Chairperson: John R. Mantsch, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Sciences website

The Marquette University Department of Biomedical Sciences offers a Biomedical Sciences major and minor area of study for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in or related to health care professions and offers graduate courses for the Ph.D. specialization in neuroscience. In addition, the department offers three accelerated programs to the Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Dental Surgery, and MBA programs, as well as an early admission opportunity to the Physician Assistant Studies program at Marquette University. Lastly, for students who demonstrate exceptional work in the areas of research and community engagement as well maintain high academic standards, students may complete the Disciplinary Honors in Biomedical Sciences.   

The primary purpose of the major and minor is to provide human-oriented courses in areas such as anatomical sciences, biochemistry, neuroscience, microbiology, molecular biology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology. The course work provides students with the opportunity to acquire the concepts, principles, facts, and terminology fundamental to all health care professions and related fields.

Pre-medical and Pre-Dental studies

The Biomedical Sciences major at Marquette is powerful preparation for students planning to study medicine or dentistry. The opportunity to study distinctively human medical sciences courses at the undergraduate level is exceedingly rare. In addition, courses in the curriculum are taught by faculty scientists, many of whom also teach in Marquette School of Dentistry. Students in this program pursue course work in the anatomical sciences (including gross anatomy), biochemistry, and physiology, all taught from a clinical, human perspective. The course work provides students with the opportunity to acquire the concepts, principals, facts and terminology fundamental to medicine, and indeed, all healthcare professions and related fields. In addition, the wide range of course options in the major allows students to develop degree plans that matches their areas of interest, such as, neuroscience, head and neck anatomy, public health, genetics, microbiology, pharmacology, research, etc. The program boasts exceptionally high acceptance rates to medical and dental schools, and tremendous success among graduates competing for medical residencies following medical school.

Direct Admit Physical Therapy

Partnering with the Physical Therapy program at Marquette University, the Biomedical Sciences Department offers an accelerated program option for the Direct Admit Physical Therapy program, allowing students to complete their undergraduate degree within the first year of the professional phase of the program. Students who are admitted directly to the Physical Therapy Program or those admitted following their junior year (space permitting) must meet the academic standards set by the Physical Therapy Department to continue within the program. Students who do not meet the academic requirements will work with their advisers to complete the standard Biomedical Sciences major.

Pre-Dental Scholars

Partnering with the School of Dentistry at Marquette University, the Biomedical Sciences Department offers an accelerated program as part of the Pre-Dental Scholar Program, allowing students to complete their undergraduate degree within the first year of the dental school program. Students who are admitted directly to the Pre-Dental Scholar Program or those admitted following freshmen year must meet the academic standards set by the School of Dentistry to continue within the program. Students who do not meet the academic requirements will work with their advisers to complete the standard Biomedical Sciences major.

MBA Accelerated Degree Program (ADP)

Marquette undergraduate students majoring in Biomedical Sciences can apply for admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in the second semester of their junior year. Students accepted into this program are eligible to enroll in up to 12 credits of MBA course work that carry graduate credit during their senior year. Credits obtained for these courses can be used to fulfill both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. Due to the number of prerequisite courses required for admission to the MBA program, the MBA accelerated degree option requires careful planning as early as sophomore year. Interested students should contact their adviser early in their undergraduate career. Once students inform the Graduate School of their completion of undergraduate degree requirements, their admission as a regular degree status (RDS) student in the Graduate School of Management is activated.

Early Admission Option to Physician Assistant Studies

Partnering with the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at Marquette University, the Biomedical Sciences Department has created an early admission opportunity to the Physician Assistant (PA) Studies program. Students who complete the first two years of the pre-physician assistant curriculum will be eligible to apply to the Marquette University Physician Assistant Studies program as early as the fall semester of their sophomore year. Admitted students complete their undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences within the first two years of the PA program. A Master of Physician Assistant Studies will be awarded upon graduation from the PA program. Students who do not enter the PA program their Junior year will continue within the Biomedical Sciences major. The Department has course outlines for those who will enter the PA program following their Junior year and for those who will complete the standard Bachelor’s degree. Students will work with their advisers to identify the most appropriate program.

Academic Performance

All students must comply with the College of Health Sciences graduation requirements. Candidates for a degree must earn at least the minimum number of credits listed in their curriculum and a minimum GPA of 2.000. A student must earn a C or better in all major courses. Major courses completed with a CD or less do not count toward the total hour requirement for the major or minor but do count toward the total number of credit hours for graduation. A waiver request may be submitted by a student if a required BISC course taken in the senior year is completed with a CD or D grade, provided the student has completed at least 33 credits in the major with a C or better. A waiver request will be granted for no more than one senior-year course.

Candidates for the baccalaureate degree with a major in Biomedical Sciences must complete a minimum of 128 credit hours including the following requirements:

Area Credit Hours
UCCS Requirements 33-37
Required Science Cognates16-21
Medical Ethics and Health and Society Cognates 4-6
Major33
General Electivesto achieve 128 total credits

Core and Department Curriculum Requirements:

UCCS Rhetoric (R) *6
Rhetoric and Composition 1
Rhetoric and Composition 2
Contemporary Presentation
UCCS Mathematics and Reasoning (MR) One of the following:3-4
Modern Elementary Statistics
Psychological Measurements and Statistics
Social Statistics
UCCS Individual and Social Behaviors (ISB)3
General Psychology
UCCS Diverse Culture (DC)3
Any UCCS approved course
UCCS Science and Nature (SN)3
Any required cognate (see below) approved for SN:
UCCS History of Cultures and Societies (HCS)3
Any approved UCCS HCS course
UCCS Literature and Performaning Arts (LPA)3
Any approved literature LPA course except the following: ARSC 3370, MUSI 1020, MUSI 2420, THAR 1020 and any other non-literature LPA courses.
UCCS Human Nature and Ethics (HNE)6
Philosophy of Human Nature
Theory of Ethics
UCCS Theology (T)6
Introduction to Theology
One additional UCCS T approved course
Total Credit Hours36-37

*ENGL 1001 Rhetoric and Composition 1 and ENGL 1002 Rhetoric and Composition 2 are recommended for pre-professional students.

