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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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Core Requirements

 

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 4 credits
CHE-142 General Chemistry II 4 credits
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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19 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-102 Biology of Human Disease 3 credits
BIO-102L Biology of Human Disease Lab 1 credits
  or  
HHP-106 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 3 credits
HHP-106L Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory 1 credits
     
HHP-203 Human Health and Wellness 3 credits
     
MAT-125 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 credits
  or  
MAT-212 Multiple Regression Analysis 3 credits
     
HHP-351 Instructional Methods in Health 3 credits
PSY-370 Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine 3 credits
HHP-317 Drug Use and Abuse 3 credits

 

Students seeking Idaho State Department of Education certification, grades 6-12, must also take these additional courses:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HHP-318 Applied Nutrition 3 credits
HHP-328 Elementy Curriculum Planning in Health And P E 2 credits
HHP-329 Secondary Curriculum Planning in P E 2 credits
HHP-350 Organization and Administration SchoolHealth Programs 3 credits
PSY-128 Gender and Sexuality 3 credits

 

Please note, this minor alone will not fulfill the requirements to teach in the state of Idaho. Students wishing to pursue teaching licensure should contact the College of Idaho Education Department.

 

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-100 General Psychology 3 credits

 

Complete TWO of the following courses (6 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ATH-202 Cultural Diversity 3 credits
PSY-201 Developmental Psychology 3 credits
SOC-100 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits

 

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

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
POE-340 Health Care Policy 3 credits
PSY-330 Neuropsychology 3 credits
PSY-331 Psychopharmacology 3 credits
PSY-340 Psychology of Child Development 3 credits
PSY-364 Community Psychology 3 credits
PSY-370 Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine 3 credits
PSY-404 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
SOC-320 Family Sociology 3 credits
SOC-349 Social Stratification 3 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-202 Bioethics 3 credits

 

 

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