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 Requirements (30 cr)

Please note: The Quantitative Reasoning and Scientific Ways of Knowing General Education Requirements will be satisfied by this degree’s requirements. Please confirm these requirements with your advisor.

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Additional Requirements

First-Year Seminar (0-3 cr)

  • UCOL-U 101 First Year Seminar or
  • 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 (1-3 cr)

Choose 1 from:

  • COAS-I103 Information Literacy (3 cr)
  • COAS-Q110 Intro to Information Literacy (1 cr)
  • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers & Computing (3 cr)

College-Level Mathematics (5 cr)

  • MATH-M 125 Pre-calculus (3 cr)
    (May test out of this course. May use this or higher course to satisfy general education requirement.)
  • MATH-M 126 Trigonometric Funcitons (2 cr)
    (May test out of this course. May use this or higher course to satisfy general education requirement.)

Degree Requirements (73-77 cr)

Natural Science and Mathematics Requirements (38 cr)

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.

Students should consult with an academic advisor about which human life science electives would best prepare them for the appropriate post-baccalaureate professional school. Students with other career or area interests should also discuss their plans with an academic advisor.

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 (15 cr)

Choose additional courses to total 120 credits, after all other requirements.

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