Biomedical Science Integrative Health Science Concentration

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Biomedical Science
Integrative Health Science Concentration

Undergraduate Program

The Integrative Health Science concentration offers courses in nutrition, kinesiology, naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine and other healing disciplines in addition to basic science courses related to biomedical science. Students will learn to examine each person as a unique biological entity in order to understand the underlying root causes of illness while striving for an optimum state of physical, emotional and spiritual health and wellness.

Career Paths

Jobs directly after BioMed degree with an Integrative Health Science concentration may include:

  • Health promotion and health coaching

  • Bioinformatics

  • Health policy development

  • Public health

  • Kinesiology

  • Writer/editor for scientific and technical publications

  • Nutraceutical industry research/development/sales

  • Product development and testing

  • Medical manufacturing

  • Environmental scientist

After receiving the BS degree in BMS with an Integrative Health concentration, students may also pursue advanced degrees in:

  • Naturopathic, allopathic or osteopathic medicine

  • Chiropractic medicine

  • Traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture

  • Ayurvedic medicine

  • Herbal medicine

  • Homeopathy

  • Nutritional sciences

  • Master or doctorate level degree in any of the biomedical sciences

  • Nursing

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
BMS 145 Healing Traditions Around the Word 3
BMS 142 Chinese Medicine Theories and Principles II 3
BMS 141 Chinese Medicine Theories and Principles I 3
BMS 335 L Kinesiology and Physical Fitness Lab 1
BMS 335 Kinesiology and Physical Fitness 3
BMS 233 Introduction to Naturopathy 3
BMS 132 Nutrition, Health and Wellness 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