Required Science Cognates:

All students are required to complete:

BIOL 1001General Biology 13
BIOL 1002General Biology 23
CHEM 1001General Chemistry 14
CHEM 1002General Chemistry 24
CHEM 2111Organic Chemistry 11-4
or BISC 2050 Organic Chemistry for the Health Sciences
One of the following laboratory science courses:3
Principles of Biological Investigation
Concepts in Clinical Laboratory Medicine
Molecular Diagnostics: Laboratory Techniques
Diagnostics Technology (For students admitted to the PA program)
Total Credit Hours18-21

Required Health and Society Cognate (one course) and Medical Ethics (minimum 1 credit):

One of the following Health and Society courses:3
Biology, Moral Behavior and Policy (Can be used as a Health and Society Cognate or BISC elective, but not both)
Modern Plagues: Addiction, Obesity and Stress (Can be used as a Health and Society Cognate or BISC elective, but not both)
Politics of U.S. Health Care
Comparative Health Politics and Policy
Public Health (Can be used as a Health and Society Cognate or BISC elective, but not both)
Health Communication
Health, Science and Environmental Communication
Culture and Health (Can be used as a Health and Society Cognate or UCCS DC requirement, but not both)
Women's Health
Veteran Health and Culture
Primary Health Care Concepts
Health Psychology
Sociology of the Life Course
Culture, Health and Illness
Health Care Systems
Race, Gender and Medicine
Men, Masculinities and Health
Sociology of Aging
Introduction to Social Welfare and Justice
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Global Aid and Humanitarianism
Advanced Spanish for the Health Professions
Public Health (For students admitted to PA program)
Note: Biomedical Sciences often offers special topic courses (BISC 4930) which can be used to fulfill the Health and Society cognate. Students should confirm with their adviser if a section fulfills the requirement. A student must complete a Health and Society Course Approval Form, available in the department office, to receive credit towards the cognate.
One of the following medical ethics courses (minimum 1 credit):1-3
Applied Ethics for the Health Sciences
Biomedical Ethics
Medical Ethics
Total Credit Hours4-6

Students who are interested in pursuing a professional or graduate education (i.e. pre-med, pre-dental) should take the following courses:

Organic Chemistry 1
Organic Chemistry 2
General Physics 1
General Physics 2
Principles of Biological Investigation
Calculus for the Biological Sciences
Principles of Sociology

Typical four-year curriculum plans for Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Physician Assistant Studies, Direct Admit Physical Therapy, and Pre-Dental Scholars follow the listing of Biomedical Sciences Major requirements.

Biomedical Sciences Major

The major in biomedical sciences consists of a minimum of 33 credit hours and must be completed with a C grade or better.  A maximum of 9 transfer credits can be applied towards the major.  The following courses are required:

Required Courses
BISC 2135Clinical Human Anatomy4
BISC 3213Biochemistry3-4
or BISC 2070 Biochemistry for the Health Professions
BISC 4145Human Physiology4
Content Areas: Choose the number of courses/credits indicated from each of the content areas below.
Anatomy and Systems (One course, a maximum of 3 credits apply toward the major)3
Head and Neck Anatomy
Systems Neuroscience
Functional Neuroanatomy
Principles of Human Embryology
Endocrinology
Human Microanatomy (4 credits; only 3 credits apply toward the 33 total credits needed for the major, all credits apply towards the 128 overall credits needed for the degree)
Human Gross Anatomy (5 credits; must be enrolled in the DPT or MPA programs; only 3 credits apply towards the 33 total credits needed for the major, all credits apply towards the 128 overall credits needed for the degree)
Biomedical Systems 1 (Pre-Dental Scholars only)
Cell and Molecular (Two courses, a minimum of 6 credits)6
Human Microbiology (BISC 7410 for Pre-Dental Scholar or MPA program only)
Microbiology
Molecular Pathology (can be used for either Cell and Molecular Content Area or Diseases and Pathology Content Area, but not both)
Human and Applied Medical Genetics
Genetics
Cell Biology
Neurobiology
Immunobiology
Diseases and Pathology (Two courses, a minimum of 6 credits)6
General Pathology
Pharmacology (BISC 7120 for MPA program only)
Medical Pharmacology
Diseases of the Brain
Molecular Pathology (can be used for either Cell and Molecular Content Area or Diseases and Pathology Content Area, but not both)
Modern Plagues: Addiction, Obesity and Stress

Biomedical Sciences Electives: Additional courses (5-6 credit hours) selected from the following list to total the 33 credit hours required for the major completed with a minimum grade of C.

BISC 1001Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Sciences (required course for all first semester freshman)1
BISC 1030Introduction to Dentistry (can only be applied as an elective for Pre-Dental Scholars)1
BISC 3110Nutritional Aspects of Health3
BISC 3112Head and Neck Anatomy3
BISC 3115Human Microbiology3
BISC 3136Gross Anatomy for the Biomedical Sciences2
BISC 3150General Pathology3
BISC 3850Systems Neuroscience3
BISC 3859Evolution3
BISC 4120Pharmacology3
BISC 4140Functional Neuroanatomy3
BISC 4146Physiology In Depth: Contemporary Issues (or BISC 4146H for Disciplinary Honors)1
BISC 4147Human Physiology Laboratory 1
BISC 4151Advanced Pathology (or BISC 4151H for Disciplinary Honors)1
BISC 4155Diseases of the Brain3
BISC 4160Molecular Pathology3
BISC 4165Microbiology Laboratory1
BISC 4170Biology, Moral Behavior and Policy (can fulfill Health and Society Cognate or BISC elective, not both)3
BISC 4173Principles of Human Embryology3
BISC 4214Advanced Biochemistry (or BISC 4214H for Disciplinary Honors)1
BISC 4275Modern Plagues: Addiction, Obesity and Stress (can fulfill Health and Society Cognate or BISC elective, but not both)3
BISC 4325Endocrinology3
BISC 4340Human and Applied Medical Genetics3
BISC 4341Advanced Cellular Genetics and Cancer (or BISC 4343H for Disciplinary Honors)1
BISC 4514Human Microanatomy4
BISC 4851Advanced Systems Neuroscience (or BISC 4851H for Disciplinary Honors)1
BISC 4931Topics in Biomedical Sciences1-3
BISC 4986Internship in Biomedical Sciences (maximum 6 credits, 3 credits toward BISC major)1-3
BISC 4991HHonors Community Engagement in Biomedical Sciences (Only for students in the Honors Program)1-3
BISC 4995Independent Study in Biomedical Sciences (or BISC 4995H for Disciplinary Honors. Maximum 6 credits, 3 credits toward BISC major)1-3
BISC 7514General Histology (only for Pre-Dental Scholars)4
BISC 7516Biomedical Systems 2 (only for Pre-Dental Scholars)4
BIOL 2201Genetics3
BIOL 2301Cell Biology3
BIOL 3202Experimental Genetics3
BIOL 3302Experimental Cell Biology3
BIOL 3501Neurobiology3
BIOL 3502Experimental Neurobiology3
BIOL 3702Experimental Physiology3
BIOL 4102Experimental Molecular Biology3
BIOL 4806Immunobiology3
CLLS 2050Forensic Science3
CLLS 2060Public Health (can fulfill Health and Society Cognate or BISC elective, not both)3
CLLS 3160Molecular Diagnostics: Laboratory Techniques3
PHTH 7515Pathophysiology (BISC Elective)2
PHTH 7525Kinesiology 1: The Upper Extremity (only for students in DPT)3
PHTH 7558Neuroanatomy (only for students in PA)4
A maximum of nine transfer credit hours can be applied toward the requirements for a major

