2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-24 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biomedical Sciences [BMS]


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The Biological Sciences Department  offers the Biomedical Sciences interdisciplinary major which provides the knowledge base and the physical and cognitive skills to successfully pursue professional careers or graduate programs in biomedical fields.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students in the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Degree are expected to master the Biology Student Learning Outcomes in addition to the following:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of fundamental biological concepts. These key conceptual areas include: (A) cell biology, (B) genetics/molecular biology, (C) biological organization, form, and function of organisms, and (D) ecology and evolutionary biology. 
  2. Apply the process of scientific inquiry, formulation and testing of scientific hypotheses, and development of experimental protocols to address biological problems. 
  3. Apply quantitative reasoning to analyze and interpret scientific data, and to formulate appropriate conclusions. 
  4. Demonstrate understanding of contemporary biological and biomedical concepts, research results, and effective communication skills to convey their importance to a variety of readers and audiences. 
  5. Evaluate the validity of claims from an evidence-based perspective by reviewing, synthesizing, and critiquing biological and biomedical science literature. 
  6.  Apply the combined knowledge of biology, psychology, and health science to the real-world problems in health and medicine.

Biological Sciences Department Course Retake Policy

A student is only permitted to retake a BIO course once per college policy. Any exceptions require permission of the instructor and the department chair and would only be granted on the last day of preregistration. The department considers enrollment in a course past the drop/add period as a retake, even if the student withdraws from the course before receiving a grade.

B. Cognate Requirements: 22-24 credit hours


C. Biology / Biomedical Sciences Electives: 16 credit hours


 Select 16 credit hours from the following:

E. Additional Requirements for the B.S.: 45-47 credit hours


  • Composition and General Education Courses: 30 credit hours
  • Foreign Language Courses: 0-3 credit hours
  • Free Elective Courses: 12-17 credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120


Example of the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences over four years


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Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Second Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Third Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Third Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 14


Fourth Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 14


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