William Jessup University looks forward to expanding the Biology curriculum to include, both in breadth and depth, a range of courses in environmental and conservation biology. WJU has plans in the approval process to offer a course concentration in Human Ecology which will explore how humans relate to their natural, social, and engineered environments. This concentration will incorporate studies in chemistry, basic and environmental biology, human development, agriculture, the performing and visual arts, business, public policy, sociology, cultural anthropology, psychology, architecture, and computer science. Human Ecology students will be trained to apply multi-disciplinary perspectives as members and leaders of collaborative teams to evaluate, anticipate, and address contemporary societal problems. Graduates in Human Ecology will be prepared for employment or advanced study in a wide variety of fields including research, health, technology, business, design, conservation, public service, law, and policy.
The Biology Department looks forward to offering, pending approval, an accelerated or “Fast Track” program in pre-Allied Health. Called PAHFT (pre-Allied Health Fast Track), the new program will fulfill academic prerequisites for students who seek additional training in degree or certificate programs to become a nurse, respiratory therapist, occupational therapist, or a technician or assistant in dentistry, physical therapy, pharmacology, medical imaging, and medical laboratory diagnostics. The PAHFT program will provide a highly integrative, human health-oriented cluster of courses needed for acceptance into many occupational development programs in Allied Health. Several pre-Allied Health courses are currently offered at WJU (BIOL 255 - Human Anatomy, BIO 246L – Human Physiology, and BIOL 161 – Nutrition) and many others will be rolled out over the next academic year as part of the Health and the Environment course concentration in the BA degree program.
The Biology Department is currently evaluating opportunities for partnership with the University of California, Davis for research internships in marine biology, environmental toxicology, and the biomedical sciences. Check back frequently for updates on career seminars, internships, and job shadowing opportunities.