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B.S. in Biology: Environmental Health Track

Students electing the Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Environmental Health will take the core Biology courses and a collection of upper-division courses that focus on environmental factors impacting human health.

In addition, students will elect technical courses offered by other departments that provide analytical and problem-solving skills to identify, evaluate, and manage these factors.

This track will prepare students for employment as environmental health specialists and practitioners in industry, government, and academia and for entry into graduate school programs in environmental and public health.

Dr. Tom Simmons
Coordinator, Environmental Health Track
316 Weyandt Hall
(724) 357-4898
Thomas.Simmons@iup.edu

For a downloadable PDF version of the checklist of requirements, visit our Forms webpage.

B.S. in Biology: EH Track Sign-Off Sheet

(Revised May 2012)

A. Biology Courses (40 cr)           PLANNED    TAKEN     GRADE

BIOL 111 Principles of Biology I (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 210 Botany (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 220 General Zoology (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 250 Principles of Microbiology (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 263 Genetics (3 cr) (W course) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 151 Human Physiology (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 221 Environmental Health & Protection (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 323 Intro. Toxicol. & Risk Assessment (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 460 Fund. Environ. Epidemiology (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
Controlled Biology Electives* (Minimum 6 cr)
BIOL ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
BIOL ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
BIOL ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________

*Controlled Biology Electives: Choose from BIOL 262, 270, 310, 363, 466, 476, 481, 482, 483, 484, 493. No more than 6 credits from the combined total of credits earned from Independent Study, Special Topics, Internship, and off campus cooperative courses may count toward the major; credits beyond 6 count as free electives. The following courses are not acceptable as electives toward the Biology major: BIOL 103, 104, 105, 106, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 150, 155, 241.

B. Required Chemistry Courses (16 cr)

CHEM 111 Gen. Chem. I (4 cr) * ________ ________ ________
CHEM 112 Gen. Chem. II (4 cr) * ________ ________ ________
CHEM 231 Organic Chem. I (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
CHEM 351 Biochemistry (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
*Fulfills the Liberal Studies Natural Sciences Requirement.

C. Required Math Courses (7 cr)

MATH 121 Calculus I (4 cr)* ________ ________ ________
MATH 216 Prob. & Stat. (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
*Fulfills the math course Liberal Studies Learning Skills requirement.

D. Required Physics Courses (4 cr)

PHYS 111 Physics I (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
PHYS 121 Physics I (Lab) (1 cr) ________ ________ ________

E. Ancillary Science Requirement (9 cr)

Selected from the following:
CHEM: 232, 323 ________ ________ ________
GEOG/RGPL: 415, 417, 419, 425 ________ ________ ________
GEOS: 201, 202, 312, 313 ________ ________ ________
MATH: 122
PHYS: 112 and 122
SAFE: 330, 430

F. Foreign Language Requirement* (College of Nat. Sci. and Math) (0-6 cr)

____ ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
____ ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
*Two courses beyond placement or intermediate level. In lieu of a foreign language, students in programs or tracks other than the Pre-Medical Track and the Pre-Veterinary Track may elect to take a sequence of courses in either Computer Science, exclusive of COSC 101 (COSC 110 and 210 recommended), or Regional Planning (from the following: RGPL 213, 314, 316, 415).

G. Additional University Liberal Studies Requirements

G1. English Composition (6 cr) PLANNED TAKEN GRADE

ENGL 101 English Composition I (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
ENGL 202 English Composition II (3 cr) ________ ________ ________

G2. Humanities (9 cr)

HIST ___ History (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
____ ___ Phil/Rel. St. (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
____ ___ Literature (3 cr) ________ ________ ________

G3. Fine Arts (3 cr)

____ ___ Fine Arts ________ _________ ________

G4. Dimensions of Wellness or ROTC (3 or 4 cr)

____ ___ _________________ Dimensions of Wellness or ________ ________ ________
MLSC 101 World Milit. Hist. & Lab (2 cr) and ________ ________ ________
MLSC 102 Amer. Milit. Hist. & Lab (2 cr) or ________ ________ ________
Military Service (4 cr)
Veterans are given four semester hours toward these requirements.
Verification of service must be established by form DD 214.

G5. Social Sciences* (9 cr)

ECON 101 Basic Economics (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
PSYC 101 General Psychology(3 cr) or
SOC 151 Principles of Sociology ________ ________ ________
____ ___ _______________(3 cr)* ________ ________ ________
*One of these courses may fulfill the Global & Multicultural Awareness Liberal Studies requirement.

G6. Liberal Studies Elective* (3 cr)

*Fulfilled by BTED/COSC/IFMG 101.

G7. Additional Requirements (9 cr)

____ ___ Global & Multicultural Awareness Course (may be ________ ________ ________
one of Soc Sci. courses above)
BIOL 263 Two writing intensive courses (one ________ ________ ________
____ ___ must be in your major) ________ ________ ________

H. Free Electives (5-11 cr)

(Student must have a total of 120 semester hours from all sources to graduate with a B.S. in Biology.)
____ ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
____ ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
____ ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
____ ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
____ ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________

Recommended Free Electives: MGMT 310; PLSC 250, 370; SAFE 101, 220, 410

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