Human Biology Curriculum Guides

The following are curriculum guides for the four-year Human Biology degree program and is subject to change without notice. Students should consult a Human Biology program advisor to ensure that they have the most accurate and up-to-date information available about a particular four-year degree option.

  • Human Biology Major with Exercise Science Emphasis Curriculum Guide
  • Human Biology Major with Health Science Emphasis Curriculum Guide
  • Human Biology Major with Nutritional Sciences / Dietetics Emphasis Curriculum Guide
  • Human Biology Major with General Emphasis Curriculum Guide
  • Human Biology Major with Cytotechnology Emphasis Curriculum Guide

Human Biology Major with Exercise Science Emphasis 

An example: Four year plan for Human Biology Major with Exercise Science Emphasis

This is a representative plan. Check with your advisor to see that your plan meets the requirements for this emphasis.

120 credits necessary to graduate.  

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
BIOLOGY 201
BIOLOGY 202
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes
and Principles of Biology Lab: Cellular and Molecular Processes
4
CHEM 207 Laboratory Safety 1
CHEM 211
CHEM 213
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
5
MATH 104 Precalculus ( if needed or First Year Seminar) 4
 Credits14
Spring
CHEM 212
CHEM 214
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory
5
HUM BIOL 240 Anatomy and Physiology 4
HUM BIOL 241 Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
MATH 260 Introductory Statistics 4
WF 105 Research and Rhetoric 3
 Credits17
Sophomore
Fall
COMM 133
Fundamentals of Public Address (or Modern Language)
or Introduction to Literature
3
HUM BIOL 351 Kinesiology 4
HUM BIOL 116 First Aid and Emergency Care Procedures 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits16
Spring
HUM BIOL 333 Principles of Sports Physiology 3
Modern Language (if using this for requirement) or General Ed 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits18
Junior
Fall
BIOLOGY 303
Genetics
or Cell Biology
or Human Genetics
3
HUM BIOL 360
HUM BIOL 361
Exercise Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab - Exercise and Metabolism
4
Human Biology Upper Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
HUM BIOL 210 Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries 3
NUT SCI 300 Human Nutrition 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Senior
Fall
Human Biology Upper Level Elective 3
Human Biology Upper Level Lab 1-2
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits13-14
Spring
Human Biology Upper Level Elective 3
Capstone 1-3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits13-15
 Total Credits122-125

Human Biology Major with Health Science Emphasis  

An example: Four year plan for Human Biology Major with Health Science Emphasis

This is a representative plan. Check with your advisor to see that your plan meets the requirements for this emphasis.

120 credits necessary to graduate.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
BIOLOGY 201
BIOLOGY 202
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes
and Principles of Biology Lab: Cellular and Molecular Processes
4
CHEM 207 Laboratory Safety 1
CHEM 211
CHEM 213
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
5
MATH 104 Precalculus 4
 Credits14
Spring
CHEM 212
CHEM 214
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory
5
HUM BIOL 240 Anatomy and Physiology 4
HUM BIOL 241 Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
MATH 260 Introductory Statistics 4
WF 105 Research and Rhetoric 3
 Credits17
Sophomore
Fall
BIOLOGY 323 Principles of Microbiology 3
BIOLOGY 324 Principles of Microbiology Laboratory 1
CHEM 302
CHEM 304
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
4
COMM 133
Fundamentals of Public Address (or Modern Language)
or Introduction to Literature
3
General Ed 3
 Credits14
Spring
BIOLOGY 303
Genetics
or Human Genetics
3
CHEM 303
CHEM 305
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
4
Modern Language (if using this for requirement) or General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits13
Junior
Fall
CHEM 330 Biochemistry 3
HUM BIOL 402 Human Physiology 3
PHYSICS 103 Fundamentals of Physics I 5
Human Biology Upper Level Lab 1-2
General Ed 3
 Credits15-16
Spring
NUT SCI 300 Human Nutrition 3
PHYSICS 104 Fundamentals of Physics II 5
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits14
Senior
Fall
Human Biology Upper Level Elective 3
Human Biology Upper Level Lab 1-2
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16-17
Spring
Human Biology Upper Level Elective 3
Capstone 1-3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits13-15
 Total Credits116-120

Human Biology Major with Nutritional Sciences / Dietetics Emphasis

An example: Four year plan for Human Biology Major with Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics Emphasis    

This is a representative plan. Check with your advisor to see that your plan meets the requirements for this emphasis.

120 credits necessary to graduate.  

