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 (satisfied 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 (satisfied 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
  • BIOLOGY 309          Evolutionary Biology, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 402         Human Physiology, 3 credits
  • NUT SCI 300            Human Nutrition, 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 (satisfied for students with an ACT English score of 32 or higher)
  • HUM BIOL 116         First Aid and Emergency Care Procedures, 3 credits (current First Aid and CPR certification may waive this course; see faculty adviser)
  • 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 credits

Required, 17 credits:

  • HUM BIOL 302          Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries, 3 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

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 (satisfied for students with an ACT English score of 32 or higher)
  • ENGLISH 104            Introduction to Literature, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 204          Anatomy and Physiology, 5 credits
  • MATH 104                 Elementary Functions: Algebra and Trigonometry, 4 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, 37 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 (satisfied 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:

  • 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

Required, minimum of 10 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

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:

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