Students interested in pursuing a BS in Biomedical Sciences should contact the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences academic advisor for more information.
Prerequisite courses may be transferred from other educational institutions if they are equivalent. Students should consult with the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences academic advisor to determine equivalency.
Biomedical Sciences - B.S.
A student must complete all 10 prerequisite courses with at least a B. A student is permitted to apply to the major after only 8 of the 10 prerequisite courses are completed as long as each course has received at least a B and the student also maintains
the minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.2. It is recommended that the prerequisite courses be completed by the end of the fourth semester. Transfer students are held to the same criteria. Application deadlines are September
15 and February 15.
A minimum grade of "C" in each of the core courses is required on either the first of second attempt and a maximum of two required courses may be repeated.
Biomedical Science electives: students need to take at least 6 elective courses. At least 3 of the 6 electives need to come from the advanced elective list and the remaining electives may come from the fundamental
elective list. No more than 3 credits may come from BMS 498.
Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart
Credits Required for Major
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum
Additional Credits Required for Electives
Total Credits Required for Degree
Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.
Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge to:
Demonstrate mastery of basic knowledge in mathematics, natural sciences, and biomedical sciences
Participate in experiential learning opportunities (leadership, research, internships, study aboard, outreach and service)
Demonstrate preparation for graduate (Master's, Ph.D.) and professional programs (medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant)
Gain a comprehensive knowledge underlying concepts of health and disease in preparation for careers in the biomedical sciences
Exhibit a broad knowledge of interdisciplinary topics within the field of health and social sciences comparable to other programs across the country
Fundamental Electives (students need to take a maximum of 3 courses in this category) AAS 414 Health Problems in the Black Community APY 248 Human Genetic APY 275 Introduction to Medical Anthropology APY 276 Introduction to Ethnomedicine APY 348 Forensic Anthropological Osteology APY 476 Health Care in the United States CL 151 Medical Terminology EEH 301 Introduction to Epidemiology 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 NTR 108 Human Nutrition NTR 401 Nutrition and Health NTR 402 Nutrition in the Life Cycle PHI 237 Social and Ethical Values in Medicine PSY 322 Abnormal Psychology PSY 325 Health Psychology PSY 336 Developmental Psychology PSY 351 Biopsychology SOC 304 Sociology of Aging SOC 322 Introduction to Medical Sociology SOC 378 Social Inequalities & Health
Advanced Electives (students need to take a minimum of 3 courses in this category) APY 345 Comparative Primate Anatomy APY 346 Primate Dissections APY 448 Human Genetics/Legal and Ethical Issues BIO 302 Introduction to Molecular Biology BIO 415 Virology BIO 317 Medical Entomology/Parasitology BIO 319 Genetics BIO 448 Endocrinology BMS 498 Research CHE 349 Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences MT 401 Clinical Biochemistry MT 402 Fundamentals of Immunology MT 422 Biomolecular Technology and Diagnostics MT 428 Forensic Science PGY 405 Cell Physiology PMY 302 Introduction to Pharmacology PMY 311 Chemistry of Drug Action PUB 420 Social Determinants of Health