Department of Biological Sciences

Biology Program

Biomedical Option

The Biomedical Option is designed for students wishing to study medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, and related fields of specialization.   Thus, graduates typically apply to a medical school of some type or a graduate program such as physical therapy.  

However, while the specified curriculum is well-suited to these studies, professional schools do not specify that entering students have particular majors or options.  Graduates who complete the degree option yet do not enter a medical or graduate school program should be prepared for a variety of employment opportunities especially in biomedical or biotechnology-related laboratories. 


The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Cellular electives include:  BIOL 3054 MicrobiologyBIOL 4023 ImmunologyBIOL 4033 Cell Biology or  BIOL 4074 Molecular Genetics.
3See advisor for alternatives.  
4See catalog to assure pre-requisites are met. See advisor to select six - eight hours from:  BIOL 3054 Microbiology, BIOL 4023 Immunology, BIOL 4033 Cell BiologyBIOL 4074 Molecular GeneticsBIOL 4951-4 Undergraduate Research in BiologyCHEM 3344 Principles of BiochemistryCHEM 3363 Metabolic Biochemistry AND six - eight hours from: BIOL 3024 EmbryologyBIOL 3064 ParasitologyBIOL 3803 Applied PathophysiologyBIOL 4054 Vertebrate HistologyBIOL 4083 Cancer BiologyBIOL 4951-4 Undergraduate Research in BiologyNUR 2303 Nutrition.
 At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000-4000 level courses.
6Select from AHS 2013 Medical Terminology, PE 2513 First Aid, PHIL 3103 Logic, PSY 3063 Developmental Psychology I, SOC 4053 Sociology of Health and Illness or SOC 4183 Social Gerontology.