Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Majors

Biomedical Sciences (BMS)

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 26.0102

College of Arts & Sciences

http://chemistry.usf.edu/undergraduate/degree/biomed/

Major Description

The Biomedical Sciences degree serves as a gateway into a variety of health-professional programs such as Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Physical Therapy. Required courses include Biology, Chemistry, Math and Physics. This degree provides the flexibility to choose advanced-level science coursework based on academic and professional interests. Students contemplating graduate study should pursue a major in the discipline of their interest, such as Biology, Chemistry, or Microbiology.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

  • BSC X010 & BSC X010L Biology I & Lab or BSC X010C
  • BSC X011 & BSC X011L Biology II & Lab or BSC X011C
  • CHM X045 & CHM X045L General Chemistry I & Lab or CHM X045C
  • CHM X046 & CHM X046L General Chemistry II & Lab or CHM X046C
  • CHM X210 & CHM X210L Organic Chemistry I & Lab or CHM X210C
  • CHM X211 & CHM X211L Organic Chemistry II & Lab or CHM X211C
  • PHY X053 & PHY X053L General Physics I & Lab and PHY X054 & PHY X054L General Physics II & Lab OR
    • PHY X053C and PHY X054C OR
    • PHY X048 & PHY X048L General Physics I & Lab and PHY X049 & PHY X049L General Physics II & Lab OR
    • BSC X093C Human Anatomy & Physiology I and BSC X094C Human Anatomy & Physiology II OR
    • BSC X093 & BSC X093L and BSC X094 & BSC X094L
  • MAC X241 Life Sciences Calculus or MAC X281 or MAC X311
  • MAC X242 Life Sciences Calculus II or MAC X282 or MAC X312 or STA X023 or STA X024

Total Major Hours: 61-62 Hours

Major Core Courses - 40 Hours

Tier 1

Required Biology Courses (8 credit hours):

Required Chemistry Courses (18 credit hours):

Required Mathematics Courses (6 credit hours):*

Required Physics Courses (8 credit hours):*

Major Elective Courses - 21-22 Hours

Tier 2

Required Biomedical Electives:
Total 7-8 credit hours of required courses:

Minimum of 14 credits from the following to include:

  • Upper-level Biology course (3 hour minimum lecture course)
  • Upper-level Chemistry course (3 hour minimum lecture course)
  • Upper-level Chemistry or Biology course (3 hour minimum lecture course)
  • Upper-level Chemistry or Biology Lab (1 hour minimum)
  • Upper-level Additional Biomedical electives (4 hours minimum)

Biology Courses:

Chemistry Courses:

*Contact Advisor for approval of CHM 4932 Courses

Other Courses:

  • CHM 4060 Use of Chemical Literature
  • HSC 4504 Foundations of Public Health Immunology**
  • PHZ 4702 Applications of Physics to Biology & Medicine I
  • PHZ 4703 Applications of Physics to Biology & Medicine II

**Students may not use both HSC 4504 and PCB 4234 to the meet Tier 2 required Biomedical Electives requirements.

Optional Accelerated Program

B.S./M.A.T. Biomedical Sciences/Science Education

This program intends for students to complete a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences (College of Arts and Sciences) and a M.A.T. in Secondary Science (College of Education) over the span of five years. Students completing this program will be eligible for high school and/or middle school science teacher certification. Completion of this program requires students to complete 12 credits toward the M.A.T. in Science Education during their senior year of their B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. This accelerated program shares 12 credits between already existing degrees/concentrations:

  • B.S. in Biomedical Sciences
  • M.A.T. in Science Education

Target Students and Expected Outcomes

The accelerated Bachelor’s to M.A.T. in Science Education program is a collaborative effort between the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education. This program is an attractive and viable career path for students in the Department of Chemistry’s degree program that results in secondary science teacher certification. Students who complete this program receive the necessary science content and pedagogy coursework to be highly qualified science teachers at the secondary level.

Description and Requirements

For admission to the program a student must:

  1. Have completed 15 hours in the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences major upon applying and thirty (30) semester hours in science (includes twenty-one (21) semester hours in a science concentration (e.g. chemistry, biology, physics) plus 9 hours in minor science content area) with associated laboratory experiences to be fully admitted as a graduate student in the M.A.T. Science Education Program. Evidence of successfully completing all sections of the General Knowledge Test (GKT) is also required for full admission to the graduate program
  2. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA overall; and
  3. Have a minimum undergraduate 3.25 GPA in the major.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements for the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences

All BMS students will complete FLENT and Summer Enrollment requirements as well as graduation requirements listed in the catalog.

