General Education Courses: 30 credits

Humanities: 11 credits

  • GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development* (0 credits)
    *This subject is required for every semester
  • Three of the following courses:
    RELB 116 Life and Teachings of Jesus (3 credits)
    RELB 215 Ethical Models (3 credits)
    RELT 113 Origins of Life (3 credits)
    RELT 114 Understanding Self and Society (3 credits)
    RELT 150 Fundamentals of Christian Beliefs (3 credits)
    RELT 213 Human Destiny (3 credits)
    * Any RELB course may be substituted for one of the above courses
  • And one of the following courses:
    HIST 212 Introduction to History of Western Civilization (2 credits)
    HIST 213 Introduction to History of Eastern Civilization (2 credits)
    HMNT 210 Appreciation of Fine Arts (2 credits)
    HMNT 216 Thai Culture and Basic Conversational Skills** (2 credits)
    ** This subject is not for Thai students

Social Sciences: 7 credits

  • EDUC 111 Orientation to Higher Education (1 credits)
  • PSYC 115 General Psychology (3 credits)
  • RELP 312 Marriage and Family (3 credits)

Mathematics and Science: 6 credits

  • CPTR 114 Computer and Information Technology (3 credits)
  • HLED 117 Health and Fitness (3 credits)

Language: 6 credits

  • ENGL 111 English Composition I (3 credits)
  • ENGL 112 English Composition II (3 credits)

Professional Courses: 95 credits

Core Courses: 35 credits

  • BIOL 151 General Biology I (4 credits)
  • BIOL 152 General Biology II (4 credits)
  • BIOL 374 Research Methods (2 credits)
  • BIOL 452 Bioethics (3 credits)
  • CHEM 131 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHEM 132 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • MATH 231 Mathematics for Life, Calculus I (3 credits)
  • MATH 232 Mathematics for Life, Calculus II (3 credits)
  • PHYS 331 General Physics I (4 credits)
  • PHYS 332 General Physics II (4 credits)

Major Required Courses: 45 credits

  • BIOL 222 Genetics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 282 General Microbiology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 321 Cell Molecular Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 334 Biostatistics (3 credits)
  • BIOL 382 Biodiversity and Systematic Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 385 General Ecology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 464 Systems Physiology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 482 Philosophical Insights on Creation & Evolution (3 credits)
  • BIOL 485 Directed Research (2 credits)
  • BIOL 486 Seminar in Bioscience (1 credits)
  • CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHEM 242 Organic Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • CHEM 361 Biochemistry (4 credits)

Major Electives Courses: 15 credits

  • BIOL 261 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
  • BIOL 262 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
  • BIOL 281 Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 369 Introduction to Marine Biology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 380 Topics in Bioscience (1-4 credits)
  • BIOL 422 Molecular Biology Techniques (3 credits)
  • BIOL 441 Systematic Botany (3 credits)
  • BIOL 442 Economic Botany (3 credits)
  • BIOL 444 Medicinal Plants (3 credits)
  • BIOL 461 Parasitology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 462 Ornithology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 463 Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 480 Topics in Bioscience (1-4 credits)
  • BIOL 483 Histology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 484 Immunology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 488 Internship (3 credits)

Free Electives: 6 credits

Students can take free elective courses of 6 credits from any faculty in Asia-Pacific International University upon completion of the prerequisites (if any).

*Free electives may be taken from any courses offered by any faculty at Asia-Pacific International University that will transfer to La Sierra University or may be taken at La Sierra University.

Minor in Bioscience: 18 credits

Minor Required Courses: 8 credits

  • BIOL 151 General Biology I (4 credits)
  • BIOL 152 General Biology II (4 credits)

Minor Elective Courses: 10 credits

  • BIOL 222 Genetics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 282 General Microbiology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 382 Biodiversity and Systematic Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 385 General Ecology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 452 Bioethics (3 credits)
  • CHEM 131 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHEM 132 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • MATH 231 Mathematics for Life, Calculus I (3 credits)
  • MATH 232 Mathematics for Life, Calculus II (3 credits)
  • PHYS 331 General Physics I (4 credits)
  • PHYS 332 General Physics II (4 credits)

Note: Minor in Bioscience (18 Credits Hours) provided for students from other Majors.

