The following gives an indication of the program that a pre-health student might pursue if he or she were to choose the biology-chemistry joint major. There is great flexibility as to when a student would take the various non-science courses. Also, some students come to PLNU with AP credit and thus frequently several of these courses are waived. Nevertheless, the following table depicts a program for a typical pre-health student.

Sample Schedule

Biology-Chemistry joint major


FallSpring
First Year
  • Cell Biology and Biochemistry (BIO 210)
  • General Chemistry I (CHE 152)
  • General Chemistry Tutorial (CHE 151)
  • Personal Development (PSY 101)
  • Core Values Convocation (FYE 100)
  • Pre-Calculus (MTH 133)
  • Ecological and Evolutionary Systems (BIO 211)
  • General Chemistry II (CHE 153)
  • Calculus (MTH 144)
  • Communications (COM 100)
  • Fitness Through Movement (PED 100)
Second Year
  • Genetics (BIO 345)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CHE 294)
  • General Physics I (PHY 141)
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)
  • Molecular Biology (BIO 380)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CHE 304)
  • General Physics II (PHY 142)
  • Composition (WRI 110)
  • Physical Education Activity
Third Year
  • Advanced Biochemistry (BIO/CHE 450)
  • Biology Option 1
  • General Psychology (PSY 103)
  • Literature "Masterpieces" Option
  • Old Testament (BIB 101)
  • Fine Arts Option 1
  • Organismal Biology (BIO 212)
  • Analytical Chemistry (CHE 213)
  • Literature "Great Works" Option
  • Philosophy Option
  • Christian Tradition Option
Fourth Year
  • Physical Chemistry I (CHE 325)
  • Chemistry Option
  • Foreign Language I
  • World Civilizations I (HIS 110)
  • New Testament (BIB 102)
  • Biology Option 2
  • Biology Seminar (BIO 497)
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (CHE 466)
  • Foreign Language II
  • World Civilizations II (HIS 111)
  • Fine Arts Option 2
  • Elective 

 

A pre-health student who chose to major only in biology would take fewer chemistry courses and more biology, but other than that, the courses would be very similar. Similarly, a pre-health student who chose to major in chemistry, would take fewer biology and more chemistry courses, but again except for that, the program would be similar.