Undergraduate Degree Requirements

This major provides interdisciplinary training designed to integrate biological, behavioral, and social science approaches to the study of human health and illness. Emphasis is placed on the study of physical health. The goal of this major is to help you gain working familiarity with multiple perspectives, approaches, and methods needed to address and solve problems of human health and illness.

You may select courses in the supporting courses category that will fulfill requirements for admission to graduate and professional programs. This major helps prepare you for entry-level jobs in a range of biomedical and health-related areas, including roles as research assistants, laboratory managers, biomedical product representatives, technical support positions in biomedical and health-related fields. This major also will provide excellent preparation for advanced study in natural and social science disciplines and related professional areas such as epidemiology, public health, environmentla health and safety, and human services.

For the B.S. degree in biobehavioral health, a minimum of 120 credits is required.

Scheduling recommendation by semester standing given like (Sem:1-2)

General Education (45 credits)

(22 of these 45 credits are included in the Requirements for the Major)

First-Year Seminar

(Included in Electives or General Education course selection)

Intercultural and International Competence

(Included in General Education course selection, or Requirements for the Major)

Writing across the Curriculum

Included in Requirements for the Major

Electives

3 credits

Requirements for the Major (94 credits)

This includes 22 credits of General Education courses: 4 credits of GQ courses; 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GHA courses.

Prescribed Courses* (38 credits)

BIOL 110 GN (4), CHEM 110 GN (3) (Note A) (Sem: 1-2)

BB H 101 (3) (Note A) BIOL 141 GN (3) (Note A) NUTR 251 GHA (3), PSCYH 100 GS (3) (Note A), STAT 200 GQ (4) (Note A) (Sem: 1-4)

BB H 310W (3) (Note A), BB H 311 (3) (Note A), BB H 316 (3) (Note A), BB H 411 (3) (Note A), BB H 440 (3) (Note A) (Sem: 5-8)

Additional Courses (45 credits)

BIOL 033 GN (3) or BIOL 222 (3) - Sem: 1-2

Select 12 credits from:
CHEM112 GN (3), CHEM 111 GN (1), CHEM 113 GN (1) - Sem: 1-2
CHEM 202 (3), CHEM 203 (3), CHEM 213 (2), CHEM 210 (4), CHEM 212 (3), MICRB 106 GN (3), MICRB 107 GN (1), PSCYH 260 - Sem: 3-4
B M B 211 (3), BIOL 055 GN (3), BIOL 129 (4), BIOL 142 (1), BIOL 230W GN (4), BIOL 341 GN (3), BIOL 422W (3), BIOL 409 (3), BIOL 479 (3), PHYS 250 GN (4), PHYS 251 GN (4), PSYCH 270 (3), PSYCH 461 (3), PSYCH 460 (3), PSYCH 470 (3), PSYCH 462 (3) - Sem: 5-8

Select

BB H 203 (3), BB H 302 US (3), BB H 315 US (3) (Note A), BB H 368 (3), BB H 410 (3) (Note A), BB H 416 (3), BB H 417 (3) BB H 432 (3) (Note A), BB H 446 (3), BB H 451 (3) (Note A), BB H 452 (3), BB H 458 (3), Sem: 5-8

Select 9 credits from:

H P A 057 GHS (3), H P A 101 (3), H P A 310 (3), HD FS 311 (3), HD FS 315 GI (3), HD FS 418 (3), HD FS 428 (3) or HD FS 429 (3); HD FS 433 (3) or HD FS 445 (3); HD FS 468 (3), NURS 401 (3), NURS 452 (3), NUTR 358 (1), PSYCH 441 (3) - Sem: 5-8

Select 3 credits from:

HD FS 129 GS (3), HD FS 229 GS (3), HD FS 239 GS (3), or HD FS 249 GS (3) - Sem: 5-8

Select 3 credits from:

BB H 301 (3), PHIL 110 GH (3), PHIL 132 GH (3), PHIL 221 (3), PHIL 432 (3), S T S 122 (3), S T S 123 (3) - Sem: 5-8

Supporting Courses and Related Areas (11 credits)

[Must include at least 6 credits at the 400 level]

Select 3 credits in health promotion from approved list, in consultation with adviser. Sem: 5-8

Select 8 credits in University-wide offerings from approved list, in consultation with adviser. Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC - Sem: 5-8

*A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or bettter as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.