B.S. in Applied Science

Concentration in Pre-Medicine or Interdisciplinary Science.

Building on a baseline of general studies courses, you will choose one of two possible areas of concentration (interdisciplinary science or pre-medicine).

This program will provide a strong foundation necessary to pursue a professional degree in a graduate science program or in a school of dentistry, medicine or pharmacy.

At a Glance
120 credit hours
8 semesters
2.0 GPA
How to Earn Your Degree

You will need to complete the general studies requirement and the applied science core, as well as any required, approved specialization courses. 

Core Requirements

27 credits

You must also take: 

  • one approved Computer Science Course (3 credits)
MATH 109 Algebra
Course ID
MATH 109
Credit Hours
3

Study of real numbers, exponents, roots and radicals; polynomials, first and second-degree equations and inequalities; functions and graphs. Required of students in Math Track A, i.e., students of Radiologic Science, Applied Science, Accountancy, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, or Health Services Management, who have scored an ACT Math score of 19 or higher, a COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of 59 or higher, or an SAT Math score of 460 or higher. Also available to students who have successfully completed MATH 101. Fall, Spring.

MATH 110 Trigonometry
Course ID
MATH 110
Credit Hours
3

Trigonometric functions and graphs; solution of right triangles, trigonometric identities; solution of oblique triangles; vectors; complex numbers; exponential and logarithm functions. PR: ACT Mathematics main score of 19. Spring.

MATH 301 Probability & Statistics
Course ID
MATH 301
Credit Hours
3

Mean and standard deviation; probability; random variables and probability distribution; normal distribution, statistical inference; linear regression and correlation; experimental design; chisquare test; analysis of variance. PR: MATH 109 or GNET 116. Spring.

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I
Course ID
CHEM 101
Credit Hours
3

A presentation of the principles of chemistry through a study of the structure and reactions of representative elements and compounds. Principles covered include stoichiometry, thermochemistry, chemical bonding, and the gaseous state. CO/PR: MATH 109 or GNET 115. Fall

CHEM 103L General Chemistry I Lab
Course ID
CHEM 103L
Credit Hours
1

Sessions consist of observing, reporting, and interpreting chemical phenomena. CO/PR: CHEM 101. Fall.

CHEM 102 General Chemistry II
Course ID
CHEM 102
Credit Hours
3

A continuation of CHEM 101. Includes solutions, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, and chemical thermodynamics. PR: CHEM 101. Spring.

CHEM 104L General Chemistry II Lab
Course ID
CHEM 104L
Credit Hours
1

Sessions consist of semicro qualitative analysis. CO/PR: CHEM 102. Spring.

COMM 201 Basic Communication
Course ID
COMM 201
Credit Hours
3

This introductory course in human communication develops communication competence by exploring the foundations of communication, interpersonal communication, group communication and public speaking. Emphasis is on developing practical skills in the following areas: critical thinking, research, listening, language, nonverbal, ethics, conflict management and resolution, self-confidence, perception, relationships, teamwork, interviewing, public speaking, and diversity. PR: ENGL 102 and Computer Literacy course. Fall, Spring.

ECON 211 Principles of Economics I (Macroeconomics)
Course ID
ECON 211
Credit Hours
3

An introductory analysis of macroeconomics concepts and issues, emphasizing aggregate demand, supply, and fiscal and monetary policies. Analysis of macroeconomic problems related to the American economy. Fall.

*In place of COMM 201, you may take COMM 208
*With an ACT score of 26 or higher, MATH 220 and MATH 230 may be substituted for MATH 109 or MATH 110
Interdisciplinary Science Concentration
Semester 1

14 credits

BIOL 101 General Biology I
Course ID
BIOL 101
Credit Hours
3

An introductory course concerned with the chemical and physical organization of life, cytology, plant anatomy and physiology, plant diversity, and ecology. PR: Eligibility to enroll in ENGL 101. Fall.

BIOL 103L General Biology I Lab
Course ID
BIOL 103L
Credit Hours
3

Laboratory sessions designed to reinforce lecture in BIOL 101. CO/PR: BIOL 101. Fall.

ENGL 101 Composition I
Course ID
ENGL 101
Credit Hours
3

Practice in the techniques of effective academic writing with an emphasis on the writing process, including rhetorical methods, patterns of organization, and an introduction to APA formatting. Available to students scoring 18 or higher on the English section of the ACT, 450 or higher on the verbal portion of the SAT-I, or 88 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Sentences Skills test. Fall, Spring.

ENSC 201 Environmental Science I
Course ID
ENSC 201
Credit Hours
3

Interrelationships between human activity and the environment; provides a global perspective; emphasis on the biological principles and processes essential to understanding the environment. PR: Eligibility to enroll in ENGL 101. Fall.

ENSC 203L Environmental Science I Laboratory
Course ID
ENSC 203L
Credit Hours
1

Laboratory sessions designed to reinforce lecture in ENSC 201. CO/PR: ENSC 201. Fall.

