Health Professions Track Major


The Health Professions Track is intended for students who are interested in pursuing nursing, medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, or any other branch of the medical profession after graduation from Morris. Students should consult the school they plan to attend for specific admission requirements such as MCAT (Medical College Admission Test), DAT (Dental Admission Test), calculus, and foreign language requirements.

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Radman M. Ali


Course Study Curriculum

Learning Outcomes for the Biology Program

Upon completion of the Biology degree program, graduates will:

  1. Summarize fundamental concepts in biology spanning the three domains of organisms
  2. Analyze data and interpret them graphically
  3. Interpret and solve problems in content and concept
  4. Integrate laboratory methodology and technology
  5. Demonstrate the relationship between the history and processes of science
  6. Use scientific communication in discursive practices, writing and oral/poster presentations
  7. Be prepared for graduate and professional careers, research, and governmental and industrial-technological leadership role
Course Credit Requirements for a Major in Biology
Courses Credits
General Education 49
Major Courses 36
Core Major Courses  24
     BIO 102 Biology II 4
     BIO 209 Biomedical Terminology 1
     BIO 205 General Microbiology 4
     BIO 300 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
     BIO 301 General Genetics 4
     BIO 305 General Ecology 4
     BIO 402 Biology Seminar  3
  Additional Major Courses 12
      BIO 201 Vertebrate Anatomy and Embryology 4
      BIO 203 Introduction to Research Methods 4
      BIO 207 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
      BIO 208 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
      BIO 403 Human Physiology 4
      CHM 400 Biochemistry  4
Other Required Courses 30
      CHM 102 General Chemistry II 4
      CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I 4
      CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II 4
      JRS 300 Junior Seminar 1
      MAT 104 Algebra and Trigonometry 3
      MAT 105 Elementary Functions 3
      MAT 206 Introductory Probability and Statistics                                                                                                                                              3
      PHY 201 General Physics I 4
      PHY 202 General Physics II 4
Electives 5

Recommended for Health Professions Track

BIO 207 4
BIO 208 4
BIO 201 or BIO 203 or CHM 400 4