Biomedical Science / Bachelor of Arts

Total Credit Hours: 128

Major Credit Hours: 60

 

 

This degree is intended for students who already hold a bachelor’s degree but lack some of the prerequisite coursework required of Professional Schools and their respective entrance exams. Students should work with their academic advisor to determine which courses are necessary for the specific health profession/career interest. The usual course prerequisites apply as stipulated in the catalog. All laboratories associated with lecture courses will be required. Students must achieve a grade of "C-" or better in each of the following courses before they can advance to the next course in the sequence: BIOL 11000 General Biology 1, BIOL 11500 General Biology 2, and BIOL 22000 Genetics. Any grade less than “C-" requires the student to repeat the class or petition for an exemption. Students may receive the exemption only once. Biology majors may take a Biology class only two times. If a student has not achieved a minimum of a “C-" after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class. Students are allowed to repeat no more than two courses in the program to satisfy the minimum grade requirement.

 

Degree Requirements

Program: BA-BIOM-1

IV. Mission Requirements


Choose three courses from the following with at least one Theology:
SOCI-29000Diversity and Social Justice

3

-Theology Elective 10000 level

3

-Theology Elective 20000 level

3

-Action and Values

3

II. Electives (35)

Elective credits can come from any major level courses in the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) in addition to coursework in Calculus (Calculus 1, 2, and/or 3).  As prerequisite coursework can vary for each health profession, no specific set of courses will be required.  Students must complete at Lewis at least 2 courses (6 – 8 credits) in upper-division coursework from among the following. Common courses that will most likely be part of many students’ course loads include: 

BIOL-22400General Microbiology

4

BIOL-22600General Microbiology Lab

1

BIOL-32000Biostatistics

3

BIOL-33500Advanced Clinical Physiology

3

BIOL-33600Case Studies in Human Physiology

1

BIOL-35500Molecular Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates

3

BIOL-35600Molecular Biochemistry Lab

1

BIOL-35700Nutritional Biochemistry with Clinical Correlates

3

BIOL-40600Molecular Cell Biology

4

BIOL-42200Human Anatomy

3

BIOL-42300Functional Human Anatomy Lab

1

BIOL-42500Medical Microbiology

3

BIOL-42600Immunology

3

BIOL-47900Pharmacology

2

CHEM-11000General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-11100General Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHEM-11500General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-11600General Chemistry 2 Lab

1

CHEM-22000Organic Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-22100Organic Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHEM-22500Organic Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-22600Organic Chemistry 2 Lab

1

MATH-20400Calculus for the Life Sciences

4

-OR

MATH-20900Calculus 1

4

-OR

-higher-level calculus course

PHYS-20000College Physics 1

4

PHYS-20100College Physics 1 Lab

1

PHYS-20500College Physics 2

4

PHYS-20600College Physics 2 Lab

1

I. Core Courses (16)

BIOL-11000General Biology 1

4

BIOL-11100General Biology 1 Lab

1

BIOL-11500General Biology 2

4

BIOL-11600General Biology 2 Lab

1

BIOL-38500Biology Journal Club

1

BIOL-43500Ethics: Scientific Principles and Practices

3

BIOL-49600Biology Senior Thesis

2

III. Advanced Writing Requirement

The advanced writing component of the General Education curriculum will be satisfied by successful completion of the following:

BIOL-38500Biology Journal Club

1

BIOL-49600Biology Senior Thesis

2