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Biology Programs

Biology

Careers in the life sciences are founded on an understanding of Biology. Salem’s program equips graduates with the scientific knowledge and skills to pursue scientific career opportunities or to advance to graduate studies. 

About This Program

The Associate of Science in Biology (ASBIO) requires successful completion of 60 semester credit-hours with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, including at least 15 credits in the program as approved by the department

Career Opportunities

Careers in the life sciences are founded on an understanding of Biology. Whether you are interested in veterinary science, exercise science, or other health science careers, earning your Bachelor of Science in Biology with a specialization in Physiology and Exercise Science may be the first step toward achieving your goals. Salem’s program equips graduates with the scientific knowledge and skills to pursue scientific career opportunities or to advance to graduate studies. Students may pursue the degree entirely on campus in Salem, West Virginia or via a blended program where some general education courses are taken via distance education and the Biology Core and Specialization, for example, are completed in residence. Blended programs of study may be arranged with the approval of the program director.

Examples of Career Paths and Duties

·         Exercise Physiology

·         Coaching

·         Corporate Fitness/Wellness

·         Community Health Occupations

·         Pharmaceutical Industry

·         Clinical or Criminal Laboratory

·         Advanced Studies

Program of Study

Graduates will demonstrate the following:

1)      Knowledge and skills to develop scientific approaches to global science issues.

2)      Knowledge and skills to be employed in biology- and health-related fields.

3)      The application of scientific approaches for success in technical careers related to biology.

4)      Knowledge and skills to perform successfully on graduate school admissions tests.

5)      The ability to communicate scientific information in written, oral, and graphic scientific format. 


Course Descriptions

Salem offers the following foundation courses:

COM104

Principles of Human Communication

ECO255

Survey of Economics

ENG101

Written English

ENG102

Written English 2

HED120

Core Concepts of Personal Health

HIS153

U.S. History

HIS154

U.S. History 2

IT105

Computer Applications

MAT109

College Algebra

PSY100

Introduction to Psychology

SCI215

Earth Science OR

SCI216

Physical Science

SOC110

Introduction to Sociology

UNV100

Student Success

International Focus

ENG203

Multicultural Literature

FNA202

World Music

FNA203

World Art

HIS125

World Civilizations

HIS210

World Geography

HIS305

American Foreign Policy

Additional Recommended Courses

BUS201

Personal Financial Planning

BUS202

Introduction to Business Operations

BUS203

Real Estate and Insurance

ENG200

Research and Writing for Effective Communication

MAT140

Statistics

PSC100

American Government and Society

Core Courses

ACC111

Principles of Accounting

ACC112

Principles of Accounting 2

BUS323

Commercial Law

FIN344

Corporate Finance

FIN345

Corporate Finance 2

MGT210

Principles of Management

MGT361

Management Information Systems

MGT363

Organizational Theory

MGT499

Senior Capstone Project

MKT231

Principles of Marketing

Earn Your Biology Degree

Set yourself on the path for success in the sciences with your Bachelor of Science in Biology. Talk to a Salem International University admissions Advisor for more information today!