Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences

This curriculum is designed to prepare students to matriculate into more advanced graduate and clinical programs. There are two Specialty Components: Pre-Clinical and Basic Science. The Pre-Clinical Specialty is designed for those students interested in pursuing advanced clinical education such as physician assistant, medical, dental, pharmacy, and other programs requiring strong science backgrounds. The Basic Science Specialty is designed for those students interested in careers or graduate studies in the biological sciences or pursuing a biology teacher certification.

On Campus
The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences program is offered on campus only.

Biomedical Sciences Students Learn About:


  • Cross-Discipline Health Concepts
  • Basic Personal Health
  • Foundational Healthcare Concepts
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

 


Why Biomedical Sciences?

Is Biomedical Sciences Right for Me?

A Biomedical Sciences degree provides a solid background for future graduate-level work in the fields of allied health or biological sciences. Biomedical Sciences provides an interdisciplinary introduction to science and healthcare. If you have an interest in any of the following subjects or would like to learn the following skills, a Biomedical Sciences degree might be right for you!

Do You Have An Interest In These Subjects?

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology

Would You Like to Acquire These Skills?

  • Written and Oral Communication in the Biomedical Sciences.
  • Critical Thinking as Related to Science and Healthcare.
  • Basic Lab Skills Including Data Collection and Analysis.

Careers

What is the Biomedical Sciences Career Outlook?

Healthcare is one of the fastest growing occupations in the country. The demand for qualified clinical professionals in the healthcare marketplace has never been greater. The Biomedical Sciences program provides a high quality undergraduate experience to prepare students for entry into clinical practice educational programs.

In the Bureau of Labor Statistics top 30 occupations with the largest projected employment growth from 2010 to 2020, 4 of the top 10 are Healthcare related fields!

Other exceptional career opportunities exist for those who seek education and training in one of the many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The Biomedical Sciences program provides a high quality undergraduate experience to prepare students for entry into many STEM careers or graduate degree programs.

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Economic News Release (February 2012) http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ecopro.t06.htm Retrieved 11/05/2013

Biomedical Sciences Careers*

A Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree provides the background that may enable a student to apply for admission into graduate programs such as:

  • Physician Assistant School
  • Occupational Therapy School
  • Physical Therapy School
  • Pharmacy School
  • Medical School
  • Dental School
  • Veterinary School

A Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree provides the background that may enable a student to be successful in a variety of other science related opportunities such as:

  • Environmental Science
  • Primary and Secondary School Science Education
  • Forensics
  • Public Health
  • Graduate School in the Biological Sciences

Curriculum

What Will I Learn?

A student with no previous degree or transfer credits who attends full time, 12 semester hour credits per term or typically 3 courses per term, can complete this program in approximately 3 years.

Hover over the course names below to view course descriptions.

Area I

Biomedical Component

A. Basic Science Core Semester Hour Credit
BSC1121 Biology I with Lab

BSC1121 - Biology I with Lab - 4 Credits

The course provides an introduction to the basic principles of biological science. It includes the scientific process, the chemistry of life, structure and function of cells, cellular metabolism, cell division, Mendelian and molecular genetics, and broad overview of the higher taxonomic classification. (Lab Fee required)

Prerequisite: MAC1132 with a grade of C or better

4

BSC1122 Biology II with Lab

BSC1122 - Biology II with Lab - 4 Credits

This course provides a review of the general concept of the evolutionary process, a survey of the major prokaryote and eukaryote phyla, population dynamics, communities and ecosystems, and conservation biology.

Prerequisite BSC1121 with a grade of C or better (Lab Fee required)

4
BSC3700 General Genetics with Lab

BSC3700 - Anatomy & General Genetics with Lab - 4 Credits

The objective of the course is to introduce the principles of Mendelian (classical) and modern principles of heredity as well as population and evolutionary genetics. While providing an overview of major concepts of genetics, students will examine their applications in today's world. Students will understand the basic processes of gene transmission, mutation, expression and regulation. The focus will be on problem solving and analytical thinking. All Health Studies students must earn a C or better.

Prerequisite: BSC1122 with a grade of C or better.

