The Health Science program at CSJ includes the option to pursue a Pre-Med concentration.

CourseCreditsDescription
BIO102 Biology II4This is an introductory Biology course covering basic biological concepts including scientific method, cells, genetics, animal development and animal form and function. This course is suitable for health science and radiography majors. Lab coat required. Prerequisite: BIO101. $125 lab fee.
BIO201 Medical Terminology1Medical terminology is the specialized language of health care practitioners. In this course, students will be immersed in word roots, prefixes, suffixes, eponyms and abbreviations used in medical language. Students will be expected to discern meanings and pronunciations of medical terms in general, and for medical language specific to body regions, organs and organ systems, tissues, medical diagnoses and procedures and diseases and disease treatment.
BIO211 Health Science Careers3This course requires students to explore specific aspects of their chosen career. For example, students will research educational requirements, professional licensure requirements, costs, employment opportunities and requirements, potential income, challenges and quality of life expectations. Students will also be required to write a resume and curriculum vita that is appropriate for health professionals. Sophomore standing.
BIO231 Anatomy & Physiology I4This course is designed as an introduction to anatomy and physiology of the human body. This course will cover chemical, cellular, tissue, organ and organ systems levels of organization. Homeostasis, the central, unifying concept of human physiology, is applied to the integument and to the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. The anatomy and physiology of the integument and the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems will be examined, as will the special senses. Lab coat required. $125 lab fee.
BIO232 Anatomy & Physiology II4This course is designed as an introduction to anatomy and physiology of the human body. This course will cover chemical, cellular, tissue, organ and organ systems levels of organization. Homeostasis, the central unifying concept of human physiology, is applied to nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. The anatomy and physiology of the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems will be examined, as will metabolism, fluid electrolyte and acid-base balance and development and inheritance. Lab coat required. Prerequisite: BIO321. $125 lab fee
BIO241 Genetics4Genetics is a branch of biological science that affects every other biological discipline. Understanding the role that genetics plays in life is essential for any student of biology. This introductory course, required of all Health Science majors, will allow students to obtain the knowledge required to understand the role of genetics in all levels of life, from molecules to ecosystems. Topics discussed in this course will include, but are not limited to, genes, chromosomes, linkage, inheritance, DNA structure and analysis, DNA recombination and replication, translation, mutation, gene expression, genomics, proteomics, cancer, genetic engineering, developmental genetics, quantitative genetics, population and evolutionary genetics, conservation genetics, epigenetics, DNA forensics, genomics and personalized medicine and stem cells. Prerequisite: BIO102.
BIO251 Microbiology
4This is an introductory microbiology course required for Health Science majors. Concepts covered in this course will include the metabolism, growth, molecular biology, gene expression, and genomics of microorganisms, virology, microbial evolution and diversity, microbial ecology, pathogenicity, antimicrobial agents and immunology. Lab coat required. Prerequisite: BIO102 and BIO241.
BIO430 Health Science Seminar*3This is a capstone course for Health Science majors. The overall objective of this course is to provide a mechanism for students to synthesize knowledge gained through coursework into a comprehensive paper and presentation of their own creation. Students will work with the course instructor to develop a thesis topic that is centered in health professions that will function as the basis for the paper and presentation. Students will present their paper both in class and on Capstone Wednesday. Senior standing.
CHE101 General Chemistry I4This is the first of a two-part course on the principles of chemistry. Specifically, the
principles of matter, atoms, elements, molecules, compounds, chemical equations, laws
of mass action, aqueous reactions, gases, thermochemistry, atomic quantum mechanics,
periodic properties of elements and chemical bonding theories will be discussed. A
major focus of the course is problem-solving skills. Also, science as a way of knowing
is emphasized. This course is suitable for health science majors and counts toward the
natural science component of the College Core Curriculum. Lab coat required. $125
lab fee. Course 3 credits/Lab 1 credit.
CHE102 General Chemistry II4This is the second of a two-part course on the principles of chemistry. Specifically, the principles of liquids, solids, intermolecular forces, solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, aqueous ionic equilibrium, free energy, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, radioactivity and nuclear chemistry and organic chemistry will be discussed. A major focus of this course is problem-solving skills. Also, science as a way of knowing is emphasized. This course is suitable for Health Science majors. Lab coat required. Prerequisite: CHE101. $125 lab fee.
CHE321 Organic Chemistry4This course gives students an introduction to the chemistry of carbon-based molecules. Nomenclature, structure, and reactions of hydrocarbons and functional group-containing molecules will be studied. An emphasis will be given to reactions relevant to human physiology. Prerequisite: CHE102
CHE421 Biochemistry5This is the first of a two-part course on the principles of physics. Specifically, the principles of mechanics, oscillations, waves, and fluids, and thermodynamics will be discussed. A major focus of this course is problem-solving skills and experimental design. Also, science as a way of knowing and direct application of the scientific method is emphasized. This course is suitable for Health Science majors. Lab coat required. Prerequisite: MAT204.
MAT204 Introduction to Calculus3A course in Calculus with special emphasis on applications in business and in the social
and natural sciences. Topics covered include: algebraic functions, differentiation and
maxima and minima calculations, exponential and logarithmic functions and their
derivatives, integration, and functions of more than one variable. Prerequisites:
MAT104 or MAT105 or permission of the Division Chair.
PHY241 College Physics I4Prerequisite: MAT204
PHY242 College Physics II4This is the second of a two-part course on the principles of physics. Specifically, the
principles of electromagnetism, optics and modern physics will be discussed. A major
focus of this course is problem-solving skills and experimental design. Also, science as
a way of knowing and direct application of the scientific method is emphasized. This
course is suitable for Health Science majors. Lab coat required. Prerequisite: MAT204
and PHY241. $125 lab fee. Course 3 credits/Lab 1 credit.

