Biomedical Sciences : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS


Students interested in pursuing a BS in Biomedical Sciences should contact the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences academic advisor for more information.

Transfer Policy

Prerequisite courses may be transferred from other educational institutions if they are equivalent. Students should consult with the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences academic advisor to determine equivalency.

Biomedical Sciences - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

The minimum GPA requirements for admission are 2.0 overall, and 3.2 in the math/science prerequisite courses with no grade less than B. Prior to applying, students should have completed at least three semesters of chemistry, two semesters of biology, two semesters of calculus, and one semester of physics. Application deadlines are September 15 and February 15.

Prerequisite Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
CHE 101 General Chemistry or CHE 105 Chemistry: Principles and Applications
CHE 102 General Chemistry or CHE 106 Chemistry: Principles and Applications
CHE 201 Organic Chemistry
CHE 202 Organic Chemistry
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I or MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 122 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications II or MTH 142 College Calculus II
PHY 101/PHY 151 College Physics I/Lab or PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 102/PHY 152 College Physics II/Lab or PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics II/Lab

Required Courses

ANA 113 Human Anatomy or APY 345/APY 346 Comparative Primate Anatomy
BCH 403 Principles of Biochemistry or BIO 205 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry or PMY 302 Introduction to Pharmacology

MIC 301 Biomedical Microbiology
PGY 300 Human Physiology and PGY 412 Applied Physiology or PGY 451/PGY 452 Human Physiology I and II
STA 119 Statistical Methods or PSY 207 Psychological Statistics

A minimum grade of "C" in each of the core courses is required on either the first of second attempt and a maxiumum of two required courses may be repeated.

Biomedical Science electives: a minimum of 18-24 credit hours with at least three electives at the 3/400 level excluding BMS 496 and BMS 498.

Total required credit hours for the major...87-93

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

Fall BIO 200, CHE 101, MTH 121
Spring BIO 201, CHE 102, MTH 122

Fall CHE 201, PHY 101/PHY 151
Spring CHE 202, PHY 102/PHY 152

Fall ANA 113, PGY 300
Spring PGY 412, STA 119

Fall BCH 403 or PMY 302, biomedical sciences electives
Spring MIC 301, biomedical sciences electives

Electives and Course Groupings

AAS 414 Health Problems in the Black Community
APY 248 Human Genetics
APY 275 Introduction to Medical Anthropology
APY 276 Introduction to Ethnomedicine
APY 345 Comparative Primate Anatomy
APY 346 Primate Dissections
APY 348 Forensic Anthropological Osteology
APY 448 Human Genetics/Legal and Ethical Issues
APY 476 Health Care in the United States
BIO 302 Introduction to Molecular Biology
BIO 415 Virology
BIO 317 Medical Entomology/Parasitology
BIO 319 Genetics
BIO 448 Endocrinology
CHE 349 Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences
CL 151 Medical Terminology
GGS 260 Women and Health
HIS 215 Death in America
MFC 250 Health Care in the U.S.
MFC 358 Introduction to Medical Devices and Implants
MIC 401 General Microbiology
MT 401 Clinical Biochemistry
MT 402 Fundamentals of Immunology
MT 422 Biomolecular Technology and Diagnostics
MT 428 Forensic Science
NTR 108 Human Nutrition
NTR 401 Nutrition and Health
NTR 402 Nutrition in the Life Cycle
PGY 405 Cell Physiology
PHI 337 Social and Ethical Values in Medicine
PMY 302 Introduction to Pharmacology
PMY 311 The Chemistry of Drug Action
PSY 322 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 325 Health Psychology
PSY 351 Biopsychology
SOC 304 Sociology of Aging
SOC 322 Introduction to Medical Sociology
UGC 303 Great Discoveries in Science: The Macroworld (Section DZI only)

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:30 EST