Biomedical Sciences-Premed

The Biomedical Sciences minor includes many of the prerequisite courses necessary for admission to medical school or a variety of health-related graduate/professional programs. The courses are designed to prepare students for the rigors of advanced study in a variety of health-related careers. The Biomedical Sciences minor may be included with many different degree program options allowing the student to complete prerequisites while pursuing a major of interest.

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Biomedical Sciences Minor (24 credits)

BIO 2110 General Biology I (3)

BIO 2111 General Biology I Lab (1)

BIO 2120 General Biology II (3)

BIO 2121 General Biology II Lab (1)

BIO 2130 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3)

BIO 2131 Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1)

BIO 2135 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3)

BIO 2136 Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1)

Choose 8 credits from

CHM 1110 General Chemistry I, and CHM 1111 General Chemistry I Lab

CHM 1120 General Chemistry II and CHM 1121 General Chemistry II Lab

PHY 2210 General Physics I and PHY 2211 General Physics I Lab

PHY 2220 General Physics II and PHY 2225 General Physics II Lab

CHM 3110 Organic Chemistry I and CHM 3111 Organic Chemistry I Lab

CHM 3120 Organic Chemistry II and CHM 3121 Organic Chemistry II Lab

BIO 3110 Microbiology and BIO 3111 Microbiology Lab

For a comprehensive list of courses related to this program visit the Academic Catalog.

Accreditation and Accolades

SACSCOC (The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges)

Importantly, CIU provides Pre-Med and Pre-Health advising for students preparing for medical school and other graduate and professional careers including:

  • Physician
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician Assistant 
  • Dentist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Biomedical Scientist

These careers require a graduate or professional degree and training beyond the bachelor’s degree.  Your advisor will help you to understand and navigate the requirements for the type of program and schools that you are interested in.