Program Requirements

Hours: 70

Biomedical Sciences Biology/Chemistry/Cognate Foundation – All Biomedical Sciences tracks must take all of the following - 25 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

Track 2: Pre-physician assistant; must take all the following courses - 33 hours

BIO 130Medical Terminology (2) LAS

BIO 305Microbiology (4) N

BIO 305AMicro (LAB) (0) N

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

MTH 174Statistics I (3) MA/CMA

PSY 204Lifespan Development (4) S

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 Courses in Biology - 12 Hours

  • At least 8 of these  hours must be in courses with co-requisite laboratories
  • At least 8 of these credits must be in 300-level courses
  • no more than four 100-level credits may be used to fulfill this portion of the major (but if BIO 197-198 is used above, none of these hours may be 100-level)
  • co-op courses are excluded from these 12 hours. 

Recommended courses to fulfill these 12 hours are listed below.

BIO 203Developmental Biology (4) N

BIO 203ADevelopmental Biology(LAB) (0) N

BIO 212Musculoskeletal Anatomy Review (2)

BIO 301Pathophysiology (4)

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)

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.