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Biomedical Sciences (BS)

Biomedical Sciences (BS) Credit Hours
Requirements:   120
Area I - Written Composition    6
EH 101 English Composition I 3 hrs  
EH 102 English Composition II 3 hrs  
Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts    12
CA 110 Public Speaking 3 hrs  
Fine Arts Elective* 3 hrs  
Literature Electives* 3 hrs  
Literature #2 for sequence** or
Humanities Elective*
3 hrs  
Area III - Natural Sciences & Math    12
MA 125 Calculus I 4 hrs  
CH 131/CH 131L General Chemistry I/Lab 4 hrs  
CH 132/CH 132L General Chemistry II/Lab 4 hrs  
Area IV - History, Social & Behavioral Sciences    12
PSY 120 Introduction to Psychology 3 hrs  

History Elective*:
HY 101 or HY 102 or HY 135 or HY 136

3 hrs  
History #2 for Sequence** or
Social Science Elective*
3 hrs  
*Social Science Elective   3 hrs  
Area V - Preprofessional, Major & Electives   39
BLY 121/BLY 121L  General Biology I/Lab 4 hrs  
BLY 122/BLY 122L  General Biology II/Lab 4 hrs   
CH 201/201L  Organic Chemistry I/Lab 4 hrs   
CH 202/202L  Organic Chemistry II/Lab 4 hrs  
PH 114  Physics with Algebra/Trig I 5 hrs  
PH 115  Physics with Algebra/Trig II 5 hrs  
ST 210  Statistical Reasoning 3 hrs  
CIS 150 Intro to Computer Applications OR CIS 010 Computer Proficiency Exam (passed) &
General Electives
3 hrs  
General Electives*** 6 hrs   
Major required courses:   23
BMD 201  Seminars in Biomedical Sciences 1 hr  
BMD 311  Human Anatomy  3 hrs  
BMD 321  Biochemistry I 3 hrs   
BMD 322  Biochemistry II 3 hrs   
BMD 323  Biochemistry II Laboratory 1 hr  
BMD 334  Human Physiology I  3 hrs  
BMD 335  Human Physiology II  3 hrs   
BMD 336  Human Physiology Laboratory (W)  1 hr   
BMD 450   Introduction to Research 2 hrs  
BMD 493   Issues in Biomedical Sciences (W) 3 hrs  
Major Electives* (a minimum of 3 of the following 5 courses must be completed):  17
BMD 401  Immunology 3 hrs  
BMD 402  Medical Microbiology 4 hrs  
BMD 410  Pathophysiology 3 hrs  
BMD 420  Pharmacology 3 hrs  
BMD 430  Neuroscience 4 hrs  

 * Electives are listed on Sample Curriculum Sheets and Degree Audits.  A maximum of 3 hours of BMD 494 or BMD 499 can be counted toward the BMD elective requirements.

** A two-course sequence must be completed in either Literature or History.

 *** General electives can be chosen from any courses to reach the 120 total credits required for graduation.

 

Biomedical Sciences BMD (BS)

Note: This form does not guarantee course availability. Please check the appropriate Schedule of Classes.

First Year   Credit Hours
Fall Semester     15
EH 101 English Composition I  3 hrs  
BLY 121/121L General Biology I/Lab 4 hrs  
CH 131/131L General Chemistry I/Lab 4 hrs  
PSY 120  Introduction to Psychology 3 hrs  
BMD 201 Seminars in Biomedical Sciences 1 hr  
Spring Semester       15
EH 102 English Composition II  3 hrs  
BLY 122/122L General Biology II/Lab 4 hrs  
CH 132/132L General Chemistry II/Lab 4 hrs  
MA 125 Calculus I 4 hrs  
Second Year   Credit Hours
Fall Semester     15
CH 201/201L Organic Chemistry I/Lab 4 hrs  
PH 114/114L Physics with Algebra/Trig I/Lab  5 hrs  
EH ______ Literature Elective* 3 hrs  
HY______ History Elective* 3 hrs  
Spring Semester       14
CH 202/202L Organic Chemistry II /Lab 3 hrs  
PH 115/115L Physics with Algebra/Trig II/Lab  5 hrs  
ST 210 Statistical Reasoning  3 hrs  
CA 110 Public Speaking  3 hrs  
Third Year   Credit Hours
Fall Semester     15
BMD 311 Human Anatomy 3 hrs  
BMD 321 Biochemistry I 3 hrs  
BMD 334 Human Physiology I  3 hrs  
HY_____ History #2 for Sequence** or Social Science Elective * 3 hrs  
EH_____ Literature #2 for Sequence** or Humanities Elective* 3 hrs  
Spring Semester       14
BMD 322  Biochemistry II  3 hrs  
BMD 323 Biochemistry II Lab 1 hrs  
BMD 335 Human Physiology II 3 hrs  
BMD 336  Human Physiology II Lab-W 1 hrs  

CIS 150
OR
CIS 010
and

Intro-Computer Applications 

Proficiency Exam (pass) General Elective

3 hrs  

     OR 
CIS 010
and

     
________ Social Science Elective*  3 hrs  
Fourth Year   Credit Hours
Fall Semester     16
BMD 401 Immunology 3 hrs  
  BMD Elective 3 hrs  
BMD 430  Neuroscience  4 hrs  
_________ Fine Arts Elective* 3 hrs  
BMD 493 Issues in Biomedical Sciences 3 hrs  
       
Spring Semester      15
BMD 402  Medical Microbiology 4 hrs  
  BMD Elective 3 hrs  
BMD 450  Intro to Research  2 hrs  
__________    General Electives*** 6 hrs  
Notes
  * Elective lists are included on Sample Curriculum sheets and Degree Audits.

