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Major: Biomedical Sciences, B.S. (1299), 48 Credits

General Education: 42 Credits; Major: 48 Credits; Elective Credits: 30 Credits

Learning Goals for the Major in Biomedical Sciences

After completing the major in Biomedical Sciences students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the core concepts required for entrance to professional biomedical graduate programs.
  • Integrate and apply the natural, behavioral and social sciences to current biomedical issues.
  • Effectively communicate scientific principles orally and in writing.

Major Requirements:

BIOL 220General Biology I

4

BIOL 222General Biology II

4

BIOL 441/CHEM 441Biochemistry

4

BIOL 490Senior Seminar

1

CHEM 233General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 234General Chemistry I: Laboratory

1

CHEM 235General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 236General Chemistry II: Laboratory

1

CHEM 317Organic Chemistry I

3.5

CHEM 318Organic Chemistry I: Laboratory

1.5

CHEM 319Organic Chemistry II

3.5

CHEM 320Organic Chemistry II: Laboratory

1.5

MATH 224Statistics

3

PHYS 261General Physics I

4

PHYS 262General Physics II 

4

PSYCH 101General Psychology: Social and Clinical Processes

3

SOC 101Introduction to Sociology

3

Prerequisite Mathematics Courses for Science Majors (0-4 Credits)

All Science majors must take MATH 141 Precalculus (3) and receive grades of C or higher unless specifically exempted by the Department of Natural Sciences. Students not ready for Precalculus must take MATH 113 QR: Mathematics of the Physical World and MATH 113R QR: Mathematics of the Physical World—Recitation for Science Majors.

Thesis Track

An optional Thesis Track is available to Biomedical Sciences majors. Information can be found under the Biology major.

For course descriptions please refer to the appropriate section (Biology, Chemistry, etc.)