Offered at: Ann Arbor, Mequon

The Biomedical Sciences Major, which combines human health sciences with Concordia University Wisconsin’s distinctive core curriculum with courses in theology, humanities and social sciences, should provide students with the intellectual, scientific, and ethical tools to succeed in advanced studies in the health sciences or proceed directly into the growing field of biotechnology and drug development.

Core Requirements 145
Major Requirements61
Electives20
Minor: Optional

Major Requirements

Required Core Courses
General Chemistry I (Lab Science)
Public Speaking (Recommended)
Interpersonal Communication
Statistics I (Mathematics)
Bioethical Dilemmas (Human Beings and Being Human)
Recommended Core/Elective Courses
Calculus I
General Psychology
Intro to Sociology (Society and Culture, for pre-medical students)
Required Major Courses
BIO 151Functional Human Biology I4
BIO 152Functional Human Biology II4
BIO 260Microbiology4
BIO 321Cell Biology4
BIO 348Genetics4
BIO 490Biology Senior Seminar (1 credit course taken twice)2
General Chemistry I (taken in the core)
CHEM 142General Chemistry II4
CHEM 241Organic Chemistry I4
or CHEM 215 Survey of Organic Chemistry
PHYS 151General Physics I4
or PHYS 171 University Physics I
PHYS 152General Physics II4
or PHYS 172 University Physics II
Bioethical Dilemmas (taken in the core )
Statistics I (taken in the core )
Select one of the following tracks:23-26
Total Hours61-64


Pre-Medical Track

Required Courses
BIO 191Human Anat & Phys I4
BIO 192Human Anat & Phys II4
CHEM 242Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM 425Biochemistry4
Electives
Select at least seven credits of major electives7
Recommended Courses
The following classes do not count toward the major but are strongly recommended
General Psychology
Intro to Sociology (Society and Culture)
Calculus I
Total Hours23

Human Biology Track

BIO 191Human Anat & Phys I4
BIO 192Human Anat & Phys II4
General Psychology (recommended)
Select five courses of the following:15-18
BIO 285Pathophysiology3
BIO 351Immunology3
BIO 381Histology3
BIO 430Pharmacology3
BIO 470Human Physiology4
Up to 2 additional classes from major electives
Total Hours23-26

Research Track

Required Courses
BIO 420Molecular Genetics4
CHEM 242Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM 425Biochemistry4
Select at least 3 credits from the following:3-4
BIO 399Biology Internship1-4
BIO 445Biological Methods4
BIO 499Undergraduate Research1-4
CHEM 399Chemistry Internship1-4
CHEM 499Undergraduate Research1-4
Electives
Select eight credits of major electives8
Recommended Courses
Calculus I
Total Hours23-24

Major Electives

BIO 285Pathophysiology3
BIO 301Advan Func Anatomy & Physiolog4
BIO 351Immunology3
BIO 367
BIO 368
Ecology of the Tropics
and Ecology of the Tropics-Lab
4
BIO 381Histology3
BIO 399Biology Internship 21-4
BIO 420Molecular Genetics4
BIO 430Pharmacology3
BIO 445Biological Methods4
BIO 470Human Physiology4
BIO 499Undergraduate Research 21-4
CHEM 242Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM 361Environmental Chemistry/Toxicology I3
CHEM 399Chemistry Internship 21-4
CHEM 425Biochemistry4
CHEM 426Advanced Biochemistry4
CHEM 499Undergraduate Research 21-4
PHIL 309Phil & Hist of Science3
SCI 275Cosmogony3