PSYC 103 General Psychology
Course ID
PSYC 103
Credit Hours
3

An introductory course in the principles of human behavior. It deals with topics such as scientific method in psychology, measurement, learning, development, perception, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior, intelligence and others. Fall, Spring.

Semester 2

17 credits

BIOL 102 General Biology II
Course ID
BIOL 102
Credit Hours
3

An introductory course concerned with heredity gene function, evolution, human anatomy and physiology, and animal diversity. PR: Eligibility to enroll in ENGL 101. Spring.

BIOL 104L General Biology II Lab
Course ID
BIOL 104L
Credit Hours
1

Laboratory sessions designed to reinforce lecture in BIOL 102. CO/PR: BIOL 102. Spring.

ENGL 102 Composition II
Course ID
ENGL 102
Credit Hours
3

Continued practice in reading and composition with an emphasis on the research process, including an introduction to literary analysis and MLA format. Students must earn a grade of a C or above or repeat this course to fulfill the general education requirement. PR: C or higher in ENGL 101 or CLEP score of 50 or higher or advanced placement waiving ENGL 101 or ACT English mechanics/usage subtest score of 9 or higher or COMPASS Writing Diagnostics test score of 76 or higher. Fall, Spring.

ENSC 202 Environmental Science II
Course ID
ENSC 202
Credit Hours
3

Interrelationships between human activity and the environment; provides a global perspective; emphasis on the chemical and physical principles and processes essential to understanding the environment. PR: Eligibility to enroll in ENGL 101. Spring.

ENSC 204L Environmental Science II Laboratory
Course ID
ENSC 204L
Credit Hours
1

Laboratory sessions designed to reinforce lecture in ENSC 202. CO/PR: ENSC 202. Spring.

MATH 109 Algebra
Course ID
MATH 109
Credit Hours
3

Study of real numbers, exponents, roots and radicals; polynomials, first and second-degree equations and inequalities; functions and graphs. Required of students in Math Track A, i.e., students of Radiologic Science, Applied Science, Accountancy, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, or Health Services Management, who have scored an ACT Math score of 19 or higher, a COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of 59 or higher, or an SAT Math score of 460 or higher. Also available to students who have successfully completed MATH 101. Fall, Spring.

*Elective must be 3 credits
*With an ACT score of 26 or higher, MATH 220 and MATH 230 may be substituted for MATH 109
Semester 3

17 credits

Approved Interdisciplinary Specialization Elective [Science]
Credit Hours
3 or 4

Choose one below, according to the amount of credits you need.

BIOL 210 / Human Anatomy & Physiology I / 3 credits
BIOL 212 / Human Anatomy & Physiology II / 3 credits
BIOL 211L / Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab / 1 credit
BIOL 213L / Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab / 1 credit
BIOL 290 / Topics in Biology / 1-4 credits
BIOL 300 / Ecology / 3 credits
BIOL 301 / Introduction to Genetics / 3 credits
BIOL 303 / Animal Kingdom / 4 credits
BIOL 306 / Botany / 4 credits
BIOL 310 / Nutrition / 3 credits
BIOL 400 / Pharmacology / 3 credits
BIOL 401 / Pathogenic Microbiology / 4 credits
BIOL 402 / Immunology / 4 credits
BIOL 410 / Cell Biology / 4 credits
BIOL 490 / Topics in Biology / 1-4 credits
CHEM 201 / Analytical Chemistry I / 4 credits
CHEM 202 / Analytical Chemistry II / 4 credits
CHEM 290 / Topics in Chemistry / 3 credits
CHEM 401 / Physical Chemistry I / 4 credits
CHEM 402 / Physical Chemistry II / 4 credits
CHEM 410 / Instrumental Analysis / 3 credits
CHEM 420 / Inorganic Chemistry / 3 credits
CHEM 430 / Biochemistry / 3 credits
CHEM 490 / Topics in Chemistry / 1-4 credits
MATH 220 / Calculus I / 4 credits
MATH 230 / Calculus II / 4 credits
MATH 240 / Calculus III / 4 credits
MATH 250 / Discrete Mathematics / 3 credits
MATH 290 / Topics in Mathematics / 1-4 credits
MATH 310 / Differential Equations / 3 credits
MATH 311 / Linear Algebra / 3 credits
MATH 320 / Modern Geometry / 3 credits
MATH 350 / Modern Algebra / 3 credits
MATH 490 / Topics in Mathematics / 1-4 credits
NASC 200 / Introduction to Scientific Research / 1-4 credits
NASC 205 /Introduction to Forensic Science
NASC 301 / Integrated Science I / 3 credits
NASC 302 / Integrated Science II / 3 credits
SOCI 410 / Medical Sociology / 3 credits
PHSC 314 / Physical Geology and Laboratory / 4 credits
PHYS 205 / Recitation I (Algebra based) / 1 credits
PHYS 206 / Recitation II (Algebra based) / 1 credit
PHYS 215 / Recitation I (Calculus based) / 1 credit
PHYS 216 / Recitation II (Calculus based) / 1 credit
PHYS 310 / Modern Physics / 3 credits
PHYS 490 / Topics in Physics / 3 credits

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I
Course ID
CHEM 101
Credit Hours
3

A presentation of the principles of chemistry through a study of the structure and reactions of representative elements and compounds. Principles covered include stoichiometry, thermochemistry, chemical bonding, and the gaseous state. CO/PR: MATH 109 or GNET 115. Fall

CHEM 103L General Chemistry I Lab
Course ID
CHEM 103L
Credit Hours
1

Sessions consist of observing, reporting, and interpreting chemical phenomena. CO/PR: CHEM 101. Fall.