Curricula Information

Typical Program for Biomedical Sciences Majors

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ENGL 1001 (R)3ENGL 1002 or COMM 1100 (R)*3
CHEM 1001*4CHEM 1002*4
BIOL 1001 (SN)*3BIOL 1002*3
THEO 1001 (T)3PSYC 1001 (ISB)3
UCCS (HCS)3PHIL 10013
BISC 10011 
 17 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BISC 21354PHIL 23103
BISC 2050 or CHEM 2111*1-4CHEM 2112 (or elective)*4
BIOL 2001 (or lab course)****3BISC 2070 or 3213*3-4
MATH 1410 (or elective)*3Statistics (MR)3-4
Elective4SOCI 1001 (or elective)*3
 15-18 16-17
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
PHYS 1001 (or elective)*4PHYS 1002 (or elective)*4
BISC 41454Diseases and Pathology Course3
Anatomy and Systems Course*****3Cell and Molecular Course3
Health and Society requirement***3Elective3
UCCS LPA (Literature)3Elective3
 17 16
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
Cell and Molecular Course3Diseases and Pathology Course3
BISC elective3BISC elective3
PHIL 43361UCCS (T)3
UCCS (DC)3Electives6
Elective6 
 16 15
Total credit hours: 128-132
*

Courses required for many post-graduate/professional programs, consult with specific program(s) of interest to confirm prerequisites.

**

The biochemistry requirement is satisfied by either BISC 2070 3 cr. (sophomore year) or BISC 3213 4 cr. (sophomore or junior year).

***

Any course approved for the Health and Society Cognate. Topics (4930/31) courses that relate to health and society may be approved on an individual basis. BISC 4275 and CLLS 2060 fulfills either the Health and Society Cognate or BISC elective, but not both.  HEAL 1025 fulfills either the Health and Society Cognate or the UCCS Diverse Cultures requirement, but not both.

****

The laboratory course requirement satisfied by either BIOL 2001, PHAS 7270 (for students admitted to the PA program), CLLS 2200, CLLS 3160 or PHTH 7525 (for students admitted to the DPT program).

*****

Only 3 credits count toward the 33 total credits for the major. The total course credit number counts toward the 128 needed for the degree.

Typical Program for Biomedical Sciences Majors - Pre-Physician Assistant Studies

Partnering with the Department Physician Assistant Studies at Marquette University, the Biomedical Sciences Department has created an opportunity for early admission into the Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program. Students who complete the first two years of the pre-physician assistant curriculum are eligible to apply to the Marquette University PA program as early as the fall term of their Sophomore year. Admitted students complete their undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences within the first two years of the physician assistant program. A Master of Physician Assistant Studies is awarded upon graduation from the PA program. Students who do not enter the PA program their Junior year continue within the Biomedical Sciences major. The department has course outlines for those who enter the PA program their Senior year and for those who complete the standard bachelor’s degree. Students work with their advisers to identify the most appropriate option.

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
ENGL 1001 (R)3ENGL 1002 or COMM 1100 (R)3 
CHEM 10014CHEM 10024 
BIOL 1001 (SN)3BIOL 10023 
UCCS (HCS)3PSYC 1001 (ISB)3 
THEO 1001 (T)3PHIL 10013 
BISC 10011  
 17 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
BISC 21354BISC 32134 
CHEM 21114CHEM 21124 
UCCS LPA (Literature)3Statistics (MR)****3-4 
UCCS (DC)3UCCS (T) 3 
PHIL 2310 (HNE)3BISC 20201 
 17 15
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHoursSummer TermHours
BISC 4340 (Cell and Molecular Course)3BISC 3150 (Diseases and Pathology Course)3PA Curriculum *14
BISC 41454PHTH 7558 (BISC Elective)4 
BISC 7410 (Cell and Molecular Course)4PHAS 72704 
BISC 7130 (Anatomy and Systems Course)***5PHAS 7095**2 
PA Curriculum*4PA Curriculum*6 
 20 19 14
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours 
BISC 7120 (Diseases and Pathology Course)4PA Curriculum*  
PA Curriculum*6  
 10 0
Total credit hours: 128
*

See PA section of the Bulletin.  PA courses fulfill remaining elective requirements to complete 128 credits required for the B.S. degree.  All courses completed prior to awarding of B.S. degree count toward the undergraduate GPA and the determination of academic honors.

**

Fulfills BISC Health and Society Cognate

***

Only 3 credits count toward the 33 total credits for the major. The total course credit number counts toward the 128 needed for the degree.

****

Any statistics course approved for math requirement of the UCCS

Typical Program for Biomedical Sciences Majors - Direct Admit Physical Therapy Students

Partnering with the Physical Therapy program at Marquette University, the Biomedical Sciences Department has established an accelerated option for the Direct Admit Physical Therapy program, allowing students to complete their undergraduate degree after the first year of the professional phase of the program. Students who were admitted directly to the Physical Therapy Program or those admitted following their Junior year (space permitting) must meet the academic standards set by the Physical Therapy Department to continue in the program. Students who do not meet the academic requirements work with their advisers to complete the standard Biomedical Sciences major.

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BIOL 1001 (SN)3BIOL 10023
CHEM 10014CHEM 10024
ENGL 1001 (R)3ENGL 1002 or COMM 1100 (R)3
THEO 1001 (T)3PSYC 1001 (ISB)3
Elective3PHIL 10013
BISC 10011 
 17 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BISC 21354BISC 20703
BISC 20501Elective3
UCCS (HCS)3PHTH 1001*1
UCCS LPA (Literature)3Lab Cognate (BIOL 2001, CLLS 2200 or CLLS 3160)3
Developmental or Abnormal Psychology3Statistics (MR)***3-4
Elective3PHIL 2310 (HNE)3
 17 16
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
PHYS 10014PHYS 10024
BISC 41454Cell and Molecular Course3
Cell and Molecular Course3BISC Elective3
UCCS T 3Health and Society Requirement**3
PHIL 43361Elective3
 15 16
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
PHTH 7512 (DC)3PHTH 75042
PHTH 75033PHTH 75152
BISC 7130 (Anatomy and Systems Course)****5PHTH 75162
PHTH 75133PHTH 7525 (BISC Elective)3
 PHTH 75282
 BISC 4120 (Diseases and Pathology Course)3
 BISC 3150 (Diseases and Pathology Course)3
 14 17
Total credit hours: 128
*

Students who are not direct admit PT students are not required to complete PHTH 1001

**

Any course approved for the Health and Society Cognate. Topics (4930/31) courses that relate to health and society may be approved on an individual basis. BISC 4275 and CLLS 2060 fulfill either the Health and Society Cognate or BISC elective, but not both.  HEAL 1025 fulfills either the Health and Society Cognate or the UCCS Diverse Cultures requirement, but not both.

***

Any statistics course approved for math requirement of the UCCS

****

Only 3 credits count toward the 33 total credits for the major. The total course credit number counts toward the 128 needed for the degree.

Typical Program for Biomedical Sciences Majors - Pre-Dental Scholars

Partnering with the School of Dentistry at Marquette University, the Biomedical Sciences Department has established an accelerated track option through the Pre-Dental Scholar Program, allowing students to complete their undergraduate degree within the first year of the dental school program. Students who were admitted directly to the Pre-Dental Scholar Program or those admitted following Freshmen year must meet the academic standards set by the School of Dentistry to continue in the program. Students who do not meet the academic requirements work with their advisers to complete the standard Biomedical Sciences major.