First Year

Summer Session

Course Title Credits
CPTR 114 Computer and Information Technology 3
HLED 117 Health and Fitness 3
Total 6

First Semester

Course Title Credits
BIOL 151 General Biology I 4
CHEM 131 General Chemistry I 4
EDUC 111 Orientation to Higher Education 1
ENGL 111 General Psychology 3
GE Course 3
Total 15

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
BIOL 152 General Biology II 4
CHEM 132 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL 112 English Composition II 3
GE Course 2
GE Course 3
Total 16

Second Year

Summer Session

Course Title Credits
Free Elective 3
GE Course 3
Total 6

First Semester

Course Title Credits
BIOL 282 General Microbiology 4
CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry I 4
MATH 231 Mathematics for Life, Calculus I 3
PSYC 115 General Psychology 3
GE Course*
*for those who took Intro to Calculus the first summer
3
Total 14 or 17

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
BIOL 222 Genetics 4
CHEM 242 Organic Chemistry II 4
MATH 232 Mathematics for Life, Calculus II 3
BIOL 385 General Ecology 4
Total 15

Third Year

 Summer Session

Course Title Credits
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Total 6

First Semester

Course Title Credits
PHYS 331 General Physics I 4
BIOL 321 Cell Molecular Biology 4
BIOL 334 Biostatistics 3
CHEM 361 Biochemistry 4
Total 15

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
PHYS 332 General Physics II 4
BIOL 374 Research Method 2
BIOL 382 Biodiversity and Systematic Biology 4
RELP 312 Marriage and Family 3
Total 13

Fourth Year

Summer Session

Course Title Credits
BIOL 488 Internship 3
or Major Elective 3
Total 3

First Semester

Course Title Credits
BIOL 485 Directed Research 2
BIOL 486 Seminar in Bioscience 1
BIOL 464 Systems Physiology 4
BIOL 482 Philosophical Insights on Creation & Evolution 3
Total 10

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
BIOL 452 Bioethics 3
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Total 12

Second Year


Summer Session

Course  Code Course Title Credits
Free Elective 3
GE Course 3
Total 6

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
BIOL 282 General Microbiology 4
CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry I 4
MATH 231 Mathematics for Life, Calculus I 3
PSYC 115 General Psychology 3
GE Course*
*for those who took Intro to Calculus the first summer
3
Total 14 or 17

Second Semester

Course  Code Course Title Credits
BIOL 222 Genetics 4
CHEM 242 Organic Chemistry II 4
MATH 232 Mathematics for Life, Calculus II 3
BIOL 385 General Ecology 4
Total 15

 

Third Year

Summer Session

Course  Code Course Title Credits
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Total 6

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
PHYS 331 General Physics I 4
BIOL 321 Cell Molecular Biology 4
BIOL 334 Biostatistics 3
CHEM 361 Biochemistry 4
Total 15

Second Semester

Course  Code Course Title Credits
PHYS 332 General Physics II 4
BIOL 374 Research Method 2
BIOL 382 Biodiversity and Systematic Biology 4
RELP 312 Marriage and Family 3
Total 13

Fourth Year

Summer Session

Course  Code Course Title Credits
BIOL 488 Internship 3
or Major Elective 3
Total 3

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
BIOL 485 Directed Research 2
BIOL 486 Seminar in Bioscience 1
BIOL 464 Systems Physiology 4
BIOL 482 Philosophical Insights on Creation & Evolution 3
Total 10

Second Semester

Course  Code Course Title Credits
BIOL 452 Bioethics 3
Major Elective 3
Major Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Total 12

First Year

Summer Session

Course Title Credits
CPTR 114 Computer and Information Technology 3
HLED 117 Health and Fitness 3
Total 6

First Semester

Course Title Credits
BIOL 151 General Biology I 4
CHEM 131 General Chemistry I 4
EDUC 111 Orientation to Higher Education 1
ENGL 111 General Psychology 3
GE Course 3
Total 15

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
BIOL 152 General Biology II 4
CHEM 132 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL 112 English Composition II 3
GE Course 2
GE Course 3
Total 16

Second Year

Summer Session

Course Title Credits
RELB 215 Ethical Models 3
GE Course 3
Total 6

First Semester

Course Title Credits
CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry I 4
MATH 231 Mathematics for Life, Calculus I 3
PHYS 331 General Physics I 4
GE Course 3
Total 14

