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Biomedical Science degree curriculum

Sample Paradigm for BS in Biomedical Science 2016-2017 

This sample paradigm shows a normal 4 year progression towards a degree in biomedical science. Some of the courses should be taken in this order due to prerequisite structures, others may be switched. This sample paradigm applies to students who are seeking to enter medical, dental, or veterinary schools.

Freshman Year Semester I  credits
BIOL 111 & 111L Principles of Biology I & Lab 4
CHEM 113 & 113L Principles of Chemistry I & Lab 4
ENG 111 English Composition I 3
Social Science Elective 3
MATH1,2 3
CBU 101 0
Total 17
 
Freshman Year Semester II   credits
BIOL 112 & 112L Principles of Biology II & Lab 4
CHEM 114 & 114L Principles of Chemistry II & Lab 4
ENG 112 English Comp II 3
MATH 131 Calculus I 3
Religious Studies (200 level) 3
Total 17
 
Sophomore Year Semester I   credits
BIOL 211 & 211L Embryology & Lab 4
CHEM 211 & 211L Organic Chemistry I & Lab 4
PHYS 201 & 201L Introduction to Physics I & Lab 4
Literature Elective 3
Total 15
 
Sophomore Year Semester II  credits
Biology Elective & Lab  4
CHEM 212 & 212L Organic Chemistry II & Lab  4
PHYS 202 & 202L Introduction to Physics II & Lab  4
School of Arts Elective  3
Total  15
 
Junior Year Semester I credits
BIOL 311 & 311L Genetics & Lab  4
BIOL 312 & 312L Human Physiology & Lab             4
CHEM 315 & 315L Biochemistry I & Lab  4
Elective  3
Total  15
 
Junior Year Semester II credits
BIOL 321 Microbiology & Lab (or BIOL 414 & Lab)  4
BIOL 362 Biology Seminar 1
CHEM 316 Biochemistry II 3
MATH 201 Applied Stats or BIOL 340 Exp. Design 3
PHIL 322 Medical Ethics 3
Total 14

SUMMER: BIOL 463 Research I..................................... 1 
 
Senior Year Semester I  credits 
BIOL 413 Parasitology & Lab                                  4
BIOL 415 Immunology & Lab 4
BIOL 464 Research II 2
BIOL 499 Senior Comprehensive 0
Religious Studies (300 Level) 3
Total 13
 
Senior Year Semester II credits
BIOL 414 Histology & Lab (or BIOL 321 & Lab)      4
BIOL 465 Research III 2
Biology Elective 2,3 3
Social Science Elective 3
Elective 3
Total 15

Total credits required for the degree 122. 
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in biology courses is required for graduation. 
Transfer students must take at least 20 hours of biology at or above the 300 level at Christian Brothers University.

BIOLOGY ELECTIVES
Group I: BIOL 211 Embryology, 217 Anatomy & Physiology I, 218 Anatomy & Physiology II, 236 Nutrition, 451 Neuroscience.
Group II: BIOL 212 Comparative Anatomy, 216 Botany, 303 Algae, Fungi and Lichens, 335 Invertebrate Zoology, 369 Herpetology.
Group III: BIOL 346 Evolution, 381 Animal Behavior, 412 Ecology, 430 Zoo Animals.
Group IV: BIOL 367 Pharmacology, 370 Toxicology, 421 Cell Biology. 

  1. Students must take either MATH 107 & MATH 110 or MATH 117 if they do not place into MATH 131, and/or CHEM 101 if they do not place into CHEM 113.
  2. Minimum of 12 hours of free electives; no more than 6 hours can be in Biology unless the minimum exceeds 122 hours; ENG 100, MATH 103, ALG 110, ALG 115, and ALG 120 do not fill the free electives requirement 
  3. One biology elective must be taken from the Group III list