Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog Program: Biomedical Sciences, B.S. (R, L) - Radford Site and Radford University Carilion Site Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Biomedical Sciences, B.S. (R, L) - Radford Site and Radford University Carilion Site

This major prepares students with a solid scientific foundation essential for an understanding of human health and disease. The program is the first step in preparing for medical school, physician assistant programs, dental school, pharmacy school, and other professional schools.

REAL Curriculum

This major fulfills the R and L areas of the REAL Curriculum. Students develop proficiency at using scientific and quantitative inquiry to address human health problems. Students reflect on how their experiences relate to their professional and career goals. Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the E and A areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.

REAL Foundational Requirements

Foundational Writing (3 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 111 - Principles of College Composition (GE)

Foundational Math (3 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MATH 100 - Quantitative Reasoning (GE)
MATH 121 - Math Content for Teachers I (GE)
MATH 125 - Precalculus I (GE) (Recommended for Biomedical Sciences majors due to required course prerequisites. Requirement may be fulfilled through placement testing.)

REAL Cornerstone Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)

Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Biomedical Sciences major includes 8 general education credits.

Major Requirements (77-79 credits)

B.S. Degree Requirements (8 credits)

All Biomedical Sciences majors are expected to complete CHEM 301 and CHEM 302 to fulfill their Bachelor of Science degree requirement.

Required Biology Courses (22 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
BIOL 111 - Integrative Biology I (GE)
BIOL 112 - Integrative Biology II (GE)
BIOL 160 - Introductory Seminar in Biology
BIOL 222 - Evolution
BIOL 340 - Science in Culture and Society (GE)
BIOL 460 - Advanced Seminar in Biology
BIOL 471 - Biochemistry I
BIOL 474 - Biochemistry Laboratory

300-400 Level Biology Courses (18 credits)

All Biomedical Sciences majors must take 18 credits of 300-400 level Biology courses.  Of these 18 credit hours, 14 credits must be chosen from the following list:

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
BIOL 300 - Pathophysiology
BIOL 305 - Introduction to Scientific Literature
BIOL 309 - Physiological Foundations Pharmacology
BIOL 310 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (GE)
BIOL 311 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (GE)
BIOL 314 - Gross Anatomy I
BIOL 315 - Gross Anatomy II
BIOL 350 - Comparative Anatomy
BIOL 351 - Comparative Animal Physiology
BIOL 365 - Integration of Science Foundations
BIOL 405 - Histology
BIOL 408 - Principles of Microbiology
BIOL 409 - Virology
BIOL 412 - Immunology
BIOL 432 - The Eukaryotic Cell
BIOL 433 - Cancer Biology
BIOL 450 - Molecular Biology
BIOL 472 - Biochemistry II
BIOL 475 - Biochemistry Laboratory II
BIOL 477 - Neuroscience
BIOL 481 - Special Topics in Biology (appropriate topics)
BIOL 491 - Directed Study and Research
BIOL 492 - Undergraduate Research

Required Outside Coursework (29-31 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I (GE)
CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II (GE)


  • MATH168 and MATH169 - Calculus I with Integrated Precalculus I & II (GE)
  • OR
  • MATH 171 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (GE)


  • PHYS 111 and PHYS 112 - General Physics I & II
  • OR
  • PHYS 221 and PHYS 222 - Physics I & II

    PSYC 121 - Introduction to Psychology (GE)
    SOCY 110 - Introduction to Sociology (GE)


    STAT 219 - Statistics for Biology (GE)
  • OR
  • STAT 200 - Introduction to Statistics (GE)

    Additional Degree Requirements

    All freshman Biomedical Sciences majors must register for BIOL 160 in their first or second semester.

    Transfer students, and any other students, who do not take BIOL 160 must take a second BIOL 460 course or an additional Biology elective at the 300 or 400 level of equal or greater credit hours (excluding BIOL 334, BIOL 491, BIOL 492 and BIOL 495).

    Biomedical Sciences majors should complete BIOL 111, BIOL 112, and BIOL 222 (or equivalent transfer courses) with grades of C or better before registering for 300- or 400-level Biology electives.

    Transfer students with credit for BIOL 105 or equivalent transfer may substitute the transferred course for BIOL 111. 

    Minimum in-major GPA of 2.0 required to graduate. GPA is calculated using all BIOL courses, courses cross-listed with BIOL courses, and any course used in the major by petition.

    Open Credit Hours (41-43 credits)

    These credits can be used to fulfill additional courses, majors, minors, and/or REAL Curriculum requirements, including Foundational Writing and Foundational Math.

    Total Credits Needed for Degree 120