ECON 211 Principles of Economics I (Macroeconomics)
Course ID
ECON 211
Credit Hours
3

An introductory analysis of macroeconomics concepts and issues, emphasizing aggregate demand, supply, and fiscal and monetary policies. Analysis of macroeconomic problems related to the American economy. Fall.

COMM 201 Basic Communication
Course ID
COMM 201
Credit Hours
3

This introductory course in human communication develops communication competence by exploring the foundations of communication, interpersonal communication, group communication and public speaking. Emphasis is on developing practical skills in the following areas: critical thinking, research, listening, language, nonverbal, ethics, conflict management and resolution, self-confidence, perception, relationships, teamwork, interviewing, public speaking, and diversity. PR: ENGL 102 and Computer Literacy course. Fall, Spring.

ENGL 201 World Literature I
Course ID
ENGL 201
Credit Hours
3

A study of representative works of world literature from antiquity to 1750. The course emphasizes the study and consideration of the literary, cultural, and human significance of selected great works of the Western and non-Western literary traditions. This course gives special attention to critical thinking and writing within a framework of cultural diversity. PR: A grade of C or higher in ENGL 102. HIST 101 is recommended. Fall, Spring.

*In place of COMM 201, you may choose COMM 208
*In place of ENGL 201, you may choose ENGL 205
*Elective must be 4 credits
Semester 4

17 credits

Approved Interdisciplinary Specialization Elective [Science]
Credit Hours
3 or 4

Choose one below, according to the amount of credits you need.

BIOL 210 / Human Anatomy & Physiology I / 3 credits
BIOL 212 / Human Anatomy & Physiology II / 3 credits
BIOL 211L / Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab / 1 credit
BIOL 213L / Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab / 1 credit
BIOL 290 / Topics in Biology / 1-4 credits
BIOL 300 / Ecology / 3 credits
BIOL 301 / Introduction to Genetics / 3 credits
BIOL 303 / Animal Kingdom / 4 credits
BIOL 306 / Botany / 4 credits
BIOL 310 / Nutrition / 3 credits
BIOL 400 / Pharmacology / 3 credits
BIOL 401 / Pathogenic Microbiology / 4 credits
BIOL 402 / Immunology / 4 credits
BIOL 410 / Cell Biology / 4 credits
BIOL 490 / Topics in Biology / 1-4 credits
CHEM 201 / Analytical Chemistry I / 4 credits
CHEM 202 / Analytical Chemistry II / 4 credits
CHEM 290 / Topics in Chemistry / 3 credits
CHEM 401 / Physical Chemistry I / 4 credits
CHEM 402 / Physical Chemistry II / 4 credits
CHEM 410 / Instrumental Analysis / 3 credits
CHEM 420 / Inorganic Chemistry / 3 credits
CHEM 430 / Biochemistry / 3 credits
CHEM 490 / Topics in Chemistry / 1-4 credits
MATH 220 / Calculus I / 4 credits
MATH 230 / Calculus II / 4 credits
MATH 240 / Calculus III / 4 credits
MATH 250 / Discrete Mathematics / 3 credits
MATH 290 / Topics in Mathematics / 1-4 credits
MATH 310 / Differential Equations / 3 credits
MATH 311 / Linear Algebra / 3 credits
MATH 320 / Modern Geometry / 3 credits
MATH 350 / Modern Algebra / 3 credits
MATH 490 / Topics in Mathematics / 1-4 credits
NASC 200 / Introduction to Scientific Research / 1-4 credits
NASC 205 /Introduction to Forensic Science
NASC 301 / Integrated Science I / 3 credits
NASC 302 / Integrated Science II / 3 credits
SOCI 410 / Medical Sociology / 3 credits
PHSC 314 / Physical Geology and Laboratory / 4 credits
PHYS 205 / Recitation I (Algebra based) / 1 credits
PHYS 206 / Recitation II (Algebra based) / 1 credit
PHYS 215 / Recitation I (Calculus based) / 1 credit
PHYS 216 / Recitation II (Calculus based) / 1 credit
PHYS 310 / Modern Physics / 3 credits
PHYS 490 / Topics in Physics / 3 credits

CHEM 102 General Chemistry II
Course ID
CHEM 102
Credit Hours
3

A continuation of CHEM 101. Includes solutions, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, and chemical thermodynamics. PR: CHEM 101. Spring.

