Health Care Biology

Health Care Biology

Degree Type:
Bachelor’s Degree
Mode of Study:
On Campus

The Health Care Biology program at Methodist University emphasizes human biology and would be an excellent choice for students planning on becoming physician assistants, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, or other allied health-related fields.

Common Career Paths

As you may imagine, a Health Care Biology degree offers a long list of career opportunities. If you obtain a Health Care Biology degree at Methodist University, you can begin pursuing careers like physician assistant, pharmacist, physical therapist, or occupational therapist.

Common Salary Ranges for Graduates

As mentioned above, there’s a long list of career opportunities for those with Health Care Biology degrees. But, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average annual salary for the following positions (which may require additional education) in North Carolina in 2021:

  • Physician Assistant: $116,110
  • Pharmacist: $126,790
  • Physical Therapist: $85,750

Average Tuition Cost

The average cost for an incoming residential freshman to attend MU is less than $18,000 – similar to the cost of attending one of the big-box public schools, but with the enhanced value of a highly-regarded private school with a 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio.

While tuition varies, depending on a student’s financial aid package, it’s important to know that the average financial award for an incoming residential freshman at MU is more than $34,000.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

More than 97% of MU students receive some form of financial aid, with the University offering more than $24 million annually to students for scholarships. If a student is active military, family of active military, or a veteran, they may also qualify for MU’s military education benefits.

Interested in Methodist University’s Health Care Biology program?

If you have questions, see the FAQ below or reach out to Dr. Stephanie Hooper Marosek using the contact info at the bottom of the page. If you’re ready to apply today, click the button below!

Frequently Asked Questions

As you may imagine, a Health Care Biology degree offers a long list of career opportunities. If you obtain a Health Care Biology degree at Methodist University, you can begin pursuing careers like physician assistant, pharmacist, physical therapist, or occupational therapist.

The Health Care Biology program at Methodist University emphasizes human biology and would be an excellent choice for students planning on becoming physician assistants, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, or other allied health-related fields.

 

Major Requirements

The Biology major with a concentration in Healthcare consists of 82-8(3 credits) distributed as follows:

Healthcare Concentration Core (32 credits):

  • BIO 1530 and 1531 Fundamentals of Biology I & Lab (4 credits)
  • BIO 1560 and 1561 Fundamentals of Biology II and Lab (4 credits)
  • BIO 2970 General Microbiology (4 credits)
  • BIO 3060 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
  • BIO 3080 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits)
  • BIO 4000 Medical Microbiology (4 credits)
  • BIO 4010 Embryology & Developmental Genetics (4 credits)
  • BIO 4400 Cellular Physiology (4 credits)

Health Care Concentration Electives

Select one of the following courses:

  • BIO 3020 Invertebrate Zoology (4 credits)
  • BIO 3100 Plant Physiology (3 credits)
  • BIO 3110 Plant Taxonomy (4 credits)
  • BIO 3210 Insect Biology (4 credits)
  • BIO 3990 Comparative Animal Physiology (3 credits)

Select two of the following courses (6 credits):

  • BIO 2900 Biological Statistics (3 credits)
  • BIO 3480 Biological Chemistry (3 credits)
  • BIO 3960 Molecular Genetics (3 credits)

Chemistry Courses (16 credits):

  • CHE 1510 and 1511 General Chemistry I and Lab (4 credits)
  • CHE 1520 and 1521 General Chemistry II and Lab (4 credits)
  • CHE 3210 and 3211 Organic Chemistry I and Lab (4 credits)
  • CHE 3220 and 3221 Organic Chemistry II and Lab (4 credits)

Mathematics Courses (6 credits):

  • MAT 1130 Pre-Calculus I(or higher) (3 credits)
  • MAT 2200 Applied Statistics (3 credits)

Contact

Stephanie Hooper Marosek, Ph.D.

Head, Natural Sciences Division; Wyatt Professor of the Sciences; Professor of Chemistry
Stephanie Hooper Marosek