4
CHM2145 General Chemistry I with Lab

CHM2145 - General Chemistry I with Lab - 4 Credits

This course is the first of a two-course sequence, and provides an introduction to the basic principles of chemistry. It includes the scientific method and measurements; components of matter; stoichiometry; chemical reactions; gases and kinetic theory; thermochemistry; quantum theory and atomic structure; chemical periodicity and bonding; covalent bonding; acid-base theory; and liquids, solids and phase changes.

Prerequisites: MAC2102 and CHM1010 with a grade of C or better (Lab Fee required)

4
CHM2146 General Chemistry II with Lab

CHM2146 - General Chemistry II with Lab - 4 Credits

This course is the second of a two course sequence, and provides an in depth introduction to the content of general chemistry not covered in CHM2145. Topics covered include the properties of mixtures, solutions, and colloids; thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibrium, buffers and titrations, the solubility product principle, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.

Prerequisite: CHM2145 with a grade of C or better (Lab Fee required)

4
CHM2310 Organic Chemistry I with Lab

CHM2310 - Organic Chemistry I with Lab - 4 Credits

This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence in organic chemistry. The fundamental aspects of bonding, structure and reactivity of hydrocarbon compounds and their derivatives will be examined. The correlation of molecular structure including stereochemical aspects with physical properties and chemical reactivity will be studied. Emphasis will be on functional group chemistry including preparation, isolation, purification, synthesis, reactivity and reaction mechanisms. All Health Studies students must earn a C or better.

Prerequisite: CHM2146 with a grade of C or better (Lab Fee required)

4
MCB3121 Microbiology with Lab

MCB3121 - Microbiology with Lab - 4 Credits

This course covers the morphology, physiology, behavior, taxonomy, pathogenicity, and the human interactions with bacteria, viruses, and selected protozoa, algae and fungi. Human/microbe interactions and how they may be either beneficial or cause disease are covered in this course.

Prerequisite: BSC1121 with a grade of C or better (Lab Fee required)

4

Total Basic Science Core
28

B.

Basic Health Core

HSC1500 Medical Terminology

HSC1500 - Medical Terminology - 2 Credits

This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of medical vocabulary using a systems approach. The course provides the student with an overview of words that pertain to body systems, anatomic structures, medical processes and procedures, and a variety of diseases. This course is offered both in an online and classroom format.

2
HSA3262 Healthcare Ethics

HSA3262 - Healthcare Ethics - 4 Credits

This course explores both clinical and administrative ethical issues in healthcare. Students will learn to identify, analyze and assess ethical conflicts arising in specific healthcare situations, and to address, resolve, and defend a position in dealing with these problems.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG2102 with a C or better or permission of the Program Chair or Dean

4
HSA3272 The Dynamics of Aging

HSA3272 - The Dynamics of Aging - 4 Credits

This course looks at a variety of issues affecting the elderly and the aging process. Using an interdisciplinary approach, students will first look at the contributions of history, biology, and psychology as they relate to the study of aging. The changes in social roles, relationships, living arrangements and work that occur as people age will be considered. The healthcare needs and the aspects of aging at the societal level will also be addressed.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG1101 with a C or better or permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean

4
HSA4202 Research Methods in the Health Sciences

HSC4202 - Research Methods in the Health Sciences - 4 Credits

This course provides an overview of the research methods used in the health sciences as well as the principles of experimental design. Topics to be covered include: the scientific method and the philosophy of scientific inquiry, the goals of scientific research, ethical issues in research, research design strategies and the quantification of biological phenomena. The course will provide students with an understanding of the scientific process including ways in which research is conducted, presented, and interpreted.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG1101, STA3014 with a C or better or permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean

4

Total Basic Health Core
14

Area II

Liberal Arts Component


CAP1000 Computer Applications

CAP1000 - Computer Applications - 4 Credits

This course helps students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to use a computer effectively as a tool for productivity, communication, collaboration and problem-solving. The course coverage includes: knowledge of computer operations and file management, the use of email, navigating the Internet to search for information and resources, online safety, security and privacy, as well as the ability to use the current Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint at a level of basic proficiency.

