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Biomedical Sciences Specialization Guide

The Biomedical Sciences Specialization is part of the Applied Health Sciences Bachelor of Applied Science degree. It's designed for students who hold an Associate in Science degree (A.S.), Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) or higher from a regionally accredited institution. View official curriculum

*A.S. degree holding students:

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Credit
Hours
60

*A.A. degree holding students

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General Education BAS Requirements
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Students who completed an A.S. degree and
who have not completed 36 credits of general
education course work 
must select the remaining 
sufficient general education courses to meet the College
requirement for each discipline area. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Discipline Title Credits
 AREA 1 Communications 9 credit hours
 AREA 2 Mathematics 6 credit hours
 AREA 3 Natural Science 7 credit hours
 AREA 4 Humanities 6 credit hours
 AREA 5 Social/Behavioral Science 8 credit hours

            See the College Catalog Associate in Arts Degree General 
            Education Requirements to determine course selections.



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Tech Concentration BAS Requirements
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Students who completed an A.A.
degree 
must complete 21 credits of
Career Technical Courses to satisfy the
Technical Concentration requirements.
Select courses in a career area.

Technical Concentration courses must come from major core or options within an A.S. degree or college credit certificate and preclude an general education courses.

Speak to the BAS Program Specialist for guidance on course selection.

Common Required Core
(complete both courses)

6
 
ENC
3241
Technical Writing  
HSC
4851
Health Sciences Internship  

Biomedical Sciences Core
and Option A or B

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 Course
 Title
 
 
BCH
4024
Introduction to Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 4  
HSC
3801
Clinical Observation/Volunteer Work 1  
MCBC
3020
Biology of Microorganisms 4  
PCB
3063
Genetics 3  
         Option A                                Choose 12 Credit Hours
BSCC
4422
Methods & Applications in Biotechnology 4  
CHMC
3005
Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences 4  
CHMC
3120
Analytical Chemistry w/ Lab 4  
CHMC
4410
Physical Chemistry with Lab 4  
Option B                               12 Credit Hours
HSA
3702
Healthcare Research 3  
HSA
4500
Epidemiology 3  
PCB
4233
Immunology 3  
PHC
4031
Emerging & Infectious Diseases 3  

Biomedical Sciences Electives
(select at least 9 credit hours)

 Work with your BAS advisor to choose electives that best fit with your career goal.
ANS
3440
Principles of Animal Nutrition 4  
ANS
4911
Individual Mentored Research Animal Science 1-4  
ANSC
3006
Introduction to Animal Science 4  
BSC
3424
Nanotechnology 3  
BSC
4434
Bioinformatics 3  
BSC
4870
Principles of Pharmacology 3  
BSC
4911
Individual Mentored Research in Biology/Biotechnology 1-4  
CHMC
4139
Bio-analytical Instrumentation w/ Lab 4  
HSA
3502
Healthcare Risk Management
3  
HSC
3537 
Health & Medical Terminology  3  
HSC
4184
Healthcare Leadership  3  
HSC
4404
Medical Disaster Management  3  
PCB
3134
Cell Biology 3  
PCB
4234
Biology of Cancer 3  
ZOO
4911
Individual Mentored Research in Zoology 1-4  
ZOOC
4232
Comparative Parasitology 4  
ZOOC
4603
Developmental Biology 5  
**Foreign Language as a graduation requirement    
Total BAS Upper Division Credits
A minimum of 39 credits at 3000 and/or 4000 level courses must be completed.
The remaining 21 credit hours of upper division credits may include 1000 to 4000 level.
60
 
*Associate Degree (Lower Division) Transfer Credits
60
 
Total Credits
120
 

Note: Successfully complete the Florida foreign language requirement: two high school credits or at least eight college credits or demonstration of proficiency in a single foreign language. American Sign Language is acceptable. Foreign language taken at the college level does not satisfy the General Education or Technical Concentration credits.