Bachelor of Science, Major in Biomedical Science

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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 1406General Biology I4
BIOL 1407General Biology II4
BIOL 2110Being a Professional Biologist1
BIOL 3450Introductory Genetics4
BIOL 3470General Microbiology4
BIOL 4111Undergraduate Seminar1
BIOL 4361Evolutionary Biology3
Major Electives
Select 21 SCH of the Biomedical Electives: *At least 13 hours must be advanced 221
Animal Nutrition
Human Biology
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
General Physiology
Developmental Biology
Undergrad Rsrch Tpcs-Biology
Genetic Anlys of Human Disease
Genomics and Bioinformatics
Stat Desgn & Anal of Experimts
Medical Microbiology
Advanced Molecular Biology
Molecular Genetics
Cell Biology
Quantitative Analysis
Biochemistry II
Students may only select two of the following:
Interpersonal Health Comm 1
Human Anatomy & Physiology II 1
Forensic Biology Concepts 1
Intro to Technical Writing 1
Epidemiology 1
Physiological Psychology 1
Development Psychology 1
Free Electives to reach 120 total credit hours. All free electives must be advanced. 213
Total Hours120-121

Note: This total reflects MATH 1420 satisfying Component Area II and one hour of Component Area IX, and CHEM 1411 and CHEM 1412 satisfying Component Area III.

First Year
Component Area IV3BIOL 1407 or 14064
BIOL 1406 or 14074CHEM 14124
CHEM 14114ENGL 130223
ENGL 130123MATH 142034
 14 15
Second Year
Component Area V3Component Area IX3
BIOL 21101BIOL 3450 or 34704
CHEM 2323
CHEM 2123
4CHEM 2325
CHEM 2125
HIST 130143HIST 130243
MATH 1430, 3379, or STAT 33793-4POLS 230553
 14-15 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
Advanced Free Electives74Advanced Free Electives 79
Biomedical Electives614BIOL 41111
 Biomedical Electives63
 18 13
Total Hours: 120-121
Biomedical Elective Courses
ANSC 3373Animal Nutrition3
BIOL 3410Human Biology4
BIOL 3420Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy4
BIOL 3440General Physiology4
BIOL 3460Pathophysiology4
BIOL 3480Developmental Biology4
BIOL 3490Histology4
BIOL 4095Undergrad Rsrch Tpcs-Biology4
BIOL 4350Immunology3
BIOL 4360Genetic Anlys of Human Disease3
BIOL 4363Genomics and Bioinformatics3
BIOL 4374Biostatistics3
or STAT 3380 Stat Desgn & Anal of Experimts
BIOL 4380Medical Microbiology3
BIOL 4381Advanced Molecular Biology3
BIOL 4460Parasitology4
BIOL 4480Molecular Genetics4
BIOL 4490Cell Biology4
BIOL 4493Endocrinology4
CHEM 2401Quantitative Analysis4
CHEM 3339Biochemistry II3
Student may only select two of the following:
BIOL 2441Forensic Biology Concepts 14
COMS 3372Interpersonal Health Comm 13
ENGL 3330Intro to Technical Writing 13
HLTH 3360Epidemiology 13
PSYC 3374Development Psychology 13
PSYC 3333Physiological Psychology 13

Note: This total reflects MATH 1420 satisfying Component Area II and one hour of Component Area IX, and CHEM 1411 and CHEM 1412 satisfying Component Area III.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS in Biomedical Science is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Master the depth of knowledge required for a degree in biomedical sciences.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Work collaboratively.