Ohio University

Human Biology

Human biology students

Major code: BA2128

 

Program Overview

The Human Biology major is designed for students interested in human biology and its application to allied health care professions, such as 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 the public health and health policy fields with a strong science background.


It provides a biology-enriched program for liberal arts students by exposing students to courses in genetics, neuroscience, ecology, human reproductive physiology within the major; and psychology, sociology, nutrition, and geography course outside the department.


Students in this track may want to consider a minor in a social science discipline such as psychology, sociology, or anthropology.


Students interested in applying to medical, dental, optometry, or veterinary schools should follow a B.S. track.


To complete the degree, Ohio University Eastern (OUE) majors will need to take the General Microbiology course at the Ohio University Zanesville (OUZ) campus. All other courses will be available at OUE or via the Ohio University Learning Network (OULN).


 

Human Biology Major (B.A.) Degree Planner

 

Program: Biological Sciences - Human Biology Major (BA)
Major code BA2128

Contact Person (OU Eastern Campus): Dr. Mark Waters
e-mail: watersr1@ohio.edu
Phone: (740) 699 2511
 

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 requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students can pursue careers in 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.

 


General Requirements
  • Major Hours Requirement
    • The human biology major requires a minimum of 123 hours.
  • University Wide Graduation Requirements
    • To complete this program, students must meet all University wide graduation requirements.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences Distribution Requirement
    • View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences.

 


 

Human Biology Requirements

 

Complete a total of 36 hours of BIOS coursework, including the four sub-requirements

 

Human Biology Core sub-Requirements

Complete the following courses:

Course Name (Location) Credit Hours Term Taken Grade Gen Ed
BIOS 1700 - Biological Sciences I: Molecules & Cells (OUE) 3      
BIOS 1705 - Biological Sciences I: LABORATORY (OUE) 1      
BIOS 1710 - Biological Sciences II: Ecology, Evolution &
Animal Body Systems (OUE)
3      
BIOS 1715 - Biological Sciences I: LABORATORY (OUE) 1      
BIOS 2050 - Human Biology: Sex and Reproduction
(OULN)
2      
BIOS 2060 - Drugs and the Brain (OULN) 3      

 

Anatomy Sub-Requirement

Complete the Human Biology (Not available at OUE/OUZ) or Human Anatomy course group option

Course Name (Location) Credit Hours Term Taken Grade Gen Ed
Human Biology Course Group Option        
BIOS 2030 - Human Biology II: Essentials of Anatomy &
Physiology*
3      
BIOS 2035 - Human Biology II: Laboratory: Functional
Anatomy*
1      
Human Anatomy Course Group Option        
BIOS 3010 - Human Anatomy (OUE) 3      
BIOS 3015 - Human Anatomy Laboratory (OUE) 1      

 

Microbiology and Physiology Sub-Requirement
Complete the following courses

Course Name (Location) Credit Hours Term Taken Grade Gen Ed
BIOS 3210 - General Microbiology (OUZ) 4      
BIOS 3450 - Human Physiology (OUE) 3      
BIOS 3455 - Human Physiology Laboratory (OUE) 2      

 

Human Biology Electives Sub-Requirement
Complete nine Credit Hours from the following:

Course Name (Location) Credit Hours Term Taken Grade Gen Ed
BIOS 3200 - Fundamentals of Animal Cell Biology (OULN) 3      
BIOS 3640 - Forensic Biology (OULN) 3      
BIOS 4440 - Tropical Disease Biology (OULN) 3      
BIOS 4450 - Physiology of Exercise (OUE) 3      
BIOS 4455- Physiology of Exercise Laboratory (OUE) 1      
BIOS 4500 - Principles of Endocrinology (OULN) 3      
BIOS 3205 - Cell and Microbiology Techniques* 2      
BIOS 4135 - Human Neuroscience* 3      
BIOS 4135 - Human Neuroscience Laboratory* 1      
BIOS 4230 - Pathogenic Bacteriology* 2      
BIOS 4410 - Parasitology* 2      
BIOS 4860 - Immunology* 2      
BIOS 4860 - Immunology Laboratory* 1      
NUTR 4320 - Diabetes from Bench to Bedside* 1      

 


Extradepartmental Requirements

Complete four sub-requirements

Sub-Requirement 1: Chemistry
Complete one of the following course group options

Course Name (Location) Credit Hours Term Taken Grade Gen Ed
Principles of Chemistry group option:
Complete the following courses:
       
CHEM 1210 - Principles of Chemistry I (OUE) 4      
CHEM 1220 - Principles of Chemistry II (OUE) 4      
Fundaments of Chemistry group option
(Note: Take this option if planning a career as Physicians Assistant)
Complete the following courses:
       
CHEM 1510 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I (OUE) 4      
CHEM 1520 - Fundamentals of Chemistry II (OUE) 4      

 

Sub-Requirement 2: Mathematics
Complete the following courses:

Course Name (Location) Credit Hours Term Taken Grade Gen Ed
MATH 1300 - Pre-Calculus (OUE) 4      
BIOS 3100 - General Genetics (OULN) 3      

 

Sub-Requirement 3: Physics
Complete the following courses:

Course Name (Location) Credit Hours Term Taken Grade Gen Ed
PHYS 2001 - Introduction to Physics (OUE) 4      
PHYS 2002 - Introduction to Physics (OUE) 4      

 

Sub-Requirement 4: Other Courses
Complete six courses (The following four classes, plus one from Anthropology/Geography and one from
Psychology)

Course Name (Location) Credit Hours Term Taken Grade Gen Ed
NUTR 1000 - Introduction to Nutrition (OUE) 3      
PSY 1010 - General Psychology (OUE) 3      
PSY 2110 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (OUE) 4      
SOC 1000 - Introduction to Sociology (OUE) 3      
Anthropology/Geography
Complete one of the following courses:
       
ANTH 1010 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
(OUE)
3      
GEOG 1200 - Human Geography (OUE) 3      
GEOG 1400 - Environmental Geography (OUE) 3      
Psychology
Complete one of the following courses:
       
PSY 2410 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (OUE) 3      
PSY 2710 - Abnormal Psychology (OUE) 3      

*Courses are not currently available on the regional campuses. These courses are not required to complete the degree.

 

Additional Requirements if intending to apply to Physician Assistant Programs


If, after graduation, you are planning on apply to Physician Assistant program you should take the following additional courses. These are prerequisite for many of the programs in the surrounding area.

 

Course Name (Location) Credit Hours Term Taken Grade Gen Ed
CHEM 3050 - Organic Chemistry I (OUE) 3      
CHEM 3060 - Organic Chemistry II (OUE) 3      
CHEM 3080 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (OUE) 2      
CHEM 3090 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (OUE) 2      
HLTH 2300 Medical Terminology (OUE) 3