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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.

Fall Credits
BIOL 3114 Principles of Ecology or BIOL 4094 Coastal Ecology  4
BioMed Elective  6-8
Electives (as needed to reach a total of 120 hours for graduation) 3
Total Hours  13-15
Spring Credits
BIOL 4891 Seminar in Biology  1
BioMed Elective  3-4
Electives (as needed to reach a total of 120 hours for graduation) 8
Total Hours 12-15

1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2Major.Support Course Elective courses include: AHS 2013 Medical Terminology, BIOL 4064 Evolutionary Biology, CHEM 3344 Principles of Biochemistry, CHEM 3363 Metabolic Biochemistry, PE 2513 First Aid, PHIL 3103 Logic, PSY 2033 Psychology of Adjustment, PSY 3003 Abnormal Psychology, PSY 3013 Psychosocial Aspects of Death and Dying/SOC 3013 Psychosocial Aspects of Death and Dying, PSY 3053 Behavioral Neuroscience, PSY 3063 Developmental Psychology: Childhood, PSY 3163 Developmental Psychology: Adulthood, PSY 3813 Lifespan Development, PSY 4133 Psychopharmacology, SOC 4013 Drugs in Society, SOC 4053 Sociology of Health and Illness, or SOC 4183 Social Gerontology.
3See advisor for alternatives.  
4See catalog to assure pre-requisites are met. See advisor to select twelve - sixteen hours (four courses) from: BIOL 3064 Parasitology, BIOL 3803 Applied Pathophysiology, BIOL 4023 Immunology, BIOL 4033 Cell Biology, BIOL 4054 Vertebrate Histology, BIOL 4074 Molecular Genetics, BIOL 4083 Cancer Biology, BIOL 4951 Undergraduate Research in Biology-4 (limited to 4 total hours).
 At least 40 of the total hours required for graduation must be 3000-4000 level courses.