Biology with Concentration in Human Biology (B.S.)

This concentration is designed for biology majors who want to develop the ability to integrate biological knowledge as it relates to human beings. The study of human biology requires fundamental knowledge of basic life science, since humans and other animals share a large number of structural, chemical, and control mechanisms. Moreover, human behavior occurs within a specific evolutionary and ecological setting, just as it does in other animals. Full appreciation of human biology, including our complex brains, our communication and conceptual abilities, and our social structures, requires an understanding drawn not only from biology but also from basic courses in anthropology and psychology, and from additional academic disciplines in the humanities and sciences.

Requirements

Recommendation within the Biology Core

Completion of a statistics course listed in the Related Area Requirements for the B.S. degree is strongly recommended

STA 271Fundamental Concepts of Statistics

3

or

STA 571Statistical Methods for Research I

3

and

Basic requirements beyond the Biology Core

1.

BIO 277Human Physiology

4

or

BIO 271Human Anatomy

4

2. At least three of the following BIO courses:

BIO 425Biological Clocks

3

BIO 430Biological Evolution

3

BIO 438/PSY 438Animal Behavior

3

BIO 453Vertebrate Morphogenesis

4

BIO 464Developmental Biology

4

BIO 472Histology

4

BIO 479Neurobiology

3

BIO 481General Microbiology

4

BIO 536Biology of Aging

3

BIO 535Biochemistry: Metabolic Regulation in Health and Disease

3

BIO 555Vertebrate Reproduction

3

BIO 567Chemical Senses

3

BIO 573Drugs and the Brain

3

BIO 578Hormones in Action

3

BIO 583Virology

3

BIO 584Immunology

3

BIO 586Cell Cycle and Cancer

3

BIO 587Epigenetics

3

BIO 593Genetics of Complex Traits

3

BIO 595Advanced Genetics

3

Related area requirements plus the following additional requirements:

(12 semester hours)

Related Area Requirements are the same as Biology, B.S.

1.

ATY 253Introduction to Biological Anthropology

4

2.

PSY 230Biological Psychology

(3:3)

3. Two courses in two different departments selected from among the following:

ATY 331Human Biological Variation

3

ATY 357Monkeys, Apes, and Humans

3

ATY 442Evolutionary Medicine

3

ATY 455Human Evolution

3

ATY 465An Overview of Medical Anthropology

3

ATY 553Human Osteology: Description, Data Collection, and Analysis

3

ATY 557Primate Behavior

3

ATY 559Disease and Nutrition in Ancient Populations

3

CHE 420Chemical Principles of Biochemistry

3

CHE 556Biochemistry I

3

GRO 501Seminar: Critical Issues of Aging

3

HDF 211Human Development Across the Life Span

3

HDF 212Families and Close Relationships

3

HEA 201Personal Health

3

HEA 207International Health

3

HEA 260Human Sexuality

3

HEA 314Public Health Diseases

3

HEA 315Epidemiology

3

HEA 316Environmental Health

3

HIS 311Darwin and the Theory of Evolution

3

HIS 359Sexuality in Historical Perspective

3

KIN 375Physiology of Sport and Physical Activity

4

KIN 376Biomechanics of Sport and Physical Activity

3

NTR 213Introductory Nutrition

3

PHI 220Medical Ethics

3

PHI 520Advanced Topics in Biomedical Ethics

3

PSY 346Sex, Gender, and Behavior

(3:3)

PSY 435Brain and Psychological Processes

(3:3)

PSY 436Sensory and Perceptual Processes

(3:3)

PSY 457Developmental Psychobiology

(3:3)

SOC 201Social Problems

3

SOC 327Race and Ethnic Relations

3

SOC 361Health and Society

3

SOC 370Environmental Sociology

3


 

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