The Pre-Professional Human Medicine (HMED) Track prepares students for subsequent education and training in human medicine, allowing for successful admission to, for example, medical (MD, DO), dental (DDS, DMD), veterinary (DVM), physical therapy (DPT), and physician assistant (MS) programs worldwide.
Our biology faculty members are highly-skilled professionals with extensive content expertise and a passion to teach students how to apply scientific knowledge to their future careers.
A student must declare the Bachelor of Science in Biology program his/her major prior to completing the final 60 credit hours required for the degree. Applicants to the program must meet with a faculty advisor to develop a degree plan. All degree plans must be approved by the Dean of Arts and Sciences. Requirements for acceptance into the program are the same as for acceptance to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
The mission of the Biology Program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is to create quality educational experiences in all areas of biology and chemistry, especially those integral to the health of the population. The core principles of scientific inquiry and ethics serve to integrate coursework throughout the curriculum.
Graduates of the Biology program (tracked since 2013) have been accepted to the following programs:
Since 2013, 74% have been accepted to medical schools, physician assistant programs, and DPT programs, among others.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
|ACSM 1110 - Introduction to College Education||1|
|BIOL 1315 - Biology for Majors I||3|
|BIOL 1315L - Biology for Majors I Laboratory||1|
|CHEM 1315 - General Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 1315L - General Chemistry I Laboratory||1|
|MATH 1315 - College Algebra||3|
|WRIT 1310 - College Writing I||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||15|
|BIOL 1910 - Vocations in the Life Sciences||1|
|BIOL 1110 - Introduction to Medical Terminology||1|
|BIOL 1316 - Biology for Majors II||3|
|BIOL 1316L - Biology for Majors II Laboratory||1|
|CHEM 1316 - General Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 1316L - General Chemistry II Laboratory||1|
|WRIT 1311 - College Writing II||3|
|PSYC 1310 - Introductory Psychology||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||16|
|BIOL 2310 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIOL 2310L - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory||1|
|CHEM 2310 - General Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 2310L - General Organic Chemistry I Laboratory||1|
|MATH 2520 - Calculus for the Sciences||5|
|THEO 1310 - Introduction to Theology||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||16|
|BIOL 2311 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|BIOL 2311L - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory||1|
|CHEM 2311 - General Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 2311L - General Organic Chemistry II Laboratory||1|
|MATH 2315 - General Statistics||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||14|
|BIOL 2325 - Fundamentals of Microbiology||3|
|BIOL 2325L - Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory||1|
|BIOL 3305 - Introduction to Scientific Research||3|
|Biology elective - 3000 or 4000 level||3|
|PHYS 1415 - General Physics I||4|
|Semester Credit Hours||17|
|BIOL 2135 - Medical/Surgical Observation||1|
|Semester Credit Hours||1|
*Students who wish to apply to medical school should strive to take BIOL4320 and BIOL4321 Biochemistry I and II in their junior year to prepare for the MCAT. These students should work with their advisor to optimize their schedule.
Humanities electives may be taken from ART, ENGL, MUSI, PHIL, THEO, or SPAN courses; 6 hours must be from the same discipline.
Social Sciences electives may be taken from ANTH, PSYC, or SOCI courses.
Human Biology electives may be taken from the following: BIOL 3320, BIOL 3340, BIOL 3370, BIOL 3380, BIOL 4325, BIOL 4330, BIOL 4335, BIOL 4340, BIOL 4345, BIOL 4350, or BIOL 4365.