Biomedical Science Major

This major is designed for students interested in careers in health professions such as medicine, Physician's Assistant, etc, as well as students interested in research in biomedical sciences.

42 credits

The credits for the math requirement (MAT-125 or MAT-212) are counted in the Professional Foundations minor.

BIO-201Molecules to Cells

3 credits

BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab

1 credit

-or

BIO-210LMolecules to Cells Research-Based Lab

1 credit

BIO-202Organismal Biology

3 credits

BIO-202LOrganismal Biology

1 credit

BIO-203Ecology, Evolution and Diversity

3 credits

BIO-203LEcology Evolution and Diversity Lab

1 credit

BIO-316Genetics

3 credits

BIO-330Cell Biology

3 credits

BIO-330LCell Biology Lab

1 credit

CHE-141General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-141LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I

1 credit

CHE-142General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHE-142LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II

1 credit

MAT-125Data Analysis and Statistics

3 credits

-or

MAT-212Multiple Regression Analysis

3 credits

Physiology Requirement

Take BIO 224 and 225 (8 credits), OR BIO 374 (4 credits), OR BIO 377 (4 credits)

BIO-224Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 credits

BIO-224LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1 credit

-and

BIO-225Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3 credits

BIO-225LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1 credit

-or

BIO-374Animal Physiology

3 credits

BIO-374LAnimal Physiology Lab

1 credit

-or

BIO-376Neurophysiology

3 credits

BIO-376LNeurophysiology Lab

1 credit

Upper Division Electives

Take 8 credits from the following:

BIO-331Evolution

3 credits

BIO-331LEvolution Lab

1 credit

BIO-357Molecular Biology

3 credits

BIO-360Microbiology

3 credits

BIO-360LMicrobiology Lab

1 credit

BIO-361Pathobiology

3 credits

BIO-365Immunology

3 credits

BIO-371Endocrinology

3 credits

BIO-372Developmental Biology

3 credits

BIO-372LDevelopmental Biology Lab

1 credit

CHE-412Biochemistry

3 credits

CHE-412LBiochemistry Laboratory

1 credit

Senior Capstone Experience

BIO-450Biology Capstone Seminar

3 credits

BIO-499Senior Comprehensive Examination

0 credit

Outcomes

Upon successfully completing this major, students will be able to:


1) Demonstrate a broad-based understanding of the biomedical sciences grounded in biology, chemistry, and mathematics;
2) Complete a research project to learn the nature and methodologies of biology;
3) Demonstrate and apply knowledge of quantitative skills, analytic methods, and techniques used in biomedical sciences;
4) Apply biological knowledge and skills outside of the classroom by participating in independent research, an internship, or service learning;
5) Demonstrate ability to integrate scientific knowledge among the hierarchical levels in biology (molecular, cellular, organismal, and population);
6) Demonstrate ability to integrate biological knowledge with other disciplines (outside of biology and the natural sciences); and
7) Contribute meaningfully to seminar-style critical discussions of scientific literature.