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BioHealth Sciences Undergraduate Major (BS, CRED, HBS)

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College of Science | School of Life Sciences


Options

Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Podiatry
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Physician Assistant

Administered by the Department of Microbiology under the School of Life Sciences.

The undergraduate BS degree in BioHealth Sciences is designed for students seeking an interdisciplinary background in the life sciences, public health, and social sciences. The major consists of a comprehensive core with a strong biological and physical science foundation combined with a variety of health and social science courses in a unique blend formulated to meet the needs of students interested in a career in the healthcare field. BioHealth Sciences majors receive excellent training for a variety of professional programs.

Students may elect to complete one transcript-visible option in Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine/Pre-Podiatry, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physical Therapy, or Pre-Physician Assistant. An option is not required. Options in the BHS major require additional credits beyond the basic BHS major, although most students can complete the BHS core plus the additional course work in four years.

Students in the BHS major must complete BI 211 or BI 211H, BI 212 or BI 212H, and BI 213 or BI 213H with a C– or better. Students must also complete CH 231/261, CH 232/262, CH 233/263 and CH 331 with a C– or better.



BioHealth Sciences Core Courses (116–120 credits)

BHS 110. BioHealth Sciences Orientation (1)

Mathematics and Statistics Core (12)

Two MTH courses at MTH 111 or higher (8)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
  or ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Chemistry and Physics Core (42)

BHS majors must complete CH 231, 232, 233, 261, 262, 263, and 331 with a C– or better.
CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4, 4, 4)
   and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 232, 232, 233 (1, 1, 1)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4, 4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5, 5, 5)

Biological Sciences Core (37–38)

BHS majors must complete BI 211, BI 212, and BI 213 with a C– or better.
BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
BB 450, BB 451. General Biochemistry (4, 3)
BHS 329. Mechanisms of Disease: Introduction to General Pathology (3)
BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4, 4, 4)
MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
MB 303. General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
MB 310. Bacterial Molecular Genetics (3)
  or BI 311. Genetics (4)
MB 416. Immunology (3)
  or BHS 316. Principles of Immunology (3)

Writing Intensive Course (3–4)

Select one WIC course from below (3–4):
BHS 323. ^Microbial Influences on Human Health (3)
HSTS 417. ^*History of Medicine (4)
MB 385. ^Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics (3)

Health and Social Sciences Core (21–23)

H 210. *Introduction to the Health Care System (3)
H 225. *Social and Individual Health Determinants (4)
PHAR 210. Terminology of the Health Sciences (2)
PSY 201. *General Psychology (3)
PSY 202. *General Psychology (3)
Cultural Competency (6–8)

Select two Cultural Competency courses from below (6–8):
ANTH 240. Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
ANTH 345. *Biological and Cultural Constructions of Race (3)
ANTH/FCSJ 361. *Food Justice (4)
ECON 383. *The Economics of Discrimination (4)
ES 351. *Ethnic Minorities in Oregon (4)
ES 353. *Environmental Racism (4)
HDFS 201. *Contemporary Families in the U.S. (3)
MB 330. *Disease and Society (3)
PHL 280. *Ethics of Diversity (4)
PSY 426. *Psychology of Gender (4)
PSY/WGSS 466. *Fat Studies (4)
QS/WGSS 262. *Introduction to Queer Studies (3)
SOC 426. *Social Inequality (4)
SPAN 221. Spanish for Medical Professions I (4)
SPAN 222. Spanish for Medical Professions II (4)
WGSS 414. *Systems of Oppression in Women's Lives (4)

Upper-division Science Courses (6–8 credits)

(This requirement is automatically met if any BHS option is completed)

Select two upper-division science courses from list below (6–8 credits):
BB 331. *Introduction to Molecular Biology (3)
BB 332. *Molecular Medicine (3)
BB 360. Introduction to Neuroscience (3)
BB 460. Advanced Cell Biology (3)
BB 485. Applied Bioinformatics (3)
BI 309. Teaching Practicum (3)
BI 409. Advanced Teaching Practicum (3)
ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
Z 431. Vertebrate Physiology I (3)
Z 432. Vertebrate Physiology II (3)
Z 437. Vertebrate Endocrinology (4)
Z 438. Behavioral Neurobiology (3)
UD CH 300–CH 498, not to include CH 331, CH 332, CH 334, CH 335, CH 336, CH 337, CH  399, or CH 374.
UD MB 400–MB 498, not to include MB 416.

