B.S. in Human Life Science (120 credit hours)

The Bachelor of Science in Human Life Science is a versatile degree that provides the student with extensive preparation for graduate or professional studies in any field that works with the science of the human organism. This program is for students who want to attend graduate school, specifically occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical/dental school, pathology, and/or laboratory medicine.

General Education (30)

Composition & Communication (9)

  • ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition I (3)
  • SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3)
  • Choose one additional college level composition:

College-level Mathematics (3)

Natural Science & Mathematics (6)

  • Courses in the degree program will satisfy this distribution requirement.

Humanities & Fine Arts (6)

  • Choose six credit hours from the List of General Education Core Requirements
  • May include one studio course
  • Must include at least 2 disciplines

Behavioral & Social Sciences (6)

  • Choose six credit hours from the List of General Education Core Requirements
  • Must include at least 2 disciplines

Additional Requirements (5)

First-Year Seminar (2)

  • UCOL-U 101 First Year Seminar (2 cr)
  • HON-H 100 Freshman Honors Seminar
    A passing grade is required in the First Year Seminar course. This course is mandatory for all beginning freshmen and for transfer students with less than 12 credit hours of transferring coursework. This course must be taken in the first semester after admission to Indiana University East.

Information Literacy (3)

  • COAS-Q 110/I103 Information Literacy (3 cr)

Degree Requirements (73-77)

Natural Science and Mathematics Requirements (30)

Human Life Science Requirements (19-23)

  • BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences (Students may test out of this course, but will not be awarded credit hours) (4)
  • BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences II (4)
  • ANAT-A 215 Basic Human Anatomy (5)
  • PHSL-P 215 Basic Human Physiology (5)
  • BIOL-L 314 Genetics (4)
  • BIOL-L 452 Capstone in Biology (1)

Human Life Science Electives (34)

At least 15 cr. must be at the 300 level or above.

The categories listed below detail suggested courses that fulfill pre-admission requirements to most professional institutions. Courses listed in all categories below can be used to satisfy human life science elective requirements.

Pre-Medical/Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Prerequisites (10)

Pre-Occupational Therapy Prerequisites (10)

Pre-Physical Therapy Prerequisites (9)

Gender Studies Electives (10 credit hours from the following or other approved courses)


Pre-Physicians Assistant (32-35)

Additional Electives

Choose additional courses from the list below for a total of 34 cr. in human life science electives.

General Electives (2-4)

After concentration requirements have been met, take enough credit hours to complete 120 credits and meet IU East degree program requirements, residency requirements, and GPA requirements.

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