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Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical Science

Our human-centered major, this program of study provides a solid foundation in biology, chemistry, and physics coursework to help prepare you for many careers in allied health fields, including Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Optometry, and others.

Requirements

Like our other majors, 40-42 credit hours of biology courses must be completed. This includes 27 credit hours of core courses, including microbiology, genetics, and human anatomy and physiology, plus 14 credit hours of biology electives.

An additional 18-19 credit hours of chemistry and physics is required.

Requirements for B.S. Biomedical Science (BMED) 

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

Orientation to Biology (BIOL 1101)

Fundamentals of Biology with lab (BIOL 1214)

General Chemistry I + Lab (CHEM 1104,1141)

English Composition I (ENGL 1113)

Liberal Arts Seminar (LAS 1063)

16 CH

Spring Semester

Medical Vocabulary (BIOL 2852) or Biology Elective1

General Chemistry II + lab (CHEM 1204,1241)

English Composition II (ENGL 1213)

College Algebra (MATH 1503)

General education classes to total 15-16 CH

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

Human Anatomy & Physiology I + lab (BIOL 2003,2041)

Organic Chemistry I + lab (CHEM 3103,3141)

General Education classes to total 15-16 CH

Spring Semester

Human Anatomy & Physiology II + lab (BIOL 2103,2141)

Medical Vocabulary (BIOL 2852) or Biology Elective1

 [Optional: Organic Chemistry II + lab (CHEM 3203, 3241)]2

General Education classes to total 15-16 CH

Junior Year

Fall Semester

Genetics (BIOL 3003) or Biology Elective1

General Physics I + lab (PHYS 1503,1541)

General Education classes to total 15-16 CH

Spring Semester

Introductory Biochemistry (BIOL 3103)

Introductory Microbiology (BIOL 2314) or Biology Elective1

[Optional: General Physics II+ lab (PHYS 1603, 1641)]2

General Education classes to total 15-16 CH

Senior Year

Fall Semester

Biology Capstone (BIOL 4502)

Genetics (BIOL 3003) or Biology Elective(s)1

General Education classes to total 15-16 CH

Spring Semester

Introductory Microbiology (BIOL 2314) or Biology Elective(s)1

General Education classes to total 15-16 CH

124 CH total must be earned

114 CH of Biology elective courses are required for the degree and may include General Zoology (BIOL 2414), General Botany (BIOL 2214), and/or any 3000- and/or 4000-level BIOL-prefix courses. At least 2 CH must be Directed Study  (BIOL 3851-6 or BIOL 4851-6), which is typically taken in the Junior year, and which must be taken prior to the Capstone course taken in the Fall of Senior year. No more than 6 CH may be BIOL- prefix Directed Study, Research, and/or Internship courses.

2Organic Chemistry II + lab, and General Physics II + lab are not required for this degree plan. However, they are necessary courses for some students in order to fulfill pre-requisites for certain graduate degree programs.