2016-17 Catalog

Publication date June 2016

Dual Degree Program in Biology and Physical Therapy

This is a special dual degree program which enables a student to receive both a Bachelor of Science degree (biology major) and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from UW-La Crosse. Students typically complete the undergraduate requirements in three years followed by 34 months of attendance in the physical therapy graduate program. The undergraduate requirements include completion of the general education program, college core requirements (with the exception of a minor), physical therapy pre-requisite course work, and all of the requirements for the biology major except six credits of biology elective courses.

UW-La Crosse students will be selected for entrance into the graduate program in physical therapy through a competitive application process. Participation in the undergraduate Biology/PT dual degree program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program in physical therapy.

(All colleges, excluding teacher certification programs)

33 credits (52 total credits including CHM and MTH requirements)

Each student must have a minimum of three 400 level BIO credits (excluding BIO 450, 479, 489, 491, 495, and 499) to fulfill requirements of the major.

BIO 105General Biology4
BIO 203Organismal Biology4
BIO 306Genetics4
BIO 307Ecology3
BIO 315Cell Biology4
BIO 491Capstone Seminar in Biology1
Select one upper level (300/400) lab component 1-4
Introductory Plant Identification
Vertebrate Form and Function 1
Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1
Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1
Ornithology
Radiation Biology
Limnology
Plant Taxonomy
Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants
Parasitology
Developmental Biology
Human Cadaver Dissection
Mycology
Medical Mycology
Freshwater Invertebrate Zoology
Quantitative Methods in Ecology
Ichthyology
Molecular Biology Laboratory
Plant Anatomy
Bioinformatics
Plant Microbe Interactions
Standard Methods\Quality Assurance Water Analyses
Plant Ecology
Neurobiology Laboratory Techniques
Human Molecular Genetics Lab
Virology Laboratory
Select 10-12 credits of electives from the following: 210-12
Introduction to Biological Data Analysis and Interpretation
Animal Biology
Introductory Plant Identification
Vertebrate Form and Function 1
Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1
Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1
Ornithology
Economic Botany
Radiation Biology
Plant Physiology
Limnology
Plant Taxonomy
Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants
Parasitology
Developmental Biology
Human Cadaver Dissection
Mycology
Medical Mycology
Freshwater Invertebrate Zoology
Quantitative Methods in Ecology
Ichthyology
Human Endocrinology
Advanced Nutrition for the Health Professions
Evolution
Biology of Cancer
Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology Laboratory
Plant Growth and Development
Plant Anatomy
Bioinformatics
Environmental Toxicology
Plant Microbe Interactions
Molecular Mechanism of Disease and Drug Action
Standard Methods\Quality Assurance Water Analyses
Advanced Microscopy and Biological Imaging
Plant Ecology
Comparative Animal Physiology
Stream and Watershed Ecology
Neurophysiology
Human Molecular Genetics
Neurobiology Laboratory Techniques
Human Molecular Genetics Lab
Marine Biology
Ecosystem Ecology
Fundamentals of Microbiology
Immunology
Bacterial Diversity
Food Microbiology
Immunology Laboratory
Introductory Virology
Virology Laboratory
Industrial and Fermentation Microbiology
Fermentation Microbiology Laboratory
Aquatic Microbial Ecology
Select three semesters of chemistry, including:15-18
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
And one of the following organic chemistry options:
Option 1:
Survey of Organic Chemistry
Option 2:
Organic Chemistry Theory I
and Organic Chemistry Theory II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Math requirement4
Elementary Statistics
Total Credits52-55
1

A maximum of eight credits of BIO 303, BIO 312BIO 313 can be applied to the major.

2

Up to two credits of BIO 499 may be used as electives.

In addition, students must complete the physical therapy prerequisite course work.

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.  


 SAH Bachelor of Science requirements

College of Science and Health (SAH) Bachelor of Science core requirements

B.S. and B.A. students graduating from the College of Science and Health are required to take two natural laboratory science courses selected from the general education laboratory science category (GE 05) and/or from BIO 203, BIO 304, BIO 210, CHM 104, ESC 221, ESC 222, PHY 104 or PHY 204, and they either must take two mathematics courses or one math course and one computer science course from the math/logical systems category of the general education requirements (GE 02). One of the two science courses must be from a department outside of the student’s major department.

Note: Math courses can be pairs, i.e. 150 and 151; MTH/CS majors can use two science courses from same department.

For the Bachelor of Science degree, in addition to all other College of Science and Health core requirements, students from non-exempted programs1 must complete one of the following options. It is recommended that courses are selected in consultation with students’ academic advisor.

  1. Complete a second major; or

  2. Complete a minor outside the major; or

  3. Complete an individualized option, consisting of 18 credits

    1. At least 12 credits must be earned at the 300/400 level outside the major department.

    2. The remaining six credits should come from

      1. 100 level or higher courses outside the major (General education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum general education requirements.); or

      2. 300/400 level courses inside major not being used to fulfill major requirements.

    3. Internship credits may not count toward the individualized option.

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The list of exempted SAH programs is below.

 UW-L undergraduate degree requirements

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
  5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  7. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.
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Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

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