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tion about specific internship programs, students should consult with the
chairperson of the department in which the student is majoring Students
eligible for internships mav receive federal or state funding.

Preprofessional Programs

The college offers programs for the preparation of students lor acceptance
by a professional school: pre-medical i including osteopathic medicine) and
pre-veterinary medicine. In addition, the college offers a major in the
Natural Sciences for those Students whose goal is dentistry, pharmaev 01
pharmacology, optometry . podiatry, chiropractic medicine, or physical
therapy. All programs are so designed that, should work at a professional
school not ensue, the Student mav cam an III' baccalaureate degree,
provided he she has been faithful to faculty advisement

The preprofessional health programs in the college presuppose dial the
student has an excellent background in the high school sciences and

mathematics and will prove to he an excellent college student Students

should identify then proposed Reld of Study upon admission to IUP

Cooperative Programs

IUP has been fortunate 10 enier into cooperative agreements with a num-
ber of outstanding institutions to provide significant career opportunities to
our students 1 hese formal agreements provide fol accelerated graduate or
professional degree programs or carefully planned and coordinated under-
graduate programming with the cooperating institution Programs are in-
tended to assure acceptance of properly qualified students bv the cooperat-
ing professional schools additional information concerning the specific
programs can be found undei the appropriate academic department in this

• Chiropractic {See Natural Science) fne New York ( hiropractic College

and Logan Chiropractic l Ollege programs arc designed to accelerate the

professional training i<\ IUP students in the field of chiropractic

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• Dentistry (see Natural Science) I Ik temple I niversit) School ol
Dentistry program is designed lo accelerate the professional training ol
U P students in the Held ol dentistry

• Engineering Drexel University (See Department of Physics) rhispro
gram combines the opportunit) foi two yean ol stud) at n P with the
remaining three years ol stud) as pan ol the Drexel plan ol cooperative
education Students completing tins program will receive .1 bachelor's
degree in engineering from Drexel 1 niversit)

• / ng in ee r ing 1 niversit} ,>/ Pittsburgh 1 See Natural Science)

/ orestrj ,ui,i 1 nvironmental Studies 1 See I lepartmeni <■! Biolog) 1 I he
program with Duke I niversit) is designed to coordinate the education ol
students from III' with the graduate programs in forestr) .mil
environmental managemenl offered ai Duke I niversit) in Durham,
North i arolina

• Jefferson Medical ( ollege (See Department ol Biolog) > I he program
with Jefferson Medical t ollege ol lliomas Jefferson 1 niversit) in-
creases the opportunities foi 11 P students lo be admitted to lefferson
Medical College.*

• Lake I tie 1 'ollege •<! Osteopathic Medicine (See Department ol
Biolog) 1 I ake I tie c ollege ol Osteopathic Medicine and [UP have a
cooperative I 4" program Students w ill be awarded .1 Bacheloi oi S( 1
ence degree with .1 majoi in Biolog) from [UP upon successful comple-
tion of the first-yeai curriculum at I ake 1 rie College of Osteopathic
Medicine and of the undergraduate requirements .11 [UP.*

• Optometry (See Natural Science) I be Pennsylvania College of
Optometrj program accelerates the professional training of [UP
students in the field of optometry.

• P/karmacy (see Natural Science) I Ik- Shenandoah l niversit) School of
Pharmac) 01 I ake I rie (ollege of Osteopathic Medicine School of
Pharmac) programs are designed to accelerate the professional training
ol II P students in the Geld of pharmac)

• Physical Therapy (see Natural Science) Hie Gannon University School
of Physical Therap) program is designed to enhance the professional
training of III' students in the field of physical therapy

• Podiatry (See Natural Science) The femple 1 niversit) School ol

Podiatric Medicine program accelerates the professional naming of III'

students in the field ol podiatrj

• Primary Care Partnership: The program with the Pennsylvania Stale

I inversus ( ollege of Medicine enables the college to identity students
with primary care potential and provide these students with the oppor-
tunity to interact with primary care faculty at the Pennsylvania State
1 niversit) College of Medicine.*

• Primary Care Scholars Program: I he Philadelphia College of Osteo-
pathic Medicine (PC OM) has established the Primary Care Scholars
Program with six State System of Higher Education universities. 1 he

program will enable students who have demonstrated both academic
excellence and a commitment to the practice of primary care in
Pennsylvania to gain early admission to PCOM.*

•( ontact Ms Martha lack foi specific information.