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ENGL 1001 (R)3ENGL 1002 (R)3
CHEM 10014CHEM 10024
BIOL 1001 (SN)3BIOL 10023
UCCS (HCS)3PSYC 1001 (ISB)3
THEO 1001 (T)3BISC 10301
BISC 10011PHIL 10013
 17 17
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BISC 21354CHEM 21124
CHEM 21114BISC 20703
Statistics (UCCS MR)**3BIOL 20013
UCCS (DC)3PHIL 2310 (HNE)3
Elective3Elective3
 17 16
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
PHYS 10014PHYS 10024
BISC 41454Diseases and Pathology Course3
Diseases and Pathology Course3Cell and Molecular Course3
Health and Society Requirement*3UCCS (T)3
Elective3UCCS LPA (literature)3
 PHIL 43361
 17 17
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BISC 7410 (Cell and Molecular Course)4BISC 7516 (BISC elective)4
BISC 7514 (BISC Elective)4Clinical curriculum*** 
BISC 7515 (Anatomy and Systems Course)3 
DEIN 71103 
Clinical curriculum***9 
 23 4
Total credit hours: 128
*

Any course approved for the Health and Society Cognate. Topics (4930/31) courses that relate to health and society may be approved on an individual basis. BISC 4275 and CLLS 2060 fulfill either the Health and Society Cognate or BISC elective, but not both.  HEAL 1025 fulfills either the Health and Society Cognate or the UCCS Diverse Cultures requirement, but not both.

**

Any statistics course approved for math requirement of the UCCS

***

Individual courses listed above apply towards the BISC major requirements. The remaining clinical curriculum credits in D1 year apply toward the 128 total credits required for the B.S. degree and are included in the GPA calculations for the B.S. degree and academic honors.

 Typical Program for Biomedical Sciences Majors - STEM MBA

Marquette undergraduate students majoring in Biomedical Sciences can apply for admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in the second semester of their junior year. Students accepted into this program are eligible to enroll in up to 12 credits of MBA course work that carry graduate credit during their senior year. Credits obtained for these courses can be used to fulfill both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. Due to the number of prerequisite courses required for admission to the MBA program, the MBA accelerated degree option requires careful planning as early as sophomore year. Interested students should contact their adviser early in their undergraduate career. Once students inform the Graduate School of their completion of undergraduate degree requirements, their admission as a regular degree status (RDS) student in the Graduate School of Management is activated.

Freshman
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
ENGL 1001 (R)3ENGL 1002 or COMM 1100 (R)3
CHEM 10014CHEM 10024
BIOL 1001 (SN)3BIOL 10023
THEO 1001 (T)3PSYC 1001 (ISB)3
UCCS (HCS)*3PHIL 10013
BISC 10011 
 17 16
Sophomore
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
BISC 21354BISC 3213 or 20703-4
CHEM 2111 or BISC 20501-4CHEM 2112 (or elective)4
UCCS LPA (Literature)3PHIL 23103
MATH 13903BUAD 10601
ECON 1103**3MATH 1400**3
 ECON 1104**3
 17 17
Junior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
Anatomy and Systems Course***3BISC 41454
Cell and Molecular Course3Diseases and Pathology Course3
Health and Society requirement****3BIOL 2001 (or lab course)3
MATH 1700**3UCCS (DC)3
ACCO 10303ACCO 10313
 15 16
Senior
First TermHoursSecond TermHours
Cell and Molecular Course3Diseases and Pathology Course3
BISC elective3BISC elective3
Med/Bio Ethics1-3UCCS (T)3
FINA 61003MARK 61003
MANA 61003ECON 61003
 15 15
Total credit hours: 128
*

MBA Elective Core = one course from each of the areas: 1/Quantitative Methods; 2) Information Technology; 3) Social, Ethical, Political Environment

**

AP credits accepted for MBA prerequisites (MATH 1410 or higher can substitute for MATH 1400)

AP credits accepted for MATH 1700, ECON 1103/1104 and MATH 1400(MATH 1450 or higher)

***

If course is more than 3 credits, only 3 credits count towards the 33 total credits for the major. The total course credit number counts toward the 128 needed for the degree.

****

Any course approved for the Health and Society Cognate. Topics (4930/31) courses that relate to health and society may be approved on an individual basis. BISC 4275 and CLLS 2060 fulfills either the Health and Society Cognate or BISC elective, but not both.  HEAL 1025 fulfills either the Health and Society Cognate or the UCCS Diverse Cultures requirement, but not both.

 

Biomedical Sciences Minor

Choose any of the following courses for a total of 18 credits:

BISC 1030Introduction to Dentistry (Can only be applied as credit for Pre-Dental Scholars)1
BISC 1060Chemistry for the Health Professions3
BISC 2070Biochemistry for the Health Professions3
BISC 2135Clinical Human Anatomy4
BISC 3110Nutritional Aspects of Health3
BISC 3112Head and Neck Anatomy3
BISC 3115Human Microbiology3
BISC 3150General Pathology3
BISC 3213Biochemistry4
BISC 3850Systems Neuroscience3
BISC 3859Evolution3
BISC 4120Pharmacology3
BISC 4140Functional Neuroanatomy3
BISC 4145Human Physiology4
BISC 4146Physiology In Depth: Contemporary Issues1
BISC 4155Diseases of the Brain3
BISC 4160Molecular Pathology3
BISC 4170Biology, Moral Behavior and Policy3
BISC 4173Principles of Human Embryology3
BISC 4275Modern Plagues: Addiction, Obesity and Stress3
BISC 4325Endocrinology3
BISC 4340Human and Applied Medical Genetics3
BISC 4514Human Microanatomy4
BISC 4931Topics in Biomedical Sciences1-3
BISC 4995Independent Study in Biomedical Sciences Maximum of 3 credits applied toward the minor1-6
BISC 7130Human Gross Anatomy (PA and PT students only)5
CLLS 2200Concepts in Clinical Laboratory Medicine3
A maximum of nine transfer credit hours can be applied toward the requirements for a minor.

For students in non-science majors interested in pursuing a minor in biomedical sciences, it is strongly recommended that BISC 1015 Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology, offered spring term, is completed for the UCCS Science and Nature requirement. BISC 1060 Chemistry for the Health Professions (a fall term course) and BISC 2070 Biochemistry for the Health Professions (a spring term course) should be the first BISC minor courses completed. These two BISC minor courses fulfill the chemistry and biochemistry prerequisites for most other BISC minor courses.


 

Program Director: Doug Lobner, Ph.D.
Honors Committee: Doug Lobner, Ph.D., Bob Peoples, Ph.D., Maria Crowe, Ph.D.,  Kevin Siebenlist, Ph.D.

