Biomedical Sciences Major (BMS)

The Biomedical Sciences major is an interdisciplinary program designed for students specifically wishing to pursue a career in the health sciences. The curriculum provides students with the foundation required for admission to and success in a variety of graduate programs (physiology, neuroscience, immunology, human genetics, etc.) or professional schools (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, nursing, etc.). After completing a common core of classes, students specialize in a specific area of interest through upper-level courses in biology and/or chemistry.

Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate:

  • an understanding of the place biomedical science holds in society and preparedness to successfully pursue a career path;  
  • an understanding of the scientific method, including construction of hypotheses, data collection and analysis, and the formulation of conclusions;
  • an understanding of the basic concepts of biomedical science, including biological molecules, the cell as a functioning structure, mechanisms of inheritance, and an understanding of general, organic, and biochemistry;
  • an ability to understand and critique primary scientific literature and communicate effectively to peers in written and verbal form.
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Program Contact: Professor Tracy Livingston
No minor required.
Core Courses37 hours
Required Course Selections7 hours
4 hours
3 hours
Elective Courses15 hours
Total60

Required Course Selections

Sub-Total Credit Hour(s)
7

Group 1

Select one of the following:

Item #
Title
Credit Hour(s)
Sub-Total Credit Hour(s)
4

Group 2

Select one of the following:

Item #
Title
Credit Hour(s)
Sub-Total Credit Hour(s)
3

Elective Courses

Select fifteen additional credit hours among 300–400 level courses in Biology or Chemistry.

Sub-Total Credit Hour(s)
15
Total credits:
60