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
BIOL 382 Biodiversity and Systematic Biology 4
CHEM 242 Organic Chemistry II 4
MATH 232 Mathematics for Life, Calculus II 3
PHYS 332 General Physics II 4
RELP 312 Marriage and Family 3
Total 18

Summer Session

Course Title Credits
BIOL 482 Philosophical Insights on Creation & Evolution 3
Total 3

Third Year and Fourth Year

Study at La Sierra University with the Courses Below

Course Title Credits
BIOL 229 Directed Study 1-4
BIOL 276 Research Process in Biology 3
BIOL 301 Cell Molecular Biology 5
BIOL 302 Genetics 5
BIOL 376 Biostatistics 4
BIOL 385 Medicinal Plants 4
BIOL 405 Biology Seminar 2
BIOL 414 General Ecology 4
BIOL 446 Human Gross Anatomy 5
BIOL 466 Systems Physiology 4
BIOL 474 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 485 Systematic Botany 4
BIOL 486 Introduction to Marine Biology 4
BIOL 491 Biochemistry 4
COMM Service Learning 4
NSCI 401 08 Scientific Foundations 4
RLGN 304 Adventism and the Global Perspective 4
TUMN104 09 Exploring Culture 4
UNST 404 B Senior Seminar: Religion Moral Social 4
Art & Human Breath 4
World Language 4-12

First Year

Summer Session

Course Code Course Title Credits
CPTR 114 Computer and Information Technology 3
HLED 117 Health and Fitness 3
Total 6

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
BIOL 151 General Biology I 4
CHEM 131 General Chemistry I 4
EDUC 111 Orientation to Higher Education 1
ENGL 111 General Psychology 3
GE Course 3
Total 15

Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
BIOL 152 General Biology II 4
CHEM 132 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL 112 English Composition II 3
GE Course 2
GE Course 3
Total 16

Second Year

Summer Session

Course  Code Course Title Credits
RELB 215 Ethical Models 3
GE Course 3
Total 6

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credits
CHEM 241 Organic Chemistry I 4
MATH 231 Mathematics for Life, Calculus I 3
PHYS331 General Physics I 4
GE Course 3
Total 14

Second Semester

Course  Code Course Title Credits
BIOL 382 Biodiversity and Systematic Biology 4
CHEM 242 Organic Chemistry II 4
MATH 232 Mathematics for Life, Calculus II 3
PHYS 332 General Physics II 4
RELP 312 Marriage and Family 3
Total 18

Summer Session

Course  Code Course Title Credits
BIOL 482 Philosophical Insights on Creation & Evolution 3
Total 3

Third Year and Fourth Year

Study at La Sierra University with the Courses Below

Course Code Course Title Credits
BIOL 229 Directed Study 1-4
BIOL 276 Research Process in Biology 3
BIOL 301 Cell Molecular Biology 5
BIOL 302 Genetics 5
BIOL 376 Biostatistics 4
BIOL 385 Medicinal Plants 4
BIOL 405 Biology Seminar 2
BIOL 414 General Ecology 4
BIOL 446 Human Gross Anatomy 5
BIOL 466 Systems Physiology 4
BIOL 474 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 485 Systematic Botany 4
BIOL 486 Introduction to Marine Biology 4
BIOL 491 Biochemistry 4
COMM Service Learning 4
NSCI 401 08 Scientific Foundations 4
RLGN 304 Adventism and the Global Perspective 4
TUMN104 09 Exploring Culture 4
UNST 404 B Senior Seminar: Religion Moral Social 4
Art & Human Breath 4
World Language 4-12

The General Education Learning Outcomes

1. Ethics and Morals
Learning Outcomes

  1. Has moral standards, adheres to an ethical code of conduct in professional life, and serves as a role model to others.
  2. Is honest and faithful to oneself and to others.
  3. Has a sacrificial spirit, a heart for public service, and understands oneself and others.
  4. Has self-discipline and a sense of responsibility, respects others’ rights, and is a good listener.
  5. Respects the rules and regulations of organizations and society.

