University Requirements

All undergraduate students in the Biomedical Sciences Program follow the basic University Degree Requirements for foreign language, for computer literacy, for residency, and for completion of First-Year Seminar and the University Core Curriculum. The current Undergraduate Catalog contains information about the university, its programs and its requirements, as well as listing descriptions of all courses.

First-Year Seminar (or electives)—2 Semester Credit Hours (SCH)

Depending on the number of college credit hours an incoming student has taken, he or she may need to take no, one, or both First-Year Seminar courses. To find out more about this, read the section of the current Undergraduate Catalog entitled “First-Year Seminar.”

Course # Course Title SCH
UCCP 1101 First-Year Seminar I 1
UCCP 1102 First-Year Seminar II 1

University Core Curriculum—48 Semester Credit Hours (SCH)

Important Note: Laboratory Safety Seminar (SMTE 0091) is a co-requisite course for all courses in the Department of Life Sciences that have a laboratory component.

Specified Courses

Course # Course Title SCH
BIOL 1406 Biology I 4
BIOL 1407 Biology II 4
COMM 1315 Public Speaking 3
ECON 2301 Macroeconomic Principles 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
HIST 1301 U.S. History to 1865 3
HIST 1302 U.S. History Since 1865 3
PHIL 3340 Foundations of Professional Ethics 3
POLS 2305 U.S. Government and Politics 3
POLS 2306 State and Local Government 3

Course Choices (Students should consult with their faculty mentors or academic advisors.)

Course # Course Title SCH
Fine Arts Choices (choose one) 3
ARTS 1301 Art and Society
COMM 1305 Film and Culture
MUSI 1306 Understanding and Enjoying Music
MUSI 1307 Elements of Musical Style
THEA 1310 The Art of the Theatre
Literature Choices (choose one) 3
ENGL 2332 Literature of the Western World: from the Classics to the Renaissance
ENGL 2333 Literature of the Western World: from the Enlightenment to the Present
ENGL 2334 Themes and Genres in English Literature
ENGL 2335 Themes and Genres in the Literatures of the Americas
SPAN 3306 Literature of the Spanish-Speaking World (in Spanish)
Mathematics Choices (see recommendation in options) 4
Social Science Choices (choose one) 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology
SOCI 1301 Human Societies

In addition to the General University Requirements above, students in the Biomedical Sciences Program take…

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Camden-Miramar Apartments

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Mary and Jeff Bell Library

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University Bookstore

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