2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Biomedical Sciences, Preprofessional Concentration (B.S.)


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College of Medicine
Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences
Health and Public Affairs II, Room: 335
https://med.ucf.edu/biomed/
Email: bsbsadvising@ucf.edu

Dr. Griffith Parks, Director
Phone: 407-823-5932

Students seeking admission to professional schools (medical, dental, optometry, veterinary, podiatry, and pharmacy) will meet all the admission requirements for those programs while obtaining a Biomedical Sciences degree.

Admission Requirements

  • None

Degree Requirements

  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students should complete the General Education Program before transferring within the Florida College System or State University System.
  • Grades below “C” in Common Program Prerequisites, Core Requirements and Restricted Electives will not be accepted.
  • Students should consult with a BSBS academic advisor and the Office of Pre-Health and Pre-Law Advising at least once per semester.

General Education Program (GEP) (37 Credit Hours)


  • Note: Certain courses must be selected in GEP for this major, bringing the total GEP hours to more than 36.

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (7 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (16 Credit Hours)


See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

1 See Transfer Notes for possible substitutions

Select one of the following sequences of courses:


Core Requirements: Basic Level (10 Credit Hours)


Life Sciences: Basic


Math and Statistics


Chemistry


Take all of the following: (8 Credit Hours)


Core Requirements: Advanced Level (25 Credit Hours)


Select one of the following sequences of courses:


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Biochemistry - Select One


Restricted Electives


Seven Courses Minimum


Seven (7) courses from below, from which at least two must be a laboratory course. No more than two may be MLS courses. Enrollment in some MLS courses is restricted. Check with advisor before enrolling. Only three hours of Honors thesis will count towards restricted elective requirement.

Students cannot choose more than two (2) of the following restricted electives: BCH 4054 , BCH 4103L , BOT 4850 , PCB 3063 , PCB 4402 , PCB 4514 , PCB 4678 , PCB 4683 , ZOO 4513 , ZOO 4603C .

As an alternative to one of these listed electives, students can take part in a GEAR course, the PURE program, the PILOT course, or carry out an HIM thesis. Any one of these courses or programs will substitute for a restricted elective course, including elective laboratory courses.

1 Students must also select MCB 3203L - Pathogenic Microbiology Lab  in order for this combination to count as 1 restricted elective.
2 Students must also take lab component, PCB 4683L  

Capstone Requirements


  • None

Electives


  • Variable

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Two years of one foreign language in high school, or one year of one foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.

Graduation

  • None

Additional Requirements


  • None

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • Student must complete all coursework in the baccalaureate curriculum as shown, and, earn a GPA of at least 2.0 for all coursework in the Prerequisites, Core and Restricted Electives.
  • Independent study, directed research, or similar credit may not be used as a Restricted Elective.
  • Minimum of 20 hours must be taken at UCF in the department of the major.
  • Students will be required to take a comprehensive test during their last semester.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major

  • Application and admission through the Department and the Burnett Honors College.
  • Fulfill University requirements for Honors in the Major and maintain a 3.2 UCF GPA; 3.5 in the major; 3.2 cumulative average for graded upper division courses regardless of the institution.
  • Complete the following with a grade of B or better (4 credits)
  • Complete the following with a grade of B or better and successfully complete the oral defense of the Honors Thesis (3 credits).
    • MCB 4970H - Honors Undergraduate Thesis II Credit Hours: 1

Related Programs

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Students who begin a two semester sequence course (e.g. General Chemistry) at a Florida College System institution are strongly encouraged to complete the sequence before transferring. If it will not be possible to complete the sequence before transferring, the student should postpone beginning the course until enrolling at UCF.
  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $39 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $78 per term

Plan of Study


Freshman Year - Fall (16 Credit Hours)


1 or follow math sequence determined by Math Placement Exam

Freshman Year - Spring (14 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Fall (14 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Summer (9 Credit Hours)


  • Restricted Elective or Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective Credit Hours: 3

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Fall (13 Credit Hours)


Select One: (4 Credit Hours)


1 Students electing to enroll in the PHY 2048C /PHY 2049C  sequence must plan to accommodate MAC 2311C /MAC 2312  as prerequisites.

Junior Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)


Select One: (4 Credit Hours)


1 Students electing to enroll in the PHY 2048C /PHY 2049C  sequence must plan to accommodate MAC 2311C /MAC 2312  as prerequisites.

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


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