Specifically, according to the BOG Articulation Regulation 6A-10.030; earn a minimum of 42 semester hours of upper-level work (courses numbered 3000 and above), therefore, BMS students will take 21 credits of additional 3000+ level coursework in addition to their required major and exit courses listed below. Of this 21 credits, 12 credits will be shared with the MAT Science Education program. The entire undergraduate program will total no more than 120 credits.

Foundations of Knowledge and Learning Coursework – 36 credit hours:

  • English Composition (CAEC)
  • Fine Arts (CAFA)
  • Human and Cultural Diversity in a Global Context (CAGC)
  • Humanities (CAHU)
  • Mathematics (CAMA) or 3 Mathematics and 3 Quantitative Reasoning (CAQR)
  • Natural Sciences (Life Science) (CANL)
  • Natural Sciences (Physical Science) (CANP)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (CASB)

Capstone Experience – 6 credit hours

  • Capstone (CPST)
  • Writing Intensive (WRIN) 

Tier 1:

Required Biology Courses (8 credit hours):

  • BSC 2010 Cellular Processes
  • BSC 2010L Cellular Processes Laboratory
  • BSC 2011 Biodiversity
  • BSC 2011L Biodiversity Laboratory

Required Chemistry Courses (18 credit hours):

  • CHM 2045 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CHM 2046 General Chemistry II
  • CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Laboratory
  • CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
  • CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

Required Mathematics Courses (6 credit hours):*

  • MAC 2241 Life Sciences Calculus I
  • MAC 2242 Life Sciences Calculus II or STA 2023 Introductory Statistics
    • *MAC 2311 and MAC 2312 are also acceptable for the major.
    • *MAC 2281 and MAC 2282 are also acceptable for the major

Required Physics Courses (8 credit hours):*

  • PHY 2053 General Physics I
  • PHY 2053L General Physics I Laboratory
  • PHY 2054 General Physics II
  • PHY 2054L General Physics II Laboratory
    • *Students may substitute Human Anatomy or Physiology I and II (BSC 2093C & 2094C or BSC 2085, 2085L and BSC 2086, 2086L) for Physics I and II

Tier 2: 

Required Biomedical Courses (7-8 credit hours):

  • BCH 3053 General Biochemistry
  • MCB 3020 and MCB 3020L General Microbiology and Laboratory
    • or choose one lecture: PCB 3063 or PCB 3023 and one lab: PCB 3063L or PCB 3023L or BCH 3023L

Minimum of 14 additional Biomedical credits to include:

  • Upper-level Biology course (choose one)
  • Upper-level Chemistry course (choose one)
  • Upper-level Chemistry or Biology course (choose one)
  • Upper-level Chemistry or Biology laboratory course (choose one)
  • Additional Biomedical elective (choose one)

Chemistry Residency Requirement: Seven credits of Chemistry coursework--upper and/or lower level--must be completed at USF.

Upper-Level Residency Requirement: 12 credit hours of major-applicable, upper-level natural science courses must be completed at USF

No duplicate credit allowed.

Shared B.S./M.A.T. Requirements

According to the BOG Articulation Regulation 6A-10.030; earn a minimum of 42 semester hours of upper-level work (courses numbered 3000 and above), therefore, the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences students will take 21 credits of additional 3000+ level coursework in addition to their required major and exit courses listed below. Out of this 21 credits, 12 credits will be shared with the MAT Science Education program. The shared courses are listed below:

  • SCE 6938 Topics in Science Education: Field Practicum
  • SCE 5325 Methods for Middle Grades Science Education
  • SCE 5337 Methods for Secondary Science Education
  • SCE 6456 Teaching the Physical Sciences

Graduate Degree Requirements for Accelerated M.A.T in Science Education

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Note: that all M.A.T. programs include as an admission requirement the passing of all sections of the General Knowledge Test (GKT). Applicants who can document they lived outside the state or country and did not have access to take the GKT before the application deadline may submit passing Praxis scores or GRE scores to be considered for admission. Whether admitted with passing Praxis scores or acceptable GRE scores, the applicant must submit passing scores on the GKT before the last day of classes of the semester of first enrollment, or admission to the College of Education will be revoked,

Total Minimum Program Hours: 39 hours

The courses required for the M.A.T. in Science Education are listed below. Please check with the program for other program requirements.

