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. Students must receive an average minimum GPA of 2.5 in the following foundation courses, with a minimum grade of C in each course, before declaring a Human Biology major: Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes (BIOLOGY 202), Anatomy and Physiology (HUM BIOL 204), Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 211) and Principles of Chemistry II (CHEM 212)

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 202 and CHEM 211 and CHEM 212 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 210          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

Cryptotechnology 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, 3 credits
  • BIOLOGY 308           Cell Biology Laboratory, 1 credit
  • 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 minimum of 4 credits:

  • CHEM 330             Biochemistry, 3 credits
  • CHEM 331             Biochemistry Laboratory, 1 credit
  • or
  • NUT SCI 327         Nutritional Biochemistry, 4 credits
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