Biomedical Sciences Minor

Expanding human interest

The biomedical sciences minor is designed for students with a background in science and an interest in health professions or human systems. With its focus on human life, this minor easily partners with majors in:

Physical sciences






Sports medicine

Social work

Minor requirements

This minor can be added to both bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees. For completion of the Biomedical Sciences minor you must take 20 hours of required courses and electives with a BMS prefix.

Biomedical Sciences

Bachelor of Arts

Required Courses: BMS 110(3), 111(1); 230(3) or 231(4); 307(4), 308(4). BIO 101, 102 or 111 will not count toward the minor.

Course waivers

Below is a listing of courses that can replace a required course, if you have already completed the course. Courses can only be waived with the permission of the department head. You must have completed the course and received a grade of a B or higher to receive a waiver:

  • BIO 121 General Biology I for BMS 110 Concepts in Biomedical Sciences
  • BIO 235 Principles of Genetics for BMS 230 Human Genetics
  • BIO 380 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy for BMS 307 Human Anatomy
  • BIO 361 General Physiology for BMS 308 Human Physiology

If courses are waived, additional biomedical sciences elective courses must be taken to total 20 credit hours with the BMS prefix for completion of the minor. Some courses required for completion of the biomedical sciences minor may have prerequisites. Consult with your advisor before scheduling.