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:

Course Requirements
BIOL 1411General Botany4
BIOL 1413General Zoology4
BIOL 2440Introductory Cell Biology4
BIOL 3450Introductory Genetics4
BIOL 3470General Microbiology4
BIOL 4361Introductory Evolutionary Bio3
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
PHYS 1301General Phy-Mechanics & Heat3
PHYS 1101General Physics Laboratory I1
PHYS 1302Gen Phy-Snd,Lght, Elec, & Mag3
PHYS 1102General Physics Laboratory II1
MATH 1420Calculus I4
Select one of the following:3-4
Calculus II
Statistical Mthods In Practice
Biostatistics
Biomedical Sciences Elective21-28
Total Hours79-87
Bachelor of Science, Major in Biomedical Science
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 2123Organic Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 2125Organic Chemistry II: Lab1
CHEM 2323Organic Chemistry I: Lecture3
CHEM 2325Organic Chemistry II: Lecture3
CHEM 3438Biochemistry I4
Select one of the following:4
Calculus II
Statistical Mthods In Practice
Statistical Methds In Practice
MATH 1420Calculus I4
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 31-32 SCH of the Biomedical Electives:31-32
Animal Nutrition
General Ecology
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
General Physiology
Pathophysiology
Developmental Biology
Histology
Undergrad Rsrch Tpcs-Biology
General Entomology
Immunology
Genetic Anlys of Human Disease
Genomics and Bioinformatics
Medical Microbiology
Parasitology
Molecular Biology
Cell Biology
Endocrinology
Quantitative Analysis
Biochemistry II
Comm. for Bus. & Professions 1
Intro To Technical Writing 1
Health & Medical Terminology 1
Abnormal Psychology 1
Development Psychology 1
Total Hours120-121
1

No more than two of these courses may be applied toward the Biomedical Sciences degree. Students should consult with an academic advisor in the Biological Sciences early in their degree program regarding appropriate choices for their electives.

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
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV 3BIOL 1411 or 141314
BIOL 1411 or 141314CHEM 14124
CHEM 14114ENGL 130223
ENGL 130123MATH 142034
 14 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area V 3Component Area IX 3
BIOL 24404BIOL 3450 or 34704
CHEM 2323
CHEM 2123
4CHEM 2325
CHEM 2125
4
HIST 130143HIST 130243
MATH 1430, 3379, or STAT 33794POLS 230553
 18 17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 3450 or 34704Component Area VIII 3
CHEM 34384BIOL 43613
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
4Biomedical Electve64
POLS 230653PHYS 1302
PHYS 1102
4
 15 14
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Biomedical Electives613-14Biomedical Electives614
 13-14 14
Total Hours: 120-121
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

5

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science).

6

Biomedical Electives: ANSC 3373, BIOL 3409, BIOL 3420, BIOL 3440, BIOL 3460, BIOL 3480, BIOL 3490, BIOL 4095, BIOL 4410, BIOL 4350, BIOL 4360, BIOL 4363, BIOL 4380, BIOL 4460, BIOL 4480, BIOL 4490, BIOL 4493