Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences

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The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences program includes intensive study in the sciences in preparation for upper-level courses in human systems. Students are prepared for health-related careers in medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, public health, biomedical research, and others.

Because the curriculum focuses on human systems, students with a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences have the distinct advantage of having basic medical sciences classes, which are usually only offered at the post baccalaureate level. These courses prepare students with a solid background for health professions, graduate school, or for baccalaureate entry-level health related jobs such as in the pharmaceutical industry or government.

Biomedical Sciences Concentrations

The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers the following concentrations for Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences: Pre-Health Professions (PHP), Biotechnology (BT), and Public and Global Health (PGH).

Pre-Health Professions (PHP) (120 hours)

 

 

The PHP concentration provides a strong foundation in basic human sciences, with corollary work in chemistry, math, and statistics. The PHP 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. 

▼  PHP General Courses (89 credit hours)

General Education Courses (41 credit hours) plus General Electives** (13 hours)
** Students interested in pre-medicine, pre-physical therapy, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy should also take General Biology II, Physics II and Organic Chemistry II.

Other Pre-Requisite Courses (16 credit hours)
CH 201/201L: Organic Chemistry I and Lab
PH 114/114L: Physics I and Lab
BLY 121/121L: General Biology I and Lab
ST 210 or 305: Statistics

Biomedical Sciences Foundations (19 credit hours)
BMD 201: Seminars in Biomedical Science
BMD 321: Biochemistry I: Molecular Biology
BMD 322: Biochemistry II: Metabolism
BMD 323: Biochemistry Lab
BMD 311: Human Anatomy
BMD 334: Human Physiology I
BMD 402: Medical Microbiology OR
BMD 210/210L: Microbiology in Healthcare and Lab

▼  PHP Concentration (15 credit hours)

BMD 335: Human Physiology II
BMD 336: Human Physiology Lab (W)
BMD 350: Human Genetics and Genomics
BMD 401: Immunology
BMD 430: Neurosciences

▼  PHP Restricted Electives (16 credit hours)
A maximum of 3 hours of BMD 450, 494, or 499 can count toward major electives.

BMD 212/212L: Introduction to Food Science and Lab
BMD 290: Special Topics
BMD 331: Biotechnology Skills I
BMD 351: Global Health
BMD 390: Special Topics
BMD 403: Molecular Basis of Cancer
BMD 410: Pathophysiology
BMD 420: Pharmacology
BMD 430: Neuroscience
BMD 441: Epidemiology
BMD 450: Intro to Research
BMD 451: Biotechnology Skills II
BMD 490: Special Topics
BMD 493: Ethical Issues in Health (W)
BMD 494: Directed Studies
BMD 499: Honors Research
BLY 301: Cell Biology
BLY 411: Developmental Biology
BLY 459: General Parasitology
EMS 210: Medical Terminology

 

Biotechnology (BT) (120 hours)

 
 

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.  

▼  BT General Courses (89 credit hours)

General Education Courses (41 credit hours) plus General Electives** (14-15 hours)
** Students interested in Ph.D. programs in should also take Physics II and Organic Chemistry II

Other Pre-Requisite Courses (16 credit hours)
CH 201/201L: Organic Chemistry I and Lab
PH 114/114L: Physics I and Lab
BLY 121/121L: General Biology I and Lab
ST 210 or 305: Statistics

Biomedical Sciences Foundations (17-19 credit hours)
BMD 201: Seminars in Biomedical Science
BMD 321: Biochemistry I: Molecular Biology
BMD 322: Biochemistry II – Metabolism
BMD 323: Biochemistry Lab
BMD 311: Human Anatomy AND
BMD 334: Human Physiology I OR
BMD 251: Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BMD 402: Medical Microbiology OR
BMD 210/210L: Microbiology in Healthcare and Lab

▼  BT Concentration (14 credit hours)

BMD 350: Human Genetics and Genomics
BMD 331: Biotechnology Skills I
BMD 451: Biotechnology Skills II
BLY 445: Computational Genetics

▼  BT Restricted Electives (16-17 credit hours)
A maximum of 3 hours of BMD 450, 494, or 499 can count toward major electives.

BMD 212/212L: Introduction to Food Science and Lab
BMD 252: Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BMD 290: Special Topics
BMD 335: Human Physiology II
BMD 336: Human Physiology Lab
BMD 351: Global Health
BMD 390: Special Topics
BMD 401: Immunology
BMD 403: Molecular Basis of Cancer
BMD 410: Pathophysiology
BMD 420: Pharmacology
BMD 430: Neuroscience
BMD 441: Epidemiology
BMD 450: Intro to Research
BMD 490: Special Topics
BMD 493: Ethical Issues in Health (W)
BMD 494: Directed Studies
BMD 499: Honors Research
BLY 301: Cell Biology
BLY 411: Developmental Biology
BLY 459: General Parasitology
EMS 210: Medical Terminology

 

Public and Global Health (PGH) (120 hours)

 

 

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). 

▼  PGH General Courses (89 credit hours)

General Education Courses (41 credit hours) plus General Electives (14-16 hours)

Other Pre-Requisite Courses (15 credit hours)
CH 201/201L: Organic Chemistry I and Lab
AN 121/121L: Biological Anthropology and Lab
BLY 121/121L: General Biology I and Lab
ST 210 or 305: Statistics

Biomedical Sciences Foundations (17-19 credit hours)
BMD 201: Seminars in Biomedical Science
BMD 321: Biochemistry I: Molecular Biology
BMD 322: Biochemistry II: Metabolism
BMD 323: Biochemistry Lab
BMD 311: Human Anatomy AND
BMD 334: Human Physiology I OR
BMD 251: Human Anatomy & Physiology I
BMD 402: Medical Microbiology OR
BMD 210/210L: Microbiology in Healthcare and Lab

▼  PGH Concentration (15 credit hours)

IS 100: Global Issues
KIN 263: Introduction to Nutrition
BMD 351: Global Health
BMD 441: Epidemiology
HS 462: Public Health

▼  PGH Restricted Electives (16 credit hours)
A maximum of 3 hours of BMD 450, 494, or 499 can count toward major electives.

BMD 212/L: Introduction to Food Science
BMD 252: Human Anatomy & Physiology II
BMD 290: Special Topics
BMD 331: Biotechnology Skills I
BMD 335: Human Physiology II
BMD 336: Human Physiology Lab
BMD 350: Human Genetics and Genomics
BMD 390: Special Topics
BMD 401: Immunology
BMD 403: Molecular Basis of Cancer
BMD 410: Pathophysiology
BMD 420: Pharmacology
BMD 430: Neuroscience
BMD 450: Intro to Research
BMD 451: Biotechnology Skills II
BMD 490: Special Topics
BMD 493: Ethical Issues in Health
BMD 494: Directed Studies
BMD 499: Honors Research
BLY 301: Cell Biology
BLY 459: General Parasitology
BLY 411: Developmental Biology
EMS 210: Medical Terminology