B.A. in Allied Health with Business Emphasis
Allied health encompasses professions that provide technical, therapeutic, and support services within the healthcare field. The Bachelor of Arts in Allied Health with Business Emphasis program comprises a rigorous curriculum that combines foundational biological, chemical, and physical knowledge with core business courses including accounting, marketing, and microeconomics. This program also provides an environment where undergraduate students can develop a Christian worldview and learn to integrate their faith into their future careers as allied health business professionals.
The B.A. in Allied Health with Business Emphasis program is excellent preparation for a variety of careers in industry, government, and health care that require a background in science and business, including but not limited to such fields as healthcare administration, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sales and service, and public health. Students in this major are required to collaborate with science and/or business faculty in a research project, or participate in an off-campus internship in a business setting.
Note: Entry requirements differ among graduate schools and jobs. Students are responsible to research the requirements of graduate programs and professions in which they are interested.
All of the following requirements must be met to continue as an allied health, biology, biochemistry, or chemistry major. A student’s failure to maintain these requirements will result in him or her being dropped from the major. Reentry to the major is by petition only.
- Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all biology, chemistry, biochemistry, math, and physics courses required for the major.
- Must complete each BIOC, BIOL, or CHEM course with a C- or higher in order for the course to meet a degree requirement in the Department of Biology and Chemistry.
- Any single course within the major can be taken only two times at APU; students must change to a major outside the department after two unsuccessful (below C-) attempts in a single required course.
- Only two courses total within the major can be repeated; students must change to a major outside the department after unsuccessful (below C-) attempts in any three required courses.
|Required Core Courses|
|BIOL 151||General Biology I 1||4|
|BIOL 152||General Biology II||4|
|BIOL 240||Biology of Microorganisms||4|
|BIOL 280||Cell Biology||4|
|BIOL 496||Writing 3: Ethics and the Sciences 2||3|
|CHEM 151||General Chemistry I 1, 3||4|
|CHEM 152||General Chemistry II 3||4|
|CHEM 240||Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry||4|
|MATH 130||Introduction to Statistics 4||3|
|PHYC 151||Physics for Life Sciences I 1,3||4|
|PHYC 152||Physics for Life Sciences II 3||4|
|ACCT 120||Principles of Accounting I||4|
|MGMT 210||Principles of Management||3|
|MKTG 260||Principles of Marketing||3|
|FIN 300||Business Finance for Managers||3|
|or FIN 320||Principles of Corporate Finance|
|ECON 251||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|Required Internship Course||3|
or BIOL 395
|Biological Science Internship|
|Principles of Biochemistry 5|
|Biomolecular Chemistry 5|
|Biomolecular Metabolism 5|
|Regional Human Anatomy|
|Practicum and Topics in Allied Health 6|
|Advanced Topics in Biology|
Meets the General Education Natural Sciences requirement.
Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement.
This course may be waived with an appropriate Advanced Placement test score.
Meets the General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement.
Students should take BIOC 360 if taking only one semester of biochemistry. For a two-semester sequence, BIOC 270 and BIOC 370 should be taken. Credit will not be given for both BIOC 360 and BIOC 270, nor for both BIOC 360 and BIOC 370.
Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.
Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowledge base in their chosen field.
- Effectively communicate scientific ideas and research orally.
- Effectively communicate scientific ideas and research in writing.
- Demonstrate proficiency in problem solving and applying the scientific method to scientific questions.
- Demonstrate laboratory skills and techniques.
- Express a Christian worldview that integrates faith with their vocation.