CHEM 104L General Chemistry II Lab
Course ID
CHEM 104L
Credit Hours
1

Sessions consist of semicro qualitative analysis. CO/PR: CHEM 102. Spring.

SOCI 210 Principles of Sociology
Course ID
SOCI 210
Credit Hours
3

Designed to acquaint the student with the scientific method as it is applied to the study of human behavior. A survey of social processes as they relate to culture and society forms the reference framework for the course. Fall, Spring.

MATH 110 Trigonometry
Course ID
MATH 110
Credit Hours
3

Trigonometric functions and graphs; solution of right triangles, trigonometric identities; solution of oblique triangles; vectors; complex numbers; exponential and logarithm functions. PR: ACT Mathematics main score of 19. Spring.

MATH 301 Probability & Statistics
Course ID
MATH 301
Credit Hours
3

Mean and standard deviation; probability; random variables and probability distribution; normal distribution, statistical inference; linear regression and correlation; experimental design; chisquare test; analysis of variance. PR: MATH 109 or GNET 116. Spring.

*Elective must be 4 credits
Semester 5

15 credits

Approved Interdisciplinary Specialization Elective [Science]
Credit Hours
3 or 4

Choose one below, according to the amount of credits you need.

BIOL 210 / Human Anatomy & Physiology I / 3 credits
BIOL 212 / Human Anatomy & Physiology II / 3 credits
BIOL 211L / Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab / 1 credit
BIOL 213L / Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab / 1 credit
BIOL 290 / Topics in Biology / 1-4 credits
BIOL 300 / Ecology / 3 credits
BIOL 301 / Introduction to Genetics / 3 credits
BIOL 303 / Animal Kingdom / 4 credits
BIOL 306 / Botany / 4 credits
BIOL 310 / Nutrition / 3 credits
BIOL 400 / Pharmacology / 3 credits
BIOL 401 / Pathogenic Microbiology / 4 credits
BIOL 402 / Immunology / 4 credits
BIOL 410 / Cell Biology / 4 credits
BIOL 490 / Topics in Biology / 1-4 credits
CHEM 201 / Analytical Chemistry I / 4 credits
CHEM 202 / Analytical Chemistry II / 4 credits
CHEM 290 / Topics in Chemistry / 3 credits
CHEM 401 / Physical Chemistry I / 4 credits
CHEM 402 / Physical Chemistry II / 4 credits
CHEM 410 / Instrumental Analysis / 3 credits
CHEM 420 / Inorganic Chemistry / 3 credits
CHEM 430 / Biochemistry / 3 credits
CHEM 490 / Topics in Chemistry / 1-4 credits
MATH 220 / Calculus I / 4 credits
MATH 230 / Calculus II / 4 credits
MATH 240 / Calculus III / 4 credits
MATH 250 / Discrete Mathematics / 3 credits
MATH 290 / Topics in Mathematics / 1-4 credits
MATH 310 / Differential Equations / 3 credits
MATH 311 / Linear Algebra / 3 credits
MATH 320 / Modern Geometry / 3 credits
MATH 350 / Modern Algebra / 3 credits
MATH 490 / Topics in Mathematics / 1-4 credits
NASC 200 / Introduction to Scientific Research / 1-4 credits
NASC 205 /Introduction to Forensic Science
NASC 301 / Integrated Science I / 3 credits
NASC 302 / Integrated Science II / 3 credits
SOCI 410 / Medical Sociology / 3 credits
PHSC 314 / Physical Geology and Laboratory / 4 credits
PHYS 205 / Recitation I (Algebra based) / 1 credits
PHYS 206 / Recitation II (Algebra based) / 1 credit
PHYS 215 / Recitation I (Calculus based) / 1 credit
PHYS 216 / Recitation II (Calculus based) / 1 credit
PHYS 310 / Modern Physics / 3 credits
PHYS 490 / Topics in Physics / 3 credits

CHEM 301 Organic Chemistry I
Course ID
CHEM 301
Credit Hours
4

A study of the principles of organic chemistry with emphasis on modern, mechanistic, Synthetic and spectroscopic problems. The laboratory includes experiments for developing techniques and synthesis projects for perfecting these techniques. PR: CHEM 102, CHEM 104. Fall.

PHYS 201 General Physics I (algebra-based)
Course ID
PHYS 201
Credit Hours
3

An algebra–trigonometry-based study of mechanics, properties of materials, thermal energy and wave motion PR: MATH 109, 110. Fall.

PHYS 203L General Physics I Lab
Course ID
PHYS 203L
Credit Hours
1

Sessions consist of observing, reporting and interpreting physical phenomena. CO/PR: PHYS 201 or 211. Fall.

COSC 201 PC Software Applications
Course ID
COSC 201
Credit Hours
3

This course expands the student’s knowledge of microcomputers through the use of various productivity software packages such as word processors, spreadsheets, database management systems, and presentation application software. Projects relating to the individual’s major and hands-on use of the microcomputer are emphasized. CO: GNET 115 or MATH 109.

