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Bachelor of Science in Biology: Concentration In Health Science

The Health Sciences Concentration within the Biology major is intended to meet the needs of students who aspire to careers in the Allied Health Professions. Examples of these professions are Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Optometry, Pharmacy, Nursing, and others.

The innovative design of the curriculum allows the student to tailor a program of study to meet the prerequisites for admission to the professional program of their choice while, at the same time, receiving a rigorous, broad-based education in Biology.

The curriculum assumes that the student will complete four years of education at Wilmington College, receive a Bachelor's degree and then move on to an Master's or Doctoral level program in the professional field of choice. The unique flexibility of the concentration allows it to be adapted to the wide variety of prerequisites required by the different professional programs.

For examples of the types of programs that the Health Sciences Concentration was designed to integrate with, explore the links below. As you can see, the Health Sciences Concentration can be your gateway into some of the finest Allied Health programs in the state of Ohio.

Students with an interest in Nursing should also explore Wilmington's cooperative program with Mount Carmel College of Nursing.

 Physician Assistant

Ohio University Physician Assistant Program
The University of Toledo 
Kettering College of Medical Arts


The Ohio State University

 Physical Therapy

Ohio University 
The University of Cincinnati 
The University of Dayton 
Cleveland State University

 Post-Baccalaureate Nursing

Case Western Reserve University 
The Ohio State University 
Xavier University


Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine


The Ohio State University 
Indiana University

Requirements for the Concentration

Please note that these requirements apply to students who begin study at Wilmington College in the Fall of 2013 or later. Students who began study at Wilmington prior to Fall 2013 should consult their governing catalog.

Required Common Core Courses (29 hours)
BI130 First Year Seminar in Biology (1)
BI230 Biological Sciences I (4)
BI231 Biological Sciences II (4)
BI/ES/HS495 Research and Seminar I (4)
BI/ES/HS496 Research and Seminar II (4)
CH230 Principles of Chemistry I (4)
CH231 Principles of Chemistry II (4)
MT131 Introduction to Statistics (4)

HS344 Human Anatomy (4)
HS345 Human Physiology (4)

Required: 16 hours from the following.
BI330G-NS Animal Diversity** (4)
BI336 Evolution (4)
BI343 Microbiology and Immunology (4)
BI346 Genetics (4)
BI349 Parasitology (4)
BI350 Advanced Topics for Biology Majors (4)
BI352 Bioethics (4)
BI431 Biochemistry and Cell Biology (4)
BI434 Molecular Biology (4)
CH330 Organic Chemistry (4)
HS231 Medical Terminology (4)
PH230 Fundamentals of Physics I (4)

Proficiency Exam during sophomore and senior year.


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