Bachelor of Science in Human Biology

The Bachelor of Science with a major in human biology is a versatile degree that provides the student with extensive preparation for graduate or professional studies in any field that works with the human organism. While the natural sciences are emphasized, students receive a thorough background in social sciences, cultural studies, and the humanities. In addition, graduates in human biology have an understanding of health care disciplines and the qualifications they demand.

There are two distinct curricular programs of study for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in human biology. Students interested in medicine, dentistry, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and other health-related professions that require baccalaureate or graduate degrees will receive a thorough preparation for admission to professional school by completion of the four-year program of study. Upon completion of the four-year program of study at Kettering College, the student may apply to a professional school or university to complete the required graduate study necessary for entry into the chosen profession.

The second curricular program of study for the Bachelor of Science with a major in human biology is the “3+2”-year accelerated curriculum leading to the Master of Physician Assistant Studies. A student with an excellent academic record for the first three years as a human biology major desiring to prepare for the physician assistant profession may be given early admission to the two-year Kettering College physician assistant graduate program. Appropriate physician assistant courses taken during the fourth year are applied to the human biology major to complete the bachelor’s degree. It is essential that each student become familiar with the admission requirements of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Kettering College or the professional schools to which he or she wishes to apply in order to select the appropriate courses within the major in human biology.

Admission to most professional schools in health-related fields is highly competitive. To increase the probability of acceptance into the professional school of choice, students should maintain high grades (B+ or A- average) while at Kettering College.


Kettering College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, approved by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA), and authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents. The Bachelor of Science in human biology degree is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


For more information about the bachelor’s in human biology, contact the Division of Arts and Sciences at (937) 395-8601 Ext. 55658 or 55620, or e-mail Dan Schoun.