College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science

Four Year Honors Plan

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO181 Unity Of Life I: Cell Life 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying molecular and cellular principles of all life on earth. Letter grade only. Required course materials and ebook access will be billed to each student's LOUIE account after the add/drop deadline. Prerequisites: high school algebra, biology, and chemistry.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. BIO181L Unity Of Life I Lab 1
Description: Introduces experimental techniques in cellular and molecular biological sciences. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 181
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
3. CHM151 General Chemistry I 4 CHM151 Notes
Description: Fundamental chemistry principles presented at a level appropriate for preprofessional, science, and engineering majors, including students proceeding to CHM 235 and 238. Prerequisites: high school chemistry or CHM 100 plus intermediate algebra; recommended: CHM 151L. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108, MAT 110 or MAT 114 w/ a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS 50+)
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: **Major requirements include science and mathematics coursework. The recommended courses are listed in the progression plan. See catalog for a complete list of approved courses.
4. CHM151L General Chemistry I Lab 1 CHM151L Notes
Description: Introduces important lab practices, stoichiometry, and the analysis of chemical unknowns. 2 hrs. lab including lecture time when appropriate. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre- or Corequisite: CHM 151
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: **Major requirements include science and mathematics coursework. The recommended courses are listed in the progression plan. See catalog for a complete list of approved courses.
5. MAT125 Precalculus Mathematics 4 MAT125 Notes
Description: Concept of function; graphs; absolute value, linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, systems of equations, analytic geometry. Please note that if you have credit in the previous courses MAT 112, MAT 120 or MAT 135, you may not receive credit for MAT 125. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 110 with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (MTHPLACE 50+; ALEKS 50+; PLACE 55+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: **Major requirements include science and mathematics coursework. The recommended courses are listed in the progression plan. See catalog for a complete list of approved courses.
6. HON100 Introduction To Honors 1
Description: Through an intentional active learning process, first time Honor students will critically explore an Honors education and their understanding of themselves and the world around them. Pass-fail only.
Prerequisite: Honors Student Group and less than 12 hours earned at NAU
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
7. HON190 Honors Colloquium 3 HON190 Notes
Description: Intensive writing and reading course designed to broaden your understanding of ideas and values from varied cultures; to strengthen your critical reading, writing, and thinking skills; and to introduce you to an honors liberal studies education. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Honors Student Group
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: English Foundation Requirement.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO182 Unity/Life II: Multicellular 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying organismal principles of life on earth. Letter grade only.
Pre- or Corequisite: BIO 182L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. BIO182L Bio 182 Lab 1
Description: Hands on experience with concepts introduced in BIO 182. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
3. CHM152 General Chemistry II 3 CHM152 Notes
Description: Continuation of CHM 151. Recommended: CHM 152L. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 151 with a grade of C or better
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: **Major requirements include science and mathematics coursework. The recommended courses are listed in the progression plan. See catalog for a complete list of approved courses.
4. CHM152L General Chemistry II Lab 1 CHM152L Notes
Description: Lab introduction to analytical chemistry, thermochemistry, pH and buffers, chemical kinetics, and spectrophotometry. 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 151L and (CHM 130 or CHM 151) and Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 152
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: **Major requirements include science and mathematics coursework. The recommended courses are listed in the progression plan. See catalog for a complete list of approved courses.
5. HON29X Honors Topic Seminar 29X 3 HON29X Notes
Notes: English Foundation Requirement.
6. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO205 Microbiology 3
Description: Fundamental microbiology emphasizing structure and function of organisms, aspects of microbial diversity, pathogenic microorganisms, disease mechanisms and immune response. For students majoring in microbiology and those in the health professions. Recommended: CHM 130 or CHM 151. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 Corequisite: BIO 205L
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. BIO205L Microbiology Lab 1
Description: Examines the function of organisms, aspects of microbial diversity, pathogenic microorganisms, disease mechanisms and immune response. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 and Pre- or Corequisite: BIO 205
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
3. BIO305W Writing In Biology 1
Description: Writing component for BIO 205L and BIO 326L. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) Corequisite: (BIO 205 and 205L) or BIO 326L
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
STA270 Applied Statistics 3 STA270 Notes
Description: Graphical and quantitative description of data; binomial, normal, and t distributions; one- and two-sample hypothesis tests and confidence intervals; simple linear regression and correlation. This course will fulfill either the Mathematics foundation requirement or a Science Applied Science liberal studies distribution block requirement. If you have already fulfilled your Mathematics foundation requirement, this course will fulfill a Science Applied Science liberal studies distribution block requirement. Credit cannot be earned in both STA 270 and STA 275. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: NOT for Mathematics majors. (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X or MAT 108 or MAT 114 or higher w/ grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (MTHPLACE 40+; ALEKS 40+; PLACE 46+)).
