Biology: Human Biology, BS

This program is offered by the Biology Department

Program Description

In addition to providing a basic understanding of biological concepts, the Human Biology specialization also allows students to focus their studies on the human body. This includes human anatomy and physiology, human reproduction and development, human nutrition and metabolism, human disease, and various areas of human systems biology such as neurology and endocrinology. The requirement for related science courses (math, chemistry, and physics) is appropriate for those preparing to apply to professional healthcare programs such as medical, dental, and pharmaceutical programs.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students should demonstrate a broad-based and integrative understanding of basic biological concepts that fosters an appreciation of the diversity of life and the processes by which life has evolved.
  2. Students should demonstrate an ability to effectively convey, both orally and in writing, a knowledge of biological content, methods, and issues.
  3. Students should demonstrate an ability to locate, critically analyze, interpret, and discuss primary research literature within the biological sciences.
  4. Students should demonstrate knowledge of up-to-date scientific tools and techniques.
  5. Students should demonstrate an awareness of contemporary scientific issues including ethics and the impact of science on society.