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Biomedical Sciences [BMS] (Major)

The Biological Sciences Department offers the Biomedical Sciences interdisciplinary major which provides the knowledge base and the physical and cognitive skills to successfully pursue professional careers or graduate programs in biomedical fields.

Career Potential

  • Medical professional
  • Molecular biologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Medical technologist
  • Geneticist

A. Core courses in the major: 32 credit hours
  • BIO 201 - Biological Sciences I (4 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 202 - Biological Sciences II (4 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 210 - Cellular Biology (4 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 312 - Genetics (4 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 319 - Biological Literature (1 cr. hr.)
  • BMS 260 - Biomedical Sciences Seminar I (1 cr. hr.)
  • BMS 460 - Biomedical Sciences Seminar II (2 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 221 - General Chemistry I (4 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 222 - General Chemistry II (4 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 301 - Organic Chemistry I (4 cr. hr.)
B. Cognate Requirements: 24-27 credit hours
  • BIO 412 - General Ecology (4 cr. hr.) or
  • BIO 522 - Evolutionary Analysis (3 cr. hr.)
  • BMS 461 - Biomedical Sciences Internship (4-15 cr. hr.)
  • CHE 302 - Organic Chemistry II (3 cr. hr.) and
  • CHE 304 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1 cr. hr.) or
  • CHE 451 - Biochemistry I (3 cr. hr.)
  • MAT 121 - Calculus A (3 cr. hr.) and
  • MAT 122 - Calculus B (3 cr. hr.) or
  • MAT 201 - Statistical Methods (3 cr. hr.) (or equivalent)
    Select one physics sequence:
  • PHY 105 - Elementary Mechanics and Heat (4 cr. hr.) and
  • PHY 106 - Elementary Electricity, Light and Sound (4 cr. hr.) or
  • PHY 201 - Principles of Physics I (4 cr. hr.) and
  • PHY 202 - Principles of Physics II (4 cr. hr.)
C. Biology / Biomedical Sciences Electives: 15 credit hours
Choose from the following:
  • BIO 304 - Microbiology (4 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 305 - Histology (4 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 324 - Mammalian Anatomy (4 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 335 - Developmental Biology (3 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 402 - Biology of Vertebrates (4 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 430 - Pathology (3 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 437 - Directed Study (1-2 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 438 - Research in Biology (2-3 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 502 - Comparative Functional Morphology (3 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 513 - Medical Entomology (3 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 514 - Mammalian Physiology (4 cr. hr.)
  • BIO 521 - Molecular Biology (3 cr. hr.)
  • BMS 129 - Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences (1-4 cr. hr.)
  • BMS 229 - Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences (1-4 cr. hr.)
  • BMS 329 - Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences (1-4 cr. hr.)
  • BMS 429 - Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences (1-4 cr. hr.)
  • BMS 529 - Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences (1-4 cr. hr.)
D. Interdisciplinary Electives: Six credit hours
Choose from the following:
  • EXS 387 - Biomechanics (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 391 - Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 cr. hr.)
  • HLH 492 - Chronic and Communicable Diseases (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 101 - Introductory Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 411 - Behavioral Neuroscience (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 420 - Psychopharmacology (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 421 - Abnormal Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • PSY 435 - Health Psychology (3 cr. hr.)
  • SCI 325 - Biotechnology and Human Aging (3 cr. hr.)
E. Additional Requirements for the B.S.: 38-45 credit hours
  • Composition and General Education Courses: 27 credit hours
  • Foreign Language Courses: 0-3 credit hours
  • Free Elective Courses: 12-19 credit hours
Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124