Biomedical Sciences: B.S. Biomedical Sciences
Public Health Microbiology Submajor

Curriculum (128 Credits)


For descriptions of undergraduate courses, see the Undergraduate Catalog.

Freshman Year | Sophomore Year | Junior Year | Senior Year


FRESHMAN YEAR - Semester I
Course Number Course Name Credits
CHEM 102 General Chemistry* 5
BIO SCI 202 Anatomy & Physiology I* 4
HS 101 Intro to Health & Disease 2
HS 222 Language of Medicine 3
Total: 14


FRESHMAN YEAR - Semester II
Course Number Course Name Credits
CHEM 104 Gen Chemistry &Qual* 5
BIO SCI 203 Anatomy & Physiology II* 4
HS 224 Intro to Microcomputers 3
Electives   3
Total: 15


SOPHOMORE YEAR - Semester I
Course Number Course Name Credits
BIO SCI 325 Genetics* 3
BMS 301-303 Human Pathophysiology* 3
CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry Lec* 3
CHEM 342 Organic Chemistry Lab* 2
BMS 205 Intro to Diag Medicine 3
Total: 14


SOPHOMORE YEAR - Semester II
Course Number Course Name Credits
KIN 270 Statistics in Health Professions 3
BMS 304-305 Human Pathophysiology* 2
BMS 245 Client Diversity in Health Science 3
BMS 201 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 3
CHEM 221 Quantitative Analysis 4
Total: 15


JUNIOR YEAR - Semester I
Course Number Course Name Credits
BIO SCI 383 General Microbiology* 4
CHEM 501 Biochemistry* 3
BMS 427 Clin Immunology* 3
BMS 428 Clin Immunology Lab* 1
HCA 212 Drugs Used & Abused 3
Total: 14


JUNIOR YEAR - Semester II
Course Number Course Name Credits
BMS 534 Med Microbiology 2
BMS 535 Med Microbiology Lab 2
BMS 560 Molecular Diagnostics 2
BMS 561 Molecular Diagnostics Lab 1
HCA 307 Epidemiology for Health Science 3
HS 311 Law for Health Care Consumers 3
Electives   3
Total: 16


SENIOR YEAR - Summer Session
Course Number Course Name Credits
BMS 536 Applied Clinical Microbiology 3
BMS 537 Med Parasit/Mycology 2
Electives*   5
Total: 10


SENIOR YEAR - Semester I
Course Number Course Name Credits
BMS 539 Public Health Microbiology 2
BMS 540 Public Health Microbiology Lab 1
BMS 555 Toxicology & TDM 1
BMS 599 Independent Study 2
(BMS 547) (Clinical Lab Diagnosis Immunology & Microbiology)  
BIO SCI 350 Human Parasitology 3
BIO SCI 405 General Virology 3
Electives   3
Total: 15


SENIOR YEAR - Semester II
Course Number Course Name Credits
BMS 531 Adv. Lectures in CLS 2
BMS 538 Adv. Clin Micro. Practicum 3
BMS 548 Clinical Lab Practice 5
BMS 549 Professional Dev. In CLS 2
Electives   3
Total: 15

Notes:
# Strongly recommended, not required.
*Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.500 in these required science courses.

Electives must be used to satisfy the GER distribution requirement of

  • Fine arts - 3 crs.
  • Humanities - 6 crs.
  • Social Science and Cultural Diversity - 6 crs.

The following is a list of CHS courses not required in your curriculum. We invite you to consider these when choosing courses to satisfy free electives or GER requirements.
Course Number Course Title GER Designation Credits
BMS 101 Intro to Clinical Lab Sciences   2
BMS 205 Intro to Diagnostic Medicine Natural Science 3
BMS 260 Intro Complementary & Alternative Med Social Science 3
THERREC 103 Intro to Leisure Humanities 3
HS 105 Survey of the Health Professions Social Science 3
BMS 610 Pharmacology   3

Additional recommended electives:

  • BIOL SCI 536 Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology - 2cr
  • BIOL SCI 663 Lab Techniques in Molecular Biology - 4cr
  • BIOL SCI 667 Adv. Lab Techniques in Microbial, Molecular, and Cellular Biology - 3 cr