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DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
 
Chair: (251) 380-2710
Professors: Covey, Davis, Itaya, Spector,Turrens
Associate Professors: Aliabadi, Fell, Stanfield
Adjunct Professors: Guarino, Hall
 
Department of Biomedical Sciences web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/alliedhealth/biomedical
 
The Department of Biomedical Sciences is dedicated to providing excellent undergraduate preparation for those students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, basic medical research, biomedical education or other health professions. The curriculum is designed to provide students a strong general education in the humanities, arts, social sciences, mathematics, and sciences, followed by in-depth study in the basic medical sciences. The program offers an optional Honors Research Thesis (BMD 499) to qualified students consisting of a first-hand research laboratory apprenticeship in biomedical research under the mentorship of a faculty scientist. Students interested in the Honors Research Thesis option should contact Dr. Michael Spector for information. The Biomedical Sciences curriculum as a whole is aimed at establishing a conceptual framework from which the student can pursue postbaccalaureate educational experiences in the biomedical sciences, particularly medicine, dentistry, or Ph.D. study in Basic Medical Sciences, as well as in a variety of health and science related fields. In addition, the Department of Biomedical Sciences offers basic medical science course work that serves as a background for students wishing to pursue professional component programs in the College of Allied Health Professions. For more information, visit the departmental web site at: http://www.southalabama.edu/alliedhealth/biomedical/.
 
PREPROFESSIONAL ADVISING PROGRAM
Students planning to major in Biomedical Sciences who also have plans to attend medical, dental, optometry, veterinary or pharmacy school are advised by the preprofessional advisor and by a College of Allied Health advisor.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MAJOR IN
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
(130 or 131 semester hours including the following)
Area I - Written Composition
(6)
EH 101, 102
3,3
Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts
(12)
CA 110
3
ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARH 240, ARH 242, ARS 101, DRA 110, MUL 101
3
EH 215 or EH 216 or EH 225 or EH 226 or EH 235 or EH 236
3
*Humanities Elective (recommend PHL 121 if HY sequence chosen)
3
Area III - Natural Sciences & Math
(12)
MA 125
4
CH 131/CH 131L, CH 132/CH 132L
4,4
Area IV - History, Social & Behavioral Sciences
(12)
PSY 120
3
HY 101 or HY 102 or HY 135 or HY 136
3
SY 109
3
*Social Science Elective
3
Area V - Preprofessional, Major & Electives
(34)
BLY 121/BLY 121L, BLY 122/BLY 122L
4,4
CH 201, CH 202
5,5
PH 114, PH 115
5,5
ST 210
3
CIS 150 or CIS 250
3
*Must complete two course sequence in Literature or History  
 
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS  
Humanities/Fine Arts
3
CP 200 or HS 170
1
General Elective
3
 
Forty-seven or forty-eight semester hours of Biomedical Sciences courses including:
BMD 101*
1
BMD 311
3
BMD 321
3
BMD 322
3
BMD 323
1
BMD 334
3
BMD 335
3
BMD 336
2
BMD 401
3
BMD 402
5
BMD 410
4
BMD 420
3
BMD 430
3
BMD 450
2
BMD 493
2
  And either  
BMD 499 (With permission of the faculty)
6
  OR  
BMD 415 (4 credits) plus Math/Science Elective (BMD 210, MA 126, ST 310, BLY 205, 215, 311, 341, 363, 459, CH 265) (3 credits)
7
 
*Please Note: BMD 101 is not required for transfer or change of major students who have completed at least 15 semester hours of college credit.
 
SPECIAL COURSE FEES  
BMD 311 Human Anatomy Online
$170.00
BMD 323 Biochemistry Lab
50.00
BMD 330 Basic Human Physiology Online*
210.00
BMD 336 Physiology Lab
37.00
BMD 402 Medical Microbiology
45.00
BMD 415 Microscopic Anatomy
37.00
BMD 499 Honors Research Thesis
37.00
 
*Please Note: BMD 330 is not available to BMD majors.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR A MINOR IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
A minimum of 18 credits in Biomedical Sciences, including BMD 311, 321, 322, 334, 335, and 3 additional BMD credits. At least 50% of the credit hours must be taken in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.
 
 

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