Department of Biology

Website: biology

Carl S. Luciano. Chairperson; Avcho. N. Bharathan, S. Bharathan, Bi,
Brenneman. Butler. Duchamp. Cicndron. Hmrichscn. Irani. Jack. Knoch,
I arkin. Lord. Major. Nealen, Newell, Nuttle. Peterson. Pistole.
Simmons. Travis, Vt instead, and professors emeriti Andrew. Ciallati,
llulsc. Humphreys. Kesner, Linzcy. Moore. Schrock

Degrees offered b) the Department of Biology are the Bachelor of Science
degree with a major in Biology, the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in
Biology, the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Environmental

Health Science, and the Bachelor of Science in Education with a Biology
certification I he first three degree programs are under the College of
Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the fourth is under the College of
I ducation and 1 durational Technology. The department also oilers a
Biology minor.


In addition to the Bachelor of Science degree with no specialization, the

department also oilers specialized Bachelor ol Science tracks in Cell and

ulai Biolog) Honoi . B Medical Biolog

! 111.11 s Biolog) Students who Pn Medical 01 P

(rack must maintain ■ minimum 1 umulative GPA "t I after theii ilntd
semestei in the program, in order to continue in thai track Students must
have an cumulative GPA ol 1.0 01 highei to transfer into the Pre Medical
01 Pre Veterinar) track aftci their third semi

1 Me Bacheloi ol Science degree with a major in Biology with no ipecializa
Hon is designed to provide maximum depth in the sciences and mathematics
combined with flexibilit) in the choice of ancillar) icien llus

in allows the student (in consultation with the advisor) to select a
suiic ol ancillar) science and mathematics courses that is most appropriate
to the student's specific interests within the field ol biolog) \vnli proper

ons from among ancillar) icience courses, a student could minor in
an) ol the following Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geoscience, or Applied
Statistics 1 urthermore, with proper selection ol free electives, a student

could minor in either Mathematics or Physics


I he Bacheloi oi Arts degree with a majoi in Biology is designed for stu-
dents who wish to combine a primary academic interest in Biology with a

secondar) interest in a complementary field Through the choice ol

complementary field and free electives. this curriculum allows the greatesi
overall flexibility 111 a student's program of Study The complementary Held
also allows pursuit ol a minor or a double major in the secondary area of
interest fhe primary Biology major combined with a double major or a
minor in the complementary, Held can make an attractive educational
package for the student and for potential employers Examples of comple-
mentary fields that might enhance a student's competitiveness in the job
market include Anthropology. Business Administration. Computer Science,
Criminolog) (foi forensic science), I nglish (for technical writing), foreign
Language. Cieosciencc. Marketing, or Psychology.

B.S.-Environmental Health Science

This program provides a strong foundation in the natural sciences and
mathematics, on which an understanding of environmental health issues is
built. The program focuses on environmental factors that can adversely
unpad human health. Such factors include ambient and indoor air pollut-
ants, food and water contaminants, solid and hazardous wastes, vector-
borne and communicable diseases, housing and shelter hazards, and ecologi-
cal and global stressors. The curriculum emphasizes analytical and problem-
solving skills to identify, evaluate, and manage these environmental factors
Graduates are prepared for employment as environmental health specialists
and practitioners in industry, government, and academia and for entry into
graduate school programs in environmental and public health

B.S. -Biology/Cell and Molecular Biology Track

Students electing the Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Cell
and Molecular Biology will take the core Biology courses and. in addition, a
collection of upper-division courses that focus collectively on important
aspects of modem cell and molecular biology. This track will prepare stu-
dents for employment in technical positions or for graduate studies in cell
biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, or related biomedical disciplines

B.S. in Education-Secondary Biology

I he Department of Biology, in conjunction with the College of Education
and Educational Technology, provides a program leading to the Bachelor of
Science 111 Education with certification to leach biology, 1 he program is
committed to preparing teachers who possess a strong foundation in
biology, a broad background in associated sciences, and an extensive
preparation in pedagogy

Biology Honors Program

The honors program is open by departmental permission to all majors 111
the Department ofBiolog) Students who. by the end of the first semester
of their sophomore year, have a minimum V25 cumulative GPA will be
invited to apply for the program fhe application will include a transcript
and a personal statement outlining the student's academic plan, career
goals, and why she or he wants to be considered for the honors program. A

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department honors committee (makeup to he determined by the depart-
ment) will select a maximum of twelve students per year for the program.

