Biology: Health Sciences

At Emmanuel, your neighbors are the world-renowned surgeons, researchers and experts of the famed Longwood Medical and Academic Area.

Studying biology with a concentration in health science just steps from these world-class hospitals and research institutions gives our students immediate access and opportunity to intern and research with experts in every field of interest. This program is structured for students interested in pursuing careers in the Health Sciences, including medicine, dentistry, and physician's assistant, nursing, or public health. 

Major Requirements

View the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

B.S. Biology with Concentration in Health Sciences

Requirements for Concentration:

  • 1. BIOL2135 Anatomy and Physiology I with lab
  • 2. BIOL2137 Anatomy and Physiology II with lab
  • 3. BIOL3127 Microbiology with lab
  • 4. PHIL1205 Health Care Ethics (M)(ER)(fulfills Moral Reasoning or Ethical Reasoning requirement)
  • 5. BIOL4194/95 Research Internships in the Natural Sciences I & II OR INT3211 Experiential Internships in the Natural Sciences (with permission of instructor; a one-semester experience with approved research component)
  • 6-7. Two upper-level biology electives, one of which must be at the 3000-level

Students who declare the Health Science concentration will work with their advisor to ensure that other non-major requirements are met for post-undergraduate careers. Examples include:

  • Pre-Med/Dental: Calculus I and II; Physics I and II
  • Physician Assistant: Introduction to Psychology; Statistics

Students are also encouraged to consider the following electives to further enhance their studies in Health Sciences:

  • BIOL2113 Human Nutrition
  • ECON3113 Economics of Health Care
  • PSYCH2405 Health Psychology
  • SOC2123 Health Care: Systems, Structures and Cultures

Learning Goals & Outcomes

At the completion of a degree from the Biology Department, the student will have:

  • Master and apply fundamental concepts in biology.
  • Source, critically evaluate and communicate scientific knowledge.
  • Collaborate effectively with others to find insightful solutions to scientific questions.
  • Apply ethical and moral reasoning to important biological issues that impact society.
  • Acquire expertise in laboratory techniques, laboratory safety, experimental design, and data analyses.
  • Explore career goals and experiential opportunities to excel in future professions.

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