Biology - Biomedical Science Emphasis, BS

  

Program Description

This B.S. Biology emphasis is designed for students interested in graduate school and seeking a career in research or academia. Students can cater their studies in this degree in multiple areas including, molecular, biochemical, physiological, evolutionary and organismal biology. It is also the best option for students looking to apply to Veterinary school.


Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Biology Core Requirements
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I (LS)
and Principles of Biology I Lab (LAB)
5
BIOL 1620
BIOL 1625
Principles of Biology II
and Principles of Biology II Lab
5
BIOL 3010Evolution3
BIOL 3030
BIOL 2035
Principles of Genetics
and Principles of Genetics Laboratory
5
BIOL 3040General Ecology3
Other Degree Requirements
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I (PS)
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (LAB)
5
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
5
CHEM 2310
CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 2320
CHEM 2325
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
5
CHEM 3510
CHEM 3515
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Lab
4
Complete one (1) of the following series of courses:
PHYS 2010
PHYS 2015
PHYS 2020
PHYS 2025
College Physics I (PS)
and College Physics I Lab (LAB)
and College Physics II
and College Physics II Lab
10
or PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists Engineers I (PS)
and Physics/Scientists Engineers I Lab (LAB)
and Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
Additional Biology Requirements
BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
BIOL 3420Advanced Human Physiology3
MATH 3060Statistics for Scientists3
BIOL 3155Scientific Method and Experimental Design1
BIOL 3450
BIOL 3455
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
4
or BIOL 3550
BIOL 3555
Eukaryotic Cell Biology
and Eukaryotic Cell Biology Lab
BIOL 4910Senior Seminar1
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Complete one (1) psychology courses from among the following
Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
Health Psychology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biology Electives
Complete 15 credits from the following recommended courses or from any upper-division BIOL course not already used to fulfill a requirement.
Advanced Utah Health Scholars Students (Prerequisite: HLOC 2000 )
Bioethics
Scientific Writing
Science Communication
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Lab
Cadaver Practicum
Cancer Biology
Developmental Biology
Biology of Infectious Disease
Introduction to Immunology
Molecular Biology
and Molecular Biology Laboratory
General Entomology
Senior Thesis
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Lab
Biochemistry II
and Biochemistry II Lab
Calculus I (MA)

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Grade C or higher required (not C-) in each Program Requirement, Core Discipline Requirement, and Biology Elective Requirement course.
  6. Maximum 6 total credits of BIOL 4810R, and/or BIOL 4890R, and/or BIOL 4930R may be used toward Biology requirements.

Graduation Plan - MATH 1060

1st Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
SSC 10102BIOL 1620
BIOL 1625
5
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615 (linkurl^/programs/generaleducation/#gerequirementstext^ meets General Education (Life Sciences and Lab Science))
5CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
5
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215 (linkurl^/programs/generaleducation/#gerequirementstext^ meets General Education (Physical Sciences))
5MATH 10603
ENGL 10103 
 15 13
2nd Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
BIOL 3030
BIOL 2035
5BIOL 30103
CHEM 2310
CHEM 2315
5CHEM 2320
CHEM 2325
5
ENGL 20103PSY 1010 (linkurl^/programs/generaleducation/#gerequirementstext^ meets General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences))3
General Education (American Institutions)3General Education (Fine Arts)3
 16 14
3rd Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
CHEM 3510
CHEM 3515
4BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
5
PHYS 2010
PHYS 2015
5PHYS 2020
PHYS 2025
5
BIOL 3450
BIOL 3455
4BIOL 30403
General Education (Exploration)3BIOL Upper Division Elective3
 16 16
4th Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
BIOL 34203BIOL 49101
BIOL 31551Psychology Requirement3
MATH 30603BIOL Upper Division Electives4
BIOL Upper Division Electives6General Education (Literature/Humanities)3
General Elective3General Elective3
 16 14
Total Hours 120

Graduation Plan - MATH 1010

1st Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
5ENGL 20103
ENGL 10103BIOL 1620
BIOL 1625
5
MATH 10104MATH 10504
General Education (Fine Arts)3PSY 10103
 15 15
2nd Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
5CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
5
MATH 10603BIOL 30103
BIOL 3030
BIOL 2035
5General Education (American Institutions)3
General Elective3Psychology Elective3
 16 14
3rd Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
CHEM 2310
CHEM 2315
5CHEM 2320
CHEM 2325
5
PHYS 2010
PHYS 2015
5PHYS 2020
PHYS 2025
5
BIOL 3550
BIOL 3555
4BIOL 2320
BIOL 2325
5
 14 15
4th Year
Fall SemesterHoursSpring SemesterHours
CHEM 3510
CHEM 3515
4BIOL 49101
BIOL 34203MATH 30603
Biology Upper Division Elective5BIOL 31551
BIOL 30403Upper Division BIOL Elective4
 Upper Division BIOL Elective4
 General Education (Literature/Humanities)3
 15 16
Total Hours 120

Biomedical Science Program Learning Outcomes:

At the successful conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Outline the foundational concepts of biology including cellular, organismic, ecological, and evolutionary biology.
  2. Evaluate hypotheses, design research, test hypotheses, conduct data analysis, and draw conclusions on biology related problems.
  3. Integrate knowledge of scientific literacy in oral and written assignments when communicating biological topics.
  4. Evaluate information to discriminate between science and non-science.
  5. Develop an understanding of why science is an integral activity for addressing social and environmental problems.