Core Requirements

Process Core 33 hours minimum

  • EDF 6432 Foundations of Measurement
  • ESE 5342 Teaching the Adolescent Learner
  • ESE 5344 Classroom Management for a Diverse School and Society
  • TSL 5325 ESOL Education in Content Areas
  • SCE 5564 Reading and Communication Science Education
  • SCE 5325 Methods for Middle Grades Science Education
  • SCE 5337 Methods for Secondary Science Education
  • SCE 6416 Teaching Secondary School Biology
  • SCE 6456 Teaching Secondary School Physical and Earth Science
  • SCE 6634 Current Trends in Secondary Science Education
  • SCE 6938 Topics in Science Education: Field Practicum
  • SCE 6947 Internship (PR: CI and passing scores of FTCE exam)
    • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
    • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
    • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admission’s requirement).

*Shared courses between B.S. Biomedical Sciences and M.A.T. Science Education

Comprehensive Examination

A written narrative exam tailored to the individual student. The written exam must be completed two weeks prior to final exam week of the student’s graduating semester. Exams will only be accepted during fall or spring semesters, unless a previous contract is established with the student’s graduate advisor.

Timeline and benchmarks:

  1. To be considered for acceptance into the Accelerated B.S./M.A.T. Science Education students must have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours in the Biomedical Science undergraduate major.
  2. Students must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall, and a minimum GPA of 3.25 in the major and passing scores on all sections of the General Knowledge Test (GKT) to be eligible for the accelerated degree program. You can find information on the General Knowledge Test on the Florida Teacher Certification section of the following webpage: http://www.fl.nesinc.com/
  3. Following completion of a minimum of 15 hours in the undergraduate major, students may be considered for acceptance into the accelerated program through faculty nomination or student self-nomination, via submission of an Accelerated Program Application Form. Both B.S. and M.A.T. programs will review the applications and approve the nominations. All applications require the approval of USF’s Graduate School, the College of Education’s Graduate Program, and the Department of Chemistry’s Undergraduate Program.
  4. To be promoted to graduate status, students must meet all admission requirements of the M.A.T. in Science Education in the College of Education. Specifically, the following materials must be submitted:
    • Undergraduate transcripts; and evidence of possessing a degree in a science discipline (biology, chemistry, physics, geology, etc.) that is taught in a middle or high school, or comparable coursework in a science teaching field acceptable to the program faculty.
    • A minimum of 21 hours in a major science content area of concentration (e.g., chemistry, biology, physics) plus 9 hours in minor science content area are required to teach secondary school.
      • Note, to teach secondary science in a specialty area (e.g. chemistry, biology, physics) the State of Florida requires: A bachelor's or higher degree with thirty (30) semester hours in science to include twenty-one (21) semester hours in that specialty area with associated laboratory experiences.
    • Documentation of GKT scores.
  5. Students must earn a minimum of a “B” (3.00) in all graduate courses. Failure to earn at least a “B” in a graduate course will result in academic review by the graduate program. Failure to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA will result in academic probation, according to the procedures of the USF Office of Graduate Studies.

A comprehensive plan of study to complete the integrated B.S./M.A.T program will be developed with the guidance of an advisor and a faculty member. A possible plan of study could be as follows. Summer sessions may also be included in the study plan.

First and Second Years

  • Courses and credits as designated for freshman and sophomore years

Third Year

  • Apply for Admission to the Integrated B.S./M.A.T. program.

Fourth Year

  • Student accepted in M.A.T. in Science Education program complete the following shared credits:
    • SCE 6938 Topics in Science Education: Field Practicum
    • SCE 5325 Methods for Middle Grades Science Education
    • SCE 5337 Methods for Secondary Science Education
    • SCE 6456 Teaching the Physical Science

Fifth Year

  • EDF 6432 Foundations of Measurement
  • ESE 5342 Teaching the Adolescent Learner
  • ESE 5344 Classroom Management for a Diverse School and Society
  • TSL 5325 ESOL Education in Content Areas
  • SCE 5564 Reading and Communication Science Education
  • SCE 6416 Teaching Secondary School Biology
  • SCE 6634 Current Trends in Secondary Science Education
  • SCE 6947 Internship (PR: CI and passing scores of FTCE exam)
  • Comprehensive Examination

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