Distributive Requirements

Health Science Electives3/4Pre-approved electives include: BIO310 Nutrition; BIO341 Cell Biology; BIO410 Advanced Physiology; BIO412 Immunology; BIO420 Medical Microbiology; BIO422 Neuroscience; PHY241 College Physics I; PHY242 College Physics II.

General Education Core

ENG103 College Composition I: Engaged Citizens3The course examines what it means to be an engaged citizen in 21-centry America. By exploring foundation documents such as the Declaration of Independence and early Greek democracies, along with modern interpretations of participatory citizenship, this class asks students to question what makes a person an engaged citizen. Students will write frequently in the course, culminating in a research paper. Students will also give multiple in-class presentations and work collaboratively.
ENG104 College Composition II: Engaged Citizens3This course uses poetry, drama and short fiction to explore what it means to be an engaged 21st century citizen. Students will read a variety of texts from early Greek drama to modern multicultural short stories as they examine what it means to participate in citizenship. Students will write frequently, culminating in a research paper. Students will also present and work collaboratively on projects.
ACT111 First Year Experience – Part 11Through a variety of activities, students will be introduced to college resources and opportunities in the College community. Class activities will be directed toward helping students take responsibility for their own learning, career exploration and becoming engaged in college activities and activities of civic engagement. Course topics will include goal setting, academic advisement, study skills, note taking, time management and research. All transfer students with at least 24 credits and in good standing, and students who are 22 years or older are exempt from taking the course. Course cannot be repeated. Freshmen course
ACT112 First Year Experience – Part 21Through a variety of activities and learning opportunities, students will explore career options and major choices, as well as participate in research writing and in-class presentations. Topics include focused career inventories, interviews with local non- profits and guided research projects, leading to a research paper and presentation. All transfer students with at least 24 credits and in good standing, and students who are 22 years or older are exempt from taking the course.
English Elective3The Pre-Med Track requires students to take one of the following:
ENG210 British Literature
ENG211 American Literature
ENG212 World Literature
History Elective 3The Pre-Med track requires students to take one of the following:
HIS101World Civilization I
HIS102 World Civilization II
HIS103 US History I HIS104 US History II
Fine Arts Elective 3The Pre-Med Track requires students to take three Fine Arts credits.
Science Elective4BIO101Biology I.This is an introductory Biology course covering basic biological concepts including scientific method, evolution, the diversity of life, plants and ecology. This course is suitable for health science and radiography majors and counts toward the natural science component of the College Core Curriculum. Lab coat required. $125 lab fee.
MAT105 Pre-Calculus3This course blends the concepts and skills that must be mastered before enrollment in a
college-level calculus course. The course includes the study of relations and functions,
exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry in triangles, trigonometric
functions, trigonometric identities and equations.
INT201 Conflict, Cooperation and Community3This course provides students with frameworks to engage in healthy conflict resolution, as well as the tools to promote interpersonal cooperation. Students will engage in cross- cultural community building, research various strategies for the promotion of cooperation and present findings to their peers. Additionally, the course will require students to demonstrate what they have learned in class in a variety of out-of-classroom experiences.
MAT202 Statistics3 Applies statistical procedure to different areas of life. Course examines descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, binomial and normal distributions, regression and correlation. Sophomore Standing.
PHI301 Ethics for the Professional3An examination of the most general goals, ideals, rules, and principles governing the individual and professional within the conceptual framework of responsibility to the client, the profession, and society. Students will be introduced to the subject matter of ethics and a variety of ethical theories. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of the professional, professional/client relationships, and issues such as confidentiality, informed consent, and deception. The course will utilize case studies from a broad variety of professions. Junior standing required.
REL206 Faith Traditions3This course provides students with the foundational concepts and beliefs of the major faith traditions with an emphasis on how these beliefs can be accommodated in the workplace and classroom. Students will read primary belief texts, write papers on ways these beliefs are embodied and perform in-class presentations.
PSY102 Intro to Psychology3This course provides an overview of the major areas of psychological study including biology and behavior, sensation and perception, learning, memory, intelligence, language, motivation, emotion, abnormal psychology, and therapy. Historical and current theoretical approaches to understanding human behavior will be reviewed and the student will be introduced to scientific methods of inquiry in psychology. This is a basic course intended for both psychology majors and others interested in the field of psychology.
ACT402 Unity Seminar3This seminar course asks students to look back on their time at the College and reflect on how courses and co-curricular activities informed their growth as people and students. Students will construct a portfolio demonstrating the core values of the college and present their findings to their peers.

General Electives

General Electives22The Pre-Med Track requires students to take 22 general credits.
Total 120