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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology - Biomedical Sciences Track BS

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The biomedical sciences track is designed for students seeking to continue their education in a medical, optometry, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, dental, or other medically related professional school and for those who will pursue graduate programs in any biomedical science, including microbiology, immunology, anatomy, physiology, biotechnology, molecular biology, and other areas. Although most recipients of this degree continue on to graduate or professional programs, careers as research technicians and in other areas are possible without further schooling.

Degree Requirements

General Education Program 34-35 Hours
  The Quantitative Reasoning and Natural Science components of the GEP are satisfied by the requirements of the bachelor of science in biology. The GEP requires all students to take at least two writing intensive courses.  These courses are designated with a (WI) in their course descriptions. See the General Education Program Requirements by Content Category  for further information about the GEP.  
Biology Curriculum 47-49 Hours
  “C–” or better required in each course.  
Mathematics and Support Science 30 Hours
General Electives 9-11 Hours
Minimum Hours Required 120 Hours

Biology Curriculum (47-49 Hours)

C- or better required in all BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS courses.

General Electives (9-11 Hours)

Once all other requirements have been met (GEP, Biology Curriculum, and Math and Support Science) you must take enough General Electives to meet the 120 hour requirement for the degree.

Bachelor Degrees

Special Notes

  • Students must complete—at Shawnee State— at least 12 credit hours in their majors. The 12 hours must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level. In the case of the BS natural science, at least 8 of the 12 upper division hours must be in the first concentration.
  • General Electives:  Elective hours are not limited to any particular area of study and can be earned in science to enhance the major or to complete requirements for a minor. Courses from all departments of the University can be used to satisfy the electives requirements. Electives should include courses in the arts and humanities. Coherent groups of courses are encouraged and should be chosen with the student’s career objectives and personal interests in mind. Consultation with your faculty advisor is highly recommended so that electives can be an important component of your educational experience.

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