Biology Major

Biomedical Sciences Concentration

 

The Biomedical Science Concentration is designed to provide students with a strong, broad background in the biological sciences, chemistry and biochemistry while offering them flexibility in choosing both general electives and electives that focus on biomedical aspects of biology. 

 

The goal of this curriculum is to prepare students for:

 

(1) Graduate programs in physiology, pharmacology and the biomedical sciences 

 

(2) Entry into medical, veterinary and dental schools as well as entry into allied health fields 

 

(3) Entry-level positions in industry, government, and medical and pharmaceutical sales.

 

Curriculum for the Biology Major, Biomedical Sciences Concentration (All colleges, excluding Teacher Certification programs) - 39 credits.

 

Core Course Requirements (Credits):

 

BIO 105 General Biology (4)

BIO 203 Organismal Biology (4)

BIO 306 Genetics (4)

BIO 307 Ecology (3)

BIO 312 Human Anatomy & Physiology I   (4)

BIO 313 Human Anatomy & Physiology II  (4)

BIO 315 Cell Biology (4)

BIO 491 Capstone Seminar in Biology (1)

BIO 408 Developmental Biology 4 credits or BIO 424 Endocrinology 3 credits or BIO 465 Neurophysiology 3 credits

 

Electives (Credits):

 

The remaining credits (to achieve 39 credits) can be selected from the following electives in biology and microbiology:

 

BIO 201 Introduction to Biological Data Analysis and Interpretation (2)

BIO 333 Radiation Biology (3) - Previously numbered BIO 433

BIO 406 Parasitology (4)

BIO 410 Human Cadaver Dissection (1)

BIO 413 Medical Mycology (3)

BIO 424 Endocrinology (3)

BIO 428 Advanced Nutrition for Health Professions (3)

BIO 429 Evolution (3)

BIO 432 Biology of Cancer (2)

BIO 435 Molecular Biology (3)

BIO 436 Molecular Biology Laboratory (1)

BIO 440 Bioinformatics (2)

BIO 433 Molecular Basis of Disease & Drugs (3)

BIO 449 Advanced Microscopy & Biological Imaging (3)

BIO 450 Internship in Biology*

BIO 436 Aquatic Animal Health (3)

BIO 465 Neurophysiology (3)

BIO 466 Human Molecular Genetics (3)

BIO 467 Neurobiology Lab Techniques (1)

BIO 468 Human Molecular Genetics Lab (1)

BIO 479 Biology Laboratory Assistant*

BIO 489 Independent Study*

BIO 495 Service Learning in Biology*

BIO 499 Undergraduate Research*

MIC 230 Fundamentals of Microbiology (4)

MIC 310 Immunology (3), previously numbered MIC 406 (4)

MIC 407 Pathogenic Bacteriology (4)

MIC 410 Immunology Laboratory (2)

MIC 420 Introductory Virology (3)

MIC 421 Virology Laboratory (2)

 

*A total of 2 credits from these courses can count toward the major.

 

Chemistry Requirements (Credits):

 

CHM 103 General Chemistry I  (5)

CHM 104 General Chemistry II  (5)

CHM 301 Analytical Chemistry (5)

CHM 300 Survey of Organic Chemistry (5) or the following three courses:

    CHM 303 Organic Chemistry Theory I  (3) 

    CHM 304 Organic Chemistry Theory II  (3)

    CHM 305 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)

CHM 325 Survey of Biochemistry (4) or the following two courses: 

    CHM 417 Biochemistry I  (3) 

    CHM 418 Biochemistry II  (3)

 

Math Requirements (Credits):

 

MTH 145 Elementary Statistics (4)

 

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