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Biomedical Sciences (BS)

Biomedical Sciences (BS) Credit Hours
Requirements: 121
Area I - Written Composition    6
EH 101 3 hrs  
EH 102 3 hrs  
Area II - Humanities & Fine Arts    12
CA 110 3 hrs  
ARH 100, ARH 103, ARH 123, ARH 240, ARH 242, ARS 101, DRA 110, MUL 101 3 hrs  
EH 215 or EH 216 or EH 225 or EH 226 or EH 235 or EH 236 3 hrs  
*Humanities Elective (recommend PHL 121 if HY sequence chosen) 3 hrs  
Area III - Natural Sciences & Math    12
MA 125 4 hrs  
CH 131/CH 131L 4 hrs  
CH 132/CH 132L 4 hrs  
Area IV - History, Social & Behavioral Sciences    12
 PSY 120 3 hrs  
HY 101 or HY 102 or HY 135 or HY 136  3 hrs  
SY 109  3 hrs  
*Social Science Elective   3 hrs  
Area V - Preprofessional, Major & Electives   29
BLY 121/BLY 121L 4 hrs  
BLY 122/BLY 122L   4 hrs   
CH 201 4 hrs   
CH 202 4 hrs  
PH 114 5 hrs  
PH 115 5 hrs  
ST 210 3 hrs  
CIS 150 Intro to Computer Applications OR CIS 010 Computer proficiency exam (passed)    
*Must complete two course sequence in Literature or History  
Major Requirements    
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 hrs  
General Elective 3 hrs   
Biomedical Sciences courses:    
BMD 201 - Seminars in Biomedical Sciences 1 hr  
BMD 311 - Human Anatomy  3 hrs  
BMD 321 - Biochemistry I 3 hrs   
BMD 322 - Biochemistry II 3 hrs   
BMD 323 - Biochemistry Laboratory 1 hr  
BMD 334 - Human Physiology I  3 hrs  
BMD 335 - Human Physiology II  3 hrs   
BMD 336 - Physiology Laboratory (W)  1 hr   
BMD 401 - Immunology  3 hrs   
BMD 402 - Medical Microbiology  5 hrs   
BMD 410 - Pathophysiology 3 hrs  
BMD 430 - Neuroscience* 4 hrs  
BMD 450 - Introduction to Research 2 hrs  
BMD 493 - Issues in Biomedical Sciences (W) 3 hrs  
     And either    
BMD 499 (*Honors students taking BMD 499 may substitute BMD 420 for BMD 430 above; See Advisor) 6 hrs  
     Or    
BMD 420 (3 credits) plus at least 3 credits of Math/Science Elective (BMD 210, 350, 494, MA 126, ST 310, BLY 205, 215, 311, 341, 363, 459, CH 265, CH 499 or other courses as approved) 6 hrs  

Biomedical Sciences BMD (BS)

Note: This form does not guarantee course availability. Please check the appropriate Schedule of Classes.