4
HSC1002 Foundations for Success in the Health Sciences

HSC1002 - Foundations for Success in the Health Sciences - 2 Credits

The Foundations for College Success course is a two credit course designed specifically for first year students and new students who do not have minimum of 60 transferable credit hours or an Associate’s Degree. In this course, students will learn the skills needed to face the real-life challenges of returning to school and juggling not just school, but family, a job, and other responsibilities. Students will develop and apply critical thinking skills to meet the requirements of being a healthcare student and eventually a healthcare professional.

2

ENG1101 English Composition I

ENG1101 - English Composition I - 4 Credits

This course is designed to encourage students to evaluate their own writing practices, learn strategies to make their writing more effective, and then apply their understanding to expository and research writing. Students must pass this course with a grade of C or better.

Prerequisite: A score of 60 or better, or its equivalent on the language skills section of the CPAt test, a score of 65 or better on the language section of the COMPASS test, a score of 48 or better on the language section of the Online Entrance test, or ENG0991 and/or ENG0992 with at least a grade of C.

4
ENG2102 English Composition II

ENG2102 - English Composition II - 4 Credits

Prerequisite: A minimum of C in English Composition I or permission of the Dean of Liberal Arts

4
MAC2102 College Algebra I

MAC2102 - College Algebra I - 4 Credits

This course provides the student with an introduction to algebra, including properties of real numbers, solving linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomials, factoring, and operations with rational expressions, operations with radicals, solving quadratic equations, graphing and working with linear equations and inequalities in two variables, working with the concept of a function; graphing and working with quadratic functions, graphing and operations of exponential functions, graphing and operations of logarithmic functions, and solving systems of two linear equations.

Prerequisite: MAC1132

4
STA3014 Statistics

STA3014 - Statistics - 4 Credits

This course introduces the students to statistical techniques in descriptive and inferential statistics including measures of central tendency and variation, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals.

Prerequisites: MAC1132

4
PSY2012 General Psychology

PSY2012 - General Psychology - 4 Credits

A comprehensive survey of the diverse and rapidly expanding field of psychology, with emphasis on the measurement and behavior of humans, the nervous system, abnormal and deviant behavior, mental illness, psychological impairment due to the aging process, and related research in the field of study.

4
PSY3004 Human Growth and Development

PSY3004 - Human Growth and Development - 4 Credits

This course deals with the changes in the life cycle, from birth to death and the major transitions most individuals are likely to encounter. The emphasis in this course deals with rearing children, understanding adolescents, and dealing with death.

Prerequisites: ENG1101 and PSY2012

4
HUM3/4xxx Humanities Elective 4

Total Liberal Arts Component
34

Area III

Approved Biomedical Sciences Specialty Component and Electives

A. Biomedical Specialty

Students will complete either the Pre-Clinical Specialty or the Basic Science Specialty and select 24 credits of electives from the Approved Biomedical Elective Core. Transfer science credits must have been taken in the past five (5) years with a grade of B or better.

Pre-Clinical Specialty

Select 20 credits from the following
BSC2021 Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab

BSC2021 - Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab - 4 Credits

This course is the first of a two course sequence designed for students in the health related fields. The structure and function of the human body will be investigated. The course will cover the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems and how these systems integrate with other systems.

Prerequisite: BSC1121 with a grade of C or better (Lab Fee required)

4
PHY2021 Physics I w/ Lab

PHY2021 - Physics I w/ Lab - 4 Credits

This course is the first of a two course sequence, and provides an in depth introduction to the principles of physical science. It includes the laws and forces which govern matter and energy in nature and natural phenomena. Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, fluids, thermal physics, gas laws and kinetic theory, thermodynamics, periodic motion, vibrations, waves and sound.

Prerequisite: MAC2102 with a grade of C or better (Lab Fee required)

4
BSC2022 Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab

BSC2022 - Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab - 4 Credits

This course is the second of a two-course sequence designed for students in the health related fields. The course covers the structure and function of the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, lymphatic and immune, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems, the dynamic nature of these systems, and homeostatic/nonhomeostatic function.

