Department of Biology
Degree Paradigms 
 CBU Biology Department

Paradigms
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Ecology
  • Biology Course Descriptions

  • Contact Information
    Dr. James Moore
    Department Chair Biology 
    (901) 321-3451 jmoore25@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
    Math (MATH 107-110) or MATH 131 3 MATH 131  Calculus I 3
    CBU 101 Orientation 0 Social Science GER 3
    (Optional: GER or 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
        15




    Third Year Courses
    Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
    BIOL 311  Genetics and lab 4 BIOL 463  Mentored Research I 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
    BIOL 362 Biology Seminar
    1
    PHIL 322  Medical Ethics (GER) (recommended) 3
    Religious Studies GER (200 level)  3 BIOL 340 Expt'l Design & Statistics      3 
     Total credits 16 Total credits 14
     IOL 
    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 BIOL 312)      4 Biology Elective (Group III)      3-4
    BIOL 415  Immunology and lab      4 Social Science GER       3
    Liberal Arts elective (any Sch of Arts course)
    3
    Elective
    3
    Religious Studies GER (2-300 level) 3
     Total credits
     15-16
    Total credits 16

    Biology Electives:  minimum of 30 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:  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.
      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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