*In place of COSC 201, you may take a computer programming course
*Elective must be 4 credits
Semester 6

15 credits

CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry II
Course ID
CHEM 302
Credit Hours
4

A continuation of CHEM 301. Includes alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acids. The laboratory includes experiments for developing techniques and synthesis projects for perfecting these techniques. PR: CHEM 301. Spring.

PHYS 202 General Physics II (algebra-based)
Course ID
PHYS 202
Credit Hours
3

An algebra–trigonometry-based study of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic radiation and optics. PR: PHYS 201. Spring.

PHYS 204L General Physics II Lab
Course ID
PHYS 204L
Credit Hours
1

Sessions consist of observing, reporting and interpreting physical phenomena. CO/PR: PHYS 202 or PHYS 212. PR: PHYS 223. Spring.

BIOL 202 Microbiology
Course ID
BIOL 202
Credit Hours
3

The biology of microorganisms and the immune system; control of microorganisms and disease; applied microbiology. PR: BIOL 101/103 and 102/104 OR BIOL 210/211L. Spring.

BIOL 204L Microbiology Laboratory
Course ID
BIOL 204L
Credit Hours
1

Laboratory session designed to complement BIOL 202 lectures. The student will learn basic microbiological techniques through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and in vitro experiments. CO/PR: BIOL 202. Spring.

Core Skills Health & Wellness
Course ID
Core Skills
Credit Hours
2
Semester 7

13 credits

Approved Interdisciplinary Specialization Elective [Science]
Credit Hours
3 or 4

Choose one below, according to the amount of credits you need.

BIOL 210 / Human Anatomy & Physiology I / 3 credits
BIOL 212 / Human Anatomy & Physiology II / 3 credits
BIOL 211L / Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab / 1 credit
BIOL 213L / Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab / 1 credit
BIOL 290 / Topics in Biology / 1-4 credits
BIOL 300 / Ecology / 3 credits
BIOL 301 / Introduction to Genetics / 3 credits
BIOL 303 / Animal Kingdom / 4 credits
BIOL 306 / Botany / 4 credits
BIOL 310 / Nutrition / 3 credits
BIOL 400 / Pharmacology / 3 credits
BIOL 401 / Pathogenic Microbiology / 4 credits
BIOL 402 / Immunology / 4 credits
BIOL 410 / Cell Biology / 4 credits
BIOL 490 / Topics in Biology / 1-4 credits
CHEM 201 / Analytical Chemistry I / 4 credits
CHEM 202 / Analytical Chemistry II / 4 credits
CHEM 290 / Topics in Chemistry / 3 credits
CHEM 401 / Physical Chemistry I / 4 credits
CHEM 402 / Physical Chemistry II / 4 credits
CHEM 410 / Instrumental Analysis / 3 credits
CHEM 420 / Inorganic Chemistry / 3 credits
CHEM 430 / Biochemistry / 3 credits
CHEM 490 / Topics in Chemistry / 1-4 credits
MATH 220 / Calculus I / 4 credits
MATH 230 / Calculus II / 4 credits
MATH 240 / Calculus III / 4 credits
MATH 250 / Discrete Mathematics / 3 credits
MATH 290 / Topics in Mathematics / 1-4 credits
MATH 310 / Differential Equations / 3 credits
MATH 311 / Linear Algebra / 3 credits
MATH 320 / Modern Geometry / 3 credits
MATH 350 / Modern Algebra / 3 credits
MATH 490 / Topics in Mathematics / 1-4 credits
NASC 200 / Introduction to Scientific Research / 1-4 credits
NASC 205 /Introduction to Forensic Science
NASC 301 / Integrated Science I / 3 credits
NASC 302 / Integrated Science II / 3 credits
SOCI 410 / Medical Sociology / 3 credits
PHSC 314 / Physical Geology and Laboratory / 4 credits
PHYS 205 / Recitation I (Algebra based) / 1 credits
PHYS 206 / Recitation II (Algebra based) / 1 credit
PHYS 215 / Recitation I (Calculus based) / 1 credit
PHYS 216 / Recitation II (Calculus based) / 1 credit
PHYS 310 / Modern Physics / 3 credits
PHYS 490 / Topics in Physics / 3 credits

NASC 498 Research/Planning
Course ID
NASC 498
Credit Hours
3

This course provides applied science students with the fundamental research skills needed to successfully complete their senior research project. In this course, students will learn how to plan and write research proposals. Instruction will focus on implementing scientific methods of designing testable hypotheses and developing research goals and objectives. In addition, instruction will include appropriate research methods on bio and chemical safety in the laboratory and scientific ethics and their role in research publications. PR: Senior Standing in Applied Science Program. Fall.

*Elective must be 4 credits
Semester 8

15 credits

Approved Interdisciplinary Specialization Elective [Science]
Credit Hours
3 or 4

Choose one below, according to the amount of credits you need.