First Year   Credit Hours
Fall Semester   14
EH 101 English Comp I (I) 3 hrs  
BLY 121 General Biology I 3 hrs  
BLY 121L Gen Biology I Lab 1 hrs  
CH 131 Gen Chemistry I 3 hrs  
CH 131L Gen Chemistry I Lab 1 hrs  
PSY 120  General Psychology 3 hrs  
Spring Semester     15
 EH 102 Composition II  3 hrs  
BLY 122 Gen Biology II  3 hrs  
BLY 122L Gen Biology II Lab 1 hrs  
CH 132 Gen Chemistry II 3 hrs  
CH 132L Gen Chemistry II Lab          1 hrs  
MA 125 Calculus I 4 hrs  
Second Year   Credit Hours
Fall Semester   16
CH 201 Organic Chem I  3 hrs  
CH 201L Organic Chem Lab I  1 hrs  
PH 114 Physics-Alg/Trig I  5 hrs  
EH ____2  Lit Elective 3 hrs  
_______2  Fine Arts Elective 3 hrs  
BMD 201 Semi-Biomed Sci 1 hrs  
Spring Semester     
CH 202 Organic Chem II  3 hrs  
CH 202L Organic Chem Lab II  1 hrs  
PH 115 Physics-Algebra/Trig II  5 hrs  
ST 210 Statistical Reasoning  3 hrs  
CA 110 Public Speaking  3 hrs  
Third Year   Credit Hours
Fall Semester   15
BMD 311 Human Anatomy 3 hrs  
BMD 321 Biochemistry I 3 hrs  
BMD 334 Human Physiol I  3 hrs  
_______2 Social Sci Elective 3 hrs  
HY____2 History Elective  3 hrs  
Spring Semester     14
BMD 322  Biochemistry II  3 hrs  
BMD 323 Biochemistry Lab 1 hrs  
BMD 335 Human Physiol II 3 hrs  
BMD 336  Human Physiol Lab-W 1 hrs  
CIS 150  Intro-Comp Apps     
     OR       
CIS 010  Comp Prof. Exam (passed)    
     AND       
_______1    General Elective 3 hrs  
_______2  Social Science Elective  3 hrs  
Fourth Year   Credit Hours
Fall Semester   15
BMD 401 Immunology 3 hrs  
BMD 420 Pharm*  3 hrs  
     OR      
BMD 499  Hon Res Thesis-W  3 hrs  
BMD 430  Neurosci*  4 hrs  
     OR      
BMD 499  Hon Res Thesis-W  3 hrs  
BMD 493 BMD Issues-W 3 hrs  
_______2 Humanities Elec 3 hrs  
Spring Semester    16
BMD 402   Medical Microbiology 5 hrs  
_______2  Math/Science Elec*  3 hrs  
     OR       
BMD 499  Honors Research Thesis-W              
BMD 410 Pathophysiology  3 hrs  
BMD 450  Intro Research  2 hrs  
_______1     General Elective 3 hrs  
Notes
1 General electives can be chosen from any courses to reach the 121 total credits required for graduation.
2 Electives are listed on back.
3 A two-course sequence must be completed in either Literature or History.
* Honors students may take:  BMD 420 Pharmacology OR BMD 430 Neurosciences with 499 Honors Research Thesis

Effective for fall, 2016 Major Milestones are used in all concentrations of the Biomedical Sciences major to help students stay on track for timely graduation. Each regular semester in the Biomedical Sciences major is a tracking term. In order to remain on track, students must complete the milestone requirements for each tracking term. These requirements are viewable on the Major Milestones table below.

Major milestone requirements apply only to full-time, degree-seeking students who first entered Fall 2016 or later. Milestone requirements do not apply to transfer students in the Biomedical Sciences program.

The sample academic plan viewable on the Major Milestone tab below is designed to ensure graduation in the Biomedical Sciences major in four years. Several academic plans are available – consult with your academic advisor for the plan that is the best fit for you. For specific course requirement, refer to the program requirements above and the General Education requirement of the College of Allied Health Professions.