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: **Major requirements include science and mathematics coursework. The recommended courses are listed in the progression plan. See catalog for a complete list of approved courses.
-Option B-
PSY230 Intro Statistics In Psychology 4 PSY230 Notes
Description: Basic concepts of statistical analysis and design in psychological research. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (PSY 101, Math Foundation Requirement, Liberal Studies Applied and Lab Science Requirement (all with grades of C or better)) or International Exchange Student Group
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: **Major requirements include science and mathematics coursework. The recommended courses are listed in the progression plan. See catalog for a complete list of approved courses.
5. CHM235 General Organic Chemistry I 4 CHM235 Notes
Description: Rigorous introduction to the study of carbon-containing compounds; with an emphasis on structure determination, synthesis, and reaction mechanisms. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 152 with a grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: **Major requirements include science and mathematics coursework. The recommended courses are listed in the progression plan. See catalog for a complete list of approved courses.
6. CHM235L Gen Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 CHM235L Notes
Description: Introduces chemical synthesis and structure determination. 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 152L and Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 235
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: **Major requirements include science and mathematics coursework. The recommended courses are listed in the progression plan. See catalog for a complete list of approved courses.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: **Major requirements include science and mathematics coursework. The recommended courses are listed in the progression plan. See catalog for a complete list of approved courses.
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: **Major requirements include science and mathematics coursework. The recommended courses are listed in the progression plan. See catalog for a complete list of approved courses.
3. CHM238 General Organic Chemistry II 3 CHM238 Notes
Description: Continuation of CHM 235. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 235 with a grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: **Major requirements include science and mathematics coursework. The recommended courses are listed in the progression plan. See catalog for a complete list of approved courses.
4. HON39X Honors Advanced Seminar 39X 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: See catalog for a list of approved courses.
2. CHM360 Fundamental Biochemistry 3 CHM360 Notes
Description: Principles of biochemistry emphasizing biologically important compounds and their functions and metabolism in living cells. Credit will not be given for both CHM 360 and CHM 461. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 181, 181L and (CHM 230 or CHM 235)
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: **Major requirements include science and mathematics coursework. The recommended courses are listed in the progression plan. See catalog for a complete list of approved courses.
3. PHY111 General Physics I 4 PHY111 Notes
Description: First course in the two-semester, algebra-based, introductory physics sequence. Classical mechanics, heat, and sound. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MAT 125 or MAT 125H or higher
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: **Major requirements include science and mathematics coursework. The recommended courses are listed in the progression plan. See catalog for a complete list of approved courses.
4. LANGUAGE101 Language 101-level Course 4
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: See catalog for a list of approved courses.
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: See catalog for a list of approved courses.
3. PHY112 General Physics II 4 PHY112 Notes
Description: Second course in the two-semester, algebra-based, introductory physics sequence. Electricity, magnetism, and optics. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: PHY 111
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2018 Fall 2018 Spring 2019
Notes: **Major requirements include science and mathematics coursework. The recommended courses are listed in the progression plan. See catalog for a complete list of approved courses.
4. LANGUAGE102 Language 102-level Course 4
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. CAPSTONECOURSE Capstone Course 4 CAPSTONECOURSE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: See catalog for a list of approved courses.
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: See catalog for a list of approved courses.
3. DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
4. DIVELECTIVE Diversity Elective 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3
Submit graduation application this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: See catalog for a list of approved courses.
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: See catalog for a list of approved courses.
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 125 (4)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) BIO 181 (3), BIO 181L (1), CHM 151 (4), CHM 151L (1), CHM 152 (3), BIO 205L (1)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) PHY 111 (4)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

University Honors Program
1124 S Knoles Dr
PO Box: 5689
Flagstaff  AZ  86011-5689 
Cowden Hall - (Bldg #38)
Email: Honors@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-3334
Fax: 928-523-6558
http://nau.edu/Honors

College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences
2112 S Huffer Ln
PO Box: 5621
Flagstaff  AZ  86011 
Engineering and Technology - (Bldg #69)
Email: cefnsacademic@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-2408
Fax: 928-523-2300
http://nau.edu/CEFNS/Welcome/ 

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses.
 
For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.
 
Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan.
 
Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.
 
For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.