Students accepted into the program will take BIOL 4S4 during the lust
semester of their junior year, two semesters of BIOL 4S3. and one 500/
600-Ievel biology course. The honors thesis u ill be based on research
performed under the supervision of a department professor who specializes
in the student's area of interest and must be approved by a thesis committee
made up of the faculty member directing the student and two others, one of
whom may come from outside the Department of Biology.

Students interested in the Biology Honors Program should discuss this op-
portunity with their advisors as early as possible so that they have achieved
the necessary GPA and arc prepared to make application tor the program in
the spring of their sophomore year. This program, though designed for all
qualified students within the Department of Biology, should be of particular
value to students intending to seek admission to graduate or professional
schools. Honors coursework is designated on university transcripts. Students
completing the departmental honors program are recognized at departmen-
tal commencement ceremonies.

Minor in Environmental Health Science

The minor in Environmental Health Science provides a survey of the tech-
nical areas in environmental health and protection, with an introduction to
epidemiology and toxicology that are fundamental to the field. The minor
consists of 20 credits in BIOL and ENVH courses. Three additional non-
BIOL and non-ENVH courses in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics are
needed as prerequisites. This minor is particularly well suited for students
interested in human and ecological health issues who are majoring in
Biochemistry. Biology, Chemistry, Geology. Natural Science, or Safety

Certificate in Cell and Molecular Biology

N. Bharathan, Coordinator

For students who wish to obtain specialized training in cell and molecular
biology without electing the major track, the Department of Biology offers
a 1 5-credit certificate program that consists of four core courses and one
elective course. Completion of the certificate will help to prepare students
for positions in the modern biotechnology workforce. Applications are
available at 114 Weyandt Hall. For more information, call 724-357-2352.

Foreign Language Requirement

Some Biology majors must complete intermediate level or two semesters of
foreign language starting at the highest level recommended by the fresh-
man Preregistration Placement Test in that language (may be included in
Liberal Studies electives). This requirement can also be met by demonstrat-
ing proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to the intermediate level.
See individual tracks and programs for specific requirements.

Cooperative Programs

The Biology Department cooperates in programs with Duke University
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Jefferson Medical College,
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Pymatuning Laboratory of

Duke Cooperative College Program in Forestry and Environmental
Studies: The Cooperative College program with Duke University School
of the Environment { is designed to coordinate the
undergraduate education of students at IUP with graduate programs in the
areas of resources and environment offered at Duke. Undergraduate majors
in one of the natural sciences, mathematics, economics, business, oi
political science arc suited to the program Preparation lot ihis program

should include at least one \ ear each ol biology with work in botany,
economics with a significant component of microeconomics, and math-
ematics, which should include calculus, computet science, and statistics.
Applicants to the Duke program who have completed courses in ecology,
chemistry, geology, physics, and a foreign language or additional couiscs in
biology, economics, and mathematics will be given preferential consider-
ation Students arc accepted in cither ol two degree programs al Duke: the
Master of Forestry or Master of Environmental Management.

Students may he accepted into the Duke graduate program alter three years
of high-quality undergraduate study at IUP or upon completion of the
baccalaureate. Students who qualify alter three years will have completed

most of the undergraduate degree requirements at UP except for total

hours Courses at I hike H ill be applied to the bachelor's degree at II I'

Jefferson Medical College-IUP Physician Shortage Area Program:

A cooperative Physician Education Program has been established by IUP
and Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson 1 'Diversity m Philadel-
phia for the purpose of improving the distribution of physicians in
Pennsylvania. The program is designed to increase the opportunities for
young women and men to practice medicine in rural communities «>l
Pennsylvania where there is a shortage of physicians. Students interested in
this program should enroll as Biology Pre-Medical majors.

