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Biomedical Sciences (BS) (41 Hours)

Area I - Written Composition (2 Courses, 6 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  EH 101

  2. 3 hours:  EH 102

Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours:  CA 110

  2. 3 hours from:  EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236

  3. 3 hours from:  ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARS 101, DRA 110, MUL 101

  4. 3 hours from:  AFR 101, EH 215, EH 216, EH 225, EH 226, EH 235, EH 236, LG 101, LG 102, LG 111, LG 112, LG 121, LG 122, LG 131, LG 132, LG 141, LG 142, LG 151, LG 152, LG 153, LG 171, LG 172, LG 173, LG 201, LG 202, LG 211, LG 212, LG 213, LG 221, LG 222, LG 231, LG 232, LG 234, LG 241, LG 242, 251, LG 252, LG 271, LG 272, LG 273, LGS 101, LGS 102, LGS 106, LGS 107, LGS 110, LGS 111, LGS 131, LGS 141, LGS 142, LGS 161, LGS 162, LGS 171, LGS 172, LGS 181, LGS 182, LGS 201, LGS 202, LGS 206, LGS 207, LGS 210, LGS 211, LGS 241, LGS 242, LGS 261, LGS 262, LGS 281, LGS 282, PHL 110, PHL 120, PHL 121, PHL 131, PHL 231, PHL 240, REL 100, REL 200, REL 201

Area III – Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3 Courses & Labs, 11-12 Hours)

  1. 3-4 hours from:  MA 113, MA 115, MA 120, MA 125, MA 126, MA 227, MA 237, MA 238

  2. 8 hours:  CH 131 & CH 131L, CH 132 & CH 132L

Area IV – History, Social & Behavioral Sciences (4 Courses, 12 Hours)

  1. 3 hours from:  HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136

  2. 9 hours from:  AN 100, AN 101, CA 100, CA 211, ECO 215, ECO 216, GEO 114, GEO 115, GS 101, HY 101, HY 102, HY 135, HY 136, IS 100, IST 201, NAS 101, PSC 130, PSY 120, PSY 250, SY 109, SY 112

Area V - Supporting Required Courses (15-16 Hours)

  1.  8 hours:  CH 201 & CH 201L, BLY 121 & BLY 121L

  2. 3 hours from:  ST 210, ST 305, ST 310, ST 345

  3. 4-5 hours:  PH 114 & PH 114L or AN 121 & AN 121L**

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Students must complete a 6 credit hour sequence either in literature (Area II – EH 215 & EH 216, EH 225 & EH 226, or EH 235 & EH 236) or history (Area IV – HY 101 & HY 102 or HY 135 & HY 136

All undergraduates must complete two designated writing credit (W) courses in the student's major.

* Recommended

** Only students in the Public and Global Health (PGH) Concentration should enroll in AN 121 / 121L

Major Requirements (48 Hours)

Biomedical Sciences Core (6-7 Courses, 17-19 Hours)

  1. 9 hours: BMD 201, BMD 321, BMD 322, BMD 323

  2. 4-6 hours: BMD 311 & BMD 334 or BMD 251 & BMD 251L

  3. 4 hours: BMD 402 or BMD 210 & BMD 210L

Electives - (16-17 Unduplicated Hours)

  1. 16-17 hours from:  BMD 212, BMD 212L, BMD 350, BMD 401, BMD 351, BMD 451, BMD 341, BMD 441, BMD 410, BMD 420, BMD 430, BMD 450, BMD 493, BMD 290, BMD 490, BMD 403, BMD 494, BMD 499, BLY 301, BLY 459, BLY 411, EMS 210, SY 559

Concentration Options - (14-15 Hours)

  1. 15 hours in Pre-Professional Health (PPH):  BMD 335, BMD 336, BMD 350, BMD 401, BMD 4xx (Any 400-level BMD course)

  2. 15 hours in Public and Global Health (PGH):  IS 100, HS 263, BMD 351, BMD 451, HS 462

  3. 14 hours in Biotechnology (BT):  BMD 350, BMD 341, BMD 441, BLY 445

Minor Requirements (0 Hours)

A minor is not required for this degree program


Notes:

* Recommended Course

A maximum of 3 hours of BMD 450, BMD 494 or BMD 499 can count toward major electives

Students interested in pre-medicine, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, and Ph.D. programs in basic medical sciences should also enroll in General Biology II, Physics II, and Organic Chemistry II

 


Additional Information

 

  



Biomedical Science (BS):  PPH Concentration
(120 Total Hours)

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 101 English Composition I 3
BLY 121 & BLY 121L General Biology with Lab 4
CH 131 & CH 131L General Chemistry with Lab 4
PSY 120 Introduction to Psychology 3
BMD 201 Seminares in Biomedical Sciences 1
     
      Total Hours 15 

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
EH 102 English Composition II 3
BLY 122 & BLY 122L General Biology II with Lab 4
CH 132 & CH 132L General Chemistry II with Lab 4
Math **Area III, C 3-4
     
     
      Total Hours 14-15 

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
CH 201 & CH 201L Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4
PH 114 & PH 114L Physics with Algebra/Trig I with Lab or 5
PH 201 & PH 201L Calculus-based Physics I with Lab 4
Literature **Area II, B 3
History **Area IV, B 3
     
