BIOLOGY/PRE-MEDICAL

54 credit hours


WHY STUDY BIOLOGY / PRE-MEDICAL AT TRINITY?

You can read about organ structure and diagnostic procedures all day, but the real test comes when you put these skills to use. You will have the opportunity to seek professional internships at local hospitals and urgent care centers to work closely with practicing physicians. Most importantly, we will prepare you to succeed in medical school once you leave Trinity.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

Most students finish their degree in 3-4 years. Major requirements total a minimum of 54 hours. This includes 25 hours in the required biology courses, 23 hours in supporting courses, and 6 hours of bioethics courses.

DID YOU KNOW?

Trinity offers the chance to pursue a Master’s degree at the same time as you are completing your Bachelor’s degree.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The Biology/Pre-Medical emphasis major is designed to prepare you for medical school, graduate school, or a variety of health professions. This major provides the rigorous scientific background necessary to prepare you for entrance into your chosen field. The Biology/Pre-Medical major is also combined with a strong grounding in bioethics and a liberal arts education from a Christian viewpoint.

COURSEWORK:

Major requirements total a minimum of 54 hours. This includes 25 hours in the required biology courses, 23 hours in supporting courses, and 6 hours of bioethics courses. Interesting courses you’ll take include:

  • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • Introduction to Bioethics
  • Genetics

Biology Pre-Medical Courses

REQUIRED COURSES FOR GENERAL EDUCATION
Course Title Credits
BIO 111 General Biology 4 hours
CH 111 General Chemistry I 4 hours
MA 121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4 hours
REQUIRED BIOLOGY COURSES
Course Title Credits
BIO 112 Biology: the Plant and Animal Kingdoms 4 hours
BIO 310 Microbiology 4 hours
BIO 340 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hours
BIO 341 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 hours
BIO 410 Biology Seminar 1 hour
BIO 420 Cell and Molecular Biology 4 hours
BIO 430 Developmental Biology 4 hours
REQUIRED SUPPORTING COURSES
Course Title Credits
CH 112 General Chemistry II 4 hours
CH 211 Organic Chemistry I 4 hours
CH 212 Organic Chemistry II 4 hours
CH 320 Biochemistry 3 hours
PHY 111 General Physics I 4 hours
PHY 112  General Physics II 4 hours
REQUIRED BIOETHICS COURSES
Course Title Credits
BE 474X
OR
BE 476X
Introduction to Bioethics
OR
Undergraduate Bioethics Institute
3 hours
BE 475X
OR
BE 477X
Topics in Bioethics
OR
Undergraduate National Conference
3 hours
REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Course Title Credits
Select one of the following: 1 hour
BIO 306 Scientific Applications Professional Experience
BIO 406 Advanced Scientific Applications Professional Experience
BIO 470 Undergraduate Research
CH 306 Scientific Applications Professional Experience
CH 406 Advanced Scientific Applications Professional Experience
CH 442 Undergraduate Research
ELECTIVES 
(Highly recommended additional courses)
Course Title Credits
BIO 315 Genetics
BIO 320 Immunology
BIO 321 Immunology Case Studies Laboratory

 

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Cardiologist Radiologist
Biomedical Engineer Family Physician
Neurologist Emergency Medical Technician
Optometrist General Practitioner

 

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PROGRAM FACULTY

PART-TIME FACULTY
Charles Taylor, MA