Degree Requirements

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The B.S. in Biology-Pre-Chiropractic studies degree for students in the traditional four year undergraduate program requires 128 credit hours:

  • 48-49 credit hours of general education courses (excluding four credit hours counted in the major core), and
  • 55 credit hours of prescribed courses in biology, chemistry, and physics,
  • a minimum of 6 credit hours of directed electives in biology
  • elective courses as needed

The B.S. in Biology-Pre-Chiropractic studies degree for students in the accelerated dual acceptance program requires 143-144 credit hours:

  • 48-49 credit hours of general education courses (excluding four credit hours counted in the major core), and
  • 58 credit hours of prescribed courses in biology, chemistry, and physics
  • 37 credit hours at Logan University, transferred back to USF.

Program of Study

Major core

  • BIOL 226 (Microbiology)
  • BIOL 271 or BIOL 272 (Mammalian A&P I or Vertebrate Physiology)
  • BIOL 273 or BIOL 290 (Mammalian A&P II or Comparative Anatomy)
  • BIOL 350 (Cell Biology)
  • CHEM 241 (Organic I)
  • CHEM 242  (Organic II)
  • CHEM 333 (Biochemistry)
  • CHEM 367 (Biotechnology Lab)
  • PSYC 121 (General Psychology)

Major Directed electives
6 credit hours minimum

  • BIOL 227 (Marine Biology) (3)
  • BIOL 257 (Biology Field Studies) (2-3)
  • BIOL 344 (Developmental Biology) (3)
  • BIOL 347 (Invertebrate Biology) (4)
  • BIOL 351 (Cell Biology Lab) (1)
  • BIOL 366 (Experimental Design and Research Methods) (3)
  • BIOL 440 (Molecular Biology) (3)
  • BIOL 352 (Advanced Topics & Terminology in Medicine) (3)
  • BIOL 421 (Ecology) (4)
  • BIOL 438 (Evolution) (3)
  • BIOL 465 (Advanced Physiology/Pathology) (3)
  • BIOL 471 (Immunology) (3)
  • BIOL 474 (Virology) (3)
  • BIOL 481 (Biology Seminar for credit) (1)
  • BIOL 496 (Special Problems) (variable)

Major Science electives
16-19 credit hours

  • MATH 302 (Statistics) (3)
  • ACCT 110 (Bas. & Man. Acct.) (3)
  • MGMT 230 (Princ. Manage.) (3)
  • MGMT 275 (Princ. Entrepr. Think.) (3)
  • MKT 281 (Princ. Market.) (3)
  • PHES 410 (Kinesiology) (3)