This program at Jefferson Medical College will admit approximately four
graduates of I LIP and twenty graduates of other colleges each year. Students
from IUP will be admitted only if properly qualified according to the
admission standards and policies of Jefferson Medical College Applications
are reviewed by the Joint lUP-Jefferson Subcommittee and recommend.!
tions made to the Jefferson Committee on Admissions.

Admission to Jefferson Medical ( 'ollege: A strong preparation in the sci-
ences and mathematics basic to medical school studies is required. A variety
of college course formats and combinations, including biology, general and
organic chemistry, and physics are a minimum. Courses taken to meet the
basic requirements should be rigorous and. in general, comparable to courses
accepted for concentration in these disciplines. Courses taken should be
supplemented by laboratory experiences. Students may take upper-level
science courses out of educational interest or to fulfill the requirements of
their major. Taking additional science courses that cover material taught
within the medical school curriculum is not helpful to gaining admission.

Breadth of education is expected. Pursuit of some discipline in depth is
encouraged. A successful medical student must actively acquire, sy nthesi/e.
apply, and communicate information. These arc skills that can be devel-
oped through a great variety of academic disciplines. Studies in the
humanities and the social and behavioral sciences and development of
effective writing skills are strongly suggested. Additional requirements fot
admission can be found in "Information for Prospective Students."
published by Jefferson Medical College

Students who qualify for the Physician Shortage Area Program must certify
their intentions to adhere to the following plan of education and practice:
(a) complete the curriculum during their four years of medical education at
Jefferson Medical College, including a six-week clerkship in a rural area, (hi
complete a three-year family medicine residency: and (c) agree to practice
medicine in an underserved area. Preference will be given to Pennsylvania
residents who are interested in this program, with highest priority given to
those who actually live, at the time of application, in the underserved area
in which they hope to practice Ms Martha lack, pre-medical advisor in
the Biology Department, will assist students m program planning

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and IUP have a coopera-
tive "3 • 4" program. Students will be a» aided a Bachelor of Science degree
with a major in Biology from II I' upon successful completion of the first
year curriculum at Lake Erie College oft Osteopathic Medicine and of the
undergraduate requirements at II T In order to be considered for the pro-
gram, students must be in the top 25 percent of their graduating class, have
a minimum SAT score of 1 1 50 (recentered) or minimum 25 \( I score, and
have additional documented evidence of scholarly professional potential.
leadership, and community involvement.

While at II P. these students must meet the following requirements

1 ) Cumulative GPA Ol J 2 or belter overall. 2) Cumulative (IPA of 3.2 or

better in prescribed science courses. J) \ grade ol t or betta in all courses,

4) Successful completion ol 1 Studies and required courses by the end

oi the thml vc.ii. 5) Successful completion ot \u \l (Medical College

Admission Testl no later than the spring semestei of the thud vcar with
desired scores ol " 01 belter in each subtest and an overall score of 24 or

better. <>) Favorable lettei ol recommendation from the Pre-medical
\d\ismv r ommittee, and 7) t ompletion ol \ \( OM \s application

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Pymatuning I uboraton di Ecology: Biolog) majors can expand their
sclei lion ol course . >i I i-i itiv'^ In partit ipating in .1 cooperative program with
the t nivcrsity ol Piltsburgh's I ield Station .11 the Pymatuning I aborator)
.■I I colog) located in northwestern Pennsylvania rhese elective courses
centci on ecological and environmental topics -mil ».n\ annual!) Vppli
lion and registration i"i both summei sessions must be completed b) April
1 Students usual!) registet fot credit and paj fees at 11 P H",iks. 1 ib
and room and board are paid to the Pymatuning I aborator) ol 1 co
l he 1. 11 ulis advisoi foi this program assists students in program planning.
application, and registration

Degree Programs

In the programs ol stud) that follow, no more than 6 credits total from
internships, independent study, and special topics can be counted toward
biolog) course requirements 1 redits beyond 6 earned from these sources are
counted as general electives Note Students changing into the majors ol
Biolog) Biolog) 1 ducation, or I n\ ironmental I lealth Science are required
to have a 2.5 cumulative GPA 01 permission of the chairperson

