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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Biomedical Sciences, B.S.


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This degree will provide students with the academic preparation for acceptance into various professional and graduate degree programs such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, optometry, pharmacy, clinical laboratory technology, cytotechnology, and physician assistant. Core courses selected by each student will be based on his or her career goals.

Admission

To be accepted into the Bachelor of Science degree, a student must meet the general requirements for admission into Adventist University of Health Sciences (see General Studies Admission  in the Admission Information  section), and:

  1. Submit the Biomedical Sciences Program Application once admitted to the University. The application can be accessed at http://my.adu.edu.
  2. Have a minimum admissions GPA of 3.00 in high school or a GPA of 3.00 on a minimum of 12 college credits. GPAs presented to the Admissions Committee for each applicant will be a cumulative record of all college-level work.
  3. Have a minimum ACT composite score of 19 or a minimum combined score of 910 on the SAT (rSAT: 990). Applicants having 24 or more college-level credits from a regionally accredited college are exempt from this requirement.
  4. Competitive applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Meeting minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee an invitation for an interview.  Every applicant who wishes to be accepted to the program must complete the interview process.

Progression

Students may progress toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences when they:

  1. Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.70.
  2. Earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in all science and health science requirements.
  3. Successfully repeat courses in which a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) was not achieved.

Completion

Adventist University of Health Sciences will consider students for graduation and conferral of a Bachelor of Science degree when they have met the general University requirements for graduation (see Graduation  in the Academic Information  section) and have:

  1. Completed a minimum of 124 trimester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
  2. Completed the prescribed course of study with a minimum of 42 upper division credits.
  3. Achieved a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in all science and health science requirements.
  4. Completed competency assessment requirements.
  5. Completed a minimum of 62 trimester hours in residence at Adventist University of Health Sciences. For students entering the Baccalaureate program with a degree, 36 trimester hours must be completed at Adventist University.
  6. Completed the service-learning requirement.

Curriculum


Liberal Arts Requirements - 58 credits


Humanities (6 credits)


Three hours of which must be a literature course.

Religion (13 credits)


Health and Physical Education (3 credits)


Note:


1 Precalculus or Calculus strongly recommended. Calculus I is required for Pre-Pharmacy emphasis.
2 American Government or American Political Science will be accepted as a History Elective.

Note:


1 Mandatory

Students should chose the remainder of their science credits based on the emphasis as listed below. Courses in italics are those which are generally required by the professional programs indicated. Those not in italics are suggested. Students should select their science courses based on the requirements of the schools they plan to attend.

 

Pre Med

Pre Dental

Pre Pharm

Pre PA

Biology

Chemistry

PHYS151,151L

PHYS151,151L

PHYS151,151L

BIOL101,101L

BIOL330,330L

CHEM412

PHYS152,152L

PHYS152,152L

PHYS152,152L

BIOL102,102L

BIOL345,345L

CHEM413L

BIOL345,345L

CHEM412

BIOL101,101L

BIOL330,330L

BIOL360

 

BIOL360 /410

CHEM413L

BIOL102,102L

CHEM412

BIOL410,410L

 

CHEM412

 

BIOL330,330L

CHEM413L

 

 

CHEM413L

 

 

 

 

 

Electives - 7 credits


All students must complete 42 upper division credits. This requirement may be completed with 300- and 400-level elective courses.

Suggested Course of Study


First Year


Second Year


Third Year


Fourth Year


Fall


Trimester Total: 15

Trimester Total: 14/15

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