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minor in biomedical sciences

 The program requires completion of 21 credits from variety of biomedical sciences courses designed to complement the student's educational goals and interests.

Minor in Biomedical Sciences


 Undergraduate Advising

BMS Undergraduate Advisor
Sarah Maddox
(970) 491-6408

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 a BMS Minor Declaration Session (all sessions held in room 228 of the Physiology Building).

  • Thursday, September 6th, 1:00 - 1:30 PM
  • Tuesday, September 25th, 10:00 - 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, October 10th, 3:30 - 4:00 PM
  • Monday, October 29th, 9:00 - 9:30 AM
  • Friday, November 9th, 10:00 - 10:30 AM
  • Tuesday, November 27th, 2:00 - 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday, December 5th, 11:30 - 12:00 PM

Minor Requirements

A total of at least 21 credits must be taken to complete the minor, but additional coursework may be required to complete prerequisites. Download Minor Checksheet (be sure to check here for course prerequisites).

Required Courses

Course ​Course Name ​Credits ​Semester(s) Offered

​BMS 300*


BMS 360*

​Principles of Human Physiology


Fundamentals of Physiology




​Fall, Spring, Summer



​*A minimum grade of "C" (2.000) in either BMS 300 or BMS 360 is required ​ ​ ​

Elective Courses (17 credits)

​Course ​Course Name Credits ​Semester(s) Offered
​BMS 200 ​Concepts in Human Anatomy & Physiology (must be taken concurrently with BMS 300) ​1 ​Fall, Spring
​BMS 301 ​Human Gross Anatomy ​5 ​Fall, Spring, Summer
​BMS 302 ​Laboratory in Principles of Physiology ​2 ​Fall, Spring
​BMS 305 ​Domestic Animal Gross Anatomy ​4 ​Spring
​BMS 325 ​Cellular Neurobiology ​3 ​Fall
​BMS 330 ​Microscopic Anatomy ​4 ​Spring
​BMS 345 ​Functional Neuroanatomy ​4 ​Fall, Spring
​BMS 384* ​Supervised College Teaching ​Various ​Fall, Spring, Summer
​Laboratory Research in Biomedical Sciences ​3 ​Fall, Spring
​BMS 405 ​Nerve & Muscle - Toxins, Trauma, & Disease ​3 ​Spring
​BMS 409 ​Human and Animal Reproductive Biology ​3 ​Fall
​BMS 420 ​Cardiopulmonary Physiology ​3 ​Fall
​BMS 430 ​Endocrinology ​3 ​Fall
​BMS 450 ​Pharmacology ​3 ​Spring
​BMS 495* ​Independent Study ​Various ​Fall, Spring, Summer
​BMS 531 ​Domestic Animal Dissection ​3 ​Spring
​BMS 575 ​Human Anatomy Dissection ​4 ​Fall

*No more than 4 credits of BMS 384 or BMS 495 can be taken; the combination of BMS 384 and BMS 495 cannot exceed 6 credits. These courses require the student to work with a BMS faculty member to identify a course to serve as a Teaching Assistant or independent study project.