Life Sciences Concentration

This concentration is geared towards students interested in working in medical and health promotion fields.

Catalog Year: 2020-2021

Green Leaf

The Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies brings together research, theory and practice across numerous disciplines. Integrative studies majors select a multidisciplinary concentration or work with student services staff to develop their own concentration, uniquely suited to their academic and career goals. Integrative studies majors explore new topics and experiences while gaining the knowledge and skills needed to enter the workforce.  Required coursework is offered in small classes with ample room for discussion, collaborative learning, and experiential learning, including in-community projects, volunteer opportunities, field work, internships and work with faculty on research that directly engages current social and global challenges.

The BS in Integrative Studies with a concentration in Applied Global Conservation is a Green Leaf Program.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Degree Requirements

Total credits: minimum 120

This is a Green Leaf program.

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Integrative studies students complete INTS 391 Understanding Integrative Studies and choose a concentration from the options below. Before registering, students should see an advisor to help plan their degree program to meet Mason requirements. The advisor also can help students choose electives or a minor.

Required Course

INTS 391 Understanding Integrative Studies 3

Concentration in the Major

A concentration is the equivalent of a major in a traditional degree program. Students choose from an established multidisciplinary concentration below or create with faculty an individualized program of study to fit their interests and needs. Concentration coursework combines integrative studies (INTS) classes with coursework from other Mason units (departments, schools, and colleges). While fulfilling the concentration requirements, students are also responsible for completing a minimum of 30 credits of INTS coursework. Any INTS courses required for the concentration will apply. Students must present a minimum GPA of 2.00 in courses applied to the concentration.

Life Sciences (LIFS)

Students must complete one of the following emphases.