BIOL 210 / Human Anatomy & Physiology I / 3 credits
BIOL 212 / Human Anatomy & Physiology II / 3 credits
BIOL 211L / Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab / 1 credit
BIOL 213L / Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab / 1 credit
BIOL 290 / Topics in Biology / 1-4 credits
BIOL 300 / Ecology / 3 credits
BIOL 301 / Introduction to Genetics / 3 credits
BIOL 303 / Animal Kingdom / 4 credits
BIOL 306 / Botany / 4 credits
BIOL 310 / Nutrition / 3 credits
BIOL 400 / Pharmacology / 3 credits
BIOL 401 / Pathogenic Microbiology / 4 credits
BIOL 402 / Immunology / 4 credits
BIOL 410 / Cell Biology / 4 credits
BIOL 490 / Topics in Biology / 1-4 credits
CHEM 201 / Analytical Chemistry I / 4 credits
CHEM 202 / Analytical Chemistry II / 4 credits
CHEM 290 / Topics in Chemistry / 3 credits
CHEM 401 / Physical Chemistry I / 4 credits
CHEM 402 / Physical Chemistry II / 4 credits
CHEM 410 / Instrumental Analysis / 3 credits
CHEM 420 / Inorganic Chemistry / 3 credits
CHEM 430 / Biochemistry / 3 credits
CHEM 490 / Topics in Chemistry / 1-4 credits
MATH 220 / Calculus I / 4 credits
MATH 230 / Calculus II / 4 credits
MATH 240 / Calculus III / 4 credits
MATH 250 / Discrete Mathematics / 3 credits
MATH 290 / Topics in Mathematics / 1-4 credits
MATH 310 / Differential Equations / 3 credits
MATH 311 / Linear Algebra / 3 credits
MATH 320 / Modern Geometry / 3 credits
MATH 350 / Modern Algebra / 3 credits
MATH 490 / Topics in Mathematics / 1-4 credits
NASC 200 / Introduction to Scientific Research / 1-4 credits
NASC 205 /Introduction to Forensic Science
NASC 301 / Integrated Science I / 3 credits
NASC 302 / Integrated Science II / 3 credits
SOCI 410 / Medical Sociology / 3 credits
PHSC 314 / Physical Geology and Laboratory / 4 credits
PHYS 205 / Recitation I (Algebra based) / 1 credits
PHYS 206 / Recitation II (Algebra based) / 1 credit
PHYS 215 / Recitation I (Calculus based) / 1 credit
PHYS 216 / Recitation II (Calculus based) / 1 credit
PHYS 310 / Modern Physics / 3 credits
PHYS 490 / Topics in Physics / 3 credits

NASC 499 Research/Projects
Course ID
NASC 499
Credit Hours
3

Approved projects requiring independent laboratory work culminating in professional written, oral, and poster presentations. PR: NASC 498. Spring.

*Elective must be 4 credits
Pre-Medicine Concentration
Semester 1

17 credits

BIOL 101 General Biology I
Course ID
BIOL 101
Credit Hours
3

An introductory course concerned with the chemical and physical organization of life, cytology, plant anatomy and physiology, plant diversity, and ecology. PR: Eligibility to enroll in ENGL 101. Fall.

BIOL 103L General Biology I Lab
Course ID
BIOL 103L
Credit Hours
3

Laboratory sessions designed to reinforce lecture in BIOL 101. CO/PR: BIOL 101. Fall.

ENGL 101 Composition I
Course ID
ENGL 101
Credit Hours
3

Practice in the techniques of effective academic writing with an emphasis on the writing process, including rhetorical methods, patterns of organization, and an introduction to APA formatting. Available to students scoring 18 or higher on the English section of the ACT, 450 or higher on the verbal portion of the SAT-I, or 88 or higher on the ACCUPLACER Sentences Skills test. Fall, Spring.

MATH 109 Algebra
Course ID
MATH 109
Credit Hours
3

Study of real numbers, exponents, roots and radicals; polynomials, first and second-degree equations and inequalities; functions and graphs. Required of students in Math Track A, i.e., students of Radiologic Science, Applied Science, Accountancy, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, or Health Services Management, who have scored an ACT Math score of 19 or higher, a COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of 59 or higher, or an SAT Math score of 460 or higher. Also available to students who have successfully completed MATH 101. Fall, Spring.

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I
Course ID
CHEM 101
Credit Hours
3

A presentation of the principles of chemistry through a study of the structure and reactions of representative elements and compounds. Principles covered include stoichiometry, thermochemistry, chemical bonding, and the gaseous state. CO/PR: MATH 109 or GNET 115. Fall

CHEM 103L General Chemistry I Lab
Course ID
CHEM 103L
Credit Hours
1

Sessions consist of observing, reporting, and interpreting chemical phenomena. CO/PR: CHEM 101. Fall.

PSYC 103 General Psychology
Course ID
PSYC 103
Credit Hours
3

An introductory course in the principles of human behavior. It deals with topics such as scientific method in psychology, measurement, learning, development, perception, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior, intelligence and others. Fall, Spring.

