Oct 18, 2019  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Biomedical Sciences, B.S.


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(Preparation for health professions, like medicine and dentistry)

The biomedical sciences curriculum presents a liberal arts program with emphasis on those sciences required for an excellent background for subsequent studies in medicine, dentistry, and similar health professions. Recurrent pronouncements by Committees on Admissions at professional schools leave no doubt that they regard an education in the liberal arts as one of the most important factors in forming a genuinely capable and effective health professional, but majoring in biomedical sciences is not a requirement for admission to a health profession. (See Biomedical Sciences Minor   or Pre-Medical Studies Certificate  .) The student should consult a current listing of professional school admission requirements* so that the selected course of study will assure the student of a degree and include all the minimum requirements for admission to those schools of medicine or dentistry to which he/she intends to apply.

“Medical School Admission Requirements,” published by the Association of American Medical Colleges, or “Admission Requirements of U.S. and Canadian Dental Schools,” published by the American Association of Dental Schools.

Requirements for the Biomedical Sciences Major


Core Curriculum Requirements:


48 - 63 credit hours dependent on courses taken, including

2 additional hours in Senior Capstone: BIOL 496 or 497 or 498-499 or CHEM 400


Note(s):


  • A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in all biology, chemistry and physics courses.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours


B.S. Biomedical Sciences


This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.  Student is ready to apply to medical school during the summer after 3rd year, or with in 2-5 years. MCAT scores last 2-3 years.

Freshman Year


First Semester


  • BIOL 160 - General Biology I
  • BIOL 161 - General Biology I Lab
  • CHEM 160 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Lab
  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar or
  • THEO 111 - Theology
  • MATH 140/170 or MATH 156/171
  • CORE 101 1st Year Co-Curricular Program I

Total (14)

Second Semester


  • BIOL 162 - General Biology II
  • BIOL 163 - General Biology II Lab
  • CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 163 - General Chemistry II Lab
  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar or
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations
  • CORE 102 1st Year Seminar Program II
  • ENGL 101 Engl Comp or ENGL 115 Rhetoric
  • MATH 140/170 or MATH 156/171

Total (17)

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • CHEM 240 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 241 - Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • PHYS 160 - College Physics I or PHYS 170 University Physics  I 
  • PHYS 161 - Introductory Physics Lab I or PHYS 171 Exploration in Physics I Lab
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • Second Language I

Total (14)

Second Semester


  • CHEM 242 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 243 - Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • PHYS 162 - College Physics II or PHYS 172  University Physics II
  • PHYS 163 - Introductory Physics Lab II or PHYS 173 Exploration in Physics II Lab
  • PHIL 200 Philosophical Perspectives Elective
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology
  • Second Language II

 Total (17)

Junior Year


First Semester


  • BIOL 410 - Human Physiology
  • BIOL 411 - Human Physiology Lab
  • CHEM 440 - Biochemistry
  • CHEM 220 - Principles of Physical Chemistry
  • ENGL 205 Lit & the Moral Imagination
  • PSYC 261 Social Psychology

Total (17)

Second Semester


  • BIOL 230 - Genetics
  • BIOL 231 - Genetics Laboratory
  • BIOL 354 - Human and Comparative Anatomy
  • BIOL 355 - Human and Comparative Anatomy
  • SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (DCR)
  • MCAT Prep Class (optional - 0 credit hours) 

Total (12)

Senior Year


First Semester


  • BIOL or CHEM Senior Capstone
  • Historical Perspectives Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Creative Perspectives Elective
  • General Elective
  • Theological Perspectives Elective

Total (16-17)

Second Semester


  • BIOL or CHEM Senior Capstone
  • BIOL 450 - General Microbiology
  • BIOL 451 - General Microbiology Lab
  • CHEM 435 - Medicinal Chemistry
  • E/RS Focus Elective
  • General Elective

Total (15-16)

Note(s):


  • DCR and E/RS may double count with other core courses. Use “Attribute Type” when searching for courses.
  • A total of 2 credit hours of Senior Capstone. May be fulfilled in one semester or two.
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the degree. 2nd BS degree requires 150 cred hours (30 additional credit hours).

B.S. Biomedical Sciences - Alternative Pathway I


This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.  Student is ready to apply to medical school during the summer after graduation, or within 2-5 years. MCAT scores last 2-3 years.

