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Option Pre-Medicine/Biology Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Biology - College of Science



The Pre-Medicine/Biology option is designed to meet the requirements for most medical schools (Track I) or physician assistant schools (Track II) in the U.S., but students should consult the requirements for specific schools before they apply because requirements can change. The option couples the comprehensive biological sciences background of the Biology major with intensive physiology laboratory experiences and important social science requirements. Dedicated health profession advisors work with Pre-Medicine/Biology option students to integrate essential professional experiences during their time at OSU.



Options in the Biology major require fifteen or fewer additional credits (one term) beyond the basic Biology major, and most students can complete the additional Pre-Medicine/Biology option course work in four years. Biology students may obtain a Pre-Medicine option by satisfying the Core and either Track I or Track II below with a 3.0 or higher cummulative GPA in major and option course work. Courses used to satisfy the Pre-Medicine option requirements also satisfy the Biology and Society, Organismal Biology, Physiology, Writing Intensive Course and Upper-Division Science Electives requirements in the Biology major. Several courses may also be used to satisfy areas of the baccalaureate core.

Students may pursue either the Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Veterinary Medicine or Physiology and Behavior options within the Biology major—no dual combinations of these options are permitted.

Students interested in private practice should also consider taking BA 215, Fundamentals of Accounting (3), or BA 260, Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4).

It is recommended that Pre-Medicine/Biology option students take COMM 218, *Interpersonal Communication (3), to complete the Biology major baccalaureate core communications requirement.

The option sections and courses within them are arranged in the order they are generally completed.

For further information, see MyDegrees or the Integrative Biology website at http://ib.oregonstate.edu.

Core (19–21 credits)

PHL 205. *Ethics (4)
   or PHL/REL 444. *Biomedical Ethics (4)
PSY 201, 202. *General Psychology (3,3)
SOC 204. *Introduction to Sociology (3)

Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Select one course from the following:
BI/BB 317. ^Scientific Theory and Practice (3)
BI/Z 319. ^Critical Thinking and Communication in the Life Sciences (3)
BI/MB 385. ^Emerging Infectious Diseases and Epidemics (3)
HSTS 417. ^*History of Medicine (4)

Medicine, Health and Society

Select one course from the following:
ANTH 352. *Anthropology, Health and Environment (3)
ANTH 383. *Introduction to Medical Anthropology (3)
ANTH 474. Cross-Cultural Health and Healing (4)
BB 332. *Molecular Medicine (3)
BI 420. *Viruses in Modern Society (3)
H 210. *Introduction to the Health Care System (3)
H 225. *Social and Individual Health Determinants (4)
H 312. *HIV/AIDS and STIs in Modern Society (3)
H 320. Introduction to Human Disease (3)
H 333. *Global Public Health (3)
HSTS 416. *History of Medicine Pre-1800 (4)
MB 330. *Disease and Society (3)
SOC 350. Health, Illness and Society (4)

Track I Pre-Medicine (17–21 credits)

BI 109. Health Professions: Medical (1)
Z 431. Vertebrate Physiology I (3)
  and Z 441. Vertebrate Physiology Laboratory (2)
Z 432. Vertebrate Physiology II (3)
  and Z 442. Vertebrate Physiology Laboratory (2)

Biological Science/Psychology Elective

Select one course from the following:
MB 416. Immunology (3)
MB 430. Bacterial Pathogenesis (3)
MB 434. Virology (3)
MB 436. The Human Microbiome (3)
MB 480. General Parasitology (3)
PSY 330. Brain and Behavior (4)
PSY 381. Abnormal Psychology (4)
PSY 432. Physiological Psychology (4)
PSY 433. Psychopharmacology (4)
PSY 498. Health Psychology (4)
TOX 411. Fundamentals of Toxicology (3)
Z 422. Comparative/Functional Vertebrate Anatomy (5)
Z 425. Embryology and Development (5)
Z 437. Vertebrate Endocrinology (4)
Z 438. Behavioral Neurobiology (3)

Upper-Division Elective (complete one of the tracks below):


Track I Experiential Learning Credits (complete any combination of three credits of the following or GS 410 Medical Preceptorship):

BI 309. Teaching Practicum (1–3 credits) —by approval
BI 401. Research and Scholarship (1–3 credits) —by approval
BI 409. Advanced Teaching Practicum (1–3 credits) —by approval

Track II Science Elective Course (select one course):

One 3+ credit, 300-400 level course from the College of Science (BB, BHS, BI, BOT, CH, MB, MTH, PH, ST, and Z) may be used to meet this requirement with the exception of the courses listed below as excluded. Other science courses outside of COS and courses or internships taken internationally may be used by Biology chief advisor approval. Courses from other majors, minors or Baccalaureate Core requirements not used to meet requirements above may also be used.

EXCLUDED COURSES: 401–410 credits (except as outlined above or by approval), BB 350, BB 490–BB 492, BI 331–BI 333, BI 341–BI 343, CH 334, CH 335, CH 336, ST 314, Z 361/362, Z 461 and any 399 or 499 courses not specifically approved.

Track II Pre-Physician Assistant (24–26 credits)

PHAR 210. Terminology of the Health Sciences (2)
PSY 350. Human Lifespan Development (4)
  or PSY 381. Abnormal Psychology (4)
BI 331, BI 332, BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3,3,3)
BI 341, BI 342, BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2,2,2)

Upper-division Elective (complete one of the tracks below):


Track I Experiential Learning Credits (complete any combination of three credits of the following):

BI 309. Teaching Practicum (1–3 credits) —by approval
BI 401. Research and Scholarship (1–3 credits) —by approval
BI 409. Advanced Teaching Practicum (1–3 credits) —by approval

Track II Science Elective Course (select one course):

One 3+ credit, 300–400 level course from the College of Science (BB, BHS, BI, BOT, CH, MB, MTH, PH, ST, and Z) may be used to meet this requirement with the exception of the courses listed below as excluded. Other science courses outside of COS and courses or internships taken internationally may be used by Biology chief advisor approval. Courses from other majors, minors or baccalaureate core requirements not used to meet requirements above may also be used.

EXCLUDED COURSES: 401-410 credits (except as outlined above or by approval), BB 350, BB 490–BB 492, BI 331–BI 333, BI 341–BI 343, CH 334, CH 335, CH 336, ST 314, Z 361/362, Z 461 and any 399 or 499 courses not specifically approved.

Total=36–47 credits


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 714




 
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