Prerequisite: BSC2021 with a grade of C or better (Lab Fee required)

4
PHY2022 Physics II w/ Lab

PHY2022 - Physics II w/ Lab - 4 Credits

This course is the second of a two course sequence, and provides an in depth introduction to the principles of physical science not covered in Physics I. Topics covered include electric forces, electric fields, electric current, resistance, magnetic fields, optics and quantum theory

Prerequisite: PHY2021 with a grade of C or better (Lab Fee required)

4
HSC2204 Human Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment

HSC2204 - Human Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment - 4 Credits

This course provides an in-depth study of each body system and common pathology (diseases) researched include common signs and symptoms, etiology, methods of diagnosis, and treatment options. This course encourages the student to demonstrate critical thinking based on knowledge of academic subject matter required for competence in his/her chosen health care profession through written, research-based assignments. All students enrolled in a School of Allied Health program must earn a C or better in this course. This course is offered only in the online format.

Prerequisites: HSC1500 and BSC2002 or BSB2022, and both must be completed with a C or better

4
CHM2311 Organic Chemistry II with Lab

CHM2311 - Organic Chemistry II with Lab - 4 Credits

This is a continuation of CHM2310. This course will focus on the reactions and mechanisms of aromatic, carbonyl and polyfunctional substances including the major classes of biological compounds and will examine modern methods of organic synthesis and qualitative organic analysis. The use of spectroscopic techniques (UV, IR, MS, and NMR) in elucidating structure and identification of compounds will be studied. All Biomedical Sciences students must earn a C or better.

Prerequisite: CHM2311 with a grade of C or better (Lab Fee required)

4
MAC2344 Calculus I

MAC2344 - Calculus I - 4 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and practical application of calculus. It provides a review of equations and inequalities and their applications, functions, and graphs. Major topics will include exponential and logarithmic functions, differentiation, and integration of algebraic functions.

Prerequisite: MAC2102 with a grade of C or better or permission of the Dean of Liberal Arts

4
BSC4200 General Biochemistry with Lab

BSC4200 - General Biochemistry with Lab - 4 Credits

The course provides a survey of basic biochemical principles dealing with the molecular components of cells including the composition of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. The course includes discussion of the structure and function of proteins, the chemical mechanism and regulation of enzyme catalysis, biomembrane structure and function, the metabolic transformations of fatty acids, lipids, amino acids and nucleotides, and the molecular basis of genetics including DNA and RNA metabolism and protein biosynthesis.

Prerequisites: BSC1121 and CHM2310 with a grade of C or better (Lab Fee required)

4

Basic Science Specialty

PHY2021 Physics I with Lab

PHY2021 - Physics I with Lab - 4 Credits

This course is the first of a two course sequence, and provides an in depth introduction to the principles of physical science. It includes the laws and forces which govern matter and energy in nature and natural phenomena. Topics covered include kinematics, dynamics, fluids, thermal physics, gas laws and kinetic theory, thermodynamics, periodic motion, vibrations, waves and sound. All Biomedical Sciences students must earn a C or better.

All Health Studies students must earn a C or better. Prerequisite: MAC2102 with a grade of C or better (Lab Fee required)

4
MAC2344 Calculus I

MAC2344 - Calculus I - 4 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and practical application of calculus. It provides a review of equations and inequalities and their applications, functions, and graphs. Major topics will include exponential and logarithmic functions, differentiation, and integration of algebraic functions.

Prerequisite: MAC2102 with a grade of C or better or permission of the Dean of Liberal Arts

4
EVR3021 Oceanic Studies

EVR3021 - Oceanic Studies - 4 Credits

This course will cover many useful and fascinating topics including, but not limited to, ocean currents and tides, coral reefs, hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanoes, El Nino, and marine ecosystems and their inhabitants.

4
BSC3750 Evolutionary Biology

BSC3750 - Evolutionary Biology - 4 Credits

This course is an overview of biological evolution, including the history of the field, the mechanisms of evolution, and the historical record of evolution on earth. The concepts of evolutionary biology, including selection, drift, mutation, non-random mating, systematics, speciation, species concepts will be covered in both lectures and class discussions of topical literature.

Prerequisite: BSC1122 with a grade of C or better, BSC 3700 recommended but not required

4
EVR4020 Ecology

EVR4020 - Ecology - 4 Credits

A study of ecology at population, community, ecosystem, and landscape levels as they apply to environmental problems, including major terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of Florida.

Prerequisite: EVR3011 or permission of Dean of Liberal Arts

4

Total Approved Biomedical Specialty
20

B.

