Health Science

PREPARE FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE CAREER

Graduates from our Health Science major can seek immediate employment as a group home staff member, clinical research assistant, quality assurance staff, case manager or activity director. For those opportunities that require graduate studies, this course serves as pre-professional preparation for a particular degree.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR HEALTHCARE CAREER

Graduates from our Health Science major can seek immediate employment as a group home staff member, clinical research assistant, quality assurance staff, case manager or activity director. For those opportunities that require graduate studies, this course serves as pre-professional preparation for a particular degree.

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Skills You will Gain

1. Communication. The key to building trust with coworkers and patients alike. Strong written and verbal communication ensures that all people receive the best care.

2. Critical thinking and problem solving. Use research and testing to take the most effective and ethical course of action for patients. Provide a Catholic approach to healthcare by caring for the whole human person through treating the body.

3. Teamwork. No matter where your career in health science takes you, you’ll collaborate with others in some way. Our lab courses will grow your ability to work with each others’ strengths to achieve your objectives.

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Email:

tony.barbosa@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1584

Office:

Henkels 3050

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Chair of the Biology Department; Professor of Biology

Email:

agnes.berki@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7926

Office:

Henkels 3053

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Instructor of Biology

Email:

jacob.blanchard@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7130

Office:

Henkels 3052

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Associate Professor of Biology

Email:

stephen.cronin@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1617

Office:

Henkels 3051

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Dr. Paula Ines Castagnet Chair of Biological Sciences; Associate Professor of Biology

Email:

nicholas.curtis@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7132

Office:

Henkels 2053

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Instructor of Biology; Faculty Athletics Representative

Email:

brett.feger@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7366

Office:

Canizaro Library 249

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Email:

patrick.hillesheim@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-1528

Office:

Henkels 2049

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Associate Professor of Biology

Email:

ladislav.sallai@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 280-2418

Office:

Henkels 3028

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Chair of the Chemistry and Physics Department; Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Email:

stephen.thong@avemaria.edu

Phone:

(239) 304-7940

Office:

Henkels 3048

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Email:

sandra.tirado@avemaria.edu

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Office:

Henkels 3032

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FAST FACTS

  • AMU is home to a Tri-Beta National Biological Honors Society chapter, which exceptional Biology majors students have the opportunity to join.
  • Ave Maria University Department of Biology faculty teach all lab sections, allowing students more personal attention and expert guidance. Most labs are smaller than 24 students.
  • Student led organizations include the Biology club, Science Club, and pre-professional societies like the Ave Maria Pre-Dental Society.
  • The Department of Biology also offers degrees in Biology (B.S. or B.A.), Environmental Science (B.A.), Exercise Science (B.A.) and Health Science Administration (B.A.), and minors in Biology, Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Health Science, and Exercise Science.

INTERNSHIPS & CAREERS

A degree in Health Science is ideal for those wishing to enter medical fields or other health related professions. Students who obtain this degree may pursue Medical, Dental, Veterinary, Chiropractic, or Optometry schools. Others may look for a career in Physical therapy, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Physician’s Assistants.

REQUIRED COURSES

Required Courses for the Major

BIOL 100 Medical Terminology

BIOL 200 Nutrition

BIOL 211 Biology I Cellular and Molecular Biology

BIOL 212 Biology II Organismal and Population Biology

BIOL 250 Health and Wellness

BIOL 303 Genetics

BIOL 304 Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 309 Anatomy and Physiology II

BIOL 401 Microbiology

BIOL 413 Critical Analysis II or BIOL 497 Directed Research

CHEM 125 General Chemistry I

CHEM 126 General Chemistry II

MATH 150 Functions or MATH 151 Calculus

PSYC 350 Health Psychology

Minor in Health Science

BIOL 100 Medical Terminology

BIOL 203 Introduction to Microbiology or 401 Microbiology

BIOL 211 Biology I Cellular and Molecular Biology

BIOL 250 Health and Wellness

BIOL 304 Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 309 Anatomy and Physiology II

PSYC 350 Health Psychology

DEPARTMENTAL MESSAGE

The study of science is born from the conviction of the fundamental intelligibility of the world. Science at Ave Maria University testifies to the Catholic Church’s confidence in human reason’s ability to know the truth about God’s creation even apart from the illuminating power of grace. The natural sciences are not simply technological disciplines, but are truly liberal arts education in which we seek to know truth for its own sake. By enabling us to enter the simultaneous complexity and simplicity of physical reality, science instills within the students a deep sense of wonder at the natural universe.

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