Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Health Sciences
How could you change the world if you had the right educational foundation? If you think your mission in life could be taking care of people who need medical care, a biology degree with a concentration in health sciences is a great place to start.
This biology concentration is designed for service-minded students seeking a degree in biology while preparing for application to graduate school in healthcare-related fields such as:
The courses and electives in the Health Sciences concentration are useful in preparing for professional school admission tests (MCAT, PCAT, and similar) and fulfilling program-specific requirements.
As a student in our Health Sciences concentration, you’ll meet with your special advisor regularly. This advisor will understand your passion and will help you choose classes and shape your degree path for your chosen profession. He or she will also help you with grad school applications, assist with mock interviews, and coordinate letters of recommendation. Over 90% of graduates who are guided by this advisor (and meet entrance requirements) are accepted into a professional graduate program.
What you will know with a Biology Health Services degree from AUM
Know why the foundational biology you’ll learn in this program will help you serve others in the future.
Know how to hit the ground running in graduate school, prepared for conducting research and excelling in advanced classes.
Know how to network with faculty, researchers, local professionals and other students as you discover how to apply your passion for service to help others.
Know how to apply what you learn to your chosen professional school. Helping others is its own reward, but many health sciences careers can be financially rewarding, too.
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Why AUM for Biology Health Sciences?
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Many graduates go on to a master’s degree program or a professional school—such as physical therapist, pharmacist, medicine or dentistry—but others work in fields such as manufacturing, education, and government. Check out our Interactive Career Discovery Board, below on this page.
It helps to have a solid background in high school science topics, but don’t worry. Your interest in the health sciences is more important than your previous class load. Besides, AUM has free tutoring and our professors are known to spend extra time on any student who needs it!
Students in the Biology Health Sciences program work with an expert advisor who will help you choose the right undergraduate classes for your specialization, help you prepare for grad school applications and the testing that many of these programs require.
It depends on several factors. Physicians have a median income of $208,000 per year. For physical therapists, that median salary is $91,010. See other possible salaries on this page, under Rewarding Occupations and Job Growth.
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With this bachelor’s degree as your educational foundation, you have many career possibilities.
Note: Salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education, training, demographics, and industry. Here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
At AUM’s College of Sciences, you will have hands-on learning experiences, working side by side with scholars and researchers using state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment.
Our academic departments include Biology and Environmental Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Psychology. To help you pay for college, you might qualify for one of our scholarships.
This degree requires students to meet on campus. Students in these courses enroll in a program to connect in a campus setting and to collaborate using a variety of technological and educational tools. Professors play an inspirational role in building relationships among teams and individuals in this setting. The criteria for many programs can only be met with In-Class coursework. Be sure to check with your advisor to understand the best route to take.
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You will need to complete courses in the university core, biology, related science areas, and electives. Contact the Biology and Environmental Sciences Department for a current listing of courses required to complete the Biology Health Sciences concentration.
The course listings below are only a few of the classes this concentration requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor.
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The pre-health honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta, provides community service and outreach experience.