This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Bachelor of Science (B.S.)|
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|College:||Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 120|
The Biomedical Sciences degree is designed to prepare students who have the goal of admission to post-graduate health professional schools. The degree is designed to fulfill the prerequisites required for students pursuing advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant, biomedical sciences, etc. Students should work with their advisor to create a 4 year plan that includes extracurricular activities and entrance examination preparation to strengthen their application portfolio.
Minimum grade of "C" or better required in all courses in the program to include all Major-Related, Electives and Common Prerequisites.
The number of students applying for post-graduate biomedical schools exceeds the number of positions available. Competition for these positions is intense. The most successful applicants are full-time students (minimum of 12 sh per semester) with a minimum cumulative GPA above 3.5, with shadowing, research and volunteer experience. Applicants to professional schools should take the specific entrance exam during their Junior year.
Prospective students need to be aware that some biology lab courses involve the use of live animals. Students may wish to seek details from course instructors before enrolling.
In addition to the General Education 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 Education curriculum. For a complete listing of general degree requirements, refer to the "Graduation and General Degree Requirements" section of this catalog.
General Education Curriculum:
|General Education Electives|
Choose an additional course from two of the three areas of Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences
Students should discuss their professional goals with their advisor before selecting general education courses. The following general education courses are recommended.
For Pharmacy School, select the following:
|PHI 2603||Ethics in Contemporary Society||3|
|SPC 2608||Basic Communication Skills||3|
|ECO 2013||Principles of Economics Macro||3|
For Medical School, select the following
|PSY 2012||General Psychology||3|
|SYG 2000||Introduction to Sociology||3|
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.
A grade of “C” or better is required in each of the Common Prerequisite courses.
|BSC 2010+L||Biology I (+Lab) *||4|
|BSC 2011+L||Biology II (+Lab)||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+L||Organic Chemistry II (+Lab)||4|
|PHY 2053+L||General Physics I (+Lab)||4|
|PHY 2054+L||General Physics II (+Lab)||4|
|MAC 2311||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I *||4|
|STA 2023||Elements of Statistics *||3|
* Common prerequisites should be used to satisfy 9 credits of Natural Sciences and 6 credits of Mathematics for General Education Course requirements.
The student must complete sufficient electives to complete 120 semester hours. Contact your advisor for specific general education courses related to your professional goals.
|BSC 2844||Biology Skills||1|
|PCB 3103+L||Cell Biology (+Lab) +||4|
|PCB 3063C||Genetics +||4|
|MCB 3020+L||Microbiology (+Lab) +||4|
|MLS 4460+L||Diagnostic Microbiology I (+Lab)||4|
|BCH 3033+L||Biochemistry I (+Lab) +||4|
|PCB 3097+L||Introduction to Human Anatomy (+Lab) +||4|
|PCB 4233+L||Immunology (+Lab) +||4|
|PCB 4524+L||Molecular Biology (+Lab) +||4|
|or MLS 4191||Molecular Diagnostics|
|PCB 4673||Principles of Evolution +||3|
|PCB 4922||Biology Seminar +||1|
|PCB 4098+L||Concepts in Human Physiology (+Lab) +||4|
|or PCB 4723||Comparative Animal Physiology|
+ indicates courses included in Major GPA.
|Choose 4-5 electives from approved list||19|
|Organic Chemistry III +|
|Physical Chemistry I +|
or CHM 3400C
|Basic Physical Chemistry|
|Analytical Chemistry (+Lab) +|
|Introduction to Polymer Science (+Lab) +|
|Inorganic Chemistry +|
|Biochemistry II +|
|Concepts in Human Physiology (+Lab) + Requires lab|
or PCB 4723
|Comparative Animal Physiology|
|Medicinal Botany +|
|Medical Microbiology (+Lab) +|
|Epidemiology of Infectious Disease +|
|Clinical Chemistry I (+Lab) +|
|Clinical Chemistry II (+Lab) +|
|Drugs in Society +|
|Medical Terminology +|
|Clinical Experience in Health Care +|
|Clinical Immunology +|
|Developmental Biology (+Lab) +|
|Hematology I (+Lab) +|
|Bioinformatics and Data Science +|
|Pharmacology for Health Professionals|
|Exercise Physiology (+Lab) +|
|Biomechanical Basis of Movement +|
|Sport Nutrition and Weight Control +|
|Exercise Testing and Prescription +|
The formal process of applying for admission to professional schools begins in the late spring of the calendar year prior to the anticipated enrollment. Admission tests are specific to the discipline. The student takes the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT); the Dental Aptitude Test (DAT); the Graduate Record Examination (GRE); the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) or other pre-professional examination. It is necessary to have completed almost all prerequisite courses for professional school admission by that time. The examinations may be taken at other times, but the decision should be discussed with an advisor.
Applications are made to the specific application services, such as AMCAS (Medical School), AACOMAS (Osteopathic School), AADSAS (Dental School), PHARMCAS (Pharmacy School) and CASPA (Physician Assistant School).
Students pursuing professional graduate schools must achieve certain milestones and meet specific deadlines during their university career. Members of the Health Advisory Committee are available to meet with students to discuss career goals and the application process. The Committee provides interviews and committee recommendation letters to qualified applicants.
Medical School applicants should contact:
Peter Cavnar, PhD, Health Advisory Committee
Assistant Professor, Biology
(850) 474.2306 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dental School applicants should contact:
Kristina Behan, PhD, Health Advisory Committee
Professor/Director, Clinical Lab Sciences
(850) 474.3060 email@example.com
Pharmacy School and Post-baccalaureate Medical School applicants should contact:
Lauren Greska, Health Sciences Advisor
(850) 474-3215 firstname.lastname@example.org