Biomedical Science


Overview & Academics

The Biomedical Science major is designed for highly motivated students who are considering a career in health science areas such as medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine. The major focuses on those disciplines of the natural sciences and mathematics which will assist students in their preparation for matriculation into professional or graduate schools.

Department Contact

Daniel Stovall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Pre-Health Professions Advisor
Wake Forest University
dstovall@ncwc.edu
(252) 985-5168

Career Options

Medical, Dentistry, or Veterinary careers (with graduate training)

Public health careers
Academic research in university settings
Research and product development in medical supply and pharmaceutical industries
Laboratory technology

Major Requirements

Core Requirements: BIO 101, 102, 123, 200, 222, 303, 412; CHM 111, 112, 121, 122, 301, 302, 311, 312; MAT 121, 213; PHY 211, 212, 221, 222; plus a required concentration in Pre- Medicine, Pre-Veterinarian, or Pre-Dentistry.

Concentration Requirements

Pre-Medicine: BIO 231, 232, 316; choose one course from each of the following tiers (at least two must be laboratory courses).                                                            Tier 1: BIO 300, 308/309, or 314                                      Tier 2: BIO 396 or 407                                                          Tier 3: BIO 406 or 408                                                            Tier 4: BIO 314, 308/309, 396, 407, 408

Pre-Veterinarian: BIO 314, 316, 321/322, 404, 408 and one additional course from the follow list: BIO 300, 308/309, 311, 330, 396, 401/402, 406, or 407

Pre-Dentistry: BIO 231, 232, 314, 316, 321, and 408

Undergraduate Plan

Fall Semester Credits
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
MAT 113 College Algebra 3
ENG 111 Writing I 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
HIS/POL Social Science Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
BIO 222 Evolution 3
BIO 123 Methods in Biology 2
MAT 121 Calculus 4
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
ENG 112 Writing II 3
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits

CHM 111 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 112 General Chemistry I Lab 1
BIO 200 Cell Biology 3
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
MAT 213 Elementary Statistics 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits

CHM 121 General Chemistry II 3 CHM 122 General Chemistry II Lab 1
BMD Concentration Requirement 3
ENG Literature Requirement 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16

Fall Semester Credits

CHM 301 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 302 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
BIO 303 Genetics 4
PHY 211 General Physics I 3
PHY 212 General Physics I Lab 1
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits

CHM 311 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 312 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
BMD Concentration Requirement 3-4
PHY 221 General Physics II 3
PHY 222 General Physics II Lab 1
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15-16

Fall Semester Credits

BMD Concentration Requirement 3
BMD Concentration Requirement 3
International Studies Requirement 3
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits

BIO 412 Senior Seminar 3
Ethics Requirement 3
BMD Concentration Requirement 3-4
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 12-13