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Overview

The College of Idaho has an outstanding reputation for preparing students for successful careers in the health professions.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Live a healthy, active lifestyle.
  • Provide a strong foundation in nutrition as well as human anatomy and physiology.
  • Prepare for graduate study or career opportunities in the health sciences.
  • Learn lifelong skills in lab and activity courses offered through the department.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Biomedical Science Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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42 credits

The credits for the math requirement (MAT-125 or MAT-212) are counted in the Professional Foundations minor.

 

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-201 Biology I: Molecules to Cells 3 credits
BIO-201L Molecules to Cells Lab 1 credits
  or  
BIO-210L Molecules to Cells Research-Based Lab 1 credits
BIO-202 Organismal Biology 3 credits
BIO-202L Organismal Biology 1 credits
BIO-203 Ecology, Evolution and Diversity 3 credits
BIO-203L Ecology Evolution and Diversity Lab 1 credits
BIO-316 Genetics 3 credits
BIO-330 Cell Biology 3 credits
BIO-330L Cell Biology Lab 1 credits
CHE-141 General Chemistry I 3 credits
CHE-141L General Chemistry Laboratory I  
CHE-142 General Chemistry II 3 credits
CHE-142L General Chemistry Laboratory II  
MAT-125 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 credits
  or  
MAT-212 Multiple Regression Analysis 3 credits

 

Physiology Requirement

Take BIO 224 and 225 (8 credits), OR BIO 374 (4 credits), OR BIO 377 (4 credits)

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-224 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 credits
BIO-224L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1 credits
  and  
BIO-225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 credits
BIO-225L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1 credits
  or  
BIO-374 Animal Physiology 3 credits
BIO-374L Animal Physiology Lab 1 credits
  or  
BIO-376 Neurophysiology 3 credits
BIO-376L Neurophysiology Lab 1 credits

 

Upper Division Electives

Take 8 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-331 Evolution 3 credits
BIO-331L Evolution Lab 1 credits
BIO-357 Molecular Biology 3 credits
BIO-360 Microbiology 3 credits
BIO-360L Microbiology Lab 1 credits
BIO-361 Pathobiology 3 credits
BIO-365 Immunology 3 credits
BIO-371 Endocrinology 3 credits
BIO-372 Developmental Biology 3 credits
BIO-372L Developmental Biology Lab 1 credits
CHE-412 Biochemistry 3 credits
CHE-412L Biochemistry Laboratory 1 credits

 

Senior Capstone Experience

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-450 Biology Capstone Seminar 3 credits
BIO-499 Senior Comprehensive Examination  

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Health Promotion Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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16 credits

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-102Biology of Human Disease3 credits
BIO-102LBiology of Human Disease Lab1 credits
or
HHP-106Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology3 credits
HHP-106LIntroduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory1 credits
 
HHP-203Human Health and Wellness3 credits
 
MAT-125Data Analysis and Statistics3 credits
or
MAT-212Multiple Regression Analysis3 credits
 

6 Units from the Following List

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-244Care and Prevention of Injury3 credits
HHP-314Research Methods in Human Performance and Health Sciences3 credits
HHP-317Drug Use and Abuse3 credits
HHP-318Applied Nutrition3 credits
HHP-496Collaborative Research1-3 credits
HHP-497Internship1-3 credits

Note that special topics courses HHP-299T or HHP-499T courses will also count towards the elective.  

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Psychology and Health Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

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Psychology and Health Minor (15 credits):

Complete the following (3 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PSY-100General Psychology3 credits

Complete TWO of the following courses (6 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ATH-202Cultural Diversity3 credits
PSY-201Developmental Psychology3 credits
SOC-100Introduction to Sociology3 credits

Complete TWO of the following upper-division courses (6 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
POE-340Health Care Policy3 credits
PSY-330Neuropsychology3 credits
PSY-331Psychopharmacology3 credits
PSY-340Psychology of Child Development3 credits
PSY-364Community Psychology3 credits
PSY-370Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine3 credits
PSY-404Abnormal Psychology3 credits
PSY-412Infants, Health, and Society: Research and Applications3 credits
SOC-320Family Sociology3 credits
SOC-349Social Stratification3 credits

Recommended additional course (3 credits):

Consider completing an additional recommended course for students interested in a medical profession (not required)

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHI-202Bioethics3 credits

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