Teaching Strategies

  1. Faculty members are good role models and instill the value of honesty while teaching classes.
  2. Establish rules that promote self-discipline and a sense of responsibility, such as punctuality dress code and academic honesty.
  3. Encourage students to participate in and organize activities that provide academic and professional services to society.
  4. Encourage students to participate in/ organize activities that build Ethics and Moral Values.
  5. Teach through actual situations.
  6. Teach through lectures.
  7. Special lectures by experienced persons.
  8. Teach through discussions.
  9. Personal or group assignments.

Evaluation Methods

  1. Evaluate from submission of assignments.
  2. Evaluate from punctual attendance.
  3. Evaluate from self-discipline via appropriate dress and following of university rules and regulations.
  4. Evaluate from student participation in activities.
  5. Evaluate from student responsible on the assignments.
  6. Evaluate from behavioral observation and student participation in class.
  7. Evaluate by using examinations.

2. Knowledge
Learning Outcomes

  1. Understands fundamental concepts and principles in various fields including the Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences and Languages.
  2. Has a knowledge and understanding of principles, theories and concepts in knowledge that are studied.
  3. Is able to analyze and explain the principles of courses that are studied.
  4. Is able to integrate and apply knowledge appropriately in real-life situations.

Teaching Strategies

  1. Teach through lectures include a variety of teaching methodologies based on course content that emphasize student-centered.
  2. Teach through discussions.
  3. Teach through practice in laboratory.
  4. Teach through project-based instruction.
  5. Teach through self-study.
  6. Using situations, problems and case studies.
  7. Using actual situations.
  8. Emphasize participative learning by using collaborative and cooperative methodology.
  9. Personal or group assignments.
  10. Field trips.

Evaluation Methods

  1. Sectional quizzes, midterm examination and final examination.
  2. Case study analysis reports.
  3. Practice assessment.
  4. Report/Project assessment.
  5. Presentation assessment.
  6. Self-assessment, Peer assessment, Teacher assessment.
  7. Behavioral Observation and student participation in class.

3. Cognitive Skills
Learning Outcomes

  1. Understands concepts and is able to think systematically.
  2. Able to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate problems by using knowledge obtained through study.
  3. Able to apply knowledge to solve problems in various situations properly and appropriately.

Teaching Strategies

  1. Teach through discussions to foster analytical thinking.
  2. Teach through problem-based learning or case studies related to course content.
  3. Teach through experiential learning with actual situations, field trips.
  4. Emphasize application of theory in actual situations.
  5. Teach through self-study.
  6. Personal or group assignments.

Evaluation Methods

  1. Evaluate by using examinations.
  2. Case study analysis reports.
  3. Evaluate from problem solving processes and analytical performance.
  4. Evaluate from actual work performance.
  5. Report/Project assessment.
  6. Presentation assessment.

4. Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility
Learning Outcomes

  1. Has good human relation skills, is able to adapt to situations and organizational culture.
  2. Is responsible to society, organizations, and for assigned work.
  3. Able to assume the roles of either a leader or a follower in various circumstances.

Teaching Strategies

  1. (1) Use a variety of teaching methodologies that emphasize student-centered learning by using problems, case studies and actual situations.
    (2) Emphasize interaction between student and student, student and teacher, student and service recipient.
    (3) Organize group activities to foster the roles of leader and follower.
    (4) Organize learning from practical activities or projects that promotes team work and leadership skills.

Evaluation Methods

  1. Evaluate students’ interpersonal skills and sense of responsibility by using cooperative learning methods.
  2. Self-assessment, Peer assessment, Teacher assessment.
  3. Behavioral observation and student participation.
  4. Evaluate learner on leadership skills and how they assume the roles of leader and follower in different kinds of situations.
  5. Evaluate ability to work with others and as a team.
  6. Evaluate the responsiveness from the practical section.

5. Quantitative Analytical, Communication and Information Technology Skills
Learning Outcomes

  1. Able to use knowledge in mathematics or statistics to analyze data and present it in a suitable manner.
  2. Able to communicate with others appropriately through listening, speaking, reading, writing, and presenting information.
  3. Able to use information technology skills to search for, collect, analyze, and present data properly.

Teaching Strategies

  1. Organize activities that emphasize quantitative analytical skills through practice exercises, solving mathematical or statistical problems, and applying these principles in actual situations.
  2. Organize activities that emphasize the communication skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and presenting.
  3. Provide learning experience in selecting and using information technology to search for data and communicates it clearly in many formats.
  4. Provide learning experience in presenting information that is appropriate in terms of the audience, content, and channel.

