Catalog 2010-2012

Biology: Biomedical Emphasis

The B.A. Biology Major: Biomedical Emphasis requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

This major offers basic preparation to students for allopathic, osteopathic, chiropractic, pharmacy, physical therapy, dental, veterinary, optometric, podiatric and other health-related programs. In addition, it prepares students for graduate study in biomedical sciences, e.g., pharmacology, toxicology, pathology, physiology, cellular biology, and related areas. Students should seek advice and information early in their programs so that individual goals and specific additional requirements of some graduate and professional programs can be considered in curricular planning.

 

Required*:

  Introductory track: 840:051; 840:052; 840:100**; 840:140**.....15 hours

  Anatomy group: select one option from following list - 840:106, 840:146##, 840:172.....4 hours

  Physiology group: select one option from following list - 840:114 and 840:115; 840:122; 840:137 and 840:138.....4 hours

  Cellular group: select one option from following list - 840:128, 840:146##, 840:150.....4 hours

Cognate courses:

  Mathematics: 800:046 or 800:060 or 800:044 and 800:056.....4-5 hours

  Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:044 and 860:048***; 860:120; 860:121; 860:123.....16 hours

  Physics: 880:054; 880:056.....8 hours

Electives selected from the following (consult with advisor):.....2-3 hours

  Biology: 840:102, 840:106, 840:114 and 840:115, 840:119, 840:122, 840:128, 840:131, 840:137 and 840:138, 840:142, 840:144, 840:146, 840:147, 840:150, 840:151,
  840:152, 840:153, 840:157, 840:160, 840:164, 840:168, 840:170, 840:172, 840:190.

  Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:154.      

58 hours

 

*At least 7-8 hours of biology credit must be 100g/4000-level.

**840:100 and 840:140 are not required as prerequisites for 100/3000/4000-level courses.

***Students with excellent preparation in chemistry may substitute 860:070 plus 3 additional credit hours of biology electives for 860:044 and 860:048.

## 840:146 cannot satisfy both requirements.