Bachelor of Arts-Biology

I Iberal Studies: ^s outlined in I iberal Studies section
null the following specifications:
Mathematics: \l Mil 121 01 217
Natural Science: ( III M 111-112

I Iberal Studies Electives: $cr, no courses with moi. prefix


Required (nurses:

BIOI 112

HUH 210

BIOI 220

BIOI 250

BIOI 263



1 2cr ( I )




Principles of Biology 1

Principles of Biolog) II


Genera] Zoolog)

Principles of Microbiology

( ienelics
Controlled Electives:
Biolog) electives (majoi courses only)

Other Requirements:

I'HVS 111 Physics I Lecture

PHYS121 Physics 1 Lab

\ 11 c i 1 1 a r \ Science (nurses:

\n additional 4-5 cr from the following (2. $)

BIOC 301, 502, 31 1. 312

1 III M 231, 232, J21, $23, 151

GEOS: 121 and 122. 131 and 132, 141. 310, 330, $31, 361

MATH 122, 216 or 217 (2), 417, 418

PIIVS: I 12 and 122. 151

Planned Program in Complementary Field (requires

advisor approval) with at least 6cr in 500 400-level courses (4)

Other Requirements:

Foreign Language Intermediate Level

Free Electives:

Total Degree Requirements:

(1) No more than 6cr total from Independent Study, Special Popics, or

Internship applies to major; excess applied as free clean cs

(2) If MATH 121 (4cr) is elected as the Liberal Studies MATH course, the
additional requirement is 4cr: if MAIM 217 (3cr) is elected, the
additional requirement is 5cr. The mathematics course counted in

1 iberal Studies cannot also count in ancillar) courses

I ; l Other appropriate major courses in the above departments may be
substituted for one or more of those on the above list with the
approval of the student's advisor

(4) Recommended complements!) fields include Anthropology. Art. Busi-
ness. Chemistry, Communications Media. Computer Science. Crimi-
nology. Dietetics, Economics, English, foreign 1 anguage, Geography,
Geoscience, Journalism. Mathematics. Physics. Political Science. Psy-
chology. Regional Planning, or S.ilely Sciences Some courses in com-



0-6cr (5)

1 1)- 17



plemcnlar) held ma) also fulfill I iberal Studies requirements <

1 iberal Studies section) However, if complementer) field selected is

1 hen ieno Mathematics, or Physics, counes used to fulfill

the ancillar) science requirement above mas not be applied to the

complementer) field requirement ol 1

fwo courses beyond placement 01 intermediate level

Bachelor of Science-Biology

1 Iberal studies: \. outlined in 1 iberal Studies section
\snli the following spec ifii ations

Mathematics: MATH 121 01 217
Natural Science: (111 M 111-112
liberal Studies Elcctiscs: (cr, no courses ssilh BIOL prefix


Required Courses:

BIOL 112
BIOL 210
BIOI 2211

BIOL 263

Principles of Biology I
Principles ol Biolog; 11


( leneral Zool ,

Principles of Microbioli

( ienetics
Controlled Electives:
Biology electives (majoi courses only)

Other Requirements:

Pins III Physics 1 1 ecture

I'HVS 121 Physics I I ab

Ancillary Science Courses:

An additional 20-2 Icr from the following (3, 4):

BIOC $01, 302. 311. 312

( III M .231. 232, 321, 323, $51

GEOS: 121 and 122. 131 and 132. 141. 310. 330, 331, 361

MATH: 122. 216 or 217 (3). 417. 4IX

I'llYS 112 and 122. 151

Other Requirements:

foreign Language Intermediate Level

Free F^lectives:

Total Degree Requirements:




4c r
4c r

INci (1)

24-25 (2)



20-2 Icr


0-6 cr (5)



No more than bcr total from Independent Study. Special Ibpics, Ol
Internship applies to major; excess applied as free electives.

(2) 21cr if the student elects MATH 121 in Liberal Studies or 22cr it the
Student elects to take MATH 217.

( 3 I If MATH I 2 I (4cr) is elected as the Liberal Studies MATH course, the
additional requirement is 20cr: if MATH 217 (3crl is elected, the
additional requirement is 21cr. The mathematics course counted 111
I iberal Studies cannot also count in ancillar) courses

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