Allied Health Major

The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Allied Health provide an environment where undergraduate students can develop a Christian worldview and learn to integrate their faith into their future careers as allied health professionals. The major comprises a rigorous curriculum in modern biology and is also consistent with the requirements for a broad range of allied health careers. Specifically, the B.A. provides most of the prerequisites for careers or graduate work in cytotechnology, entry-level master’s in nursing, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, orthotics and prosthetics, physical therapy, physical therapy assistant, and radiation technology. The B.S. degree meets most of the prerequisites for careers in chiropractic care, clinical laboratory science, and as a physician assistant. Coursework for the major combines foundational biological, chemical, and physical knowledge with a variety of applied topics including psychology, math, and electives tailored to the student’s postgraduate goals.

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.

Bachelor of Arts in Allied Health

  • A student must complete all prerequisites for a BIOC, BIOL, or CHEM course with a C- or better before taking the course (except as noted in the course description). 
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all biology, chemistry, biochemistry, math, and physics courses required for the major must be maintained.
  • A student must complete each BIOC, BIOL, or CHEM course with a C- or higher for the course to meet a degree requirement in the Department of Biology and Chemistry
Biology
BIOL 151General Biology I 14
BIOL 240Biology of Microorganisms4
BIOL 250Human Anatomy4
BIOL 251Human Physiology4
BIOL 280Cell Biology4
BIOL 396Topics in Biology and Christian Thought 21
BIOL 496Writing 3: Ethics and the Sciences 33
Chemistry
CHEM 151General Chemistry I 1, 44
CHEM 152General Chemistry II 44
Math
MATH 130Introduction to Statistics 53
Physics
PHYC 151Physics for Life Sciences I 1, 44
PHYC 152Physics for Life Sciences II 44
Psychology
PSYC 110General Psychology 63
PSYC 290Human Growth and Development 63
Biology Electives
Select two of the following:8
Genetics
Neurobiology
Molecular Biology
Practicum and Topics in Allied Health 9
B.A. Electives
Select three of the following (at least one must be in PSYC):9-11
Physiology of Exercise
Kinesiology
Principles of Biochemistry 7
Science Internship
Developmental Biology
Advanced Topics in Biology
Directed Research
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 7
Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development 6
Psychology of Adult Development
Abnormal Psychology
Writing 3: Research Methods in Psychology 3
Psychology of Personality
Health Psychology
Multicultural Psychology 8
Psychology of Exceptional Children
Psychosocial Interventions in Pediatric Health Care
Stress and Coping
Total Units66-68

Bachelor of Science in Allied Health

Biology
BIOL 151General Biology I 14
BIOL 240Biology of Microorganisms4
BIOL 250Human Anatomy4
BIOL 251Human Physiology4
BIOL 280Cell Biology4
BIOL 300Genetics4
BIOL 396Topics in Biology and Christian Thought 21
BIOL 496Writing 3: Ethics and the Sciences 33
Chemistry
CHEM 151General Chemistry I 1, 44
CHEM 152General Chemistry II 44
CHEM 240Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 54
Mathematics
MATH 130Introduction to Statistics 63
Physics
PHYC 151Physics for Life Sciences I 1, 44
PHYC 152Physics for Life Sciences II 44
Psychology3
General Psychology 7
OR
Human Growth and Development 7
Sociology
SOC 120Introduction to Sociology 73
Electives
Select one of the following:4
Principles of Biochemistry 8
Biochemistry I 8
Biochemistry II 8
Ecology 10
Neurobiology
Vertebrate Biology
Mammalian Physiology
Plant Biology
Molecular Biology
Practicum and Topics in Allied Health 11
Select at least 3 units from the following: 23
Medical Microbiology
Pre-health Seminar 9
Medical Missions Practicum 9
Science Internship
Stewardship Ecology
Developmental Biology
Biology Seminar 9
Advanced Topics in Biology
Readings 9
Directed Research 9
or an additional 4-unit course from the previous Electives list above
Total Units64