses so that your load during regular semesters is lightened.


Tentative Semester Planner Information

SUBJECT - COURSE NAMES  

SEMESTER 1

BIOS 1700 Molecules and Cells

BIOS 1705 Lab

CHEM 1210 Principles of Chemistry I
or
CHEM 1510 Fundamentals of Chemistry 1
MATH 1300 Pre-Calculus
ENG  1510 Writing and Rhetoric I

 

SEMESTER 2

BIOS 1710 Evolution, Animal Body Systems

BIOS 1715 Lab

CHEM 1220 Principles of Chemistry II
or
CHEM 1520 Fundamentals of Chemistry II
SOC  1000 Introduction to Sociology
ANTH 1010 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

 

SEMESTER 3
BIOS 2030 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology
BIOS 2035 Functional Anatomy Lab
BIOS 2050 Sex and Reproduction
PHYS 2001 Introduction to Physics
PSY  1010 General Psychology
#### XXXX Foreign Language

 

SEMESTER 4

BIOS 2060 Drugs and the Brain
BIOS 3450 Human Physiology
BIOS 3455 Lab
PHYS 2002 Introduction to Physics
#### XXXX Foreign Language

 

SEMESTER 5

BIOS 3100 General Genetics
BIOS 4440 Tropical Disease Biology
PSY 2110 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
ENG 3080J Writing and Rhetoric II
#### XXXX Foreign Language

 

SEMESTER 6

BIOS 3200 Fundamentals of Animal Cell Biology
PSY  2410 Child & Adolescent Psychology
PSY  2710 Abnormal Psychology
#### XXXX Foreign Language
#### XXXX Arts & Sciences 2000 Level

 

SEMESTER 7

BIOS 3640 Forensic Biology
BIOS 4500 Endocrinology
#### XXXX Arts & Sciences 2000 Level

#### XXXX Free Elective
or
#### XXXX Arts & Sciences Humanities Course
NUTR 1000 Introduction to Nutrition

 

SEMESTER 8

BIOS 3210 General Microbiology
#### XXXX Arts & Sciences 2000 Level

#### XXXX Tier 3 Course
#### XXXX Free Elective

 

 

PROGRAM PROGRESSION

Most of the Human Biology major courses require BIOS 1710 as a prerequisite, and BIOS 1710 requires BIOS 1700. Students in the Human Biology major must enroll and complete BIOS 1700 as soon as possible in order to assure their progression in the major.

 

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES UPON GRADUATION

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology program at OUC is designed to give the student a broad view of biological sciences disciplines, especially in regards to human beings. The majority of Human Biology students will progress on after graduation into advanced allied health programs such as physician assistant, occupational therapy, or radiology technician. With careful selection of electives, graduates may also apply to physical therapy programs or advanced academic degree programs in the biological sciences. Those students wishing to progress on to medical, dental, or veterinary school, however, should enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Robb Moats, PhD
Associate Professor

Bennett Hall 237
T: 740.774.7244

T: 740.774.7214
moats@ohio.edu

 

 

Information about the Faculty

Robb Moats
Associate Professor
Bennett Hall 237
T: 740.774.7244
moats@ohio.edu
Jackie Nace
Assistant Professor
Bennett Hall 241
T: 740.774.7249
nace@ohio.edu
Timothy Angel
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
angelt@ohio.edu
Marc Behrendt
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
C: 740.605.2915
behrendt@ohio.edu
James Burger
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
burger@ohio.edu
Richard Carter
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
carterr1@ohio.edu
Lori Fetter
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
fetter@ohio.edu
Kenneth Johnson
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
johnsok7@ohio.edu
Iolene Powell
Adjunct Faculty
Bennett Hall 259
powelli@ohio.edu