Health Care Biology

Health Care Biology Students

This concentration emphasizes human biology. This concentration would be a good choice for students planning to become physician assistants, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, or enter other allied health related fields.


Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology with a concentration in Health Care Biology


Major & Concentration Requirements

The Biology major with a concentration in Healthcare consists of 82-83 s.h. distributed as follows:

Required Courses

  • BIO 1530 Fundamentals of Biology I (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 1560 Fundamentals of Biology II (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 2970 General Microbiology (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 3060 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 3080 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 4000 Medical Microbiology (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 4010 Embryology & Developmental Genetics (4 s.h.)
  • BIO 4400 Cellular Physiology (4 s.h.)

Electives

Select one of the following courses:

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

Select two of the following courses:

  • BIO 2900 Biological Statistics (3 s.h.)
  • BIO 3480 Biological Chemistry (3 s.h.)
  • BIO 3960 Molecular Genetics (3 s.h.)

Chemistry Courses

  • CHE 1510 General Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 1520 General Chemistry II (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 3210 Organic Chemistry I (4 s.h.)
  • CHE 3220 Organic Chemistry II (4 s.h.)

Mathematics Courses

  • MAT 1130 Pre-Calculus I (or higher) (3 s.h.)
  • MAT 2200 Applied Statistics (3 s.h.)

Contact the Biology Program

Dr. Rob McCandless

Rob McCandless, PhD

Professor of Biology
(910) 630-7247
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Dr. Rob McCandless
Rob McCandless, PhD

Professor of Biology

B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Louisville

Bio:

Dr. McCandless’ areas of expertise include evolutionary biology, zoology and statistics.   His research interests include investigations of the conservation status and population genetics of cave adapted cavefish and crayfish species.  As a long time college instructor, he is also interested in statistical analysis of assessment data to evaluate teaching effectiveness, particularly in freshman biology courses.  He enjoys hiking, amateur astronomy and reading science fiction, military history, and biographies.

(910) 630-7247
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