*With an ACT score of 26 or higher, MATH 220 or MATH 230 may be substituted for MATH 109
Semester 2

17 credits

BIOL 102 General Biology II
Course ID
BIOL 102
Credit Hours
3

An introductory course concerned with heredity gene function, evolution, human anatomy and physiology, and animal diversity. PR: Eligibility to enroll in ENGL 101. Spring.

BIOL 104L General Biology II Lab
Course ID
BIOL 104L
Credit Hours
1

Laboratory sessions designed to reinforce lecture in BIOL 102. CO/PR: BIOL 102. Spring.

ENGL 102 Composition II
Course ID
ENGL 102
Credit Hours
3

Continued practice in reading and composition with an emphasis on the research process, including an introduction to literary analysis and MLA format. Students must earn a grade of a C or above or repeat this course to fulfill the general education requirement. PR: C or higher in ENGL 101 or CLEP score of 50 or higher or advanced placement waiving ENGL 101 or ACT English mechanics/usage subtest score of 9 or higher or COMPASS Writing Diagnostics test score of 76 or higher. Fall, Spring.

MATH 110 Trigonometry
Course ID
MATH 110
Credit Hours
3

Trigonometric functions and graphs; solution of right triangles, trigonometric identities; solution of oblique triangles; vectors; complex numbers; exponential and logarithm functions. PR: ACT Mathematics main score of 19. Spring.

CHEM 102 General Chemistry II
Course ID
CHEM 102
Credit Hours
3

A continuation of CHEM 101. Includes solutions, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, and chemical thermodynamics. PR: CHEM 101. Spring.

CHEM 104L General Chemistry II Lab
Course ID
CHEM 104L
Credit Hours
1

Sessions consist of semicro qualitative analysis. CO/PR: CHEM 102. Spring.

SOCI 210 Principles of Sociology
Course ID
SOCI 210
Credit Hours
3

Designed to acquaint the student with the scientific method as it is applied to the study of human behavior. A survey of social processes as they relate to culture and society forms the reference framework for the course. Fall, Spring.

Semester 3

17 credits

ECON 211 Principles of Economics I (Macroeconomics)
Course ID
ECON 211
Credit Hours
3

An introductory analysis of macroeconomics concepts and issues, emphasizing aggregate demand, supply, and fiscal and monetary policies. Analysis of macroeconomic problems related to the American economy. Fall.

BIOL 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Course ID
BIOL 210
Credit Hours
3

A study of the anatomy and physiology of cells as well as the integumentary, skeletal, articular, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems. PR: Eligibility for English 101 or permission of the instructor and student’s advisor. Fall.

BIOL 211L Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab
Course ID
BIOL 211L
Credit Hours
1

Laboratory sessions designed to reinforce lecture in BIOL 210. Sessions consist of observing, reporting, and/or interpreting biological phenomena. CO/PR: BIOL 210. Fall.

PHYS 201 General Physics I (algebra-based)
Course ID
PHYS 201
Credit Hours
3

An algebra–trigonometry-based study of mechanics, properties of materials, thermal energy and wave motion PR: MATH 109, 110. Fall.

PHYS 203L General Physics I Lab
Course ID
PHYS 203L
Credit Hours
1

Sessions consist of observing, reporting and interpreting physical phenomena. CO/PR: PHYS 201 or 211. Fall.

COSC 201 PC Software Applications
Course ID
COSC 201
Credit Hours
3

This course expands the student’s knowledge of microcomputers through the use of various productivity software packages such as word processors, spreadsheets, database management systems, and presentation application software. Projects relating to the individual’s major and hands-on use of the microcomputer are emphasized. CO: GNET 115 or MATH 109.

ENGL 201 World Literature I
Course ID
ENGL 201
Credit Hours
3

A study of representative works of world literature from antiquity to 1750. The course emphasizes the study and consideration of the literary, cultural, and human significance of selected great works of the Western and non-Western literary traditions. This course gives special attention to critical thinking and writing within a framework of cultural diversity. PR: A grade of C or higher in ENGL 102. HIST 101 is recommended. Fall, Spring.

*COSC 201 may be substituted with a computer programming course
*ENGL 201 may be substituted with ENGL 205
Semester 4

15 credits

BIOL 202 Microbiology
Course ID
BIOL 202
Credit Hours
3

The biology of microorganisms and the immune system; control of microorganisms and disease; applied microbiology. PR: BIOL 101/103 and 102/104 OR BIOL 210/211L. Spring.

BIOL 204L Microbiology Laboratory
Course ID
BIOL 204L
Credit Hours
1

Laboratory session designed to complement BIOL 202 lectures. The student will learn basic microbiological techniques through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and in vitro experiments. CO/PR: BIOL 202. Spring.

PHYS 202 General Physics II (algebra-based)
Course ID
PHYS 202
Credit Hours
3

An algebra–trigonometry-based study of electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic radiation and optics. PR: PHYS 201. Spring.

PHYS 204L General Physics II Lab
Course ID
PHYS 204L
Credit Hours
1

Sessions consist of observing, reporting and interpreting physical phenomena. CO/PR: PHYS 202 or PHYS 212. PR: PHYS 223. Spring.