      Total Hours 14-15 

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
CH 202 & CH 202L Organic Chemistry II with Lab 4
PH 115 & PH 115L Physics with Algebra/Trig II with Lab or
PH 202 & PH 202L Calculus-based Physics II with Lab 4
ST 210 Statistical Reasoning or **Area V, C 3
CA 110 Public Speaking or **Area V, C 3
     
      Total Hours  13-14

Third Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
BMD 311 Human Anatomy 3
BMD 321 Biochemistry I 3
BMD 334 Human Physiology I 3
History **Area IV, B (History #2 for Sequence or Social Science Elective)
Literature **Area IV, B (Literature #2 for Sequence or Humanities Elective) 3
     
     
      Total Hours  15

Third Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
BMD 322 Biochemistry II 3
BMD 323 Biochemistry II Lab 2
BMD 335 Human Physiology II 3
BMD 336 (W) Human Physiology II Lab-(W) 2
CIS 150 or CIS 010 and

Intro-Computer Applications
Proficiency Exam (pass) General Elective

Social Science **Area IV, A  Social Science Elective 3
     
      Total Hours  

Fourth Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
BMD 401 Immunology 3
BMD Electives **Major Electives 10
Fine Arts Electives **Area II, C 3
     
      Total Hours  16

Fourth Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Description Hours
BMD 402 Medical Microbiology 4
BMD Electives **Major Electives 6
General Elective **Electives 6
     
     
      Total Hours  16
Notes
**See Degree Requirements
(W) Writing-Intensive Course

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/CH 131L General Chemistry I/Lab ACT Math 24 4  
BLY 121/BLY 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/CH 132L General Chemistry II/Lab CH 131/CH 131L 4  
BLY 122/BLY 122L General Biology II/Lab BLY 121/BLY 121L 4  
MA 125 Calculus I ACT Math 27 or MA 113, MA 115 4  
      15  
Term 3 Course Description Pre-requisite Cr Hrs Milestone Notes
CH 201/CH 201L Organic Chemistry II/Lab CH 132/CH 132L 4 CH 132/CH 132L with a grade of C or better
PH 114/PH 114L Physics with Algebra/Trig I/L ACT Math 25, MA 113, MA 115 5 BLY 121/BLY 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/CH 202L Organic Chemistry II CH 201/CH 201L 4 CH 132/CH 132L with a grade of C or better
PH 115/PH 115L Physics with Algebra/Trig II/L PH 114/PH 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/BLY 122: 3 BLY 122/BLY 122L with a grade of C or better
BMD 321 Biochemistry I CH 201/CH 201L 3 CH 201/CH 201L with a grade of C or better
BMD 334 Physiology I BLY 121, BLY 122, CH 131, CH 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/CH 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, BMD 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 BMD 334 or BMD 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, BMD 321, BMD 322, BMD 334, BMD 335, BMD 336 2  
General elective     3  
      12  
Biomedical Sciences Administrative Staff (251) 445-9265
Chair Nancy Rice
Professors  Rice
Professor Emeritus Covey, Davis, Spector, Turrens 
Associate Professor Emeritus Stanfield
Associate Professors Mockett, Ravine, Shokolenko, Thulasiraman
Assistant Professors Gorelik, Swiger
Instructors Henry

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

The Department of Biomedical Sciences educates students for successful health-related careers by providing instruction in core scientific content, encouraging critical thinking and providing active collaboration; it engages in hypothesis-driven research, embraces global diversity, and guides students to become life-long learners dedicated to enriching the scientific and healthcare community. The curriculum offers students a strong general education in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, followed by in-depth study in one of three concentrations: Pre-Professional Health Sciences.   Biotechnology, and Public and Global Health. 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. Robin Mockett for information. 

Concentrations

Pre-Professional Health Sciences (PPH)

The PPH concentration provides a strong foundation in basic human sciences, with corollary work in chemistry, math, and statistics. The PPH concentration prepares students to pursue post baccalaureate educational experiences in any biomedical discipline, including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, as well as a Ph.D. degree in a variety of health and science related fields. In addition, this concentration offers prerequisite course work for students wishing to pursue programs in the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions. 

Biotechnology (BT)

The BT concentration provides a strong foundation in basic human sciences, with an emphasis on fundamental concepts of genetics, molecular biology, and recombinant DNA technology. The core requirements have a strong applied skill-based laboratory component that further reinforces theoretical concepts. The BT concentration prepares students for entry level biotechnology jobs or post-graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) research programs.

Public and Global Health (PGH)

The PGH concentration offers students interested in healthcare careers with a foundational knowledge of those challenges that limit the provision of health care globally. This concentration provides a strong foundation in basic human sciences, corollary work in chemistry, math, and statistics, and adds a multi-disciplinary exploration into key factors important to health and disease in resource limited areas. Students in the PGH concentration will gain knowledge of public health, global diseases, international healthcare systems, and introduction to epidemiology, as well as a basic knowledge of those social and environmental factors that impact health and disease in vulnerable populations. A BMD degree with a concentration in PGH prepares students for a tremendous diversity of graduate programs and careers in scientific research, public health, global health education, and jobs in industry and government laboratories (CDC).