The B.S. in Integrative Sciences at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology was designed to start with the basics of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics, and then allow students the flexibility to concentrate in Biology, Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, or Forensics.
The Integrative Sciences program produces well-prepared alumni with knowledge in the physical and life sciences as well as practical instrument and technical skills needed to enter graduate school or a career in government or industry. An environment favorable to interdisciplinary learning in science is provided, and through classroom and experiential learning opportunities, the student is allowed to develop his or her own interests in the areas where the different disciplines overlap.
Program concentrations include: Biology, Biological Chemistry, Chemistry, and Forensics.
This isn’t your high school science class. We take learning beyond beakers and test tubes – allowing you to discover real biological phenomena, while working side-by-side with top doctors and scientists.
Do you enjoy aspects of both Biology & Chemistry? Biological Chemistry combines the best of both areas of study and broadens your exposure to a variety of career opportunities. Students learn about the major classes of biological molecules: proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. Students learn how knowledge of the structure of each of the biological molecules determines their unique independent and collaborative functions in biological systems.
Chemistry is the science that touches nearly every aspect of our existence. From developing new drugs or catalysts to speed reactions to developing new instrumental methods for the analysis of fuels, chemistry can be your launch pad into a new and exciting career.
Here you’ll find that real crime scenes take the place of traditional classrooms. The forensics program is the true science behind shows like CSI.
Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Pharmacy
Interested in a medical career? Harrisburg University’s Integrative Sciences and Biotechnology programs offer 4-year course plans that set you up for entry into medical, veterinary or pharmacy school. All medical, veterinary, and most pharmacy schools require you to complete an undergraduate degree first before making an application to the professional school. The undergraduate degree can be in any program or any major, but the degree must include several specific science and mathematics courses which prepare you to take the standardized entrance exams to the different professional schools (MCAT, GRE, or PCAT). You can tailor our programs in Integrative Sciences and Biotechnology to meet the exact requirements of your chosen health professional school. Plus, the experiential learning you’ll gain through the HU academic program can help you score a health-based internship or complete a medically-based applied project that will help smooth the way for your entrance into a health professional school.
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