Approved Biomedical Elective Core


Electives are to include MAC1132 College Math and/or CHM1010 if no prior math credits or chemistry credits are transferrable. Minors in other areas are not recommended.

Select 24 credits from the following
MAC1132 College Mathematics

MAC1132 - College Mathematics - 4 Credits

This course will provide the student with a firm understanding of college level mathematics as it relates to the contemporary world. Topics include critical thinking, set theory, logic, number systems, and an introduction to probability. Other topics include an introduction to Algebra and Geometry, solving linear equations, ratios, proportions, variation, percents and interest, measurement, and the metric system. Modern applications are emphasized with the above topics. All students must earn a C or better in this course.

Prerequisite: A score of 24 or better on the mathematics section of the HU Skills Inventory, or a grade of C or better in MAT0998

4
BSC1100 Introduction to Health Science

BSC1100 - Introduction to Health Science - 4 Credits

This course is intended to strengthen the skills necessary for success in the health sciences program. Group projects and assignments, in-class activities, class lectures, and problem-based learning techniques will be used to examine various topics in the health sciences, strengthening collaboration, teamwork, and leadership skills. Additional skills integral for academic and professional success, such as reading, interpreting, and analyzing scientific and quantitative information; written and oral communication skills; a functional knowledge of the scientific method as a process for inquiry, as well as scientific reasoning skills, will also be addressed.

4
HSC2204 Human Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment

HSC2204 - Human Disease, Diagnosis and Treatment - 4 Credits

This course provides an in-depth study of each body system and common pathology (diseases) researched include common signs and symptoms, etiology, methods of diagnosis, and treatment options. This course encourages the student to demonstrate critical thinking based on knowledge of academic subject matter required for competence in his/her chosen health care profession through written, research-based assignments. All students enrolled in a School of Allied Health program must earn a C or better in this course. This course is offered only in the online format.

Prerequisites: HSC1500 and BSC2002 or BSB2022, and both must be completed with a C or better

4
HSC3554 Pathophysiology

HSC3554 - Pathophysiology - 4 Credits

This course will take an in-depth look at the pathology and general health management of disease and injuries across the life span. Topics include etiology, symptoms, and the physical and psychological reactions to diseases and injuries. This course is designed for students preparing for an advanced degree in a clinical area. All Biomedical Sciences students must earn a C or better.

Prerequisites: BSC2022 with a grade of C or better

4
CHM1010 Fundamentals of Chemistry with Lab

CHM1010 - Fundamentals of Chemistry with Lab - 4 Credits

Fundamentals of Chemistry with Lab 4 Credits This is a one semester course that provides an introduction to general chemistry. It includes basic concepts of matter and measurements, atomic structure and bonding, gases, chemical reactions, solutions, and acids, bases and buffers.

Prerequisites: MAC2102 with a “C” or better or MAC1102 as a co-requisite (Lab Fee required)

4
HSA3111 United States Healthcare System

HSA3111 - United States Healthcare System - 4 Credits

This course provides an overview of the U.S. healthcare system, identifying the various stakeholders. Particular emphasis is placed on the effects the political, social, economic, and technological environments have on the U.S. healthcare system.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG2102 with a C or better or permission of the Dean of Allied Health

4
HSA3252 Transcultural Healthcare

HSA3252 - Transcultural Healthcare - 4 Credits

This course will examine the demographic revolution in American society and its implications for healthcare. Focus will be on the discussion of healthcare as a cultural process and the role multicultural healthcare can play in restructuring healthcare to meet the challenges of the future.

Prerequisite: ENG2102 with a C or better or permission of the Dean of Allied Health

4
HSA4134 Policy and Law in Healthcare

HSA4134 - Policy and Law in Healthcare - 4 Credits

This course examines the formulation, implementation, and evolution of healthcare policy in the United States. The role of the federal, state, and local government in the development of healthcare policy for both the public and private sectors is reviewed, as well as a broad range of legal concepts related to healthcare. The concept of organizational governance is also explored.

Prerequisites: CAP1000, ENG2102 with a C or better or permission of the Dean of Allied Health

4
NUT2050 Nutrition

NUT2050 - Nutrition - 4 Credits

This course introduces the student to the principles of human nutrition. Current research is presented along with basic nutritional concepts. Special emphasis is given to the role nutrition plays in disease and clinical practice along with how nutrition can be implemented in health promotion and maintenance.