Note: Students must have a grade of C or better in CHEM 211 and BIO 201 in order to declare their major in Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics Emphasis.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
BIOLOGY 201 Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes 3
BIOLOGY 202 Principles of Biology Lab: Cellular and Molecular Processes 1
CHEM 211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 213 Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory 1
MATH 104 Precalculus (if needed) or First Year Seminar) 4
 Credits13
Spring
CHEM 212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
CHEM 214 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 1
HUM BIOL 240 Anatomy and Physiology 4
HUM BIOL 241 Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
WF 105 Research and Rhetoric 3
General Ed 3
 Credits16
Sophomore
Fall
COMM 133 Fundamentals of Public Address 3
MATH 260
Introductory Statistics
or Social Science Statistics
4
NUT SCI 300 Human Nutrition 3
General Ed 3
 Credits13
Spring
CHEM 300 Bio-Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 301 Bio-Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1
NUT SCI 201 Survey of Nutrition Related Professions 1
NUT SCI 212 Science of Food Preparation 4
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Junior
Fall
CHEM 330
CHEM 331
Biochemistry
or Nutritional Biochemistry
4
HUM BIOL 360 Exercise Physiology 3
HUM BIOL 361 Human Physiology Lab - Exercise and Metabolism 1
NUT SCI 421 Community and Public Health Nutrition 4
General Ed 3
 Credits15
Spring
BIOLOGY 323 Principles of Microbiology 3
BIOLOGY 324 Principles of Microbiology Laboratory 1
NUT SCI 312 Quantity Food Production and Service 4
NUT SCI 350 Life Cycle Nutrition 3
NUT SCI 402 Management in Dietetic Practice 3
General Ed 3
 Credits17
Senior
Fall
BIOLOGY 303
Genetics
or Human Genetics
3
NUT SCI 485 Medical Nutrition Therapy I: An Integrative and Functional Approach 3
NUT SCI 487 Nutritional Science Seminar 1
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Spring
NUT SCI 427 Nutrigenomics and Advanced Nutrient Metabolism 3
NUT SCI 486 Medical Nutrition Therapy II: An Integrative and Functional Approach 4
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
 Total Credits121

Human Biology Major with General Emphasis  

An example: Four year plan for Human Biology Major with General Human Biology Emphasis   

This is a representative plan. Check with your advisor to see that your plan meets the requirements for this emphasis.

120 credits necessary to graduate.  

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
BIOLOGY 201
BIOLOGY 202
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes
and Principles of Biology Lab: Cellular and Molecular Processes
4
CHEM 207 Laboratory Safety 1
CHEM 211
CHEM 213
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
5
MATH 104 Precalculus (if needed or First Year Seminar) 4
 Credits14
Spring
CHEM 212
CHEM 214
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory
5
HUM BIOL 240 Anatomy and Physiology 4
HUM BIOL 241 Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
MATH 260 Introductory Statistics 4
WF 105 Research and Rhetoric 3
 Credits17
Sophomore
Fall
BIOLOGY 303
Genetics
or Human Genetics
3
COMM 133
Fundamentals of Public Address (or Modern Language)
or Introduction to Literature
3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits12
Spring
NUT SCI 300 Human Nutrition 3
Human Biology Upper Level Elective 3
Modern Language (if using this for requirement) or General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Junior
Fall
BIOLOGY 307
BIOLOGY 308
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Laboratory (or BIOLOGY 302)
4
Human Biology Upper Level Elective 3
Human Biology Upper Level Lab 1-2
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits14-15
Spring
HUM BIOL 360
HUM BIOL 361
Exercise Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab - Exercise and Metabolism (or HUM BIOL 402)
4
Human Biology Upper Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16
Senior
Fall
Human Biology Upper Level Elective 3
Human Biology Upper Level Lab 1-2
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits16-17
Spring
Human Biology Upper Level Elective 3
Human Biology Upper Level Lab 1-2
Capstone 1-3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits14-17
 Total Credits118-123

Human Biology Major with Cytotechnology Emphasis  

An example: Four year plan for Human Biology Major with Cytotechnology Emphasis

This is a representative plan. Check with your advisor to see that your plan meets the requirements for this emphasis.

120 credits necessary to graduate.  

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallCredits
BIOLOGY 201
BIOLOGY 202
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes
and Principles of Biology Lab: Cellular and Molecular Processes
4
CHEM 207 Laboratory Safety 1
CHEM 211
CHEM 213
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
5
MATH 104 Precalculus (if needed or First Year Seminar) 4
WF 105 Research and Rhetoric 3
 Credits17
Spring
CHEM 212
CHEM 214
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory
5
HUM BIOL 240 Anatomy and Physiology 4
HUM BIOL 241 Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
MATH 260 Introductory Statistics 4
General Ed 3
 Credits17
Sophomore
Fall
BIOLOGY 303
Genetics
or Human Genetics
3
ENGLISH 104 Introduction to Literature 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
 Credits12
Spring
NUT SCI 300 Human Nutrition 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Junior
Fall
HUM BIOL 402 Human Physiology 3
Human Biology Upper Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
Human Biology Upper Level Elective 3
General Ed 3
General Ed 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Senior
Fall
Cytotechnology Internship 15
 Credits15
Spring
Cytotechnology Internship 15
 Credits15
 Total Credits121