 ** A two-course sequence must be completed in either Literature or History.

*** General electives can be chosen from any courses to reach the 120 total credits required for graduation.

 

 

Effective for fall, 2016 Major Milestones are used in all concentrations of the Biomedical Sciences major to help students stay on track for timely graduation. Each regular semester in the Biomedical Sciences major is a tracking term. In order to remain on track, students must complete the milestone requirements for each tracking term. These requirements are viewable on the Major Milestones table below.

Major milestone requirements apply only to full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2016 or later. Milestone requirements do not apply to transfer students in the Biomedical Sciences program.

The sample academic plan viewable on the Major Milestone tab below is designed to ensure graduation in the Biomedical Sciences major in four years. Several academic plans are available – consult with your academic advisor for the plan that is the best fit for you. For specific course requirement, refer to the program requirements above and the General Education requirement of the College of Allied Health Professions.

Biomedical Sciences Major Milestones

Term 1 Course Description Pre-requisite Cr Hrs Milestone Notes

AHP 101
CAS 100
HSC 101

First-Year Experience
College Success
  2  
EH 101/
EH 102

English Composition I/
English Composition II

 EH 101 or
ACT English Score 27
3  
PSY 120 Into to Psychology   3  
CH 131/131L General Chemistry I/Lab ACT Math 24 4  
BLY 121/121L General Biology I/Lab ACT Math 22 4  
      16  
Term 2 Course Description Pre-requisite Cr Hrs Milestone Notes
EH 102  English Composition II EH 101 or
ACT English Score 27
3 MA 113 or MA 115
CH 132/132L General Chemistry II/Lab CH 131/CH 131L 4  
BLY 122/122L General Biology II/Lab BLY 121/BLY 121L 4  
MA 125 Calculus I ACT Math 27 or MA 113, 115 4  
      15  
Term 3 Course Description Pre-requisite Cr Hrs Milestone Notes
CH 201/201L Organic Chemistry II/Lab CH 132/CH 132L 4 CH 132/132L with a grade of C or better
PH 114/114L Physics with Algebra/Trig I/L ACT Math 25, MA 113, 115 5 BLY 121/121L with a grade of C or better
BMD 201 Seminars in Biomedical Sciences   1  
History Elective     3  
Literature Elective     3  
      16  
Term 4 Course Description Pre-requisite Cr Hrs Milestone Notes
CH 202/202L Organic Chemistry II CH 201/201L 4 CH 132/132L with a grade of C or better
PH 115/115L Physics with Algebra/Trig II/L PH 114/114L 5  
ST 210 Statistical Reasoning   3  
CA 110 Public Speaking   3  
      15  
Term 5 Course Description Pre-requisite Cr Hrs Milestone Notes
BMD 311 Human Anatomy BLY 122/122: 3 BLY 122/122L with a grade of C or better
BMD 321 Biochemistry I CH 201/201L 3 CH 201/201L with a grade of C or better
BMD 334 Physiology I BLY 121, 122, CH 131, 132 3 PH 114 with a grade of C or better
History #2 or Social Science Elective     3  
Literature #2 or Humanities Elective     3  
      15  
Term 6 Course Description Pre-requisite Cr Hrs Milestone Notes
BMD 322 Biochemistry II BMD 321 and CH 202/202L 3  
BMD 323 Biochemistry II lab BMD 321 1  
BMD 335 Human Physiology II BMD 334 3  
BMD 336 - W Human Physiology II BMD 334, 335 and EH 102(C grade required) 1  
Social Science Elective     3  

CIS 150 or


CIS 010 and General Elective

Intro Computer Application

Proficiency Test (pass
 

  3  
      14  
Term 7 Course Description Pre-requisite Cr Hrs Milestone Notes
BMD 401 Immunology BMD 321 or BLY 440 or CH 440 3 BMD 311 with a grade of C or better
BMD Elective     3  
BMD 430 Neurosciences BMD 311 and either 334 or 335 4  
BMD 493 Issues in Biomedical Science BMD 321 3  
 Fine Arts Elective     3  
       16  
Term 8 Course Description Pre-requisite Cr Hrs Milestone Notes
BMD 402 Medical Microbiology BMD 401 4  
BMD Elective     3  
BMD 450 Intro to Research BMD 311, 321, 322, 334, 335, 336 2  
General elective     3  
      12  
Biomedical Sciences Administrative Staff (251) 445-9265
Chair Nancy Rice
Professors  Rice
Professor Emeritus Covey, Davis, Spector, Stanfield, Turrens 
Associate Professors Mockett, Ravine, Thulasiraman
Assistant Professors Gorelik, Shokolenko, Swiger
Instructors Henry

Department of Biomedical Sciences website
https://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/alliedhealth/biomedical

The Department of Biomedical Sciences focuses on providing students with a broad undergraduate science curriculum from a human perspective.  The curriculum offers 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 laboratory apprenticeship in biomedical research under the mentorship of a faculty scientist. Students interested in the Honors Research Thesis option should contact Dr. Nancy Rice for information. The Biomedical Sciences curriculum establishes a foundation that prepares students to pursue post baccalaureate educational experiences in any biomedical discipline, particularly medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, as well as a Ph.D. degree in a variety of health and science related fields. In addition, the Department of Biomedical Sciences offers prerequisite course work for students wishing to in the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions.