Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Curriculum

Requirements for the Major (120 units)
The lower division core curriculum provides a strong foundation in basic sciences, in addition to the unique CDU core themes to prepare our graduates to disseminate the CDU mission. The CDU advantage includes core courses on cultural diversity education, global comparative health disparities, underserved community engagement, and sociopolitical dynamic of health embedded in the Biomedical Sciences curriculum. The upper division curriculum is tailored to individual career goals, such as pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-physician assistant, pre-pharmacy pre-physical therapy and pre-dentistry. In addition, pre-professional admission exam preparation is offered through Integrative Biomedical Sciences courses.

Of the 120 units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences, the major requires 67 units, plus an additional 53 units of general education and other University requirements. During the first year, students will have to take summer semester courses in order to complete the required units.
Successful completion of the major requires a minimum C (2.0) overall grade point average in all courses required for the major. At least 15 units of upper division coursework that fulfills major requirements must be taken in residence (not to include courses graded CR/NC).


Lower Division Required Courses

BMS 130L

General Biology I w/Lab (*B) 

4

BMS 131L

General Biology II w/Lab (*B) 

4

BMS 140L

General Chemistry I w/Lab (*B) 

4

BMS 141L

General Chemistry II w/Lab (*B) 

4

BMS 155

Introduction to Physical Therapy

2

BMS 201

Social Justice and Leadership Seminar I

1

BMS 210L

Organic Chemistry I w/Lab 

4

BMS 211L

Organic Chemistry II w/Lab 

4

BMS 250

Brain and Behavior

3

BMS 260

Pharmacy Calculations

3

COM 113

Medical Terminology

3

MTH 130 

Pre-Calculus (*B) 

3

MTH 230 

Calculus I 

3

MTH 231 

Calculus II 

3

NTR 222

Principles of Nutrition

3

PHY 250L 

General Physics I w/Lab 

4

PHY 251L 

General Physics II w/Lab

4

PSY 141 

General Psychology (*D) 

3

SOC 141 

Sociology (*D) 

3

ENG 111 

English Composition (*A) 

3

COM 111 

Public Speaking (*A) 

3

CPU 125 

Intro to Computers (*B) 

2

PHE 250 

Community Health Issues (*E) 

2

ILR 101

Information Literacy (*B)

1

COM 131

Introduction to Spanish (*E)

3

COM 231 

Spanish for Healthcare Professionals (*E) 

3

Upper Division Required Courses

BMS 303L 

Biochemistry w/Lab

4

BMS 301L 

Cellular and Molecular Biology w/Lab

4

BMS 310L 

Anatomy and Physiology I w/Lab (*B)

4

BMS 311L 

Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab (*B)

4

BMS 320L 

General Microbiology with Lab 

4

BMS 330

Histology and Histopathology

4

BMS 350

Kinesiology

3

BMS 368L

Fundamentals of Biotechnology

4

BMS 400 

Social Justice and Leadership Seminar II

1

BMS 401 

Pharmacology 

3

BMS 405L 

Immunology w/Lab 

3

BMS 410 

Human Genetics

3

BMS 425

Human Embryology

3

BMS 435 

Neurobiology 

3

BMS 444 

Clinical Immunology and Hematology 

3

BMS 451 

Ethical Issues in Biomedical Sciences

1

BMS 453

Biophysics

3

BMS 455

Diagnostic skills/simulations

1

BMS 480

Global Oral Health

3

BMS 495

Integrative Biomedical Sciences Exam Preparation

2

BMS 496

Integrative Biomedical Sciences Exam Preparation

2

BMS 499

Research Project

2

PHE 450 

Senior Health Seminar and Capstone (*E) 

1

PSY 351 

Human Development 

3

 

Other General Education Requirements

ATH 142 

Cultural Anthropology (*D) 

3

ART 131 

Health and Creative Arts (*C)

3

COM 315

Cross Cultural Communication in Healthcare

3

HUM 231 

Intro to Humanities I (*C) 

3

HUM 232 

Intro to Humanities II (*C) 

3

(*A) Fulfills University GE requirements in Category A

(*B) Fulfills University GE requirements in Category B

 (*C) Fulfills University GE requirements in Category C

(*D) Fulfills University GE requirements in Category D

 (*E) Fulfills University GE requirements in Category E

(*F) Fulfills University GE requirements