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2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology, B.S. Biomedical Science Concentration

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Advisement for the major is available from the Biological Sciences  Department.

Biology, B.S. Biomedical Science Concentration Curriculum Guide  (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study)

  • Complete the biology core and at least 32 additional credits in BIOL or ENVS (UMES) with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher in the BIOL courses.
  • At least 24 of these 44 credits must be at the 300-400 level.
  • May receive credit within the major for up to 6 credits combined of BIOL 415 BIOL 416 BIOL 417  and BIOL 420 . A maximum of 3 credits of BIOL 420  may be used toward the major.

Health Professions Students

Pre-professional students select their courses according to the admission requirements of the professional schools in their areas of interest with the advice of the health professions advisors of the Health Professions Advising Program (HPAP). See the Pre-Professional Programs section of this catalog for more information. 

Transfer Students

Transfer students seeking the degree in biology must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of courses in biology at Salisbury University.


This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Major Policies

  • Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses  section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
  • Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
  • All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
  • Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
  • Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.

General Education Requirements

Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.

Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)

A. C or Better in One of the Following

B. Select One Course From:

Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group II: History (2 Courses)

A. Select One Course From:

B. Select One Course From:

Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)

A. Select One Course from One of the Following 7 Areas:

B. Select One Course from One of the Following 10 Areas:

C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)

Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)

A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:

BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

  • Course:

B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:

C. Select One Course From:

MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)

General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major

IVA (Lab Science), IVB (Non Lab Science), IVC (Mathematics)

Biology Major Core

A grade of C or better is required in BIOL 201 BIOL 202  and BIOL 360 /BIOL 370 

Concentration Courses

Complete 1 MATH/PHYS from the Following:

MATH 155 MATH 198 MATH 201 MATH 202 MATH 210 MATH 216 PHYS 121 PHYS 221 

  • Course 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

Complete 2 Allied Science Courses from the Following:

CHEM 222 COSC 117 COSC 118 COSC 120 COSC 220 PHYS 121 PHYS 123 PHYS 221 PHYS 223  

  • Course 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:
  • Course 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

Complete 12 Credits of the Following:

See Biomedical Science (Biomed Concentration) Electives* listed below.

  • BIOL 3XX/4XXX Biomed Concentration Electives 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • BIOL 3XX/4XXX Biomed Concentration Electives 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • BIOL 3XX/4XXX Biomed Concentration Electives 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Any additional BIOL or approved ENVS (UMES) electives to reach 44 BIOL credits, including 24 at the 300 level or higher (3-4 hours credit):

Biomedical Science (Biomed Concentration) Electives*

A course may not be used as an elective if it was taken to fulfill another requirement in the major. 

Recommended Courses

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