Evaluation Methods

  1. Evaluate numerical skills through examinations.
  2. Evaluate communication skills through examinations, observation, or assignments that measure listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.
  3. Evaluate information technology skills through examinations, project reports and presentations.

The Professional Learning Outcomes

1. Ethics and Morals
Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop self discipline and a sense of responsibility
  2. Manifest respect for others and their rights
  3. Demonstrate honesty in schoolwork and other aspects of life
  4. Develop a code of ethics

Teaching Strategies

  1. Determine the organizational culture to foster students with self discipline by class attendance regulation and dress code
  2. Learning from the actual situation
  3. Learning from the group role play by practicing the leader and follower roles
  4. Learning from the case studies that related to the ethical and moral issues
  5. Determine rules that promote honesty such as plagiarism
  6. Integrate ethical and moral values in all courses and organize ethical and moral activities

Evaluation Methods

  • There are different kinds of evaluation during the class period, after the classes, and after the graduation. The evaluators include student self assessment, peer assessment, teacher, and supervisor in the internship. The evaluation methods include interview, observation, questionnaire, focus group, recording note, and other related measurements. The contents of the evaluation include at least: class attendance, assignment submission, activity participation; quality of works; self
    discipline; responsiveness; working performance.

2. Knowledge
Learning Outcomes

  1. Acquire fundamental understanding of concepts and principles in the topic
  2. Appreciate literature for its contribution to richness of human experience
  3. Demonstrate ability to use the learned language skills

Teaching Strategies

  1. Emphasize on theory and application in the actual situation
  2. Emphasize active learning
  3. Use problems and case studies
  4. Learn from the actual situations and fieldtrips
  5. Learn from classes, practicum organizations, and communities
  6. Lecturing and discussion
  7. Research, analysis, and independent study
  8. Selected topic presentations and group study

Evaluation Methods

  1. Quiz(zes)
  2. Sectional test
  3. Midterm and final examination
  4. Student report and assignment
  5. Case study analysis report
  6. Independent study and project
  7. Individual presentation and/or Group presentation(s)
  8. Internship assessment

3. Cognitive Skills
Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop logical reasoning to communicate effectively
  2. Utilize knowledge and skills learned for solving problems
  3. Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills

Teaching Strategies

  1. Active learning
  2. Case studies
  3. Group discussions
  4. Independent studies
  5. Projects
  6. Internships

Evaluation Methods

  1. Ability to demonstrate knowledge gained from active learning
  2. Ability to analyze and solve problem in the case study
  3. Actual working performance evaluation
  4. Evaluate from the problem solving process, independent study, and analytical performance, such as from the case study analysis presentation, independent study report, group discussion report, and seminar

4. Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility
Learning Outcomes

  1. Be able to communicate effectively in a multicultural environment
  2. Develop interpersonal skills
  3. Demonstrate responsibility in school work and classroom behavior
  4. Develop collaborative skills

Teaching Strategies

  1. Use a variety of teaching methodologies that emphasize student-centered learning by using problems, case studies and actual situations.
  2. Emphasize interaction between student and student, student and teacher, student and service recipient.
  3. Organize group activities to foster the roles of leader and follower.
  4. Organize learning from practical activities or projects that promotes team work and leadership skills.

Evaluation Methods

  1. Evaluate the learners on the role of leader and follower
  2. Evaluate the leadership skills in different kind of situations
  3. Evaluate the ability in working with others and as a team work
  4. Evaluate the responsiveness from the practical section

5. Numerical Analysis, Communication and IT Skills
Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze numerical information
  2. Analyze information effectively in the forms of print and audio
  3. Communicate effectively both in the writing and oral modes
  4. Use technology to search for and communicate ideas/information

Teaching Strategies

  1. Organize activities that emphasize the communication skills in speaking, listening, and writing between two people and group
  2. Provide learning experience in selecting and use information technology for communication
  3. Provide learning experience in selecting, use information, and present information with appropriate audience, content, and channel

Evaluation Methods

  1. Evaluation on the learning activities by observation and assess the speaking and writing skills
  2. Listening assessment
  3. Information analysis by examination paper, case study analysis report, research output, and independent study