School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Natural Sciences
Dr. Gerard White 912-279-5920
The School of Arts and Sciences offers the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences. The program offers the student the opportunity to select among five concentrations of study: Biochemistry, Coastal Ecology, Biomedical Science and Biological Science Education at the secondary level. The Biomedical Science concentration prepares students who plan to pursue careers in microbiology, cellular and molecular biology, biotechnology, medicine, veterinary medicine, bio-medical science, dentistry, pharmacy or physical therapy. This concentration prepares students for professional programs in the Biological and Health Sciences.
Traditional students wishing to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences must submit SAT or ACT scores. Minimum scores can be found on the Freshman Admissions page on the CCGA website (www.ccga.edu).
Students majoring in biological sciences are encouraged to join and participate in the CCGA Biology Club or the Environmental Club.
Professional liability insurance will be required if the student participates in clinical rotations in a health care setting. Health insurance is required if the student participates in clinical rotations in a health care setting. Students must submit proof of personal health insurance prior to attendance in clinical education. The USG has a health insurance program which is available for students to purchase.
Biomedical Sciences Curriculum
Core Curriculum 63 Credit Hours, Biological Sciences program concentration 57 Credit Hours. A grade of C or better is required in all Area F, Biology Core, Required Courses and Biomedical Sciences Elective courses. This program meets the BOR requirements of 21 hours upper level (3000-4000) courses in the major field. 30 Credits of upper level courses must be completed at CCGA. Must complete at least 39 hours of upper level (3xxx-4xxx) coursework overall.
NOTE: Students may apply a total of 8 hours of internship and/or research credit (as listed in the possible electives of the chosen concentration) towards their degree in any combination. Students should note that Financial Aid restrictions may apply.
The USG core curriculum was developed with the goals of assuring institutional accountability for learning, incorporating learning requirements in global perspectives and critical thinking, allowing institutions some flexibility in tailoring courses to their institutional mission, while ensuring that core curriculum courses completed at one USG institution or through eCore, the USG’s designated online core curriculum, are fully transferable to another USG institution. All core curriculum requirements must be completed as part of the associate of arts, associate of science, bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degree programs. Each institution’s core curriculum shall consist of 42 semester credit hours with the minimum number of credit hours in each area shown below. (BOR Policy Manual, 3.3.1 Core Curriculum)
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|Total Credits Required for Graduation||120|