Program Requirements

Hours: 83

Biology/Chemistry/Cognate Foundation - 25 hours

BIO 111 Principles of Biology I (4) CN
BIO 111A Principles of Biology I (LAB) (0) CN
BIO 112 Principles of Biology II (4)
BIO 112A Principles of Biology II (LAB) (0)
BIO 204 Biology Seminar (2)
CED 220 Foundations of Professionalism (1)
CHE 111 General Chemistry I (3) CN
CHE 111A General Chemistry I (LAB) (1) CN
CHE 112 General Chemistry II (3) CN
CHE 112A General Chemistry II (LAB) (1) CN
PSY 103 Introduction to Psychology (3) CEP
Ethics Required; Recommended Course:

ETH:PHI 250 Health Care Ethics (3) CE

Pre-Optometry Concentration – 42 hours

BIO 197 Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences I (4) CN
BIO 197A Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences I (LAB) (0) CN
BIO 198 Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences II (4)
BIO 198A Human Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences II (LAB) (0)
BIO 305 Microbiology (4)
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHE 211A Organic Chem I (LAB) (1)
CHE 212 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHE 212A Organic Chemistry II (LAB) (1)
CHE 325 Biochemistry I (3)
CHE 325A Biochemistry I (LAB) (1)
MTH 174 Statistics I (3) CMA
MTH 193 Calculus I (4) CMA
PHY 201 General Physics I (3)
PHY 201A Gen Physics I (LAB) (1)
PHY 202 General Physics II (3)
PHY 202A Gen Physics II (LAB) (1)

Choose one English Literature course (3) CL

Biology Electives Additional Courses in Biology - 16 hours
  • At least 8 of these hours must be in courses with co-requisite laboratories
  • At least 11 of these credits must be in 300-level courses
  • no more than two 100-level credits may be used to fulfill this portion of the major
  • co-op courses are excluded from these 16 hours.

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.