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Overview

The College of Idaho has a longstanding tradition as an excellent preparatory school for medical students.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Learn from and perform undergraduate research with outstanding professors.
  • Gain hands-on experience in the classroom and lab.
  • Prepare for entry into a variety of health professions programs, including medial school.
  • Gain proficiency in biology, chemistry, math and physics.
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
Major
ISU Medical Laboratory Science Dual Degree (BS/BS)

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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Prerequisite Requirements

To be completed at The College of Idaho

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-201 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-224 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 credits
BIO-224L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1 credits
BIO-225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 credits
BIO-225L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1 credits
BIO-316 Genetics 3 credits
BIO-330 Cell Biology 3 credits
BIO-360 Microbiology 3 credits
BIO-360L Microbiology Lab 1 credits
BIO-361 Pathobiology 3 credits
BIO-365 Immunology 3 credits
CHE-141 General Chemistry I 3 credits
CHE-142 General Chemistry II 3 credits
     
MAT-125 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 credits
  or  
MAT-212 Multiple Regression Analysis 3 credits
     
MAT-150 Applied Calculus: a Modeling Approach 4 credits

 

8 additional credits in Chemistry selected from Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Analytical Chemistry.

 

Note: 16 credits upper-division coursework from above list must be taken at The College of Idaho

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
ISU Nursing Dual Degree (BS/BS)

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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Program Requirements

College of Idaho Course Requirements for the ISU SON Accelerated Nursing Program:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-159 Cellular Basis of Human Physiology 3 credits
  or  
BIO-201 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-224 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 credits
BIO-224L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1 credits
BIO-225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 credits
BIO-225L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1 credits
BIO-360 Microbiology 3 credits
BIO-361 Pathobiology 3 credits
CHE-141 General Chemistry I 3 credits
CHE-142 General Chemistry II 3 credits
     
MAT-125 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 credits
  or  
MAT-212 Multiple Regression Analysis 3 credits
     
PHI-202 Bioethics 3 credits
PSY-100 General Psychology 3 credits
PSY-201 Developmental Psychology 3 credits

 

One of the following (3 credits) to satisfy the Cultural Diversity requirement:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ATH-202 Cultural Diversity 3 credits
ATH-308 Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective 3 credits
HIS-210 History of Modern East Asia 3 credits
HIS-230 History of Modern Latin America 3 credits
SOC-349 Social Stratification 3 credits
  Any 200-level foreign language course 3 credits

 

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