Program Requirements

Hours: 73-86

Course Totals Vary by Pre-Concentration:

  • Pre-Dental - 73 Hours
  • Pre-Med - 76 Hours
  • Pre-Chiropractic or Podiatry - 79 Hours
  • Pre-Veterinary - 80 Hours
  • Pre-Optometry - 83 Hours
  • Pre-Pharmacy - 86 Hours

Biomedical Sciences Biology/Chemistry/Cognate Foundation – All Biomedical Sciences tracks must take all of the following (25 credit hours):

BIO 111Principles of Biology I (4) N/CN

BIO 111APrinciples of Biology I (LAB) (0) N/CN

BIO 112Principles of Biology II (4) N

BIO 112APrinciples of Biology II (LAB) (0) N

BIO 204Biology Seminar (2)

CED 220Foundations of Professionalism (1)

CHE 111General Chemistry I (3) N/CN

CHE 111AGeneral Chemistry I (LAB) (1) N/CN

CHE 112General Chemistry II (3) N/CN

CHE 112AGeneral Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N/CN

PSY 103Introduction to Psychology (3) S/CEP

Ethics Required 

Recommended Course

ETH:PHI 250Health Care Ethics (3) E/CE

Requirements for Track 1: Pre-medical, pre-veterinarian, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy, pre-chiropractic, pre-podiatry, and pre-optometry must take the following, as specified (20-23 credit hours):

CHE 211Organic Chemistry I (3) N

CHE 211AOrganic Chem I (LAB) (1) N

CHE 212Organic Chemistry II (3) N

CHE 212AOrganic Chemistry II (LAB) (1) N

CHE 325Biochemistry I (3) N

CHE 325ABiochemistry I (LAB) (1) N

PHY 201General Physics I (3) N

PHY 201AGen Physics I (LAB) (1) N

PHY 202General Physics II (3) N

PHY 202AGen Physics II (LAB) (1) N

MTH 174Statistics I (3) MA/CMA

(Pre-Dental Students are NOT required to take MTH 174)

Additional Math Requirement for Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Optometry:

MTH 193Calculus I (4) MA/CMA

Additional Courses in Biology - 28 Hours

  • At least 20 of these hours must be in courses with co-requisite laboratories
  • 15 of these credits must be in 300-level courses
  • no more than eight 100-level credits may be used to fulfill this portion of the major
  • co-op courses are excluded from these 28 hours.

Recommended or required courses to fulfill the 28 hours are listed below:

BIO 201, BIO 202, and BIO 305 are required for pre-pharmacy, pre-optometry, and pre-dental


BIO 130Medical Terminology (2) LAS

BIO 203Developmental Biology (4) N

BIO 203ADevelopmental Biology(LAB) (0) N

BIO 212Musculoskeletal Anatomy Review (2)

BIO 301Pathophysiology (4)

BIO 305Microbiology (4) N

BIO 305AMicro (LAB) (0) N

BIO 310Cell Biology (4) N

BIO 310ACell Biology (LAB) (0) N

BIO 320Genetics (4) N

BIO 320AGenetics (LAB) (0) N

BIO 360Biological Psychology (4) S

BIO 360ABiological Psychology (LAB) (0)

BIO 197Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences I (4) N/CN

BIO 197AHuman Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences I (LAB) (0) N/CN


BIO 201Anatomy & Physiology I (4) N

BIO 201AHuman Anatomy & Physiology (LAB) (0) N

BIO 198Human A&P for Hlth Sci II (4) N

BIO 198AHuman Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences II (LAB) (0) N


BIO 202Anatomy & Physiology II (4) N

BIO 202AHuman Anatomy & Physiology II (LAB) (0) N

Additional Literature/Composition Course Required for Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Chiropractic, Pre-Podiatry, and Pre-Optometry

Additional Economics Course for Pre-Pharmacy

ECO 201Economic Issues (3) S

Additional Course in Biochemistry for Pre-Veterinarian 

CHE 326Biochemistry II (3) N

CHE 326ABiochemistry II (LAB) (1) N

Program Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the biomedical sciences major will be able to:

  • demonstrate and apply an appropriate knowledge of the terms, concepts, and theories relative to the biological sciences.
  • undertake advanced work in industry, secondary education, graduate or professional school.
  • be competitive and marketable in a chosen field.
  • demonstrate the critical thinking, communication, and research skills needed to excel, particularly in the use of the scientific method to investigate problems and synthesize results in written and oral presentations.