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Minor in Biomedical Sciences

The minor in Biomedical Sciences provides students with a useful complement to majors in biological science, zoology, health and exercise science, animal science, psychology, and other biomedical science areas. The program offers directed study in human/animal systems to broaden the background of students pursuing professional careers in biomedical sciences, human and veterinary medicine, and a variety of health-related disciplines. The program requires completion of 21 credits in biomedical sciences with a required physiology course and BMS elective coursework to be selected from a variety of biomedical sciences courses to complement the student's educational goals and interests.​

To declare the Biomedical Sciences minor, please attend one of the Spring 2015 BMS Minor Declaration Sessions:
  • Wednesday, January 28, 10-10:30am
  • Monday, February 9, 4-4:30pm
  • Thursday, February 26, 3:30-4pm
  • Friday, March 13, 10:30-11am
  • Monday, March 30, 3-3:30pm
  • Thursday, April 9, 3:30-4pm
  • Wednesday, April 22, 9-9:30am
  • Friday, May 8, 10-10:30am
All sessions located in Physiology 113.


Minor Requirements (as of Fall 2013)

A total of at least 21 credits must be taken to complete the minor, but additional coursework may be required to complete prerequisites.

Required Courses

BMS 300 * – Principles of Human Physiology (4 cr.) F, S, SS
BMS 360 * – Fundamentals of Physiology (4 cr.) S
* A minimum grade of C (2.000) in either BMS 300 o r BMS 360 is required
Elective Courses (17 credits)
BMS 200 Concepts in Human Anatomy & Physiology (1 cr.) C
BMS 301 Human Gross Anatomy (5 cr.) F , S, SS
BMS 302 Laboratory in Principles of Physiology (2 cr.) F, S
BMS 305 Domestic Animal Gross Anatomy (4 cr.) S
BMS 325 Cellular Neurobiology (3 cr.) F
BMS 330 Microscopic Anatomy (4 cr.) S
BMS 345 Functional Neuroanatomy (4 cr.) F, S
BMS 384 Supervised College Teaching (Various cr.) F, S, SS
BMS 405 Nerve & Muscle - Toxins, Trauma & Disease (3 cr.) S
BMS 409 Human and Animal Reproductive Biology (3 cr) F
BMS 420 Cardiopulmonary Physiology (3 cr.) F
BMS 430 Endocrinology (3 cr.) F
BMS 450 Pharmacology (3 cr.) S
BMS 495 Independent Study (Various cr.) F, S, S​S