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The Health Science Concentration within the biology major is intended to meet the needs of students who aspire to careers in 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 a master’s or doctoral level program in the professional field of choice (such as our Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program). 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 at the bottom of this page. 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.


Note: The most up-to-date curriculum is available via the current catalog.

A total of 53 hours with grades of “C-” or better in all courses is required.

Courses other than those offered only as pass/no pass may not be taken on a pass/no pass basis for this major.

Additional Requirements: Proficiency exam during freshman and senior year.

Common Core (Biology)

BI130 First Year Seminar in Biology (1)
BI230 Biological Sciences I (4
BI231 Biological Sciences II (4)
BI493 Research Experience (4)
CH230 Principles of Chemistry I (4)
CH231 Principles of Chemistry II (4)
MT131 Introduction to Statistics (4)

Health Science Core 28

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


BI336 Evolution (4)
BI343 Microbiology and Immunology (4)
BI344 Disease Ecology (4)
BI346 Genetics (4)
BI347 Animal Behavior (4)
BI349 Parasitology (4)
BI431 Biochemistry I: Principles of Biochem (4)
BI434 Biochemistry II: Molecular Biology (4)
BI494 Research Practicum (2-4)
CH330 Organic Chemistry (4)
HS350/350G Advanced Topics in Health Science* (4)

*Repeatable when topics vary