No more than 3 credits may come from the following courses: BI 309, BI 409, CH 401, CH 403, CH 405, CH 406, CH 407, CH 410, MB 401, MB 403, MB 405, MB 406, MB 407, MB 410.

Remaining Bacc Core and/or electives to reach the 180 credit requirement (52-58)

Total=180


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Sample Four-year Plan: BioHealth Sciences Major (no option)


Year 1


Fall Term (15)

BHS 110. Biohealth Sciences Orientation (1)
CH 231. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1)
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
HHS 231. *Lifetime Fitness for Health (2)
HHS 241. *Lifetime Fitness (1) or PAC.
Elective credits (2)

Winter Term (15)

CH 232. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1)
MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
WR 121. *English Composition (3)
Elective credits (3)

Spring Term (15)

CH 233. *General Chemistry (4)
CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 233 (1)
PSY 201. *General Psychology (3)
ST 201. Principles of Statistics (4)
  or ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
Speech. (3)

Year 2


Fall Term (15)

BI 211. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 331. Organic Chemistry (4)
PHAR 210. Terminology of the Health Sciences (2)
PSY 202. *General Psychology (3)
Elective credits (2)

Winter Term (15)

BI 212. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4)
H 225. *Social and Individual Health Determinants (4)
Writing II (3)

Spring Term (14–15)

BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4)
CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
H 210. *Introduction to the Health Care System (3)
Western Culture (3–4)

Year 3


Fall Term (15)

BB 450. General Biochemistry (4)
PH 201. *General Physics (5)
Elective credits (2-3)

Select one WIC course from below (3–4):
BHS 323. ^Microbial Influences on Human Health (3)
HSTS 417. ^*History of Medicine (4)
MB 385. ^Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics (3)

 Winter Term (15–16)

BB 314. Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
BB 451. General Biochemistry (3)
PH 202. *General Physics (5)
Cultural Diversity (3–4)

Spring Term (15)

MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
MB 303. General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
PH 203. *General Physics (5)
Literature and the Arts (3–4)
Elective credits (1–2)

Year 4


Fall Term (15)

BHS 316. Principles of Immunology (3)
   or MB 416. Immunology (3)
Elective credits (4–6)

Select two Cultural Competency courses from below (6–8):
ANTH 240. Introduction to Biological Anthropology (3)
ANTH 345. *Biological and Cultural Constructions of Race (3)
ANTH/FCSJ 361. *Food Justice (4)
ECON 383. *The Economics of Discrimination (4)
ES 351. *Ethnic Minorities in Oregon (4)
ES 353. *Evironmental Racism (4)
HDFS 201. *Contemporary Families in the U.S. (3)
MB 330. *Disease and Society  (3)
PHL 280. *Ethics of Diversity (4)
PSY 426. *Psychology of Gender (4)
PSY/WGSS 466. *Fat Studies T STUDIES (4)
QS/WGSS 262. *Introduction to Queer Studies (3)
SOC 426. *Social Inequality  (4)
SPAN 221. Spanish for Medical Professions I (4)
SPAN 222. Spanish for Medical Professions II (4)
WGSS 414. *Systems of Oppression in Women's Lives (4)

Winter Term (15)

BI 311. Genetics (4) 
  or MB 310. Bacterial Molecular Genetics (3)
Synthesis: Science, Technology, and Society (3–4)
Elective credit(7–9)

Spring Term (15)

BHS 329. Mechanisms of Disease: Introduction to General Pathology (3)
Synthesis: Contemporary Global Issues (3–4)
Elective credit (1–3)

Select two upper-division science courses from list below (6–8):
BB 331. Introduction to Molecular Biology (3)
BB 332. Molecular Medicine (3)
BB 360. Introduction to Neuroscience (3)
BB 460. Advanced Cell Biology (3)
BB 485. Applied Bioinformatics (3)
BI 309. Teaching Practicum (3)
BI 409. Advanced Teaching Practicum (3)
ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
Z 431. Vertebrate Physiology I (3)
Z 432. Vertebrate Physiology II (3)
Z 437. Vertebrate Endocrinology (4)
Z 438. Behavioral Neurobiology (3)
UD CH 300–CH 498, not to include CH 331, CH 332, CH 334, CH 335, CH 336, CH 337, CH 399, or CH 374.
UD MB 400–MB 498, not to include MB 416.

No more than 3 credits may come from the following courses: BI 309, BI 409, CH 401, CH 403, CH 405, CH 406, CH 407, CH 410, MB 401, MB 403, MB 405, MB 406, MB 407, MB 410.

Total=180



Major Code: 606

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