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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Biomedical Sciences - Major


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This program is designed to meet the growing demand for bachelor-level scientists in healthcare, industry, government, and academia, as well as to provide a flexible, customizable foundation for students planning to pursue graduate study health professional degrees. Opportunities for students majoring in biomedical sciences are numerous and include graduate study in the health and life sciences (for example in public health, forensics, nutrition, healthcare administration, or genetic counseling) or enrollment in health professional schools (such as medical, veterinary, dental, pharmacy, physician assistant, chiropractic, optometry, or podiatry programs, among others). Additional career paths may include clinical, biological, chemical or forensic science technician or technologist or pharmaceutical or medical sales.

The B.S. in Biomedical Sciences is interdisciplinary in nature, built upon a strong biology, chemistry, physics, and math core. The program offers four defined career tracks (Pre-medicine/Veterinary/Dental, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physician Assistant and Science Business) as well as a “flexible” career tracks that will allow students (in consultation with their advisors) to tailor a course of study to their specific interests and career aspirations.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Explain biomedical concepts at all levels of life organization;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and technical competency in current biomedical sciences laboratory techniques;
  • Demonstrate ethical reasoning with respect to current issues in the biomedical sciences;
  • Communicate scientific information through both oral and written forms to scientific and lay audiences.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Laboratory Safety Requirement


Biology Requirements


Social Sciences Requirements


Seminar Requirements


Complete the following course sequence:

Career Track Options & Requirements


All Biomedical Sciences majors must complete one of the following career tracks:

Pre-Medicine/Veterinary/Dental Career Track (requires an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher)

Pre-Pharmacy Career Track

Pre-Physician Assistant Career Track

Science Business Career Track

Custom Career Track

  • In consultation with their advisor, students can design an individualized career track that includes five upper level BIO, CHM, or CLS courses, with labs (if available).
  • Students interested in chiropractic, optometry, podiatry, or other health care related areas should consult with their advisor regarding course selection.

Sample Program for the Biomedical Sciences Major


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition   3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
First Year Seminar (FYS) PEQ (1) 3 Health & Wellness Course 0
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 SCI 120 Introduction to Scientific Communication   2
SCI 090 Laboratory Safety Workshop I   0 MTH.Q 113 Calculus I  PEQ (3) 3
BIO.Q 103 Biological Systems I  PEQ (2) 3 BIO 104 Biological Systems II   3
BIO.Q 103L Biological Systems I Lab   1 BIO 104L Biological Systems Lab II   1
CHM.Q 140 General Chemistry: Molecules, Matter And Mayhem   3 CHM 225 Analytical Chemistry   3
CHM.Q 140L General Chemistry: Molecules, Matter and Mayhem Lab   1 CHM 226L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory   1
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
PEQ (4) & (5) & (6) 9 PEQ (7) & (8) 6
BIO 105 Biological Systems III   3 CHM 252 Organic Chemistry II   3
CHM 251 Organic Chemistry I   3 CHM 254L Organic Chemistry Laboratory II   1
CHM 253L Organic Chemistry Laboratory I   1 BIO 210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I  * 3
    BIO 210L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I  * 1
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 14
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 & 2 6 Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3
PHY.Q 207 Introductory Physics I   3 CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
PHY.Q 203L General Physics Laboratory I   1 PHY 208 PII Introductory Physics II   3
BIO 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology II  * 3 PHY 204L PII General Physics Lab II   1
BIO 211L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II  * 1 BIO/CHM/CLS XXX Career Track Course 3
SCI 091 Laboratory Safety Workshop II   0 BIO/CHM/CLS XXX Career Track Lab 1
    RES 391 PII Biomedical Ethics   3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 14 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 14
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
BIO/CHM/CLS XXX Career Track 3 BIO/CHM/CLS XXX Career Track 3
BIO/CHM/CLS XXX Career Track Lab 1 BIO/CHM/CLS XXX Career Track Lab 1
BIO/CHM/CLS XXX Career Track 3 BIO/CHM/CLS XXX Career Track 3
BIO/CHM/CLS XXX Career Track Lab 1 BIO/CHM/CLS XXX Career Track Lab 1
COMM 207 Oral Communication   3 Two Liberal Arts Electives 6
MTH 208 PII Statistics for Scientists   3 SCI 420 Advanced Scientific Communication   2
SCI 250 Introduction to Science Research  (recommended) 1    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
TOTAL CREDITS: 121
Note - career track courses must be taken with co-requisite labs (if offered). At least two courses must include labs.
*BIO 336 /BIO 336L  and BIO 337 /BIO 337L  are recommended for students in the Pre-Medicine/Veterinary/Dental Career Track

 

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