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Human Biology - Requirements for the Major

Human Biology Program | Human Biology Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Areas of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis.

General Human Biology

Supporting Courses, 29 credits minimum

  • BIOLOGY 202    Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes, 4 credits
  • CHEM 211           Principles of Chemistry I, 4 credits
  • CHEM 212           Principles of Chemistry II, 4 credits
  • CHEM 213           Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 214           Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory, 1 credit
  • ENG COMP 105 Expository Writing, 3 credits (waived for students with an ACT English score of 32 or higher)
  • HUM BIOL 204  Anatomy and Physiology, 5 credits
  • MATH 260          Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

Select one:

  • Oral communication (COMM 133  Fundamentals of Public Address)
  • Literature (e.g., ENGLISH 104  Introduction to Literature)
  • Non-English language (one year at the college level)

Upper-Level Courses, 30-31 credits

Select one course from three of the following four areas, 9-10 credits:

Genetics:

  • BIOLOGY 303    Genetics, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 310  Human Genetics, 3 credits

Physiology:

  • HUM BIOL 350  Exercise Physiology, 4 credits
  • HUM BIOL 402  Human Physiology, 3 credits

Nutrition:

  • NUT SCI 300       Human Nutrition, 3 credits
  • NUT SCI 302       Ethnic Influences on Nutrition, 3 credits

Evolution:

  • BIOLOGY 309    Evolutionary Biology, 3 credits

General Emphasis Electives: 21 credits
Select pre-approved, upper-level courses with assistance and approval of a faculty adviser. Three laboratory courses from the pre-approved list must be taken at the upper level.   For a list of pre-approved, upper-level courses (including laboratories), see http://www.uwgb.edu/humbio/emphases.asp.

Health Science

Supporting Courses, 43 credits minimum

It is highly recommended that as freshmen, pre-medical and pre-dental students take BIOLOGY I and CHEM I and II and consult an adviser.

  • BIOLOGY 202    Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes, 4 credits
  • CHEM 211           Principles of Chemistry I, 4 credits
  • CHEM 212           Principles of Chemistry II, 4 credits
  • CHEM 213           Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 214           Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory, 1 credit
  • ENG COMP 105 Expository Writing, 3 credits (waived for students with an ACT English score of 32 or higher)
  • HUM BIOL 204  Anatomy and Physiology, 5 credits
  • MATH 260          Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

Select one:

  • MATH 104          Elementary Functions: Algebra and Trigonometry, 4 credits
  • MATH 202          Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, 4 credits
  • MATH 203          Calculus and Analytic Geometry II, 4 credits
                                 (MATH 202, 203 may be required for medical/graduate school admission)

Select:

  • PHYSICS 103     Fundamentals of Physics I, 5 credits
  • PHYSICS 104     Fundamentals of Physics II, 5 credits
    or
  • PHYSICS 201     Principles of  Physics I, 5 credits
  • PHYSICS 202     Principles of Physics II, 5 credits

Select one:

  • Oral communication (COMM 133  Fundamentals of Public Address)
  • Literature (e.g., ENGLISH 104  Introduction to Literature)
  • Non-English language (one year at the college level)

Upper-Level Courses, 30-31 credits

Select three courses, 9 credits:

  • BIOLOGY 303    Genetics, 3 credits
    or
  • HUM BIOL 310  Human Genetics, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 402  Human Physiology, 3 credits
  • NUT SCI 300       Human Nutrition, 3 credits
  • BIOLOGY 309    Evolutionary Biology, 3 credits

Required, 12 credits:

  • BIOLOGY 302    Principles of Microbiology, 4 credits
  • CHEM 302           Organic Chemistry I, 3 credits
  • CHEM 303           Organic Chemistry II, 3 credits
  • CHEM 304           Organic Chemistry Laboratory I, 1 credit
  • CHEM 305           Organic Chemistry Laboratory II, 1 credit

Select one course, 3-4 credits:

  • CHEM 311             Analytical Chemistry, 4 credits
  • CHEM 330             Biochemistry, 3 credits

Health Science Electives: 6 credits
Select pre-approved, upper-level courses for this emphasis with assistance and approval of a faculty adviser. Two laboratory courses from the pre-approved list must be taken at the upper level.  For a list of pre-approved, upper-level courses (including laboratories), see http://www.uwgb.edu/humbio/emphases.asp.

Exercise Science

Supporting Courses, 32 credits minimum

  • BIOLOGY 202    Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes, 4 credits
  • CHEM 211           Principles of Chemistry I, 4 credits
  • CHEM 212           Principles of Chemistry II, 4 credits
  • CHEM 213           Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 214           Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory, 1 credit
  • ENG COMP 105 Expository Writing, 3 credits (waived for students with an ACT English score of 32 or higher)
  • HUM BIOL 204  Anatomy and Physiology, 5 credits
  • MATH 260          Introductory Statistics, 4 credits
  • HUM BIOL 116  First Aid and Emergency Care Procedures, 3 credits
                                 (current First Aid and CPR certification may waive this course; see faculty adviser)

Select one:

  • Oral communication (COMM 133  Fundamentals of Public Address)
  • Literature (e.g., ENGLISH 104  Introduction to Literature)
  • Non-English language (one year at the college level)

Upper-Level Courses, 30 credits

Required, 17 credits:

  • HUM BIOL 333  Principles of Sports Physiology, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 350  Exercise Physiology, 4 credits
  • HUM BIOL 351 Kinesiology, 4 credits
  • NUT SCI 300       Human Nutrition, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 302  Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries, 3 credits

Select one course, 3 credits:

  • BIOLOGY 303    Genetics, 3 credits
  • BIOLOGY 309    Evolutionary Biology, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 310  Human Genetics, 3 credits

Exercise Science Electives: 10 credits
Select pre-approved, upper-level courses for this emphasis with assistance and approval of a faculty adviser. One laboratory course from the pre-approved list must be taken at the upper level.    For a list of pre-approved, upper-level courses (including laboratories), see http://www.uwgb.edu/humbio/emphases.asp.

