Degree Programs

Biology (BS)

The 120 credit hour biology program consists of a common major core and a concentration in either Biomedical sciences, Organismal sciences or Pre-Physical Therapy. Students who choose a Biomedical 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 Organismal 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, such as medical school, veterinary school, pharmacy school, physical therapy school, and dental school.

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Biology 2014-2015 catalog

Health Science (BS)

The 120 credit hour health science degree is perfect preparation for application to 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 21-24 credit hour concentration in business or clinical sciences.
Health Science 2014-2015 catalog

Health Science (B.S.) [pre-Nursing]

This program is designed for those students who are interested in a career in the health field. The interdisciplinary curriculum reflects a commitment to liberal arts education and contains strong science and mathematics content, opportunities to investigate research methods and a number of field work options to facilitate interactions with people in need of health care in its many forms. The program also encourages students to develop health care communication skills in languages other than English. Students complete all of 25 credit hours of LE requirements and 38 credit hours of  mandatory prerequisites, outlined in the catalog.
***Note: Minor changes on the catalog outline, BY 209 will replace BY 105 and SH 101 will replace LE 300.

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Health Science Pre-Nursing 2014-2015 catalog

Health Science (B.S.) [pre-OT]

Students enter the Occupational Therapy program at the graduate level. There are several majors at Brenau specifically designed to provide undergraduate preparation for entry into the MSOT program. This Health Science (pre-OT) major is designed for that purpose. Students who take the substantial portion of their undergraduate work at Brenau are given preference in admission.

This program is available at both the Gainesville and North Atlanta campuses.

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Health Science Pre-OT 2014-2015 catalog

Health Science (B.S.) [pre-PT]

Students enter the Physical Therapy program at the graduate level. There are several majors (biology and health science) at Brenau specifically designed to provide undergraduate preparation for entry into the DPT program. This Health Science (pre-PT) major is designed for that purpose. Students who take the substantial portion of their undergraduate work at Brenau are given preference in admission.

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Health Science Pre-PT 2014-2015 catalog

Pre-Physician Assistant (BS)

A challenging 120 credit hour curriculum that prepares successful candidates for acceptance into a master’s level post-graduate Physician Assistant program.  Brenau University has shared a successful affiliation agreement with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).  Our students had traditionally attended the Philadelphia campus for the first year of didactic training followed by a year of clinical rotations in Northeast Georgia.  We are now excited about the addition of a PA program at the PCOM satellite campus in Suwanee, GA.  Our students have also successfully completed PA programs at South University, University of South Alabama, Medical College of Georgia (GHSU).

The Pre-PA program is highly competitive which awards our most successful students outstanding recommendations and higher probability of acceptance into a reputable PA program.  Emphasis of the Pre-PA curriculum is on clinical application of healthcare science courses as well as direct patient care experience.  We offer a traditional 4 year program as well as tailoring a specific program for non-traditional students or a post baccalaureate certificate.  This program has been created and taught by Physician Assistants and offers much more than a traditional Pre-Med / Pre-PA program.   Our historical acceptance rate for competitive applicants is over 95% — come see how Brenau University can be part of you becoming a healthcare professional.

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Pre-Physician Assistant (Pre-PA) 2014-2015 catalog

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