Department of Biology
Degree Paradigms 
 CBU Biology Department
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  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
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  • Biology Course Descriptions
  • Contact Information
    Dr. Sandra Thompson-Jaeger
    Chair Biology Department
    (901)321-3453
    Office CW114 sthompso@cbu.edu
    Biomedical Science Paradigm and Checksheet

    Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science
    First Year Courses
    Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
    BIOL 111 Principles of Biology I and lab 4 BIOL 112 Principles of Biology II and lab 4
    CHEM 113 Prin. of Chem I and lab 4 CHEM 114 Principles of Chem II & Lab 4
    ENG 111  English Composition I 3 ENG 112  English Composition II 3
    Elective (MATH 117) or MATH 131 3 MATH 131  Calculus I 3
    Orientation 0 Social Science GER 3
    (Optional: elective) (3)
     Total credits
     17
    Total credits 14-17
    Second Year Courses
    Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
    BIOL 211  Embryology & lab 4 Biology Elective and Lab 4
    CHEM 211  Organic I and lab 4 CHEM 212  Organic II and lab 4
    PHYS 201 Intro Physics I and lab 4 PHYS 202  Intro Physics II and lab 4
    Literature Elective (GER) 3 Social Science GER 3
    Total credits 15
    Total credits
        16
    Third Year Courses
    Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
    BIOL 311  Genetics and lab 4 BIOL 362  Biology Seminar 1
    BIOL 312  Human Physiol and lab (or BIOL 413) 4 BIOL 321 Microbiol and lab (or BIOL 414) 4
    CHEM 315  Biochemistry and lab 4 CHEM 316  Biochemistry II 3
    Religious Studies GER (200 level) 3 PHIL 322  Medical Ethics (GER) (recommended) 3
      MATH 201  Applied Statistics      3 
     Total credits 15 Total credits 14
     Summer Term
    BIOL 463 Mentored Research I
    Fourth Year Courses
    Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
    BIOL 464 Research II 2 BIOL 465  Research III 2
    BIOL 499  Comprehensive Exam 0 BIOL 414  Histology and lab (or BIOL 321) 4
    BIOL 413  Parasitology and lab (or B312)      4 Biology Elective (Group III)      3
    BIOL 415  Immunology and lab      4 Social Science GER       3
    Liberal Arts elective (any Sch of Arts course)
    3
    Elective
    3
    Religious Studies GER (300 level)    3
     Total credits
     15
    Total credits 16

    Biology Electives:  minimum of 31 hours of biology electives 200 level or above; must include at least one course from each of the four groups listed below; a minimum of 20 hours of biology electives must be at or above the 300 level.
     
      Group I human and biomedical biology Required: BIOL 211 Embryology; 312 Human Physiology; 414 Histology.  Additional electives:  217 Anatomy & Physiology I with 218 Anatomy & Physiology II;  236 Nutrition;  451 Neuroscience
      Group II organismal biology Required: 413 Parasitology.  Additional electives:  BIOL 212 Comparative Anatomy;  216 Botany;  335 Invertebrate Zoology;  369 Herpetology
      Group III evolutionary biology
    and ecology
    Choose at least one: BIOL 346 Evolution;  381 Animal Behavior;  412 Ecology;  304 Limnology
      Group IV cell and molecular biology Required: BIOL 321 Microbiology; 415 Immunology. Additional electives:  367 Pharmacology;  370 Toxicology;  421 Cell Biology

    Minimum of 9 hours of free electives with no more than 4 hours in biology unless the total credits exceeds 122.

    Total credits for degree: 122.

    Minimum GPA of 2.0 in biology courses is required for graduation.  Transfer students must take at least 20 hours of biolgoy at or above the 300 level at Christian Brothers University.

    ALG 110, 115, 120; MATH 100, 103; and ENG 100 do not fulfill the free electives requirement.


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