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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-201Biology I: Molecules to Cells3 credits
BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab1 credits
or
BIO-210LMolecules to Cells Research-Based Lab1 credits
BIO-202Organismal Biology3 credits
BIO-202LOrganismal Biology1 credits
BIO-203Ecology, Evolution and Diversity3 credits
BIO-203LEcology Evolution and Diversity Lab1 credits
BIO-316Genetics3 credits
BIO-330Cell Biology3 credits
BIO-330LCell Biology Lab1 credits
CHE-141General Chemistry I3 credits
CHE-141LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I
CHE-142General Chemistry II3 credits
CHE-142LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II
MAT-125Data Analysis and Statistics3 credits
or
MAT-212Multiple Regression Analysis3 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-224Human Anatomy and Physiology I3 credits
BIO-224LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab1 credits
and
BIO-225Human Anatomy and Physiology II3 credits
BIO-225LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab1 credits
or
BIO-374Animal Physiology3 credits
BIO-374LAnimal Physiology Lab1 credits
or
BIO-376Neurophysiology3 credits
BIO-376LNeurophysiology Lab1 credits

Upper Division Electives

Take 8 credits from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-331Evolution3 credits
BIO-331LEvolution Lab1 credits
BIO-357Molecular Biology3 credits
BIO-360Microbiology3 credits
BIO-360LMicrobiology Lab1 credits
BIO-361Pathobiology3 credits
BIO-365Immunology3 credits
BIO-371Endocrinology3 credits
BIO-372Developmental Biology3 credits
BIO-372LDevelopmental Biology Lab1 credits
CHE-412Biochemistry3 credits
CHE-412LBiochemistry Laboratory1 credits

Senior Capstone Experience

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-450Biology Capstone Seminar3 credits
BIO-499Senior 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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