The Bachelor of Science degree in biology combines theory and concepts of biology with intensive, hands-on experiences in our state-of-the-art laboratories and a wealth of close-by field sites. Students build on a core of biology classes by selecting the physiology and taxonomy classes and other electives that best fit their interests.
The program is an excellent preparation for biology or related careers. Our graduates are currently employed as doctors, dentists, veterinarians, biological researchers, laboratory technicians, consultants and teachers. Many careers in biology require education beyond the baccalaureate degree and LSSU’s biology program has a proven record of excellent preparation for professional and graduate school.
Pre-Medical concentration – prepares students for medical, dental, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, and physician assistant graduate studies. Biology students will work with a pre-professional advisor to select the electives best suited for the health professional program of their choice while also providing a well-rounded biology education. This program has an embedded chemistry minor that meets the requirements of most U.S. medical schools. The LSSU Biology department is recognized by all health professional schools in Michigan as a top rate biology program.
LSSU participates in the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Early Assurance Program. During their junior year, students who excel in the LSSU biology pre-medical program may apply to the College of Human Medicine, and selected students will be assured of admission and begin a relationship with MSU College of Human Medicine during their senior year of college.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Thoroughly research and synthesize the primary literature for information relevant to a current scientific investigation.
- Design and conduct a scientific investigation of a testable hypothesis or methodology using appropriate tools and techniques.
- Effectively communicate the results or outcomes of a scientific investigation in multiple formats.
- Engage in professional activities related to the study of biological sciences and practice good professional ethics.
Bachelor of Science Biology, Pre-Medical Concentration
|BIOL 121||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BIOL 122||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|BIOL 131||General Biology: Cells||4|
|BIOL 132||General Biology: Organisms||4|
|BIOL 199||Freshman Seminar||1|
|BIOL 204||General Microbiology||4|
|BIOL 299||Sophomore Seminar||1|
|BIOL 337||General Ecology||3|
|BIOL 399||Planning Research Project||1|
|BIOL 499||Senior Symposium||1|
|BIOL 330||Animal Physiology 1||4|
|or BIOL 421||Adv Cell & Molecular Biology|
|Select 17 credits from the following:||17|
|Clin Hematology & Hemostasis|
|Public Hlth Stats Epidemiology|
|Animal Disease and Zoonoses|
|Histology and Histopathology|
|Clin Chem Body Fluid Analysis|
|Adv Clinical Microbiology|
|CHEM 115||General Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM 116||General Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM 225||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 326||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 351||Introductory Biochemistry||4|
|MATH 111||College Algebra||3|
|PHYS 221||Principles of Physics I||4|
|PHYS 222||Principles of Physics II||4|
|HLTH 328||Multicultural Appr Health Care||3|
|PSYC 101||Intro to Psychological Science||3|
|SOCY 101||Introduction to Sociology||4|
General Education: All LSSU bachelor’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.
A minimum of 124 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.75 or higher. A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.