The Disciplinary Honors Program in Biomedical Sciences is designed for students to demonstrate exceptional work in the areas of research and community engagement, as well maintain high academic standards. Students involved in this program must go beyond normal expectations in these areas by generating an honors proposal that integrates coursework, research, community engagement, writing, and oral presentations into a coherent plan of work. There are two specific focuses within the program, one in which the emphasis is on scientific research and the other on community engagement, although all students must include some experience in each area.

Graduation with Disciplinary Honors in Biomedical Sciences requires completion of the portfolio and participation in a second-semester senior year capstone course. As part of this course, the students are required to prepare a presentation describing how they completed their Honors Plan.

Curricular Requirements

Honors students within each focus are required to complete five courses which may be applied simultaneously to the Biomedical Sciences major as elective credit. Students should consult the Biomedical Sciences major bulletin to confirm which Honor’s courses may be used toward Biomedical Sciences elective credit.

For their laboratory research experience, students within the research focus must complete six credits of BISC 4995H Honors Independent Study in Biomedical Sciences (students enroll twice, for three credits each class session) or complete three credits of BISC 4995H Honors Independent Study in Biomedical Sciences and participate in the Biomedical Sciences Summer Research Program. Participation in the summer research program is indicated by registration for a 0 credit summer course (BISC 9002H).

Research Focus Requirements – 2 courses (3 or 6 credits)

Questions about the research focus can be directed to Dr. Lobner, Doug.Lobner@marquette.edu

  • Six credits of honors laboratory research (BISC 4995H Honors Independent Study in Biomedical Sciences) (enrolling twice, for three credits each class session), or three credits plus participation in the summer research program (BISC 9002H)
  • Thematic research plan-related curriculum
  • Additional extra-curricular activities should be considered (seminar series, etc.)
  • Inclusion of community engagement component (For example: assist with anatomy lab tours for high school students)
  • A written component of the plan is required during one of the independent study courses or the capstone course.

Community Engagement Focus Requirements – 2 courses (6 credits)

Questions about the community engagement focus can be directed to Autumn Swanson, Autumn.Swanson@marquette.edu

  • Six credits of honors community engagement course (BISC 4991H Honors Community Engagement in Biomedical Sciences) (enrolling twice, for three credits each class session)
  • Thematic community engagement plan-related curriculum
  • Additional extra-curricular activities should be considered (seminar series, etc.)
  • Inclusion of relevant research component (For example: attend a research-based seminar series)
  • A written component of the plan is required during one of the independent study courses or the capstone course.

Curricular Requirements for both the Research and Community Engagement Focuses – 3 courses (3 credits).

In addition to the individual focus requirements, all students within the program must take two one-credit Honors courses as well as the Honors Program capstone course.

Choose two of the following courses:
BISC 4151HHonors Advanced Pathology1
BISC 4146HHonors Physiology In Depth: Contemporary Issues1
BISC 4214HHonors Advanced Biochemistry1
BISC 4341HHonors Advanced Cellular Genetics and Cancer1
BISC 4851HHonors Advanced Systems Neuroscience1
Required Capstone:
Disciplinary Honors Capstone (BISC 4997H)1

Academic Standards

Students must have a 3.200 cumulative grade point average for entry into the Disciplinary Honors Program in Biomedical Sciences. Students must achieve a 3.200 cumulative grade point average in order to graduate with an Honors Program degree. If a student drops below a 3.200 in any given semester during the junior year or any subsequent year, the student receives a letter of warning from the director. If a student drops below a 3.200 cumulative GPA, they are placed on Honors Program academic probation; if they do not achieve a 3.200 cumulative by the end of the following semester, they are removed from the program. Students must earn a grade of C or better in a course for it to count toward the Honors Degree.

Eligibility

The program is structured to be completed over the last two years of a student’s academic career. Sophomores are eligible to apply to the program near the end of the spring semester as long as they meet the 3.2 minimum cumulative GPA requirement.

Application

The application requires a comprehensive Honors Plan addressing three core honors themes: Academic Excellence, Research, and Community Engagement. Along with the Honors Plan submission, the student must identify a faculty mentor who will sponsor the plan.

The Disciplinary Honors Program in Biomedical Sciences Committee approves the plans and selects a limited number of honors applicants to participate in the program.

Sample proposals, application deadline and application forms can be accessed at the Department of Biomedical Sciences Web page.

Courses

BISC 1001. Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Sciences. 1 cr. hr.

Introduction to the field of biomedical sciences with a special emphasis on current topics in health and medicine, development of critical thinking skills, and professional development. S/U grading basis. Prereq: BISC major with Freshman stndg.

BISC 1010. Contemporary Issues in Nutrition. 3 cr. hrs.

Personalized nutrition applications for health promotion designed for non-science majors. Topics include scientific methods, nutrients, life cycle nutrition, weight management, disordered eating, dietary supplements (including botanicals) and nutrition and fitness. Not to be taken for credit by students who have earned credit for HEAL 2045 or BISC 3110.

BISC 1015. Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology. 5 cr. hrs.

Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology is an introduction to the structures and functions of the human body. Laboratory included.

BISC 1030. Introduction to Dentistry. 1 cr. hr.

An introduction to the diverse aspects of the dental profession, featuring guest speakers and hands-on laboratory techniques. S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

BISC 1060. Chemistry for the Health Professions. 3 cr. hrs.

An introduction to general chemistry and organic chemistry stressing those aspects necessary for the health professions. Prereq: NURS major.

BISC 2015. Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences 1. 3 cr. hrs.

The first module of a human anatomy and physiology course sequence for pre-professional students in the health sciences. Provides an introduction to the structures and functions of the human body. Laboratory included. Prereq: EXPH or ATTR major.

BISC 2016. Anatomy and Physiology for the Health Sciences 2. 3 cr. hrs.

The second module of a human anatomy and physiology course sequence for pre-professional students in the health sciences. Provides an introduction to the structures and functions of the human body. Laboratory included. Prereq: BISC 2015.

BISC 2020. Medical Terminology. 1 cr. hr.

Studies medical terminology organized by body systems with a focus on prefixes, suffixes, word roots and their combining form. Does not apply towards BISC major electives. Prereq: BISC 2135 and BISC major.

BISC 2050. Organic Chemistry for the Health Sciences. 1 cr. hr.

Structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, amino acids, proteins, enzymes will be examined. This background information will be employed to explore cell signaling, cellular metabolism, and biological information flow (genetics). Prereq: CHEM 1001 and CHEM 1002.

BISC 2070. Biochemistry for the Health Professions. 3 cr. hrs.

Survey course of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, bioenergetics, metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleotides. Emphasis placed on health and disease. Prereq: BISC 1060; or courses in general and organic chemistry; or cons. of instr.

BISC 2135. Clinical Human Anatomy. 4 cr. hrs.

A regional approach to human anatomy where all body systems are integrated. Correlations between structure and function are emphasized. Laboratory included. Prereq: BISC major, BIOL 1002 and Soph. stndg; or cons. of instr.

BISC 3110. Nutritional Aspects of Health. 3 cr. hrs.

