2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog
|Degree:||Bachelor of Science B.S.|
|Specialization:||UWF/USF Medical Education|
|Department:||Building 58, Room 79|
|College:||Arts and Sciences|
This B.S. in Biology is open to eligible freshmen who are admitted to the Honors Program at UWF, desire to pursue medical education, and wish to have an opportunity to receive admission to the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Students will complete a medical degree in seven or eight years, provided they continue to meet all the requirements of the program. Contact the University Honors Program for information on the Honors Medical Scholars Program for Florida State University.
There will be two program tracks: 3+4 and 4+4. In the case of the 3+4 track, the first three years of study will be done at UWF, and the fourth year will be done in residence at USF as part of the first year of medical school. Students attending the USF College of Medicine during their fourth year of matriculation may transfer a maximum of 30 sh of course work taken at the College of Medicine toward their degrees at UWF, and UWF will confer a baccalaureate degree upon successful completion of the fourth year of study. USF will confer the Doctor of Medicine Degree at the successful completion of the program. In the 4+4 track, students will complete the baccalaureate degree at UWF following the traditional model and then transfer to the College of Medicine.
Students applying for the accelerated (3+4) track will select Biology as their major. Students applying for the 4+4 track will have a range of majors for selection, including Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology.
The Honors Program will provide oversight of students’ progress in meeting Honors requirements and will coordinate overall completion of the first three years of the 3+4 track and the first four years of the 4+4 track. Students will receive advisement and schedule planning each semester from a department advisor and the Honors Program Pre-Medicine Advisor. The USF College of Medicine will provide oversight of the 4-year medical curricular component of the program.
Entry Requirements are as follows: Florida residency; SAT score of 1770 or ACT of 29; unweighted high school GPA of 3.7; admission to UWF and to the UWF Honors Program; and completion of the College of Medicine Application. Additional requirement includes 40 hours of clinical experience.
The UWF Honors Program Requirements, including General Requirements for both tracks:
In addition to the general studies requirements listed on this page, students must satisfy all additional University requirements, including the Gordon Rule, multicultural, and foreign language requirements. With appropriate planning and coordination with an academic advisor, students may satisfy some of the general University requirements through the General Studies curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "Graduation and General Degree Requirements" section of this catalog.
General Studies Curriculum:
|Total Semester Hours:||36-37|
The courses below are recommended for completion of the General Studies requirements.
|Western Survey I: Greek to Renaissance|
or ARH 2051
|Western Survey II: Baroque to Contemporary|
|Contemporary Values and Expressions||3|
|Basic Communication Skills|
|Great Books I|
|Elements of Statistics|
|Analytic Geometry and Calculus I|
|General Botany (+Lab)|
|General Zoology (+Lab)|
State mandated common prerequisites must be completed prior to graduation, but are not required for admission to the program. See the Common Prerequisite Manual for course substitutions from Florida colleges and universities.
|BOT 2010+L||General Botany (+Lab) *||4|
|BSC 1085+L||Anatomy and Physiology I (+Lab) *||4|
|BSC 1086+L||Anatomy and Physiology II (+Lab) *||4|
|MAC 2311||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I *||4|
|MAC 2312||Analytic Geometry and Calculus II *||4|
|CHM 2045+L||General Chemistry I (+Lab) *||4|
|CHM 2046+L||General Chemistry II (+Lab) *||4|
|CHM 2210+L||Organic Chemistry I (+Lab) *||4|
|CHM 2211||Organic Chemistry II *||3|
|PCB 2131||Cell Biology *||3|
|PHY 2053+L||General Physics I (+Lab) *||4|
|PHY 2054+L||General Physics II (+Lab) *||4|
|STA 2023||Elements of Statistics *||3|
|ZOO 1010+L||General Zoology (+Lab) *||4|
Indicates common prerequisites which can be used to satisfy General Studies requirements.
|BCH 3033+L||Biochemistry I (+Lab)||4|
|MCB 3020+L||Microbiology (+Lab)||4|
|PCB 3063+L||Genetics (+Lab)||4|
|The following courses are completed at USF (min. of 30 hours will transfer back to UWF)||30|
|The Profession of Medicine (4 sh)|
|Molecular, Cellular and Genetic Basis of Medicine (7 sh)|
|Medical Ethics and Humanities (2 sh)|
|Human Anatomy (10 sh)|
|Physiology (4 sh)|
|Imaging for Anatomy (1 sh)|
|Longitudinal Clinical Experience I (5 sh)|
|Colloquium (1 sh)|
|Physical Diagnosis (4 sh)|
|Medical Neuroscience (4 sh)|
|Behavioral Medicine (3 sh)|
|IDH 403X||Honors Seminar/Biomedical Ethics||3|
|IDH 403X||Honors Seminar||3|
|IDH 4915||Honors Research Project||3|
|IDH 4970||Honors Thesis||3|
|Upper division electives consist of 6 hours of Honors Electives.||6|