Biomedical Sciences Major Milestones

Term 1 Course Description Pre-req Cr Hrs Milestone Notes
CAS 100/HSC 101/AHP101 First Yr Exp-College Success   2  
EH 101/EH102/EH105  English Composition I   3  
PSY 120 General Psychology   3  
CH 131/131L General Chemistry I ACT Match 24 4  
BLY 121/121L General Biology I ACT Math 22 4  
      16  
Term 2 Course Description Pre-req Cr Hrs Milestone Notes
EH 102 or EH 105H English Composition II EH 101 or test score 3 MA 113/MS 115 or MATH ACT of 27
CH 132/132L General Chemistry II CH 131/CH 131L 3  
BLY 122/122L General Biology II BLY 121/BLY 121L 4  
MA 125 Calculus MA 113/115 or ACT Math 27 4  
CA 110 Public Speaking   3  
      17  
Term 3 Course Description Pre-req Cr Hrs Milestone Notes
PH 114 Alg-Trig Based Physics I ACT Math 21 5  
CH 201/201L Organic Chemistry I CH 132/CH 132L 4 Biology 121 and lab with a grad of C or better
Social Science Elective     3 CH 131 and lab with a grade of C or better
History (US or West. Civ.)     3  
      15  
Term 4 Course Description Pre-req Cr Hrs Milestone Notes
CH 202/202L Organic Chemistry II CH 201/201L 4 CH 132 and lab with a grade of C or better
PH 115 Physic II PH 114 5  
ST 210 Stat Reason & Application   3  
English Literature   EH 102 or Honors 3  
      15  
Term 5 Course Description Pre-req Cr Hrs Milestone Notes
BMD 311 Anatomy BLY 121 and BMD 115 3 BLY 122 and lab with a grade of C or better
BMD 321 Biochemistry I CH 201 3 CH 201 and lab with a grade of C or better
BMD 334 Physiology I BLY 121, 122, CH 131, 132 3 PH 114 with a grade of C or better
Social/Behavioral Elective**     3  
Humanities elective     3  
      15  
Term 6 Course Description Pre-req Cr Hrs Milestone Notes
BMD 322 Biochemistry II BMD 321 and CH 202 3  
BMD 323 Biochemistry lab BMD 321 1  
BMD 335 Physiology II BMD 334 3  
BMD 336 - W Physiology II BMD 334, 335 and EH 102 1  
Social Science or Humanities elective     3  
General elective     3  
      14  
Term 7 Course Description Pre-req Cr Hrs Milestone Notes
BMD 401 Immunology BMD 321 or BMD 210 & CH 202 3 BMD 311 with a grade of C or better
BMD 420 Pharmacology BMD 321, 322, 334, 335 3  
BMD 430 Neurosciences BMD 311 and 334 or 335 4  
BMD 493 Issues in Biomedical Science BMD 321 3  
      13  
         
Term 8 Course Description Pre-req Cr Hrs Milestone Notes
BMD 402 Medical Microbiology BMD 401 5  
BMD 410 Pathophysiology BMD 210 or BLY 213 3  
BMD 450 Intro to Research BMD 311, 321, 322, 334, 335,336  2  
Math/Science elective     3  
General elective     3  
      16  
Biomedical Sciences Administrative Staff (251) 445-9265
Interim Chair Julio F. Turrens
Professors Spector, Turrens
Professor Emeritus Covey, Davis 
Associate Professors Henderson, Stanfield, Mockett, Ravine
Assistant Professors Thulasiraman, Shokolenko, Swiger, Gorelik

Department of Biomedical Sciences web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/alliedhealth/biomedical

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is dedicated to providing excellent undergraduate preparation for those students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, basic medical research, biomedical education or other health professions. The curriculum is designed to provide students a strong general education in the humanities, arts, social sciences, mathematics, and sciences, followed by in-depth study in the basic medical sciences. The program offers an optional Honors Research Thesis (BMD 499) to qualified students consisting of a first-hand research laboratory apprenticeship in biomedical research under the mentorship of a faculty scientist. Students interested in the Honors Research Thesis option should contact Dr. Michael Spector for information. The Biomedical Sciences curriculum as a whole is aimed at establishing a conceptual framework from which the student can pursue post baccalaureate educational experiences in the biomedical sciences, particularly medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, or Ph.D. study in Basic Medical Sciences, as well as in a variety of health and science related fields. In addition, the Department of Biomedical Sciences offers basic medical science course work that serves as a background for students wishing to pursue professional component programs in the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions. 

Pre-professional Advising Program

Students planning to major in Biomedical Sciences who also have plans to attend medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant, veterinary or pharmacy school are advised by a Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions advisor and by a Health Preprofessional advisor.

Cindy Stanfield, Ph.D.
Health Preprofessional Advisor
HAHN 4004
(251) 445-9280

Academic Advisor
Karen LaSarge
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
HAHN 3028
(251) 445-9260