Preoccupational Therapy Emphasis
One SOCI course 3
BIOL 124 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIOL 125 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
PHIL 151 Introduction to Ethics 3
or PHIL 309 Bioethics (Mason Core)
PSYC 100 Basic Concepts in Psychology (Mason Core) 3
PSYC 211 Developmental Psychology (Mason Core) 3
PSYC 325 Abnormal Psychology 3
STAT 250 Introductory Statistics I (Mason Core) 3
Select at least 6 credits of relevant upper division INTS coursework chosen with an advisor. 6
Total Credits 32
Premedical Emphasis
BIOL 213 Cell Structure and Function (Mason Core) 4
BIOL 311 General Genetics 4
BIOL 483 General Biochemistry 4
CHEM 211& CHEM 213 General Chemistry I (Mason Core)
and General Chemistry Laboratory I (Mason Core)
4
CHEM 212& CHEM 214 General Chemistry II (Mason Core)
and General Chemistry Laboratory II (Mason Core)
4
CHEM 313& CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Lab I
5
CHEM 314& CHEM 318 Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Lab II
5
MATH 110 Introductory Probability (Mason Core) 3-4
or MATH 113 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Mason Core)
MATH 111 Linear Mathematical Modeling (Mason Core) 3-4
or MATH 114 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
PHYS 243& PHYS 244 College Physics I (Mason Core)
and College Physics I Lab (Mason Core)
4
PHYS 245& PHYS 246 College Physics II (Mason Core)
and College Physics II Lab (Mason Core)
4
PHIL 151 Introduction to Ethics 3
or PHIL 309 Bioethics (Mason Core)
PSYC 100 Basic Concepts in Psychology (Mason Core) 3
Total Credits 50-52
Predental Emphasis
BIOL 103 Introductory Biology I (Mason Core) 4
BIOL 213 Cell Structure and Function (Mason Core) 4
CHEM 211& CHEM 213 General Chemistry I (Mason Core)
and General Chemistry Laboratory I (Mason Core)
4
CHEM 212& CHEM 214 General Chemistry II (Mason Core)
and General Chemistry Laboratory II (Mason Core)
4
CHEM 313 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry Lab I 2
CHEM 314 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 318 Organic Chemistry Lab II 2
CHEM 463 General Biochemistry I 4
CHEM 465 Biochemistry Lab 2
PHYS 103 Physics and Everyday Phenomena I (Mason Core) 4
or PHYS 243& PHYS 244 College Physics I (Mason Core)
and College Physics I Lab (Mason Core)
PHYS 104 Physics and Everyday Phenomena II (Mason Core) 4
or PHYS 245& PHYS 246 College Physics II (Mason Core)
and College Physics II Lab (Mason Core)
PHIL 151 Introduction to Ethics 3
or PHIL 309 Bioethics (Mason Core)
Total Credits 43
Prepharmacy Emphasis
BIOL 103 Introductory Biology I (Mason Core) 4
BIOL 213 Cell Structure and Function (Mason Core) 4
CHEM 211& CHEM 213 General Chemistry I (Mason Core)
and General Chemistry Laboratory I (Mason Core)
4
CHEM 212& CHEM 214 General Chemistry II (Mason Core)
and General Chemistry Laboratory II (Mason Core)
4
CHEM 313 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry Lab I 2
CHEM 314 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 318 Organic Chemistry Lab II 2
MATH 113 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Mason Core) 4
MATH 114 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
PHIL 151 Introduction to Ethics 3
or PHIL 309 Bioethics (Mason Core)
PHYS 103 Physics and Everyday Phenomena I (Mason Core) 4
or PHYS 243& PHYS 244 College Physics I (Mason Core)
and College Physics I Lab (Mason Core)
PHYS 104 Physics and Everyday Phenomena II (Mason Core) 4
or PHYS 245& PHYS 246 College Physics II (Mason Core)
and College Physics II Lab (Mason Core)
STAT 250 Introductory Statistics I (Mason Core) 3
Total Credits 48
Prephysical Therapy Emphasis
BIOL 103 Introductory Biology I (Mason Core) 4
BIOL 124 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIOL 125 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
PSYC 100 Basic Concepts in Psychology (Mason Core) 3
STAT 250 Introductory Statistics I (Mason Core) 3
CHEM 103 Chemical Science in a Modern Society (Mason Core) 4
or CHEM 211& CHEM 213 General Chemistry I (Mason Core)
and General Chemistry Laboratory I (Mason Core)
CHEM 104 Chemistry for Changing Times (Mason Core) 4
or CHEM 212& CHEM 214 General Chemistry II (Mason Core)
and General Chemistry Laboratory II (Mason Core)
PHIL 151 Introduction to Ethics 3
or PHIL 309 Bioethics (Mason Core)
PHYS 103 Physics and Everyday Phenomena I (Mason Core) 4
or PHYS 243& PHYS 244 College Physics I (Mason Core)
and College Physics I Lab (Mason Core)
PHYS 104 Physics and Everyday Phenomena II (Mason Core) 4
or PHYS 245& PHYS 246 College Physics II (Mason Core)
and College Physics II Lab (Mason Core)
PSYC 211 Developmental Psychology (Mason Core) 3
or PSYC 325 Abnormal Psychology
Total Credits 40
Prephysician’s Assistant Emphasis
BIOL 124 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIOL 125 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIOL 213 Cell Structure and Function (Mason Core) 4
BIOL 246 Introductory Microbiology 3
CHEM 211& CHEM 213 General Chemistry I (Mason Core)
and General Chemistry Laboratory I (Mason Core)
4
CHEM 212& CHEM 214 General Chemistry II (Mason Core)
and General Chemistry Laboratory II (Mason Core)
4
CHEM 313 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry Lab I 2
CHEM 463 General Biochemistry I 4
CHEM 465 Biochemistry Lab 2
PSYC 100 Basic Concepts in Psychology (Mason Core) 3
PSYC 211 Developmental Psychology (Mason Core) 3
STAT 250 Introductory Statistics I (Mason Core) 3
PHIL 151 Introduction to Ethics 3
or PHIL 309 Bioethics (Mason Core)
Total Credits 46

Additional Electives

Any remaining credits may be completed with electives to bring the degree total to 120