4
BSC2021 Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab

BSC2021 - Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab - 4 Credits

This course is the first of a two course sequence designed for students in the health related fields. The structure and function of the human body will be investigated. The course will cover the structure and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems and how these systems integrate with other systems.

Prerequisite: BSC1121 with a grade of C or better OR BSC1100 with a grade of C or better (Lab Fee required)

4
BSC2022 Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab

BSC2022 - Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab - 4 Credits

This course is the second of a two-course sequence designed for students in the health related fields. The course covers the structure and function of the endocrine, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems and how these systems integrate and function with other systems. All Biomedical Sciences students must earn a C or better.

Prerequisite: BSC2021 with a grade of C or better (Lab Fee required)

4
BSC3750 Evolutionary Biology

BSC3750 - Evolutionary Biology - 4 Credits

This course is an overview of biological evolution, including the history of the field, the mechanisms of evolution, and the historical record of evolution on earth. The concepts of evolutionary biology, including selection, drift, mutation, non-random mating, systematics, speciation, species concepts will be covered in both lectures and class discussions of topical literature. All Biomedical Sciences students must earn a C or better.

Prerequisite: BSC1122 with a grade of C or better, BSC 3700 recommended but not required

4
BSC3800 Cell Biology with Lab

BSC3800 - Cell Biology with Lab - 4 Credits

This course offers detailed study of the cellular and molecular concepts of eukaryotic cells. Topics emphasized include the study of the eukaryotic cell structure and function including cell organization, cellular metabolism, endomembrane system and membrane trafficking, cell communication, the cell cycle, the flow of genetic information within the cell and gene regulation. All Biomedical Sciences students must earn a C or better.

Prerequisites: BSC1121 and CHM2146 with a grade of C or better

4
BSC3900 Histology

BSC3900 - Histology - 4 Credits

This is an upper level course that highlights normal human histology and the functional significance of microanatomical structures. The lab and lecture portions of the course are completely integrated; both lecture and lab material will be covered during each session. The first part of the course deals with basic tissues (a collection of similar cells and the extracellular matrices surrounding them: epithelium; connective tissues, including blood, bone and cartilage; muscles; and nerves). The second part of the course deals with organs, systemic arrangement of tissues performing a specific function, as of respiration, digestion, etc. All Biomedical Sciences students must earn a C or better.

Prerequisite: BSC2021 and BSC2022 with a grade of C or better

4
BSC4100 Developmental Biology

BSC4100 - Developmental Biology - 4 Credits

This course provides a study of animal embryology with emphasis on the fundamental developmental processes. An in-depth study of the events and processes that occur prior, during, and after embryonic and fetal development in animals will be discussed. Topics include gametogenesis, fertilization, and development of the embryo from zygote through the differentiation of the neural tube. Additionally, topics involving development of selected human organ systems will be covered. Clinical analysis of birth defects will also be discussed. All Biomedical Sciences students must earn a C or better.

All Health Studies students must earn a C or better. Prerequisite: BSC3800 with a grade of C or better

4
BSC4200 General Biology with Lab

BSC4200 - General Biology with Lab- 4 Credits

The course provides a survey of basic biochemical principles dealing with the molecular components of cells including the composition of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. The course includes discussion of the structure and function of proteins, the chemical mechanism and regulation of enzyme catalysis, biomembrane structure and function, the metabolic transformations of fatty acids, lipids, amino acids and nucleotides, and the molecular basis of genetics including DNA and RNA metabolism and protein biosynthesis. All Biomedical Sciences students must earn a C or better.

All Health Studies students must earn a C or better. Prerequisites: BSC1121 and CHM2310 with a grade of C or better

4
EVR3011 Environmental Studies

EVR3011 - Environmental Studies - 4 Credits

This course explores man’s interdependence with the environment and responsibility for it. Many aspects of environmental crises, such as pollution, urbanization, population trends, and changes in lifestyle are investigated, along with present and projected solutions to current problems.

4
EVR3021 Oceanic Studies

EVR3021 - Oceanic Studies - 4 Credits

This course will cover many useful and fascinating topics including, but not limited to, ocean currents and tides, coral reefs, hurricanes, earthquakes and volcanoes, El Nino, and marine ecosystems and their inhabitants.

