UW-L PREMEDICINE ADVISING:  See below and PREMED PROGRAM SITE

Majoring in Biology:  For Five Curriculum Tracks and Professional Program Requirements see below:

Effective: 9/1/2000    Revised: 10/2013 (Maher)

Designated Tracks and Advisors

Biology Requirements

Additional Science/Math Requirements

BIOLOGY MAJOR(GENERAL)

Dr. Tyser - 2034 CH
Dr. Sandland - 2032 CH
Dr. Gillis - 3014 CH
Dr. Gerber - 2028 CH
Dr. Strauss – 2033 CH

BIO 105  General Biology (4)
BIO 204,210 Plant & Animal Bio. (6)
BIO 306 Genetics (4)
BIO 307 Ecology  (3)
BIO 315 Cell Biology (4)
BIO 491 Capstone in Bio. (1)

BIO/MIC electives*:  15 credits

Total BIO credits:  39 credits required

CHM 103-104  General Chem I & II (10)
CHM 300 or     Organic Chem  (5-8)
CHM 303-304-305 

MTH 145  Elementary Statistics (4)

Likely 1 or more MTH (175, 151, 207) or C-S (101, 120)  (4, or 5 for 207)

Total additional credits: 23-27 credits required

BIOLOGY MAJOR, AQUATIC SCIENCE CONCENTRATION

Dr. Haro -2026 CH
Dr. Strauss –2033 CH

BIO 105 General Biology (4)
BIO 204, 210  Plant & Animal Bio.(6)
MIC 230  Microbiology (4)
BIO 306  Genetics (4)
BIO 307 Ecology (3)
BIO 315 Cell Biology (4)
BIO 341 Limnology (3)
BIO 491 Capstone in Bio. (1)

BIO/MIC electives*: 11 credits       

Total BIO credits: 39 credits required

CHM 103-104  General Chem I & II (10)
CHM 300 or   Organic Chem (5-8)
CHM 303-304-305
CHM 301 Analytical Chem (5)

MTH 175 or 207  Calculus (4-5)
MTH 145  Elementary Statistics (4)

Total additional credits:  28-32 credits required

BIOLOGY MAJOR,

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES CONCENTRATION

Dr. Brice - 3031 CH
Dr. Seebach - 0042 HSC
Dr. Maher - 0040 HSC
Dr. Galbraith - 3025 CH
Dr. Downey – 3034 CH
Dr. Thomsen – 3026 CH
Dr. King-Heiden - 3032      

BIO 105 General Biology (4)
BIO 203 Organismal Biology (4) or
BIO 204, 210 Plant & Animal Bio(6)
BIO 306 Genetics (4)
BIO 307 Ecology (3)
BIO 312-313 Anatomy and Physiology (8)
BIO 315 Cell Biology (4)
BIO 491 Capstone in Bio. (1)

BIO/MIC electives*: at least 11 Credits                               

Total BIO credits: 39 credits required

CHM 103-104  General Chem I & II (10)
CHM 300 or   Organic Chem (5-8)
CHM 303-304-305
CHM 301        Analytical Chem (5)
CHM 325 or 417-418  Biochem (4-6)

MTH 145  Elementary Statistics (4)

Total additional credits:   29-35 credits required

 *NOTE:  Premeds will also need 8 credits of physics

BIOLOGY MAJOR,

CELLULAR & MOLECULAR CONCENTRATION

Dr. Cooper - 3022 CH
Dr. Downey – 3034 CH

BIO 105  General Biology (4)
BIO 203 Organismal Biology (4)        BIO 204, 210   Plant & Animal Bio. (6)
BIO 306   Genetics (4)
BIO 307   Ecology (3)
BIO 315  Cell Biology (4)
BIO 435 & 436  Molecular Biology (4)

BIO 491 Capstone in Bio. (1)

BIO/MIC electives*:  15 Credits                              

Total BIO credits: 39 credits required

CHM 103-104  General Chem I & II (10)
CHM 300 or  Organic Chem (5-8)
CHM 303-304-305
CHM 301 Analytical Chem (5)
CHM 325 or 417-418     Biochem (4-6)

MTH 175-207 or 145  Calculus or Stats (4-5)

Total additional credits:   33-38 credits required

 

BIOLOGY MAJOR,

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CONCENTRATION

Dr. Tyser - 2034 CH
Dr. Strauss – 2033 CH

 

 

 

BIO 105 General Biology (4)

BIO 204, 210   Plant & Animal Bio. (6)BIO 306  Genetics (4)
BIO 307  Ecology (3)
BIO 315  Cell Biology (4)
BIO 419 Quant Methods in Ecol (3)

BIO 491 Capstone in Bio. (1)

BIO/MIC electives*:  12 Credits

Total BIO credits: 39 credits required

CHM 103-104  Gen Chem I & II (10)
CHM 300 or     Organic Chem (5-8)
CHM 303-304-305

MTH 175 or 207 Calculus (4-5)
MTH 145 Elementary Statistics (4)

CHM 301 or two courses selected from GEO/ESC 345, 481 and 485, or two courses selected from C-S 120, 220, MTH 305, 444, 445, 446, 447, and 448

Total additional credits:   28-33 credits required

* Allowable electives in each concentration vary, check with an advisor for specifics....