Basic principles and fundamentals of human nutrition. Nutrients are discussed in terms of sources, absorption, metabolism and utilization, deficiency, requirements, and assessment of status. Life cycle nutrition and nutrition in disease states. Intended audience: future health care professionals. Prereq: A course in Biochemistry and BISC major; or cons. of instr. Not to be taken for credit by students who have had BISC 1010 or HEAL 2045.

BISC 3112. Head and Neck Anatomy. 3 cr. hrs.

Survey of neuroanatomy, sensory systems and speech, muscular and vascular systems, and osteology of the head and neck. An emphasis is placed on functional anatomy and significant clinical correlates. Laboratory included. Prereq: BISC 2135 and BISC major; or cons. of instr.

BISC 3115. Human Microbiology. 3 cr. hrs.

Provides foundational knowledge of infectious agents of human medical importance and how the body responds to those pathogens. Covers the physiology, genetics and pathogenesis of diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites as well as their diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Microbial control, antibiotics and vaccination are also covered. Immunology and host-pathogen interactions are highlighted throughout the course. Prereq: BISC major, BIOL 1002, and a biochemistry course, which may be taken concurrently; or cons. of instr.

BISC 3136. Gross Anatomy for the Biomedical Sciences. 2 cr. hrs.

This undergraduate human gross anatomy laboratory course takes a regional approach to the dissection of human cadaveric material and includes all body structures/systems. Space reserved for Biomedical Sciences majors in good standing. Enrollment is limited based upon specimen availability. Prereq: BISC 2135 and cons. of instr.

BISC 3150. General Pathology. 3 cr. hrs.

Overview of cellular degenerations, inflammation and neoplasia. Various organ systems and their primary disease states will then be presented. These systems include musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, pulmonary, reproductive, digestive, endocrine, and integument. Taught using lecture note handouts, Power Point, websites and examination objectives. Prereq: BISC major and courses in anatomy and physiology, which may be taken concurrently; or PHTH major; or PHAS major; or cons. of instr.

BISC 3213. Biochemistry. 4 cr. hrs.

The chemistry of cells in health and disease. Structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids; enzyme function, cell signaling, cellular metabolism, and biological information flow (genetics). Prereq: CHEM 2112 or CHEM 2114, can be taken concurrently.

BISC 3850. Systems Neuroscience. 3 cr. hrs.

Broad overview of neural systems supporting perception, learning, and behavior. Highly integrative with various thematic content including: functional organization of the nervous system, sensory & motor systems, neural encoding, motivation, emotion, learning & memory. Application of each topic to mental health is discussed. Prereq: BIOL 1001.

BISC 3859. Evolution. 3 cr. hrs.

Evolution consists of describing its history and analyzing its causes and mechanisms. Emphasizes the general principles of evolution, the hypotheses about the causes of evolutionary change that apply to the most organisms, and the major patterns of change that have characterized many different groups. Prereq: BIOL 1001 and BIOL 1002, a biochemistry course, and cons. of instr.

BISC 4120. Pharmacology. 3 cr. hrs.

This course covers the fundamentals of human pharmacology and the basic principles dictating drug action within the human body. The course focuses on the therapeutic actions and clinical applications of various drug classes with emphasis on cellular mechanisms, physiological responses, adverse reactions, and clinical indications, accompanied by general discussion on the pathological conditions for which common therapeutic agents are used. Prereq: BISC major, a course in biochemistry and BISC 4145; or PHTH major; or cons. of instr.

BISC 4140. Functional Neuroanatomy. 3 cr. hrs.

Examines the basic structure and function of the central nervous system from spinal cord to cerebral cortex. Material will be presented within both clinical and basic contexts. Based on the understanding of the normal circuitry and function of the brain, clinically relevant neurological disorders and basic neuroanatomical methods will also be explored. Laboratory included. Prereq: BISC 2135 or BISC 7130.

BISC 4145. Human Physiology. 4 cr. hrs.

Human physiology including blood and circulation, muscular, neuronal and sensory systems, renal and respiratory systems, digestion, metabolism, reproduction, their control by the endocrine and central nervous systems, and clinical correlates. Prereq: BISC major, BISC 2135, and BISC 2070 or BISC 3213; or PHAS major.

BISC 4146. Physiology In Depth: Contemporary Issues. 1 cr. hr.

In depth treatment of selected topics in physiology with an emphasis on contemporary news relevant to health and physiology. Prereq: BISC 4145.

BISC 4146H. Honors Physiology In Depth: Contemporary Issues. 1 cr. hr.

In depth treatment of selected topics in physiology with an emphasis on contemporary news relevant to health and physiology. Prereq: BISC 4145 and admission to Marquette University Honors Program.

BISC 4147. Human Physiology Laboratory. 1 cr. hr.

Uses virtual laboratory technology and a team-based learning approach to investigate fundamental concepts of human physiology. Clinical correlates are emphasized in a problem-based learning format. Prereq: BISC 4145, may be taken concurrently; cons. of instr.

BISC 4151. Advanced Pathology. 1 cr. hr.

In depth coverage of selected topics in pathology, with an emphasis on current topics that are in the news and relevant to health and disease. Prereq: BISC 3150, which may be taken concurrently, or cons. of instr.

BISC 4151H. Honors Advanced Pathology. 1 cr. hr.

In depth coverage of selected topics in pathology, with an emphasis on current topics that are in the news and relevant to health and disease. Prereq: BISC 3150, which may be taken concurrently, or cons. of instr. and admission to Marquette University Honors Program.

BISC 4155. Diseases of the Brain. 3 cr. hrs.

Primary objective is to better understand brain function by examining pathological states involving the central nervous system. In the process of developing a deeper understanding of the neurosciences, presented are opportunities to develop critical thinking skills, utilize the scientific method and explore how research and contemporary approaches to drug development impact human health. By focusing on diseases of the brain, explores how deficits in cognition and other aspects of brain function provides insight as to what it means to be human. Prereq: BISC 2135.

BISC 4160. Molecular Pathology. 3 cr. hrs.

Cellular and molecular basis of human diseases, therapeutic interventions and current research efforts. Prereq: BISC major and a course in biochemistry, which may be taken concurrently; or cons. of instr.

BISC 4165. Microbiology Laboratory. 1 cr. hr.

Introduction to various topics of microbiology laboratory including the isolation, cultivation, enumeration and characterization of bacteria of human medical importance. Brightfield, darkfield, and phase contrast microscopy are utilized. Specialized techniques include: antibiotic susceptibility testing, anaerobic cultivation and immunological assays. Contact course instructor to request permission to enroll. Does not apply towards BISC major electives. Prereq: BISC 3115 and cons. of instr.

BISC 4170. Biology, Moral Behavior and Policy. 3 cr. hrs.

A multidisciplinary course on moral decision making as it relates to public policy in healthcare. Examines the foundation of moral behavior and advances to the neural substrates of decision making with an emphasis on the learning, reward processing, and emotional systems that control behavior. Also incorporates discussions of specific ethical issues in biomedical sciences, paying particular attention to the nature of the dilemma and the voices guiding public policy. Can apply to either the Health and Society cognate, or the BISC major electives, but not both. Prereq: BISC 2135.

