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B.S. in Biology: Pre-Medical and Pre-Veterinary Tracks

The program leading to a B.S. degree in Biology is designed to provide maximum depth in the sciences and mathematics with less opportunity for free electives.

Students who plan to attend graduate school or professional schools, such as those in human or veterinary medicine, most often choose this program of studies.

Further, the B.S. degree in Biology automatically qualifies a student for a minor in chemistry and thus represents more than adequate preparation for employment opportunities that require expertise in both biology and chemistry.

Dr. N. Bharathan
Coordinator
bharathn@iup.edu
724-357-2584

Pre-Med Track

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

B.S. in Biology/Pre-Medical Track Sign-Off Sheet

(Revised May 2012)

A. Biology Courses (38 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 242 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 331 Animal Developmental Biology (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 352 Comparative Animal Physiology (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
Biology Controlled Electives* (Minimum 9 cr)
BIOL ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
BIOL ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
BIOL ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________

*No more than 6 credits from the combined total of credits earned from Independent Study, Special Topics, and Internship 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. Controlled electives should be selected from: BIOL 151, 271, 363, 364, 401, 405, 455, 466, 476, 477, 481, 482, 483, 484, 493.

B. Required Chemistry Courses (20 cr)

CHEM 111 Gen. Chem. I (4 cr) * ________ ________ ________
CHEM 112 Gen. Chem. II (4 cr) * ________ ________ ________
CHEM 231 Organic Chem. I (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
CHEM 232 Organic Chem. II (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
CHEM 351 Biochemistry (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
*Fulfills the Liberal Studies Natural Sciences Requirement; Option I.

C. Required Math Courses (7 cr)

MATH 121 Calculus I (4 cr)* and ________ ________ ________
MATH 216 Probability and Statistics for Nat. Sci. ________ ________ ________
*Fulfills the math course Liberal Studies Learning Skills requirement.

D. Required Physics Courses (8 cr)

PHYS 111 Physics I Lecture (3 cr)* ________ ________ ________
PHYS 121 Physics I Lab (1 cr) ________ ________ ________
PHYS 112 Physics II Lecture (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
PHYS 122 Physics II Lab (1 cr) ________ ________ ________
*Fulfills the Liberal Studies Electives requirement.

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

____ ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
____ ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
*Intermediate Level. Elementary Foreign Language courses are Free Electives.

F. Additional University Liberal Studies Requirements

F1. English Composition (6 cr) PLANNED TAKEN GRADE

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

F2. Humanities (9 cr)

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

F3. Fine Arts (3 cr)

____ ___ Fine Arts ________ _________ ________

F4. 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.

F5. Social Sciences* (9 cr)

____ ___ _______________(3 cr) ________ ________ ________
____ ___ _______________(3 cr) ________ ________ ________
____ ___ _______________(3 cr) ________ ________ ________
*One of these courses may fulfill the Global and Multicultural Awareness Liberal Studies requirement.

F6. Liberal Studies Elective* (3 cr)

____ ___ _______________(3 cr) ________ ________ ________

F7. Additional Requirements (9 cr)

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

G. Free Electives (8-14 cr)

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

Pre-Vet Track 

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

B.S. in Biology/Pre-Veterinary Track Sign-Off Sheet

(Revised May 2012)

A. Biology Courses (38 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 242 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 331 Animal Developmental Biology (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
BIOL 352 Comparative Animal Physiology (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
Biology Controlled Electives* (Minimum 9 cr)
BIOL ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
BIOL ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
BIOL ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________

*No more than 6 credits from the combined total of credits earned from Independent Study, Special Topics, and Internship 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. Controlled electives should be selected from: BIOL 151, 271, 363, 364, 401, 405, 455, 466, 476, 477, 481, 482, 483, 484, 493.

B. Required Chemistry Courses (20 cr)

CHEM 111 Gen. Chem. I (4 cr) * ________ ________ ________
CHEM 112 Gen. Chem. II (4 cr) * ________ ________ ________
CHEM 231 Organic Chem. I (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
CHEM 232 Organic Chem. II (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
CHEM 351 Biochemistry (4 cr) ________ ________ ________
*Fulfills the Liberal Studies Natural Sciences Requirement; Option I.

C. Required Math Courses (7 cr)

MATH 121 Calculus I (4 cr)* and ________ ________ ________
MATH 216 Probability and Statistics for Nat. Sci. ________ ________ ________
*Fulfills the math course Liberal Studies Learning Skills requirement.

D. Required Physics Courses (8 cr)

PHYS 111 Physics I Lecture (3 cr)* ________ ________ ________
PHYS 121 Physics I Lab (1 cr) ________ ________ ________
PHYS 112 Physics II Lecture (3 cr) ________ ________ ________
PHYS 122 Physics II Lab (1 cr) ________ ________ ________
*Fulfills the Liberal Studies Electives requirement.

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

____ ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
____ ____ _________________ ( ) ________ ________ ________
*Intermediate Level. Elementary Foreign Language courses are Free Electives.

F. Additional University Liberal Studies Requirements

F1. English Composition (6 cr) PLANNED TAKEN GRADE

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

F2. Humanities (9 cr)

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

F3. Fine Arts (3 cr)

____ ___ Fine Arts ________ _________ ________

F4. 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.

F5. Social Sciences* (9 cr)

____ ___ _______________(3 cr) ________ ________ ________
____ ___ _______________(3 cr) ________ ________ ________
____ ___ _______________(3 cr) ________ ________ ________
*One of these courses may fulfill the Global and Multicultural Awareness Liberal Studies requirement.

F6. Liberal Studies Elective* (3 cr)

____ ___ _______________(3 cr) ________ ________ ________

F7. Additional Requirements (9 cr)

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

G. Free Electives (8-14 cr)

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

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