Biology and Life Sciences: Applied Sciences Concentration (Pre-Physician Assistant option)
Bachelor of Science in Biology and Life Sciences: Applied Sciences Concentration (Pre-Physician Assistant option)
The Applied Sciences concentration under Biology and Life Sciences program provides instruction in the fundamental theories, principles, and techniques of biological science. The course plan and content is especially designed for students who are interested in pursuing professional programs in medicine, pharmacy and physician assistant.
Students will be able to:
- Apply information from core subjects in the biological sciences, ranging from basic molecular and biochemical to the organismal level.
- Demonstrate mastery of the scientific method and scientific primary literature, the design and application of experiments, and evaluation of data.
- Apply biological knowledge to individual, community, and global problems.
- Demonstrate appropriate laboratory techniques and mastery of basic laboratory skills in multiple fields of biology.
- Demonstrate mastery of the art of critical thinking, associated cognitive skills in the formulation of a problem, data gathering and analysis, and interpretation of results to address questions in biology.
- Apply their knowledge and skills to effectively communicate (in written and oral formats) biological information to the scientific community.
- Demonstrate preparedness to continue professional studies.
- Demonstrate awareness of legal and ethical implications of scientific issues in society and demonstrate scientific ethical conduct.
Students enrolled at Coppin State University who are in good academic standing and are interested in pursuing science careers and professions are eligible to be admitted to the Biology & Life Sciences Program in the Department of Natural Sciences.
All students must complete 40 credit hours of General Education Requirements. Science majors must fulfill the mathematics GER by completing MATH 131 (College Algebra for science majors). In addition, they must take BIOL 106 (Fundamentals of cell biology) and CHEM 101 - General Chemistry (Prerequisite MATH 131), as part of their GER.
Students must take 18 credits of chemistry courses listed below to qualify for a minor in chemistry.
The following is a sample plan of study. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for seeing your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please speak to an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.