BISC 4173. Principles of Human Embryology. 3 cr. hrs.

System by system approach to the understanding of the sequence of human embryonic and fetal development. Early events include gametogenesis, implantation and placentation are covered to give a foundation for discussing the development of major organ systems. Discusses the underlying causes of morphological errors in the development which lead to congenital malformations. Stresses the effects of harmful (teratogenic) substances early in the developmental period. Provides a basic understanding of early inductive influences on major organ systems. Prereq: BIOL 1002 and BISC 2135.

BISC 4214. Advanced Biochemistry. 1 cr. hr.

Biochemistry is the body of knowledge upon which much of medical science is built. A living cell requires three things in order to maintain and propagate life: precursors, energy and information. Designed around the in depth examination of structure and function of selected precursors; how they are used to generate energy, store energy, or build more complex biomolecules; and how the information molecules control these processes. The topics covered depend on current health news and student interest. Prereq: BISC 3213, which may be taken concurrently, and cons. of instr.

BISC 4214H. Honors Advanced Biochemistry. 1 cr. hr.

Biochemistry is the body of knowledge upon which much of medical science is built. A living cell requires three things in order to maintain and propagate life: precursors, energy and information. Designed around the in depth examination of structure and function of selected precursors; how they are used to generate energy, store energy, or build more complex biomolecules; and how the information molecules control these processes. The topics covered depend on current health news and student interest. Prereq: BISC 3213, which may be taken concurrently and cons. of instr. based on admission to the Disciplinary Honors Program in BISC.

BISC 4275. Modern Plagues: Addiction, Obesity and Stress. 3 cr. hrs.

Focuses on the interrelationship and connections between addiction, obesity and stress and their common underlying mechanisms. The approach will be primarily physiological/neurobiological rather than psychological/sociological. Prereq: BISC 4145 and cons. of instr.

BISC 4325. Endocrinology. 3 cr. hrs.

Introduction to the field of endocrinology. Focuses on understanding the endocrine system, principles of hormone regulation, hormone signaling mechanisms, and endocrine disorders. Topics include: reproduction, stress responses, metabolic function, growth and homeostasis. Prereq: BIOL 1002, and BISC 4145 or BIOL 3701.

BISC 4340. Human and Applied Medical Genetics. 3 cr. hrs.

Provides an overview of genetic principles that are relevant to human health and disease. Topics include: packaging and sequence architecture of the human genome, Human Genome Project, patterns of Mendelian inheritance in humans, development, genetic alterations and metabolic disease hemoglobinopathies, immunogenetics, genetic testing and gene therapy. Consists of didactic lectures with interspersed clinical cases. Intended for students interested in a career in medical professions. Prereq: BISC 3213 or BIOL 4101; or PHAS major; or cons. of instr.

BISC 4341. Advanced Cellular Genetics and Cancer. 1 cr. hr.

A discussion-based focus on current advances in cellular genetics and cancer research. Students discuss current articles from the news or the primary literature related to the class topics. Includes a lecture component to provide background information for each topic. Prereq: BISC 4340, which may be taken concurrently, or cons. of instr.

BISC 4341H. Honors Advanced Cellular Genetics and Cancer. 1 cr. hr.

A discussion-based focus on current advances in cellular genetics and cancer research. Students discuss current articles from the news or the primary literature related to the class topics. Includes a lecture component to provide background information for each topic. Prereq: BISC 4340, which may be taken concurrently, or cons. of instr. and admission to Marquette University Honors Program.

BISC 4381. Politics of U.S. Health Care. 3 cr. hrs.

Examines the American health care system, health care policies, and underlying politics. Provides an overview of the organization and financing of health care in the United States. Examines the impact of the political system, political parties and interest groups, and values on the health care system and health policies at national and state levels. Pays particular attention to the enactment and implementation of the 2010 health care reform law, but also covers the social determinants of health and policies for vulnerable populations. Same as POSC 4381. Prereq: Jr. stndg.

BISC 4461. Comparative Health Politics and Policy. 3 cr. hrs.

Explores through comparative analysis the ways in which different nations address the goals of equitable access, affordability and quality in health care. Considers the similarities and differences in health policy challenges facing rich and developing nations. Employs comparative analysis of different models of health care provisions and financing, and examines the underlying politics of health care systems and policies in different countries. Same as POSC 4461. Prereq: Jr. stndg.

BISC 4514. Human Microanatomy. 4 cr. hrs.

A study of the microscopic structure of cells, tissues and organs of the human body. Emphasis is placed on structure-function relationships and on the interaction of various cell types, tissues and organ systems. Includes laboratory. Prereq: BIOL 1001 and BISC 2135; or cons. of instr.

BISC 4851. Advanced Systems Neuroscience. 1 cr. hr.

Discusses current topics in neuroscience research to develop an appreciation for how neuroscientists unlock the mysteries of the brain to better understand human health and disease. Prereq: BISC 3850, which may be taken concurrently, or cons. of instr.

BISC 4851H. Honors Advanced Systems Neuroscience. 1 cr. hr.

Discusses current topics in neuroscience research to develop an appreciation for how neuroscientists unlock the mysteries of the brain to better understand human health and disease. Prereq: BISC 3850, which may be taken concurrently, and cons. of instr. based on admission to the Disciplinary Honors Program in BISC.

BISC 4931. Topics in Biomedical Sciences. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Selected topics in biomedical sciences. Specific topics will be designated in the Schedule of Classes.

BISC 4986. Internship in Biomedical Sciences. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Co-op or intern experience in the biomedical industry. Features educational activity and productive work related to health care delivery or industrial or administrative aspects of health care. S/U grade assessment. Limited to a maximum of 6 credits with a maximum 3 credits applied towards the BISC major. Prereq: Cons. of dept. via Internship Director.

BISC 4991H. Honors Community Engagement in Biomedical Sciences. 1-3 cr. hrs.

Students are expected to not just be involved in community engagement, but to develop a new community engagement program. At the end of the term students give a powerpoint presentation to the biomedical sciences faculty. A paper may be required by the faculty mentor. Prereq: Cons. of dept. and admission to Marquette University Honors Program.

BISC 4995. Independent Study in Biomedical Sciences. 1-6 cr. hrs.

Research on a selected topic under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Can be taken for a maximum total of 6 credits, maximum of 3 credits can be applied towards BISC major. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch.

BISC 4995H. Honors Independent Study in Biomedical Sciences. 1-6 cr. hrs.

Research on a selected topic under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Can be taken for a maximum total of 6 credits, maximum of 3 credits can be applied towards BISC major. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch. and admission to Marquette University Honors Program.

BISC 7001. Principles of Dentistry. 1 cr. hr.

Surveys the dental profession from the perspectives of participating clinicians, residents and students. Included is an introduction to clinical specialties, procedures, practice settings, as well as alternatives to clinical practice. S/U grade assessment. Prereq: Enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences Post-Baccalaureate certificate program.

BISC 7005. Professional Development 1. 0 cr. hrs.

