Bachelor of Science, Major in Biomedical Science

Major in Biomedical Sciences

The Biomedical Sciences degree offered by the Department of Biological Sciences provides a robust, yet flexible curriculum with an emphasis on studying the biological basis of health and disease. It is designed to thoroughly prepare students for entrance into medical, dental, pharmacy, physician assistant, and other professional schools, as well as graduate study in the biomedical sciences and employment as a laboratory research assistant. No minor is required for this degree.

Required Courses for the Major

The Biomedical Science Major must complete the following courses:

Bachelor of Science, Major in Biomedical Sciences
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) (Courses for Science Majors)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I4
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2323Organic Chemistry I: Lecture3
CHEM 2123Organic Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 2325Organic Chemistry II: Lecture3
CHEM 2125Organic Chemistry II: Lab1
CHEM 3438Biochemistry I4
MATH 1420Calculus I4
Select one of the following:3-4
Calculus II
Statistical Mthods in Practice
Statistical Methds in Practice
PHYS 1301General Phy-Mechanics & Heat3
PHYS 1101General Physics Laboratory I1
PHYS 1302Gen Phy-Snd,Lght, Elec, & Mag3
PHYS 1102General Physics Laboratory II1
Major Core
BIOL 1411General Botany4
BIOL 1413General Zoology4
BIOL 2440Introductory Cell Biology4
BIOL 3450Introductory Genetics4
BIOL 3470General Microbiology4
BIOL 4361Introductory Evolutionary Bio3
Major Electives
Select 21 SCH of the Biomedical Electives:21
Animal Nutrition
General Ecology
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
General Physiology
Developmental Biology
Undergrad Rsrch Tpcs-Biology
General Entomology
Genetic Anlys of Human Disease
Genomics and Bioinformatics
Medical Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Quantitative Analysis
Biochemistry II
Comm. for Bus. & Professions 1
Intro to Technical Writing 1
Health & Medical Terminology 1
Abnormal Psychology 1
Development Psychology 1
Free Electives to reach 120 total credit hours11
Total Hours120-121

Note: This total reflects MATH 1420 satisfying Component Area II and one hour of Component Area IX, and BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413 satisfying Component Area III.

Teacher Certification in the Life Sciences

Biology & Biomedical Sciences Majors

Students may receive teacher certification in the Life Sciences for grades 8-12 by pairing a major in Biology (BS only as outlined above) with a Secondary Teacher Certification from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Students pursuing this degree combination should include BIOL 3492 as one of their advanced biology electives.

For students seeking a Secondary Teacher Certification in the Life Sciences, no grade below C in the science coursework in BIOL is accepted. The required education courses are:

Course Requirements
CISE 3384The Teaching Profession3
CISE 4364Mth Tch Secondary Schools3
CISE 4378Content Literacy3
CISE 4380Respon Of Pro Educator3
CISE 4394Creatng Env For Lrng-Secondary3
CISE 4396Std Tch Secondary Classroom3
CISE 4397Std Tch Secondary Classroom3
Total Hours21
First Year
Component Area IV3BIOL 1411 or 141314
BIOL 1411 or 141314CHEM 14124
CHEM 14114ENGL 130223
ENGL 130123MATH 142034
 14 15
Second Year
Component Area V3Component Area IX3
BIOL 24404BIOL 3450 or 34704
CHEM 2323
CHEM 2123
4CHEM 2325
CHEM 2125
HIST 130143HIST 130243
MATH 1430, 3379, or STAT 33793-4POLS 230553
 17-18 17
Third Year
BIOL 3450 or 34704Component Area VIII3
CHEM 34384BIOL 43613
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
4Biomedical Elective64
POLS 230653PHYS 1302
PHYS 1102
 15 14
Fourth Year
Biomedical or Free Electives613-14Biomedical or Free Electives614
 13-14 14
Total Hours: 119-121

Note: This total reflects MATH 1420 satisfying Component Area II and one hour of Component Area IX, and BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413 satisfying Component Area III.