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Biomedical Sciences BS - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 04.00 BIOLOGICAL SCI UNCLASSFD, CIP: 26.0102 Biomedical Sciences, General)

Department of Biomedical Sciences

40 Biomedical Education Building
South Campus
Buffalo, NY 14214-3078

David Shubert Ph.D
Assistant Dean and Program Director

Kelli Hickey
Director, Biomedical Undergraduate Education

Shannon Brown
Assistant Director, Biomedical Undergraduate Education

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Biomedical Sciences BS Program

Academic Requirements

A minimum grade of a "B" is required in all prerequisite courses with a prerequisite GPA of at least a 3.2.

Academic Advice

It is important that students consult their academic advisors when making decisions related to their academic progress.

Students interested in pursuing a BS in Biomedical Sciences should contact the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences academic advisor for more information.

Transfer Credit Policy

Students interested in applying transfer work to degree requirements should refer to the TAURUS website for articulation.

Prerequisite courses may be transferred from other educational institutions if they are equivalent. Students should consult with the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences academic advisor to determine equivalency.

Prerequisite Courses

A minimum grade of "B" in all of the prerequisite courses is required to be accepted and remain in the program

Required Courses

PAS 113 Anatomy
BCH 403
MIC 401 + lab
PGY 300 and PGY 412, or PGY 451 and PGY 452
STA 119 or PSY 207 or SOC 294

A minimum grade of "C" in each of the core courses is required on either the first of second attempt and a maximum of two required courses may be repeated. 

Biomedical Science electives: students need to take at least 6 elective courses. At least 3 of the 6 electives need to come from the advanced elective list and the remaining electives may come from the fundamental elective list. No more than 3 credits may come from BMS 498.


Fundamental Electives (students can take a maximum of 3 courses in this category)
AAS 414 Health Problems in the Black Community
APY 275 Introduction to Medical Anthropology
APY 348 Forensic Anthropological Osteology
APY 349 Human Genetic
APY 476 Health Care in the United States
CL 151 Medical Terminology
GGS 260 Women and Health
HIS 144 Introduction to Health, Medicine and Society
HIS 215 Death in America
HIS 392 History of Chinese Medicine
MIC 201: Microbes: We Can't Live With Them or Without Them
NTR 108 Human Nutrition
NTR 401 Nutrition and Health
NTR 402 Nutrition in the Life Cycle
PHI 237 Social and Ethical Values in Medicine
PHI 240 Philosophy of Medicine, Theory and Practice
PMY 309 Introduction to Laboratory Skills
PSY 322 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 325 Health Psychology
PSY 336 Developmental Psychology
PSY 351 Biopsychology
PUB 301 Introduction to Epidemiology
SOC 304 Sociology of Aging
SOC 322 Introduction to Medical Sociology
SOC 378 Social Inequalities & Health

Advanced Electives (students need to take a minimum of 3 courses in this category)
APY 345 Comparative Primate Anatomy
APY 346 Primate Dissections
BCH 310 Biomedical Genetics
BIO 302 Introduction to Molecular Biology  
BIO 319 Genetics
BIO 406 Signal Transduction
BIO 448 Endocrinology
BMS 498 Research
CHE 349 Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences
MIC 406 Composition and Function of the Human Microbiome
MIC 412 Microbiology and Immunology
MT 401 Clinical Biochemistry
MT 402 Fundamentals of Immunology
MT 422 Biomolecular Technology and Diagnostics
MT 428 Forensic Science
NRS 301 The Brain
NRS 401 Principles of Biomedical Neuroscience
PAS 427 Premedical Gross Anatomy
PGY 405 Cell Physiology
PMY 302 Introduction to Pharmacology
PMY 311 Chemistry of Drug Action
PUB 420 Social Determinants of Health

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Biomedical Sciences BS degree
Credits Required for Major87
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum32
Additional Credits Required for Electives1
Total Credits Required for Degree120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Dec 05, 2019 11:40:54