4
EVR4020 Ecology

EVR4020 - Ecology - 4 Credits

A study of ecology at population, community, ecosystem, and landscape levels as they apply to environmental problems, including major terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems of Florida.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: EVR3011 or permission of Dean of Liberal Arts

4
CHM2311 Organic Chemistry II with Lab

CHM2311 - Organic Chemistry II with Lab - 4 Credits

This is a continuation of CHM2310. This course will focus on the reactions and mechanisms of aromatic, carbonyl and polyfunctional substances including the major classes of biological compounds and will examine modern methods of organic synthesis and qualitative organic analysis. The use of spectroscopic techniques (UV, IR, MS, and NMR) in elucidating structure and identification of compounds will be studied. All Biomedical Sciences students must earn a C or better.

Prerequisite: CHM2311 with a grade of C or better (Lab Fee required)

4
PSY3005 Psychology of Adjustment

PSY3005 - Psychology of Adjustment - 4 Credits

This course focuses on problems typically encountered by working adults, the general nature of human behavior, and effective procedures to deal with common problems. Some topics include: physical health and fitness, stress and coping, and interpersonal relations.

Prerequisites: ENG1101 and PSY2012 or permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean

4
PSY3006 Abnormal Psychology

PSY3006 - Abnormal Psychology - 4 Credits

To provide specific instruction in the varieties of human behavior as identified with mental disorders and deviant behavior. To develop a better understanding of such behavior as it relates to effective personal and social adjustment.

Prerequisites: ENG1101 and PSY2012 or permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean

4
PSY3500 Social Psychology

PSY3500 - Social Psychology - 4 Credits

This course will review topics including impression formation, attribution of cause, social influence and personal control, attitudes and attitude change, affiliation and attraction, antisocial and pro-social behaviors, prejudice and discrimination, sex-role behaviors, and social ecology.

Prerequisites: ENG1101 and PSY2102, SOC2000 or permission of the Faculty/Program Advisor, Program Chair, and Dean

4

Total Approved Biomedical Elective Core
24

Total Semester Hours for Graduation Requirement

120

Benefits

How is Hodges Biomedical Sciences Program Different?

Flexible Schedule and Small Class Size

Both day and evening courses are available with small class sizes. Science courses will have no more than 15 students per class. Face to face courses only meet once per week.

Hands-On Instruction

We teach in an environment that allows for practical, hands-on instruction. Instructional technology in our classrooms is far above what state schools can offer and most science courses are taught by full-time faculty.

More Information

For more information about our program or Hodges policies and procedures review our Student Handbook and our Current Catalog.

Tuition

What Will the Program Cost?

Hodges University tuition continues to be one of the lowest among private institutions in the state of Florida. Basic tuition for all undergraduate credit hour courses is $530.00 per credit hour.

Additional fees may apply. Books and supplies are not included in tuition. For a complete schedule of Tuition and Fees, see the current Catalog or Graduate Bulletin.

Rewards Plan

Full time undergraduate students can take advantage of our Rewards Plan. Take an additional course at no extra cost and save up to 25% on undergraduate tuition.

Prospective students should contact Admissions at 844-HODGESU or admit@hodges.edu for more information. Current students should contact the Registrar's Office at 239-938-7818 or registrar@hodges.edu for more information.

How Does Hodges Help?

Hodges University holds several fundraising events every year that benefit institutional scholarship funds. We also directly contribute an average of approximately two million dollars per year in loan offsetting funds to assist student's in achieving their educational goals. Remember that tuition may be reduced by scholarships and grants and financial aid is available.

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  • Help you obtain necessary transcripts.
  • Schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
  • Coordinate the Financial Aid process with a Financial Aid Professional.
  • Refer you to your Academic Advisor for class scheduling.
  • Give you information regarding your orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!

 

Carlene Harrison

Dean : School of Allied Health

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.” B.B. King

 
 

I knew right away Hodges was the school for me.

- Carrie Bauer

Associate in Science in Medical Assisting

If you care about people and you care about your future, get the education you need to become a key member of the healthcare team. Medical Assisting is one of the fastest growing professions in the country.

 
 
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