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Human Biology

Human Biology Major Emphases

NOTE: New requirements for Fall 2011 or later

  • Health Sciences Emphasis
    The health sciences emphasis prepares students for graduate and professional programs in the biomedical sciences. If you are planning to pursue a master’s or Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences, or attend medical/osteopathic, dental, optometry, or chiropractic school, this is the emphasis for you.
  • Exercise Sciences Emphasis
    The exercise science emphasis offers students broad training in anatomy and physiology, with a focus on biomechanics, nutrition and/or psychology. This emphasis is appropriate for students who wish to pursue a career as a personal trainer, in sports medicine, physical therapy or occupational therapy, or who wish to pursue a graduate degree in exercise physiology or kinesiology.
  • Nutritional Sciences / Dietetics Emphasis
    The nutritional sciences / dietetics emphasis focuses on the biological and physical principles of nutrition. This emphasis is an accredited Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DP) by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Students who successfully complete this program may apply for entry into a dietetic internship program, which is required to become a registered dietitian (RD). Other opportunities for graduates that do not require an RD include pursuing a research career (including a master’s and/or Ph.D.) in nutrition or a related field, or employment in the fields of education, the food industry, food service management systems, community agencies, and healthcare organizations. See the Nutrition Science/Dietetics section of this website for more information.
  • Cytotechnology Emphasis
    The Cytotechnology emphasis prepares students for a career in Cytotechnology, the microscopic study of human cells for the detection of pre-cancerous conditions or cancer. Students pursuing the Cytotechnology emphasis within the human biology major complete 92 credits of coursework at UW-Green Bay (including their general education plan), after which they complete a year-long internship in Cytotechnology at one of our affiliated sites (Marshfield Clinic, Mayo Clinic, UW-Madison). Upon completion of the internship, students receive a degree in Human Biology and are eligible to take the exam to become a certified cytotechnologist.
  • General Human Biology Emphasis
    The general human biology emphasis is appropriate for students seeking research, sales or managerial positions in biomedical, pharmaceutical, or health-related industries.

Requirements for declaration of Human Biology major or minor

You must obtain an average GPA of 2.5 or greater in the following courses before declaring a Human Biology major or minor:

  • BIO 202 (4 credits)
  • HUM BIO 204 (5 credits)
  • CHEM 211 (4 credits) and CHEM 212 (4 credits)
    OR
    CHEM 108 (only an option for the General Minor in Human Biology; 5 credits)