Designed to focus on and improve the skills necessary for a successful application to dental school or other graduate/career path upon completion of the program. Focuses on the application building aspect within career development. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences Post-Baccalaureate certificate program.

BISC 7006. Professional Development 2. 0 cr. hrs.

Designed to focus on and improve the skills necessary for a successful application to dental school or other graduate/career path upon completion of the program. Focuses on the interview skill aspect of career development. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences Post-Baccalaureate certificate program.

BISC 7007. Professional Development 3. 0 cr. hrs.

Designed to focus on and improve the skills necessary for a successful application to dental school or other graduate/career path upon completion of the program. Focuses on the transition from the post-baccalaureate program to the student's future goals. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: Enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences Post-Baccalaureate certificate program.

BISC 7021. Medical and Dental Terminology. 1 cr. hr.

Provides a foundation for the understanding and use of common terminology in the medical field, with particular emphasis on dentistry. Designed to introduce basic prefixes, suffixes, and word roots, and their combining forms, as well as advanced clinical terminology specific to the dental profession. Prereq: Enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences Post-Baccalaureate certificate program.

BISC 7120. Medical Pharmacology. 4 cr. hrs.

Fundamentals of human pharmacology and basic principles dictating drug actions within the human body with emphasis on applications in general medicine. Focuses on the therapeutic actions and clinical applications of various drug classes. Topics include: cellular mechanisms, physiological responses, adverse reactions, drug-drug interactions, and clinical indications, accompanied by discussion on the pathological conditions for which common therapeutic agents are used. Applications of pharmacology commonly encountered by physician assistants are presented and are reinforced through interactive clinically correlated lectures presented by practicing physicians and physician assistants. Prereq: BISC 4145 and PHAS major.

BISC 7130. Human Gross Anatomy. 5 cr. hrs.

A human gross anatomy course including lecture and a cadaver dissection laboratory. Anatomy of the limbs, back, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and head and neck is approached on a regional basis. Lectures emphasize regional anatomical relationships, functional aspects of the systems, and provide a guide to the dissections. Prereq: PHTH major; or PHAS major only.

BISC 7160. Foundations in Public Health. 3 cr. hrs.

Exploration of select public health issues with an emphasis on dental health disparities. Service learning experiences are incorporated to further the student's integration of public health issues with the dental profession. Prereq: Enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences Post-Baccalaureate certificate program.

BISC 7213. Clinical Biochemistry. 4 cr. hrs.

Examines biochemistry of human cells. Examines the chemistry of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Explores the metabolism and metabolic regulation or these molecules, as well as changes in disease states. When necessary, compares and contrasts human biochemistry with that of bacterial cells. Prereq: General and organic chemistry.

BISC 7215. Clinical Microbiology with Lab. 4 cr. hrs.

Focuses on the general biology of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic pathogens of human medical importance and the response of the human host. Laboratory sessions reinforce content from lectures and introduce students to laboratory skills including isolation, cultivation, enumeration, and characterization of bacteria of human medical importance. Utilizes Brightfield microscopy. Specialized techniques include antibiotic susceptibility testing, anaerobic cultivation, biochemical tests and immunological assays. Prereq: Enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences Post-Baccalaureate certificate program.

BISC 7235. Principles of Dental Gross Anatomy. 3 cr. hrs.

Provides students with a foundation in human anatomy, with focus on regions most relevant to dental medicine. Emphasizes correlations between structure, function, and clinical application. Includes laboratory. Prereq: Enrolled in the Biomedical Sciences Post-Baccalaureate certificate program.

BISC 7410. Microbiology. 4 cr. hrs.

This course focuses on infectious agents of human medical importance and on the host pathogen interaction. Topic areas include the general characteristics of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites as well as the etiology, pathogenesis, laboratory identification, and epidemiology of selected diseases. Control of microorganisms is discussed in terms of sterilization, disinfection, chemotherapy and immunization. The immune system and the immune response are discussed. Prereq: School of Dentistry or PHAS major.

BISC 7514. General Histology. 4 cr. hrs.

This course is a study of the normal microscopic structure and function of human cells, tissues and organs. The structural basis for various physiological and pathological processes such as inflammation and endocrine cycles is presented. The student is also introduced to tissues of the oral region that are studied in detail in DENT 7121. Laboratory exercises promote visual identification of structure. Prereq: School of Dentistry only.

BISC 7515. Biomedical Systems 1. 3 cr. hrs.

Provides an introduction to human anatomy of the head and neck region. Topics include the skull, temporomandibular joint, muscles of mastication and facial expression and an overview of the orbital and cervical regions. Structural and functional relationships between the cranial nerves and central neuroanatomical pathways are presented along with selected clinical correlations. Begins to build the foundational knowledge of the biomedical systems that is necessary for dental students as they start patient rounds during the first semester. Prereq: School of Dentistry only.

BISC 7516. Biomedical Systems 2. 4 cr. hrs.

A human gross anatomy course for dental students that integrates lecture with a cadaver dissection laboratory. Follows the neurocranial anatomy course with expanded topics and detailed dissections of the head and neck regions. Lectures and dissections of the thorax, abdomen and pelvis, along with lectures on the upper and lower extremities are included. Part of a biomedical systems course sequence integrating anatomy, physiology, pathology, and dental clinical correlates. Prereq: School of Dentistry only.

BISC 7517. Biomedical Systems 3. 4 cr. hrs.

Module 3 of a systems-based course integrating anatomy, physiology and pathology including dental clinical correlates. Prereq: School of Dentistry only.

BISC 7518. Biomedical Systems 4. 4 cr. hrs.

Module 4 of a systems-based course integrating anatomy, physiology and pathology including dental clinical correlates. Prereq: School of Dentistry only.

BISC 7520. Dental Pharmacology. 4 cr. hrs.

Fundamentals of human pharmacology and basic principles dictating drug actions within the human body with emphasis on applications in dentistry. Focuses on the therapeutic actions and clinical applications of various drug classes. Topics include: cellular mechanisms, physiological responses, adverse reactions, drug-drug interactions, and clinical indications, accompanied by discussion on the pathological conditions for which common therapeutic agents are used. Applications of pharmacology commonly encountered by dentists are presented and are reinforced through interactive clinically correlated lectures presented by dental professionals. Prereq: School of Dentistry only.

BISC 7550. Remediation. 0-6 cr. hrs.

Variable credits. Variable titles.0 credit will be SNC/UNC grade assessment; 1-6 credits will be graded. Prereq: Cons. of dept. ch. only.

BISC 7995. Independent Study in Biomedical Sciences. 1-6 cr. hrs.

Research on a selected topic under the direction of a faculty member of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Can be taken for a maximum total of 6 credits, maximum of 3 credits can be applied towards BISC major.

BISC 9002H. Honors Student Study/Research Placeholder in Biomedical Sciences. 0 cr. hrs.

Used to enroll a honors student who is not enrolled in the term, but is on campus for an educational experience other than academic credit, such as work in a lab or clinic. Used for tracking purposes only. SNC/UNC grade assessment. Prereq: cons. of dpt. ch.