The 120 credit hour biology program consists of a common major core and a concentration in either biological sciences or environmental sciences. Students who choose a biological science concentration will be able to pursue careers in science education, research, medical and paramedical training, clinical laboratory work, industrial product and agricultural development, chemical and pharmaceutical sales after graduation. An environmental science concentration will enable students to pursue careers in environmental science education, environmental research, environmental policy development, nature centers, environmental consulting, industry, and regulatory agencies in local, state, and federal government. There are additional courses suggested for students who intend to apply for specific professional schools.
The 120 credit hour health science degree is perfect preparation for application to physical therapy programs, athletic training, sports medicine, Masters of Public Health or Masters in Forensic Science. Moving directly into healthcare management and administration is also an option of health science graduates. Students will complete a 48 – 49 credit hour core curriculum and a 24 credit hour concentration in allied health, business, or public health.
The program involves three years of specialized study at Brenau followed by 14 months of professional studies at PCOM and a final year of focused preceptor ships. Following the completion of the five-year program, students will be eligible to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam.