Curriculum Details

Major Requirements (72 credits)

The major requirements are comprised of basic science courses in biology, chemistry, as well as human body and health science, courses required for one of two concentrations, and courses in professional experience and research.

Code Course Title Credits Prerequisite(s)
Biology (15 cr)
BSC101 General Biology I 3 None
BSC101L General Biology I Lab 1 None
BSC102 General Biology II 3 BSC101
BSC102L General Biology II Lab 1 BSC101L
BSC215 Cell & Molecular Biology 3 BSC102
BSC215L Cell & Molecular Biology Lab 1 BSC102L
BSC213 Introduction to Microbiology and Lab 3 BSC102
Chemistry (16 cr)
CHM101 General Chemistry I 3 None
CHM101L General Chemistry I Lab 1 None
CHM102 General Chemistry II 3 CHM101
CHM102L General Chemistry II Lab 1 CHM101L
CHM211 Organic Chemistry I 3 CHM102
CHM211L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 CHM102L
CHM212 Organic Chemistry II 3 CHM211
CHM212L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 CHM211L
Human Body and Health Science (8 cr)
BSC211 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 BSC102
BSC211L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1 BSC102L
BSC212 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 BSC211
BSC212L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1 BSC211L
BMS Professionalism and Research (15 cr)
BMS101 Introduction to Biomedical Science 1 None
BMS102 Medical Terminology 2 None
BMS103 Medical Ethics 2 None
BMS346 Biomedical Science Literature 2 BSC212 and BSC215
BMS451 Biomedical Science Practicum I 4 BMS346, 80 cr
BMS452 Biomedical Science Practicum II 4 BMS346, 80 cr
Concentration: Choose one of
   Concentration - General Science (18 cr)
BSC221 Human Genetics and Genomics 3 BSC102
BSC335 Introduction to Immunology 3 BSC212
BSC321 Biochemistry* 3 CHM211
     Select any 9 credits from the following
PHY101/101L General Physics I and Lab* 4 MAT101 or beyond
PHY102/102L General Physics II and Lab* 4 PHY101
MAT105 Calculus I* 4 None
BSC331 Introduction to Neuroscience 3 BSC212
BMS301 Introduction to Human Pathology 3 BSC212
BMS302 Introduction to Pharmacology 3 CHM212
BMS235 Life Span Developmental Psychology 3 BMS135
BMS141 Introduction to US Healthcare 3 None
BMS231 Public Health & Epidemiology 3 SAT101
BSC332 Developmental Biology 3 BSC215
BSC333 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3 BSC221
BMS323 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences 3 BSC212 and 212L
BMS351 Biomedical Science Internship 3 Permission form
   Concentration - Integrated Health Science (18 cr)
BMS232 Introduction to Naturopathy I 3 BMS132 and BSC212
BMS241 Chinese Medicine Theories and Principles I 3 None
BMS341 Kinesiology and Physical Fitness and Lab 3 BSC212
     Select any 9 credits from the following
BMS233 Introduction to Naturopathy II 3 BMS232
BMS242 Chinese Medicine Theories and Principles II 3 BSC241
BMS145 Healing Traditions Around the World 3 None
BMS331 Introduction to Homeopathy 3 BMS232
BMS332 Basics of Herbalism 3 BMS232
BMS333 Topics in Holistic Nutrition 3 BMS232
BMS351 Biomedical Science Internship 3 Permission form
Total Credits Required for Graduation 72

*Required by students aiming for medical school

General Education (45 credits)

All undergraduate students are required to complete a minimum of 40 credits of General Education (Gen Ed) Core. Biomedical Science students must take the following courses to fulfill the Scientific Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Writing and Rhetoric requirements.

Degree Specified Courses for the Gen Ed Core

Code Title Credits Gen Ed Area
BMS135 Introduction to Psychology 3 Scientific Reasoning
STA101 Introduction to Statistics 3 Quantitative Reasoning
ENG201 Technical Writing 3 Writing and Rhetoric

BS in Biomedical Science majors are required to take the following an additional Gen Ed courses.

Degree Required Additional Gen Ed Courses

Code Course Title Credits
BMS132 Nutrition, Health and Wellness 3
PHL132 Philosophical Perspectives II 1
PHL231 Philosophical Perspectives III 1

Free Electives (6 credits)

Students are required to take an additional 6 credits of courses of their choice offered by the College.

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