Biomedical Sciences Curriculum

The hallmark of our BS in Biomedical Sciences program is the flexibility of the curriculum. You will have exposure to numerous scientific disciplines while also delving into humanities and social sciences. You will also be encouraged to take advantage of the many research opportunities available.

The following is a typical curriculum for biomedical sciences students entering University of the Sciences in Fall 2015; other students should refer to their academic advisor for their curricula.

First Year

Biomedical Sciences Orientation
General Biology I, II or Introductory Biology I, II
General Chemistry I, II
General Chemistry Lab I, II
Precalculus, General Calculus
Writing and Rhetoric I, II
Introduction to Health and Medical Professions
Physical Education I, II

Second Year

Organic Chemistry I, II
Organic Chemistry Lab I, II
Physics**
General Education Communication Requirement
Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirements
Social Science Discipline Requirements
Biological Sciences Colloquium
Free Elective

Third Year

Anatomy and Physiology Sequence*
Clinical Biology Course
Humanities Discipline Requirements
Basics of Microbiology or Microbiology
Introduction to Biostatistics
Survey of Biochemistry or Molecular Structure in Biochemistry or Biochemistry
Biological Sciences electives

Fourth Year

Biological Sciences Seminar I, II
Genetics
Human Physiology
Biological Sciences Electives
Electives
Science Electives

Potential Tracks of Specialization

Students have the freedom to shape customized degree tracks based on their interests. Possible tracks and electives and course choices could include:

Neuroscience
Anatomy and Physiology I and II
Biology of Aging
Neuroscience
Neuropsychology
Immunobiology
Cell Biology
Neuromuscular Physiology (graduate level)
Clinical Science
Hematology
Human Parasitology
Anatomy and Physiology I and II
Advanced Microbiology
Clinical Microbiology
Clinical Immunology
Virology
Infection and Immunity
Cell Biology
Plant Science
Plant Diversity and Morphology
Economic Botany
Toxic Natural Products
Plant Physiology
Pharmacognosy
Ethnobotany
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
Chemotaxonomy (graduate level)
Plant Biochemistry (graduate level)
Biotechnology
Advanced Microbiology
Virology
Microbial Physiology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology Laboratory
Biotechnology
Biotechnology Laboratory

The wide variety of electives allows you to construct a course of study that best suits your career goals:

Science Electives
Animal Diversity and Morphology
Basic Nutrition
Plant Diversity and Morphology
Economic Botany
Evolutionary Biology
Intro to Environmental Science
Intro to Environmental Science Lab
Comparative Animal Physiology
Ethical Issues in Biological Sciences
Toxic Natural Products
Biology of Aging
Plant Physiology
Pharmacognosy
Advanced Microbiology
Applied Microbiology
Aquatic Biology
Environmental Microbiology
Independent Study in Biological Sciences
Biology Internship
Principles of Forensic Pathology
Neuroscience
Neuropsychology
Virology
Microbial Physiology
Infection and Immunity
Immunobiology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology Lab
Special Topics in Biology
Directed Research in Biological Sciences
Molecular Structure in Biochemistry
Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
Intermediate Metabolic Biochemistry
Biochemistry
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Analytical Chemistry
Clinical Biology Courses
Hematology
Human Parasitology
Clinical Microbiology
Clinical Immunology
Principles and Applications of Immunology
*Anatomy and Physiology Sequences
Human Structure and Function I, II with optional Laboratory
Anatomy and Physiology I, II with optional Laboratory
Functional Human Anatomy and Histology and Human Physiology
**Physics Sequences
Introductory Physics I, II
Physics I, II
Survey of Physics
Elements of Physics

Additional general education courses will be required as part of the program.

For detailed course descriptions and other information about the curriculum, see the University Catalog.

University Catalog
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