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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

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Biomedical Sciences BS Program

Academic Requirements

Students must complete all major courses with at least a 3.200 overall major GPA.

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

There are no prerequisite courses required for admission into the Biomedical Sciences BS program.

Required Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
BIO 211 Cell Biology Lab

CHE 101 General Chemistry I & CHE 113 General Chemistry I Lab
CHE 102 General Chemistry II & CHE 114 General Chemistry II Lab

CHE 203/CHE 205 Organic Chemistry
CHE 204/CHE 206 Organic Chemistry

MTH 121 Survey of Calculus I and MTH 122 Survey of Calculus II or MTH 141 College Calculus I and MTH 142 College Calculus II
PHY 101 College Physics I/PHY 151 College Physics I Lab and PHY 102 College Physics II/PHY 152 College Physics II Lab or PHY 107 General Physics I and PHY 108 General Physics II/PHY 158 General Physics Lab II
PAS 113 Human Anatomy
BCH 403 Biochemical Principles
MIC 401 Biomedical Microbiology + Lab
PGY 300 Human Physiology and PGY 412 Applied Physiology or PGY 451 Human Physiology I and PGY 452 Human Physiology II
STA 119 Statistical Methods or PSY 207 Psychological Statistics or SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Sciences

Students must complete all major courses with at least a 3.200 overall major GPA.

Biomedical Science electives: students need to take at least 6 elective courses (18 credits). 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 Genetics
  • APY 476 Health Care in the United States 
  • AS 492 Poisons, Drugs and Panaceas
  • 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
  • PSY 322 Abnormal Psychology 
  • PSY 325 Health Psychology 
  • PSY 336 Developmental Psychology 
  • PSY 351 Biopsychology 
  • PUB 340 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • SOC 304 Sociology of Aging 
  • SOC 322 Introduction to Medical Sociology
  • SPA 324 Medical and Health-Related Spanish

Advanced Electives (students need to take a minimum of 3 courses in this category)

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.

* Any student who was admitted into UB before the fall 2020 semester will need to follow the acceptance criteria and program requirements that can be found in the 2019-2020 undergraduate catalog.

Published: Nov 02, 2020 11:36:30