Biomedical Sciences Minor

Program Description

The Biomedical Science Minor is designed for students majoring in a variety of disciplines at the University who wish to expand their exposure to coursework in the Biological Sciences. Courses will enhance knowledge in the biomedical sciences, and offers several options for elective coursework to allow students to personalize their experience to best suit professional goals. This minor is ideal for students pursuing professional programs in medicine, dentistry, or healthcare, that are not majoring in the biological sciences.


Biomedical Science Minor Requirements

23-28 credits

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 2320
BIOL 2325
Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Lab
5
BIOL 2420
BIOL 2425
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4

Biology Minor Electives

Complete two courses/course sets (4-9 credits)

BIOL 2060
BIOL 2065
Principles of Microbiology
and Principles of Microbiology Lab
4
BIOL 3030
BIOL 2035
Principles of Genetics
and Principles of Genetics Laboratory
5
BIOL 3010Evolution3
BIOL 3100Bioethics3
BIOL 3700Advanced Medical Terminology2
BIOL 3230RCadaver Practicum2
BIOL 4400Pathophysiology3

Completion Requirements

  • Complete all courses that fulfill requirements in the minor with a grade C or higher.

Notes:

 An academic minor is an attribute of a baccalaureate degree, not an entity by itself, and can only be awarded at the same time a student graduates with a bachelor’s degree.  Students must declare a minor prior to submitting a graduation application.  A minor may not be added to a previously awarded degree.  Students must complete the minor requirements prior to or concurrent with completion of their bachelor’s degree requirements.  Minors are not available with associate’s degrees.

Students may not declare a minor that is in the same discipline as their major.  Example:  English majors cannot declare any English minor.  

Integrated Studies majors may not have an academic minor in the same discipline as either of their two declared emphases.  Example:  An Integrated Studies major with emphases in English and Spanish cannot receive a minor in either English or Spanish.