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2021-2022 Catalog
Biomedical Sciences (Bachelor of Science)

Program Description for Biomedical Sciences

Major: Biomedical Sciences Degree: Bachelor of Science

Prerequisites (40 credits)

Requires grades of C or above.

BSC1010C General Biology I (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: PCB x011C, BSC x040/L, x010/L

BSC1011C General Biology II (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: ZOO x010, BOT x010/L, BSC x041, BOT x013/L, BSC x011/L

CHEMISTRY 1 REQUIREMENT

  • CHM 2045 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab
    Acceptable substitutes: CHM x040 & x041 or CHMX045C

CHEMISTRY 2 REQUIREMENT

  • CHM 2046 General Chemistry II
  • CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab
    Acceptable substitute: CHM x046C

ORGANIC 1 REQUIREMENT

  • CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab
    Acceptable substitutes: PHY 2053/L, 2048/L, CHM x210C

ORGANIC 2 REQUIREMENT

  • CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab
    Acceptable substitutes: PHY x054/L, x049/L, CHM x211C

MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: MAC x233, x253, x281, x241

MAC2312 (GM) Calculus II (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: STA x023, x024, x321, MAC x234, x282

PHYSICS 1 REQUIREMENT

  • PHY 2053 Algebra Physics I (3 credits)
  • PHY 2053L Algebra Physics I Lab (1 credits) Acceptable substitutes: PHY2048/2048L

PHYSICS 2 REQUIREMENT

  • PHY 2054 Algebra Physics II (3 credits)
  • PHY 2054L Algebra Physics II Lab (1 credit) Acceptable substitutes: PHY2049/2049L

Contextual Courses (3 credits)

Requires grades of C or above.

SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • HSC 3537 Medical Terminology (3 credits)
  • SPC 4064 Public Speaking Professionals (3 credits)

Major Requirements (25 credits)

Requires grades of C or above. Courses must be taken in prerequisite order. Electronic approval must be obtained each semester for courses whose prerequisites are transfers. Please check the catalog course description section for prerequisites required for each course prior to registering. If one course is a prerequisite for another, the two may not be taken together. Students will be administratively withdrawn from courses if earned grades in prerequisite courses are less than a C.

BSC2012C General Biology III (4 Credits)

  • Prereqs: BSC1011C

PCB3023C Molecular and Cell Biology (4 Credits)

Prereqs: BSC 2012C and CHM 2210/2210L

MCB3020C Microbial Biology (4 Credits)

Prereqs: BSC 2012C and CHM 2046/2046L

PCB3063 Genetics (3 Credits)

Prereqs: BSC 2012C and CHM 2210/2210L

PCB3063L Genetics Lab (1 Credit)

Co-req: PCB3063

BCH4024 Mol Biol Biochem (3 Credits)

Prereq: PCB 3023C

BSC3842 Writing Skills in Biology (1 Credit)

Co-req BSC2012C General Biology III

BSC4947 Senior Seminar Practicum (1 Credit)

  • Prereq: BSC3842

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

  • PCB 4713C Human Physiology (4 credits) Prereqs:PCB3023C and either ZOO3733C or BSC2085C and BSC2086C
  • BSC 4801C Animal Physiology (4 Credits) Prereqs: MCB3023C
    NOTE: Students who have completed either ZOO3733C or BSC2085C AND BSC2086C Must enroll in PCB4713C.

Major Electives (18 credits)

All major electives require a grade of C or above. Select a total of at least 25 credits. One Course must be from Category 1 and the remainder from Category 2. At least one course from Category 2 must have a lab

SELECT_ one course from category 1


CATEGORY 1:

  • PCB 3043 C Principles of Ecology (4 credits) Prereq: BSC 2012C
    Or
  • PCB 4674 Evolution (3 credits) Prereq: PCB3043C or PCB3063/L

SELECT at least 14-15 cr. from Cat. 2


One Biology elective must have a lab to complete this requirement. Students are encouraged to take BSC4921 Biology Lecture Series as part of their major elective coursework. No more than 2 credits of BSC4921 may be used in the Major Elective area.

  • BSC 4870 Biological Basis of Pharmacology (3 credits)
  • BSC 4921 Biology Lecture Series (1 credits)
  • BSC 4930 Special Topics in Biology (3 credits)
  • PCB 4234 Biology of Cancer (3 credits)
  • PCB 4233 Immunology (3 credits)
  • PCB 4805 Endocrinology (3 credits)
  • MCB 4203 Pathogenic Bacteriology (3 credits)
  • MCB 4503 Virology (3 credits)
  • ZOO 3713C Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (4 credits)
  • ZOO 4234C Parasitology (4 credits)
  • ZOO 4715C Introduction to Canine Anatomy (4 credits)
  • ZOO 4752 Histology (3 credits)
  • ZOO 4485 Biology of Marine Mammals (3 credits)
  • ZOO 4485L Biology of Marine Mammals Laboratory (1 credits)
  • BSC 4022 Biology of Aging (3 credits)
  • ZOO 4513 Animal Behavior (3 credits)
  • ZOO 4513L Animal Behavior Lab (1 credits) (3 credits)
  • PET 3324 Gross Anatomy for Health Care Professionals (3 credits)
  • PCB 4843 Cell and Molecular Neuroscience (3 credits)
  • MCB 4021C Molecular Biology Techniques (4 credits)
  • PCB 4253C Developmental Biology (4 credits)
  • BSC3943 Internship in Applied Biology (variable credits)
  • BSC 4941 Mayo Clinic Research Internship (1-4 credits)
  • PCB 4067 Molecular Basis of Inheritance (3 credits)
  • PCB 4540 Genomics (3 credits)
  • BCH 4024L Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Lab (1 credit)
  • BSC 4905 Directed Independent Study in Biology (variable credits)
  • PCB 4067 Molecular Basis of Inheritance (3 credits)
  • ZOO 3733C Human Structure and Function (4 credits)

Free Electives (2 credits)

This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours.

ELECTIVES 3000/4000 LEVEL

Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate).