2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Bachelor of Science

Biological Sciences Major with Biomedical Option

Degree Core Requirements
BIOL 1115Principles of Biology Laboratory (C) 1,21
BIOL 1116Principles of Biology Laboratory (C) 1,21
BIOL 2004Genetics 33
BIOL 2134Cell Function and Differentiation 33
BIOL 2704Evolutionary Biology 2,33
BIOL 2804Ecology 2,33
CHEM 1035General Chemistry (C) 1,23
CHEM 1036General Chemistry (C) 1,23
Subtotal20
Major Requirements
BIOL 1004Biology Orientation Seminar 2,41
CHEM 1045General Chemistry Laboratory 21
CHEM 1046General Chemistry Laboratory 21
CHEM 2535Organic Chemistry 2,33
CHEM 2536Organic Chemistry 2,33
CHEM 2545Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2,31
CHEM 2546Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2,31
PHYS 2205General Physics 2,33
PHYS 2206General Physics 2,33
PHYS 2215General Physics Laboratory 2,31
PHYS 2216General Physics Laboratory 2,31
Subtotal19
Option Required Courses
BIOL 2604General Microbiology 33
BIOL 2614General Microbiology Laboratory 31-2
Subtotal4-5
Option Electives 5
1. Basic Biomedical Elective
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Histology 3,6
Molecular Biology 3
Developmental Biology 3
Evolutionary Genetics 3
Virology 3,6
Immunology 3,6
Bioinformatics Methods 3
Proteomics and Biological Mass Spectrometry 3
Cell Biology 3
Undergraduate Research (A-F) 7
Biochemistry for Biotechnology and the Life Sciences 3
2. Biomedical Systems Elective
Select two of the following:6
Human Biology: Concepts and Current Issues
Human Genetics 3
Introductory Animal Physiology 3,6
Introduction to Histology 3,6
Neurochemical Regulation 3
Virology 3,6
Immunology 3,6
Undergraduate Research (A-F) 7
Introduction to Neuroscience 3
Introduction to Neuroscience 3
Introduction to Neuroscience of Behavior 3
Physiological Psychology 3
3. Disease Systems Elective
Select two of the following:6-7
Cancer: Causes, Treatments, Costs
Medical and Veterinary Entomology 3
Introductory Parasitology 3
Infectious Disease Ecology 3
Virology 3,6
Pathogenic Bacteriology 3
Immunology 3,6
Inflammation Biology 3
Cytogenetics 3
Clinical Biology 3
Cancer Biology 3
4. Laboratory Courses 8
Select two of the following:0-7
Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 3
Medical and Veterinary Entomology Laboratory 3
Introductory Parasitology 3
Introduction to Histology 3
Immunology Laboratory 3
Pathogenic Bacteriology Lab 3
Bioinformatics Methods 3
Neuroscience Laboratory 3
Subtotal18-26
Free Electives
Select 5-14 hours5-14
Subtotal5-14
Pathways to General Education
Pathways Concept 1 - Discourse
ENGL 1105First-Year Writing (1F)3
ENGL 1106First-Year Writing (1F)3
Select 3 hours in Pathway 1a3
Pathways Concept 2 - Critical Thinking in the Humanities
Select 6 hours in Pathway 26
Pathways Concept 3 - Reasoning in the Social Sciences
Select 6 hours in Pathway 36
Pathways Concept 4 - Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
BIOL 1105Principles of Biology (C) 1,23
BIOL 1106Principles of Biology (C) 1,23
Pathways Concept 5 - Quantitative and Computational Thinking
MATH 1025Elementary Calculus (5F) 23
MATH 1026Elementary Calculus (5F) 23
STAT 3615Biological Statistics (5A) 33
Pathways Concept 6 - Critique and Practice in Design and the Arts
Select 6 hours = 3 design + 3 arts, or 6 integrated design/arts6
Pathways Concept 7 - Critical Analysis of Identity and Equity in the United States
Select 3 hours in Pathway 73
Subtotal45
Total Credits111-129
1

Only two attempts, including course withdrawals with grade of "W", are allowed for each course.

2

Acceptable substitution available (see below)

3

Some courses listed on this checksheet may have prerequisites, please consult the University Course Catalog, or check with your advisor.

4

BIOL 1004 Biology Orientation Seminar is required but will not be used to calculate in-major GPA.

5

Biomedical Option students also enrolled in the Microbiology major (no option) may count a maximum of three of the following courses as Biomedical Option electives:

Biomedical Option students also enrolled in the Microbiology Biomedical Option may count a maximum of two of the following courses as Biomedical Option electives:

6

A given elective course will count toward only one Biomedical Option Elective section. 

7

A 3-credit BIOL 4994 Undergraduate Research experience taken for grade of A-F may count either toward Biomedical elective section 1 or 2.

8

A course listed as both a Biomedical Option Elective (either section 1, 2 or 3) and listed in the laboratory section (4) may count toward both that Biomedical Option Elective section and the laboratory course requirement. 

Degree / Major Requirements  (20 Credits)
Biological Sciences Major Requirements (19 Credits)
Biomedical Option Requirements  (4-5 Credits)
Biomedical Option Electives (18-26 Credits)
Total Pathways to General Education Requirements: (45 Credits)
Total Free Electives (5-14 Credits)

Total Credits Required for Graduation (120 Credits)

Notes

Students must have an in-major and overall GPA of 2.0 to graduate.

All BIOL courses (except BIOL 1004 Biology Orientation Seminar), any course taken to fulfill Biomedical Option elective credit, and all required CHEM, MATH, PHYS and STAT courses will be used to calculate in-major GPA.

Acceptable Substitutions

Required Course: Acceptable Substitution(s)

Cross Listed Courses on this Checksheet

Satisfactory Progress Toward Degree

  1. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in BIOL 1105 Principles of Biology, BIOL 1106 Principles of Biology, BIOL 1115 Principles of Biology Laboratory, BIOL 1116 Principles of Biology Laboratory, CHEM 1035 General Chemistry, CHEM 1036 General Chemistry or equivalent upon attempting 45 credit hours (including transfer credit, advance placement or IB credit, advance standing credit, credit by examination, courses taken P/F, and courses completed with a grade of "W"). Only two attempts are allowed for each course.
  2.  Students must achieve an overall GPA of 2.0 and in-major GPA of 2.2 upon attempting 45 credit hours (including transfer credit, advanced placement or IB credit, advance standing credit, credit by examination, courses taken P/F, and courses completed with a grade of "W").
  3. All BIOL courses (except BIOL 1004 Biology Orientation Seminar), any course taken to fulfill Biological Sciences elective credit, and all required CHEM, MATH, PHYS, and STAT courses will be used to calculate in-major GPA.
  4. The following courses must be completed by the time the student has attempted 72 hours.

College of Science Foreign Language Requirement

Students who did not successfully complete at least two years of a single foreign, classical, or sign language during high school must successfully complete six semester hours of a single foreign, classical, or sign language at the college level. Courses taken to meet this requirement do not count toward the hours required for graduation. Please consult the Undergraduate Catalog for details.