Biomedical Science General Science Concentration

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Biomedical Science General Science Concentration

Undergraduate Program

The General Science concentration includes additional courses in biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, physics and neuroscience. It offers a balanced approach to basic, applied and clinical science in healthcare and prepares students for a wide range of advanced studies, including graduate research, medical school, dental school, veterinary school, pharmacy school and other health-related professional schools.

Career Paths

Jobs directly after BioMed degree with a General Science concentration may include:

  • Biotechnologist

  • Healthcare positions in

    • Clinical Biochemistry

    • Genomics

    • Hematology

    • Microbiology

    • Immunology

  • Writer/Editor for scientific and technical publications

  • Medical sales representative

  • Food and drug analyst​

After receiving the BS degree in BMS, a student may also pursue advanced degrees in:

  • Medicine

  • Dentistry

  • Masters or Doctorate in basic science research in any biomedical field

  • Physician assistant programs

  • Epidemiology

  • Pharmacy

  • Physical therapy

  • Veterinary medicine

  • Nursing

  • Occupational therapy

  • Exercise physiology

How to Apply

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Curriculum 

The BS in Biomedical Science is a 125-semester credit curriculum with three major components: major requirements (75 credits, including 56 credits of the major core courses and 19 credits of the concentration courses), core general education courses (41 credits), and free electives (9 credits).

Major Core Courses (56 credits)
      • Biology (14 credits)

      • Chemistry  (16 credits)

      • Human Body and Health Science (11 credits)

      • BMS Professionalism and Research (15 credits)

Course Code Course Title Credit(s)
BMS 452 Biomedical Science Practicum II 4
BMS 451 Biomedical Science Practicum I 4
BMS 346 Biomedical Science Literature 3
BMS 243 Biostatistics 3
BMS 101 Introduction to Biomedical Science 1
BSC 212 L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
BSC 212 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BMS 231 Public Health & Epidemiology 3
BSC 211 L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
BSC 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
CHM 212 L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
CHM 212 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 211 L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
CHM 211 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 102 L General Chemistry II Lab 1
CHM 102 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 101 L General Chemistry I L 1
CHM 101 General Chemistry I 3
BSC 221 Genetics & Biotechnology 3
BSC 215 Cell & Molecular Biology 3
BSC 102 L General Biology II Lab 1
BSC 102 General Biology II 3
BSC 101 L General Biology I Lab 1
BSC 101 General Biology I 3
Major Courses for Concentration in General Science (19 credits) 
Code Title Credit
BSC 335 Introduction to Immunology 3
BSC 333 L Introduction to Microbiology Lab 1
BSC 333 Introduction to Microbiology 3
BSC 331 Introduction to Neuroscience 3
BSC 321 Biochemistry 3
PHY 102 General Physics II 3
PHY 101 General Physics I 3

General Education Core (41 Credits)

The College requires that all undergraduate students, regardless of major, complete core general education courses in nine distributions. Students in the Biomedical Science program can meet the Nature Science distribution requirement through their major courses. As a result, the BMS program requires 41 general education credits from the Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) program.

Free Electives (9 credits)

Students are free to choose 9 credits from the following Biomedical Science elective courses or any other college level courses offered by the College.

Elective Courses for Biomedical Science 
Code Cources Credit
DAS 345 Introduction to Computational Biology 3
BMS 423 Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science 3
BMS 221 Survey Research and Instrument Development 3
BMS 211 Health Behavior Theories and Models 3
BMS 131 Introduction to US Healthcare 3
BMS 105 Physical Fitness 3