Cytotechnology

UW-Green Bay is affiliated with three schools of cytotechnology: the Mayo Clinic, the Marshfield Clinic, and UW-Madison. Students complete 92 credits at UW-Green Bay, including all general education requirements, and then take an 11-month, 32-credit clinical internship at one of the cooperating institutions. After completion of the internship, students will graduate with a degree in Human Biology and be eligible for professional certification.

Supporting Courses, 33 credits

  • BIOLOGY 202   Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes, 4 credits
  • CHEM 211          Principles of Chemistry I, 4 credits
  • CHEM 212          Principles of Chemistry II, 4 credits
  • CHEM 213          Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 214          Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory, 1 credit
  • ENG COMP 105    Expository Writing, 3 credits (waived for students with an ACT English score of 32 or higher)
  • ENGLISH 104    Introduction to Literature, 3 credits
  • MATH 104         Elementary Functions: Algebra and Trigonometry, 4 credits
  • HUM BIOL 204 Anatomy and Physiology, 5 credits
  • MATH 260         Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 47 credits

Select one course from three of the following four areas, 9 credits:

Genetics:

  • BIOLOGY 303   Genetics, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 310 Human Genetics, 3 credits

Physiology:

  • HUM BIOL 402 Human Physiology, 3 credits

Nutrition:

  • NUT SCI 300      Human Nutrition, 3 credits
  • NUT SCI 302      Ethnic Influences on Nutrition, 3 credits

Evolution:

  • BIOLOGY 309   Evolutionary Biology, 3 credits

Cytotechnology Electives, 6 credits:
Additional upper-level courses in Human Biology, Biology and Chemistry will depend upon the student’s choice of clinical facility. These courses should be selected with the help of a faculty adviser.  Recommended courses are below.

  • Biology 302       Principles of Microbiology, 4 credits
  • Biology 304      Genetics Laboratory, 1 credit
  • Biology 307       Cell Biology, 4 credits
  • Biology 402       Advanced Microbiology, 4 credits
  • Biology 407       Molecular Biology, 3 credits
  • Biology 408       Molecular Biology Laboratory, 1 credit
  • Biology 410       Developmental Biology, 4 credits
  • Hum Biol 403     Human Physiology Laboratory, 1 credit
  • Hum Biol 422     Immunology, 3 credits
  • Hum Biol 423     Immunology  Lab, 1 credit
  • HUM BIOL 444   Endocrinology, 3 credits

Cytotechnology Internship, 32 credits:

  • HUM BIOL 497     Internship, 1-16 credits

Some students choose to pursue clinical training after graduation from UW-Green Bay. In that case, additional upper-level elective credits are required. Consult an adviser.

Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics

Supporting Courses, 35-40 credits

  • BIOLOGY 202   Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes, 4 credits
  • COMM 133        Fundamentals of Public Address, 3 credits
  • ENG COMP 105    Expository Writing, 3 credits (waived for students with an ACT English score of 32 or higher)
  • HUM BIOL 204 Anatomy and Physiology, 5 credits
  • NUT SCI 201      Survey of Nutrition Related Professions, 1 credit
  • NUT SCI 212      Science of Food Preparation, 4 credits

Select one:

  • ECON 202           Macro Economic Analysis, 3 credits
  • ECON 203           Micro Economic Analysis, 3 credits

Select one:

  • COMM SCI 205 Social Science Statistics, 4 credits
  • MATH 260          Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

Select one:

  • HUM DEV 210   Introduction to Human Development, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 102         Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits

Select:

  • CHEM 108           General Chemistry, 4 credits
  • CHEM 109           General Chemistry Laboratory, 1 credit
    or
  • CHEM 211           Principles of Chemistry I, 4 credits
  • CHEM 212           Principles of Chemistry II, 4 credits
  • CHEM 213           Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory, 1 credit
  • CHEM 214           Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory, 1 credit

Upper-Level Courses, 45-46 credits

  • BIOLOGY 302    Principles of Microbiology, 4 credits
  • CHEM 300           Bio-organic Chemistry, 3 credits
  • CHEM 301           Bio-organic Chemistry Laboratory, 1 credit
  • NUT SCI 300       Human Nutrition, 3 credits
  • NUT SCI 312       Quantity Food Production and Service, 4 credits
  • NUT SCI 350       Life Cycle Nutrition, 3 credits
  • NUT SCI 402       Management in Dietetic Practice, 3 credits
  • NUT SCI 421       Community Nutrition, 4 credits
  • NUT SCI 427       Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism, 3 credits
  • NUT SCI 485       Medical Nutrition Therapy I, 3 credits
  • NUT SCI 486       Medical Nutrition Therapy II, 3 credits
  • NUT SCI 487       Nutritional Science Seminar, 1 credit

Select one:

  • BIOLOGY 303    Genetics, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 310  Human Genetics, 3 credits

Select one:

  • HUM BIOL 350  Exercise Physiology, 4 credits
  • HUM BIOL 402  Human Physiology, 3 credits

Select one:

  • NUT SCI 327       Nutritional Biochemistry, 4 credits
  • CHEM 330/331    Biochemistry and Laboratory, 4 credits
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