Freshman Year


First Semester


  • BIOL 160 - General Biology I
  • BIOL 161 - General Biology I Lab
  • CHEM 160 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Lab
  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar or
  • THEO 111 - Theology
  • CORE 101 - 1st Year Co-Curricular Program I
  • ENGL 101 Engl Comp or ENGL 115 Rhetoric

Total (14)

Second Semester


  • BIOL 162 - General Biology II
  • BIOL 163 - General Biology II Lab
  • CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 163 - General Chemistry II Lab
  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar or
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations
  • CORE 102 GOA
  • Second Language I

Total (14)

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • BIOL 230 - Genetics
  • BIOL 231 - Genetics Lab
  • CHEM 240 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 241 - Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • Creative Perspectives
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • Second Language II

Total (17)

Second Semester


  • CHEM 242 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 243 - Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • Historical Perspectives Elective
  • MATH 140/170 or MATH 156/171
  • PHIL 200 Philosophical Perspectives Elective
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology

 Total (16)

Junior Year


First Semester


  • BIOL 410 - Human Physiology
  • BIOL 411 - Human Physiology Lab
  • PHYS 160 - College Physics I or PHYS 170 University Physics  I 
  • PHYS 161 - Introductory Physics I Lab or PHYS 171 Exploration in Physics I Lab
  • ENGL 205 Literature & the Moral Imag
  • SOCI 101 Intro to Sociology (DCR)*

 

Total (15)

Second Semester


  • BIOL 354 - Human and Comparative Anatomy
  • BIOL 355 - Human and Comparative Anatomy Lab
  • CHEM 435 Medicinal Chemistry
  • PHYS 162 - College Physics II or PHYS 172  University Physics II
  • PHYS 163 - Introductory Physics II Lab or PHYS 173 Exploration in Physics II Lab
  • MATH 140/170 or MATH 156/171
  • PSYC 261 Social Psychology

Total (18)

Senior Year


First Semester


  • BIOL or CHEM - Senior Capstone**
  • CHEM 440 - Biochemistry
  • CHEM 220 - Principles of Physical Chemistry
  • E/RS Focus Elective *
  • Humanities Elective
  • Theological Perspectives Elective

Total (16-17)

Second Semester


  • BIOL or CHEM Senior Capstone**
  • BIOL 450 - General Microbiology
  • BIOL 451 - General Microbiology Lab
  • General Elective
  • General Elective***
  • MCAT prep class (optional)

Total (12-13)

Note(s):


  • ** DCR and E/RS may double count with other core courses. Use “Attribute Type” when searching for courses.
  • *** A total of 2 credit hours of Senior Capstone. May be fulfilled in one semester or two.
  • **** The second general elective may be skipped if the student does not need to be full time in the last semester.
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the degree. 2nd BS degree requires 150 cred hours (30 additional credit hours).

B.S. Biomedical Sciences - Alternative Pathway II


Alternative pathway II for students who will not be taking Biology and Chemistry in the Freshman Year. This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor. Student is ready to apply to medical school during the summer after graduation, or within 2 - 5 years.  MCAT scores last 2-3 years.

Freshman Year


First Semester


  • BIOL 160 - General Biology I
  • BIOL 161 - General Biology I Lab
  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar or
  • THEO 111 - Theology
  • CORE 101 1st Year Co-Curricular Program I
  • ENGL 101 Engl Comp or ENGL 115 Rhetoric
  • MATH 120 or MATH 140 or MATH 156

Total (13)

Second Semester


  • BIOL 162 - General Biology II
  • BIOL 163 - General Biology II Lab
  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar or
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations
  • CORE 102 1st Year Co-Curricular Program II
  • MATH 140 or MATH 156
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology
  • Second Language I

Total (16)

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • CHEM 160 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Lab
  • PHYS 160 - College Physics I or PHYS 170 University Physics  I
  • PHYS 161 - Introductory Physics I Lab or PHYS 171 Exploration in Physics I Lab
  • MATH 140 or MATH 156
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • Second Language II

Total (17)

Second Semester


  • CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 163 - General Chemistry II Lab
  • PHYS 162 - College Physics II or PHYS 172  University Physics II    
  • PHYS 163 - Introductory Physics II Lab or PHYS 173 Exploration in Physics II Lab
  • Historical Perspectives
  • PHIL 200 Philosophical Perspectives Elective

 Total (14)

Junior Year


First Semester


  • BIOL 410 - Human Physiology
  • BIOL 411 - Human Physiology Lab
  • CHEM 240 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 241 - Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • PSYC 261 - Social Psychology
  • SOCI 101 Intro to Sociology (DCR)**