MATH 301 Probability & Statistics
Course ID
MATH 301
Credit Hours
3

Mean and standard deviation; probability; random variables and probability distribution; normal distribution, statistical inference; linear regression and correlation; experimental design; chisquare test; analysis of variance. PR: MATH 109 or GNET 116. Spring.

Semester 5

14 credits

BIOL 301 Introduction to Genetics
Course ID
BIOL 301
Credit Hours
3

A study of Mendelian inheritance and modern genetics; the transition of biological characteristics from parent to off-spring, linkage, crossing over, and chromosome mapping; gene mutation; extension of the genetic theories; the role of genes in development. PR: BIOL 102, 104. Fall/Even.

CHEM 301 Organic Chemistry I
Course ID
CHEM 301
Credit Hours
4

A study of the principles of organic chemistry with emphasis on modern, mechanistic, Synthetic and spectroscopic problems. The laboratory includes experiments for developing techniques and synthesis projects for perfecting these techniques. PR: CHEM 102, CHEM 104. Fall.

MATH 220 Calculus I
Course ID
MATH 220
Credit Hours
4

 A study of elements of plane analytical geometry, including polar coordinates, the derivative of a 
function with applications, integrals and applications, differentiation of transcendental functions, and methods of integration. PR: MATH 109 and MATH 110, or GNET 116, or ACT Mathematics main score of 26 or COMPASS Trigonometry score of 46 or above. Fall, Spring.

COMM 201 Basic Communication
Course ID
COMM 201
Credit Hours
3

This introductory course in human communication develops communication competence by exploring the foundations of communication, interpersonal communication, group communication and public speaking. Emphasis is on developing practical skills in the following areas: critical thinking, research, listening, language, nonverbal, ethics, conflict management and resolution, self-confidence, perception, relationships, teamwork, interviewing, public speaking, and diversity. PR: ENGL 102 and Computer Literacy course. Fall, Spring.

*COMM 201 may be substituted with COMM 208
Semester 6

15-17 credits

 

BIOL 410 Cell Biology
Course ID
BIOL 410
Credit Hours
4

A study of cell structure and function beginning at the molecular level of organization and proceeding through different levels of complexity. PR: BIOL 101, 102, 103, 104. Spring/Even.

CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry II
Course ID
CHEM 302
Credit Hours
4

A continuation of CHEM 301. Includes alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acids. The laboratory includes experiments for developing techniques and synthesis projects for perfecting these techniques. PR: CHEM 301. Spring.

BIOL 310 Nutrition
Course ID
BIOL 310
Credit Hours
3

Background necessary to comprehend and communicate to patients the science and art of the sum processes involved in taking in nutrients, assimilating and utilizing them. PR: CHEM 100, CHEM 102, CHEM 103, CHEM 104. Spring/Even. 

Core Skills Health & Wellness
Course ID
Core Skills
Credit Hours
2
Elective (2-3 credits)
Credit Hours
2-3
Semester 7

13 credits

You must also take:

  • One Foreign Language course (3 credits) 
     
BIOL 400 Pharmacology
Course ID
BIOL 400
Credit Hours
3

An introduction to the basic concepts of drug actions and therapeutic principles governing drug therapy. Emphasis is placed on general mechanisms, therapeutic uses and toxicity of protypic drugs. PR: Eight semester hours of lab courses in biology or chemistry. Fall/Odd.

BIOL 401 Pathogenic Microbiology
Course ID
BIOL 401
Credit Hours
4

A course concerned with the characteristics of pathogenic microorganisms encountered in the health care profession. PR: BIOL 202, 204. Fall/Odd.

NASC 498 Research/Planning
Course ID
NASC 498
Credit Hours
3

This course provides applied science students with the fundamental research skills needed to successfully complete their senior research project. In this course, students will learn how to plan and write research proposals. Instruction will focus on implementing scientific methods of designing testable hypotheses and developing research goals and objectives. In addition, instruction will include appropriate research methods on bio and chemical safety in the laboratory and scientific ethics and their role in research publications. PR: Senior Standing in Applied Science Program. Fall.

*BIOL 401 can be substituted with BIOL 402.
Semester 8

12 credits

You must also take:

  • one Foreign Language course (3 credits) 
CHEM 430 Biochemistry
Course ID
CHEM 430
Credit Hours
3

A study of the chemical basis of biological systems with emphasis on the structure of proteins, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates. PR: CHEM 301. Spring.

SOCI 410 Medical Sociology
Course ID
SOCI 410
Credit Hours
3

Provides students with an understanding of the dominant issues in health and illness from a cross-cultural perspective. Areas of emphasis include the impact of morbidity and premature mortality on the social system; the concept of culture as it relates to health; historical development of medicine; models of health behavior; exploration of various theoretical frameworks associated with mental illness; and related topics. PR: SOCI 210. Spring.

NASC 499 Research/Projects
Course ID
NASC 499
Credit Hours
3

Approved projects requiring independent laboratory work culminating in professional written, oral, and poster presentations. PR: NASC 498. Spring.