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Bachelor of Science in Human Biology (HUBIBS)Human Biology Program

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

The Bachelor of Science in Human Biology is designed to provide students with a strong scientific knowledge base in human biology, interdisciplinary perspectives on the human condition, and an opportunity to focus their coursework in an area of concentration most suited to their interests. Many human biology B.S. degree students are preparing for graduate education or professional school in the health sciences, business, or law. Students can also prepare for careers in the life science industries.

Core coursework extends the investigation of human biology to the sub-cellular and molecular level and places the details of human biology within the larger context of biological and biochemical mechanisms common to all life forms. The Human Biology program is designed around a core sequence of two interdisciplinary 4-credit courses and a 3 credit senior capstone course. In addition to these, students take required courses in a variety of disciplines to gain expertise in the diverse aspects of human biology, and courses in a single area of concentration, which allow for more in-depth study in their area of interest. Each area of concentration includes courses from the life sciences and historical, social, arts, and humanities disciplines.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 50 credit hours (64 with the Addenda requirements), including the requirements listed below.

  1. The Intricate Human. One (1) course:
  2. Human Dilemmas. One (1) course:
  3. Complex Problems of Humanity. One (1) course:
  4. Physiology. One (1) course:
    • PHSL-P 215 Basic Human Physiology
  5. Anatomy. One (1) course:
    • ANAT-A 215 Basic Human Anatomy
    • ANAT-A 480 Human Anatomy for Medical Imaging Evaluation
  6. Bioanthropology. One (1) course:
  7. Psychology or Biology. One (1) course:
  8. Foundations of Biology: Biological Mechanisms. One (1) course:
  9. Molecular Biology. One (1) course:
  10. Related Science. Two (2) courses:
    • SPH-N 231 Human Nutrition
  11. Concentration. One (1) of the Human Biology concentrations listed below.
  12. Addenda Requirements*.
    1. History and Philosophy of Science. One (1) course:
    2. Statistics. One (1) course:
    3. Chemistry.
      1. Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I. One (1) course:
      2. Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I Laboratory. One (1) course:
    4. Ethics. One (1) course:
  13. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Major Upper Division Courses. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.

Notes

  • * Courses used to fulfill addenda requirements require a grade of C- or higher and do not count toward the Major GPA or Major Hours.

Bachelor of Science requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines.
  2. Upper Division Courses. At least 36 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  4. College GPA. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required for all courses taken at Indiana University.
  5. CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
    1. CASE Foundations
      1. English Composition: 1 course
      2. Mathematical Modeling: 1 course
    2. CASE Breadth of Inquiry
      1. Arts and Humanities: 2 courses
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 4 courses
      3. Social and Historical Studies: 2 courses
    3. CASE Culture Studies
      1. Diversity in the United States: 1 course
      2. Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course
    4. CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
    5. CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the first semester of the second year of college-level coursework
    6. CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
    7. CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
  6. Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.

Most students must also succesfully complete the Indiana University Bloomington General Education program.