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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:

  • Medical 
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Dentistry
  • Physical therapy
  • Veterinary

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 own special advisor on a regular basis. 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.

The Know How

What you will know with a Biology Health Services degree from AUM

WE GIVE YOU THE TOOLS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Know why the foundational biology you’ll learn in this program will help you serve others in the future.

WE BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE FOR GRAD SCHOOL

Know how to hit the ground running in graduate school, prepared for conducting research and excelling in advanced classes.

WE PROVIDE LIFE-LONG CONNECTIONS

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.

WE PREPARE YOU FOR A REWARDING CAREER

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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Biology Health Sciences

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Why AUM for Biology Health Sciences?

Explore your options with a degree in Biology Health Sciences.

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Is a Degree in Biology Health Sciences right for me?

What types of jobs can I get with a Biology Health Sciences degree?

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.

Do I need a heavy background in science?

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!

Will AUM help me get into a master’s degree or professional school program?

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.

How much money can I make with this degree?

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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Career Discovery Board

What top-flight career will you choose?

Rewarding Occupations and Job Growth

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. 

Career/Job TitleEntry-level Education RequirementsJob Growth 2020-2030Annual Median Salary
Physicians & SurgeonsMedical School + 3-9 years in internship/residency programs3% (Slower than average)$208,000
VeterinarianDoctor of Veterinary Medicine degree16% (Much faster than average)$99,250
ProsthetistsMaster's degree17% (Much faster than average)$70,190
DentistDental school3% (As fast as average)$164,010
Genetic CounselorMaster's degree21% (Much faster than average)$85,700
Occupational TherapistMaster's degree17% (Much faster than average)$86,280
PharmacistsDoctor of Pharmacy degree-2% (Decline)$128,710
Physical TherapistDoctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree21% (Much faster than average)$91,010 
Physician's AssistantMaster's degree31% (Much faster than average)$115,390

Quick Facts

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.

Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Health Sciences

In-Class

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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Required Courses

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.

Course NumberCourse NameWhat you will know…
BIOL 1950Orientation for Medical SciencesAll about finding and choosing professional programs to pursue after the bachelor’s level.
BIOL 1010/1011Cellular and Molecular Basis of LifeYou’ll design your own experiment, perform it, analyze the data and then present the work to your peers.
BIOL 3300/3301Genetics/LabThe study of basic principles, concepts and problems relative to gene inheritance in animals and plants.
BIOL 2100/2101Anatomy and Physiology/LabStructure and function of the tissues, as well as the integumentary, skeletal, articular, muscular, nervous, and sensory systems.

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