 

Total (15)

Second Semester


  • BIOL 354 - Human and Comparative Anatomy
  • BIOL 355 - Human and Comparative Anatomy
  • CHEM 242 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 243 - Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • ENGL 205 Literature and the Moral Imagination
  • Creative Perspectives

Total (15)

Senior Year


First Semester


  • BIOL or CHEM - Senior Capstone***
  • BIOL 230 - Genetics
  • BIOL 231 - Genetics Lab
  • CHEM 440 - Biochemistry
  • CHEM 220 - Principles of Physical Chemistry
  • Humanities Elective
  • Theological Perspectives Elective

Total (17-18)

Second Semester


  • BIOL or CHEM Senior Capstone***
  • BIOL 450 - General Microbiology
  • BIOL 451 - General Microbiology Lab
  • CHEM 435 - Medicinal Chemistry
  • E/RS Focus Elective**
  • General Elective (1-3 credit hours)
  • MCAT prep class (optional)

Total (13-16)

Note(s):


  • ** DCR and E/RS may double count with other core courses. Use “Attribute Type” when searching for courses.
  • *** A total of 2 credit hours of Senior Capstone. May be fulfilled in one semester or two.
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the degree. 2nd BS degree requires 150 cred hours (30 additional credit hours).

B.S. Biomedical Sciences - Alternative Pathway III


Alternative pathway III for students with MATH 105. This block serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. See your academic advisor.  Student is ready to apply to medical school during the summer after graduation, or within 2 - 5 years.  MCAT scores last 2-3 years.

Freshman Year


First Semester


  • BIOL 160 - General Biology I
  • BIOL 161 - General Biology I Lab
  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar or
  • THEO 111 - Theology
  • CORE 101 1st Year Co-Curricular Program I
  • ENGL 101 Engl Comp or ENGL 115 Rhetoric
  • MATH 105

Total (13)

Second Semester


  • BIOL 162 - General Biology II
  • BIOL 163 - General Biology II Lab
  • CORE 100 - First Year Seminar or
  • THEO 111 - Theological Foundations
  • CORE 102 1st Year Co-Curricular Program II
  • MATH 120
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology
  • Second Language I

Total (16)

Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • CHEM 160 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 161 - General Chemistry I Lab
  • PHYS 160 - College Physics I or PHYS 170 University Physics  I 
  • PHYS 161 - Introductory Physics I Lab or PHYS 171 Exploration in Physics I Lab
  • MATH 140 or MATH 156
  • PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
  • Second Language II

Total (17)

Second Semester


  • CHEM 162 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 163 - General Chemistry II Lab
  • PHYS 162 - College Physics II or PHYS 172  University Physics II 
  • PHYS 163 - Introductory Physics II Lab or PHYS 173 Exploration in Physics II Lab
  • MATH 140 or MATH 156
  • PHIL 200 Philosophical Perspectives Elective

 Total (14)

Junior Year


First Semester


  • BIOL 410 - Human Physiology
  • BIOL 411 - Human Physiology Lab
  • CHEM 240 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 241 - Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • Historical Perspectives
  • PSYC 261 - Social Psychology
  • SOCI 101 Intro to Sociology (DCR)**

 

Total (18)

Second Semester


  • BIOL 354 - Human and Comparative Anatomy
  • BIOL 355 - Human and Comparative Anatomy
  • CHEM 242 - Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 243 - Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • ENGL 205 Literature and the Moral Imagination
  • Creative Perspectives

Total (15)

Senior Year


First Semester


  • BIOL or CHEM - Senior Capstone**
  • BIOL 230 - Genetics
  • BIOL 231 - Genetics Lab
  • CHEM 440 - Biochemistry
  • CHEM 220 - Principles of Physical Chemistry
  • Humanities Elective
  • Theological Perspectives Elective

Total (17-18)

Second Semester


  • BIOL or CHEM Senior Capstone**
  • BIOL 450 - General Microbiology
  • BIOL 451 - General Microbiology Lab
  • CHEM 435 - Medicinal Chemistry
  • E/RS Focus Elective*
  • MCAT prep class (optional)

Total (12-13)

Note(s):


  • * DCR and E/RS may double count with other core courses. Use “Attribute Type” when searching for courses.
  • ** A total of 2 credit hours of Senior Capstone. May be fulfilled in one semester or two.
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for the degree. 2nd BS degree requires 150 cred hours (30 additional credit hours).

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