Biology-Related Curriculum Options

Options/Advisors

Biology/Microbiology Requirements

Additional Science/Math Requirements

MICROBIOLOGY MAJOR                   

Dr. Winfrey - 3004 CH
Dr. Schwan(Premed) 3027 CH
Dr. Taylor- 3033 CH
Dr. Bratina - 3029 CH
Dr. Rott - 3030 CH
Dr. Hoffman - 3023 CH

See a Microbiology Advisor about the Microbiology Biomedical or Environmental Science Concentrations

BIO 105  General Biology (4)
MIC 230  Microbiology (4)
Second Bio course  (numerous options; 3-4)
MIC 350  Bacterial Diversity (3)
MIC 406  Immunology (4)
MIC 416  Microbial Genetics (5)
MIC 425  Bacterial Physiology (5)
MIC 461  Seminar/Capstone in MIC (1) MIC electives: 9-10 credits selected from a list of approved credits 

Total credits:  40 credits required

CHM 103-104 General Chem I & II (10)

CHM 300 or Organic Chem (5-8)
CHM 303-304-305
CHM 325 or 417-418 Biochem (4-6)

MTH: at least 1 course from 145, 150, 151, 175, or 207 (4)

C-S 110 (rec.) Intro to Computing (4)

PHY 125, 103-104,  Physics (4-8)
or 203-204

Total additional credits: 32-42 credits required

PRE-PROFESSIONAL1

CLINICAL LAB SCIENCE Dr. Sewell - 3011 CH

NUCLEAR MED TECH
Aileen Staffaroni 4046 HSC

RADIATION THERAPY
Melissa Weege – 4094 HSC

BIO 105  General Biology (4)
BIO 312-313 Anatomy & Physiology (8)

 

See appropriate advisor for additional major specific requirements.

CHM 103-104  General Chem I & II(10)

 

See appropriate advisor for additional major specific requirements.

PRE-DENTISTRY &
PRE-OPTOMETRY2

Dr. Abler - 3020 CH

 

BIO 105 General Biology (4)
BIO 312-313 Anatomy & Physiology (8)
BIO 306 Genetics (recommended)(4)
BIO 315  Cell Biology (recommended)(4)

See Dr. Abler about selecting your first major and other biology courses to take.

CHM 103-104  General Chem I & II (10)

See Dr. Abler about selecting your first major and other biology courses to take.

PRE-MEDICINE,
PRE-OSTEOPATHY,  &
PRE-PODIATRY2

Dr. Maher - 0024 HSC
Dr. Seebach - 0042 HSC
Dr. Galbraith - 3025 CH
Dr. Thomsen – 3026 CH      

PRE-CHIROPRACTIC2   Dr. Brice - 3031 CH  

BIO 105 General Biology (4)
BIO 203 Organismal Biology (4)
BIO 306 Genetics (4)
BIO 312-313 Anatomy & Physiology (8)
BIO 315  Cell Biology (4)

All recommended prior to taking the MCAT.  See advisors for other requirements and recommended electives

Please visit the following sites for more information about medical schools:
Allopathic Medical Schools: www.aamc.org
Osteopathic Medical Schools: www.aacom.org
Podiatric Medical Schools:  www.aacpm.org
Schools of Chiropractic:  www.amerchiro.org

CHM 103-104 Gen Chem I & II (10)
CHM 303-304-305 Org Chem (8)
CHM 325 or 417/418 (4-6)           

At least 1 MTH* - Usually 145, but may need 151, 175, or 207 (varies by medical school)

PHY 103-104 Physics (8)
or 203-204

Psychology 100 and Sociology 110, additional English?                

*It is the student's responsibility to check with specific medical schools for admission requirements

PRE-GRADUATE LEVEL PREPROFESSION(PT/OT/PA)2

Dr. Perez - 3009
Dr. Howard - 3016 CH
Dr. Miskowski - 3018 CH
Dr. Sandheinrich – 2036 CH

BIO 105  General Biology (4)
BIO 312-313    Anatomy & Physiology (8)

See appropriate advisor for additional major-specific requirements.

CHM 103-104 Gen Chem I & II (10)

See appropriate advisor for additional major-specific requirements.

PRE-PHARM & NURSING    

Advisors: Scott Stine and Carla Burkhardt, respectively, 124 Mitchell Hall

PRE-VETERINARY
MEDICINE2

Dr. Taylor 3033 CH

 

BIO 105 General Biology (4)

 See advisor about selecting your first major and which biology courses to take.

CHM 103-104  Gen Chem I & II (10)

CHM 300 or  Organic Chem (5 or 8)
CHM 303-304-305

CHM 325 or 417-418  Biochem (4-6)

MTH 145 Elementary Statistics (4)

Likely 1 more MTH (175, 151, or 207) or C-S (110, 120) course

PHY 103-104, Physics (8)or 203-204

NUTRITION MINOR

Advisors: Dr. Maher, Lisa Kobs, Dr. Kris Greany (offices within 0016 HSC -- Nutrition Suite)

BIOLOGY MINOR

Any Biology Department advisor may assist

1Formal application to the major is required and generally occurs in the Spring semester of the student’s sophomore year.

2Pre-professional programs are considered second majors.  A first major must also be designated.