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Allied Health Major
The Allied Health major prepares students for a career or further graduate study in a broad range of allied health fields by focusing on scientific knowledge in the subject areas of biology, anatomy, physiology, and associated scientific disciplines.
Biochemistry majors gain knowledge in biology and chemistry and apply theories, problem-solving techniques, laboratory applications, and instrumentation procedures to better understand biochemical principles and living systems. This program offers the following areas of study: Pre-Health Professions and Research.
This program offers the following areas of study: Pre-Health Professions and Research.
Biology majors acquire foundational knowledge of core biology topics and apply the scientific method, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to gain a deeper understanding of living organisms. This program offers the following areas of study: Ecological, Microbiological, Molecular, Neurobiological, and Organismal.
This program offers the following areas of study: Ecological, Microbiological, Molecular, Neurobiological, and Organismal.
Biology minors develop a solid foundation in general biology, cell biology, biology of microorganisms, and general chemistry, and take the opportunity to explore other biology subfields such as neurobiology, genetics, molecular biology, and more.
Chemistry majors learn to apply chemical knowledge, theories, mathematical problem-solving methods, laboratory techniques, and instrumental analysis to better understand the properties and reactivity of matter as well as practical applications of chemical reactivity.
Chemistry minors are equipped with a solid foundation in general and organic chemistry, with the opportunity to explore advanced chemistry courses that provide in-depth instruction on complex chemical concepts and hands-on laboratory experience. This minor is an especially valuable addition to computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics majors.
APU’s Pre-Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Track prepares students with the science and other prerequisite coursework necessary for success as a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) or occupational therapist.
APU’s premedical/predental track prepares students with the science and other prerequisite coursework necessary for success in medical and dental programs.
Note: This information is current for the 2020-21 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.