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The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers a minor in Biomedical Sciences, which provides students with a fundamental knowledge of the theories, principles and advances in these basic sciences. Completing this area of concentration may help students qualify for employment in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; the medical diagnostics industry; university-based biomedical research; and city, state and federal health/research laboratories or to continue their education in graduate/professional school. This concentration helps students develop critical thinking skills and understand and utilize modern research laboratory technologies.

Biomedical Sciences Minor Curriculum

The BMS minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits, all with a grade of C or better. At least two courses must be lab-based. No more than two classes may be transferred in from other institutions. The same course cannot count toward both a minor in Microbiology and Immunology and a minor in Biomedical Sciences.

Graduate courses may count for the BMS minor with permission from the department chair.

Laboratory Courses
BMS 213
213L
Microbiology and Pathology
and Microbiology and Pathology Lab
4
or BMS 370
370L
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
BMS 300
300L
The Physiology of Human Performance I
and The Physiology of Human Performance I Lab
4
BMS 301
301L
Physiology of Human Performance II
and Physiology of Human Performance II Lab
4
BMS 332Histology and Lab4
BMS 372
372L
Pathogenic Microbiology
and Pathogenic Microbiology Lab
4
BMS 373
373L
Mycology
and Mycology Lab
4
BMS 375
375L
Immunology
and Immunology Lab
4
or BMS 522
522L
Immunology
and Immunology Lab
BMS 472Biotechnology4
Lecture Courses
BMS 200Biomedical Basis and Experience of Human Aging3
BMS 221Physiology and Effects of Obesity in Society3
BMS 276Drug Development3
BMS 278Research and Technology3
BMS 299Biomedical Sciences Journal Club1
BMS 304Biological Chemistry3
BMS 310Neuroanatomy3
BMS 318Pathophysiology3
BMS 319Public Health: Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases3
BMS 320Pharmacology3
BMS 325Toxicology3
BMS 330Endocrinology3
BMS 364Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer Therapies3
BMS 378Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases 13
BMS 397Biomedical Sciences Internship1-4
BMS 470Virology 24
BMS 473Infections of Leisure3
BMS 474Power of Plagues3
BMS 475Special Topics in Microbiology4
BMS 477Critical Analysis and Reasoning In the Biomedical Sciences2
BMS 481Research Techniques in Biomedical Sciences1-4
BMS 482Independent Study in Microbiology (may be taken twice)3-4
BMS 483Independent Study in Microbiology1-4
BMS 498Independent Study in Biomedical Sciences I1-4
BMS 499Independent Study in Biomedical Sciences II1-4
1

Take BMS 378 or BMS 525, not both.

2

Take BMS 470 or BMS 570, not both.