College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2012-2013
Department of Biological Sciences
Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science?
You'll receive plenty of personal attention from faculty--in the classroom, in research laboratories, and in our Biology Advisement Center. Numerous undergraduate research opportunities involve you in the process and application of science. Our graduates have exceptional placement rates in medical schools, government agencies, and graduate programs.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Medical corporations
- Biological testing
- Pharmaceutical research
- State or federal government agencies
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- University professor
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- At least 67 units of major requirements
- Be aware that you may not use courses with a BIO prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements
- Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Highest Mathematics Required||MAT 125|
|Progression Plan Link||View Progression Plan|
- Take the following 67 units including 40 units of Biology and Biology-related coursework with a Grade of "C" or better:
Select one of the following courses (3-4 units):
- BIO 201, BIO 201L, BIO 202, BIO 202L, BIO 344, BIO 416, BIO 450 (These 18 units are recommended.)
- BIO 300 (up to 3 units)
- BIO 320, BIO 331, BIO 334, BIO 338, BIO 338L, BIO 340, BIO 343, BIO 346, BIO 350, BIO 360, BIO 375, BIO 376, BIO 424, BIO 440, BIO 440L, BIO 460, BIO 460L, BIO 475, BIO 484, BIO 545
- BIO 485, BIO 497, or BIO 498 (up to 6 units)
- Non-BIO prefix courses from: CHM 238L, CHM 461, CHM 462C; NTS 256; PHI 332 (up to 6 units)
- Select one of the following courses (3-4 units):
- Chemistry Minor.
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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