Bachelor of Science in human biology "3+2"-year MPAS accelerated curriculum
ABOUT THE DEGREE
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.
The Bachelor of Science with a major in human biology “3+2”-year accelerated curriculum leads to the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) at Kettering College. 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 in order to select the appropriate courses within the major in human biology. Students who pursue this program of study are not guaranteed admission to the PA program.
All Kettering College students wishing to apply to the PA program must complete the MPAS application which is available from the PA admissions coordinator. Applications are due in the PA office no later than Oct. 1 of the year prior to matriculation (i.e. Oct. 1, 2012, for summer 2013 matriculation). Those students accepted by the physician assistant department into the “3+2”-year MPAS accelerated program of study have the potential to complete both degrees in an accelerated fashion.
APPROVAL AND ACCREDITATION
Kettering College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, approved by the Seventh-day Adventist Board of Regents, and authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents. The Bachelor of Science in human biology program is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information about the bachelor’s in human biology, contact the program office at (937) 395-8601 ext. 55658, or e-mail Dan Schoun.