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 2016-2017 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

B.S. Biology with Concentration in Health Science

Requirements for Concentration:

  • BIOL2135 Anatomy and Physiology I with lab
  • BIOL2137 Anatomy and Physiology II with lab
  • BIOL3127 Microbiology with lab
  • PHIL1205 Health Care Ethics (fulfills Moral Reasoning requirement)
  • BIOL4195 Research Internships in the Natural Sciences II OR
  • BIOL3211 Experiential Internships in the Natural Sciences with permission of instructor. A one-semester experience with approved research component OR
  • BIOL4178 Directed Study with permission of instructor
  • 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:

  • BIOL1211 Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • 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:

  • Understand fundamental concepts in biology
  • Have the capacity to use and critically evaluate scientific knowledge
  • Be able to collaborate with others to find insightful solutions to problems
  • Appreciate how biology relates to important issues that affect society through ethical and moral awareness
  • Have working knowledge of biological lab techniques, lab safety, experimental design and data analysis