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 (Pre-Medicine Concentration)

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
CHM 111 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 112 General Chemistry I Lab 1
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits
BIO 200 Cell Biology 3
BIO 123 Methods in Biology 2
MAT 115 Trigonometry 3
CHM 121 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 122 General Chemistry II Lab 1
ENG 112 Writing II 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
HIS/POL Social Science Elective 3
BIO 222 Evolution 3
BIO 231 Anatomy and Physiology 3
Tier 1 Requirement: BIO 300, 308/309 or 314 3-4
MAT 121 Calculus 4
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TOTAL HOURS: 16-17


Spring Semester Credits
BIO 232 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Tier 2 Requirement: BIO 396 or 407 4
ENG Literature Requirement 3
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
MAT 213 Elementary Statistics 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 17

Fall Semester Credits
CHM 301 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 302 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
BIO 316 Microbiology 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
Tier 3 Requirement BIO 406 or 408 3-4
PHY 221 General Physics II 3
PHY 222 General Physics II Lab 1
BIO 303 Genetics 4
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TOTAL HOURS: 15-16

Fall Semester Credits
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
International Studies Requirement 3
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 9


Spring Semester Credits
BIO 412 Senior Seminar 3
Ethics Requirement 3
Tier 4 Requirement BIO 314, 308/309, 396, 407 or 408 3-4
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 12-13

Undergraduate Plan (Pre-Veterinarian Concentration)

Fall Semester Credits
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
MAT 113 College Algebra 3
ENG 111 Writing I 3
CHM 111 General Chemistry I 3
CHM 112 General Chemistry I Lab 1
Elective 2
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits
BIO 200 Cell Biology 3
BIO 123 Methods in Biology 2
MAT 115 Trigonometry 4
CHM 121 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 122 General Chemistry II Lab 1
ENG 112 Writing II 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16

Fall Semester Credits
BIO 222 Evolution 3
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
MAT 213 Elementary Statistics 3
BIO 314 Vertebrate Zoology 4
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TOTAL HOURS: 16


Spring Semester Credits
BIO 408 Histology 4
Pre-Vet Requirement BIO 300, 308/309, 311, 396, 401/402, 406 or 407 3-4
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
MAT 121 Calculus 4
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TOTAL HOURS: 14-15

Fall Semester Credits
CHM 301 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 302 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
BIO 316 Microbiology 4
PHY 211 General Physics I 3
PHY 212 General Physics I Lab 1
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
CHM 311 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 312 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
PHY 221 General Physics II 3
PHY 222 General Physics II Lab 1
BIO 303 Genetics 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Fall Semester Credits
BIO 321 Biochemistry 3
BIO 322 Biochemistry Lab 1
International Studies Requirement 3
BIO 404 Physiological Ecology 4
ENG Literature Requirement 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14


Spring Semester Credits
BIO 412 Senior Seminar 3
Ethics Requirement 3
PSY/SOC Requirement 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14

Undergraduate Plan (Pre-Dentistry Concentration)

Fall Semester Credits
BIO 101 Life Science 3
BIO 102 Life Science Lab 1
MAT 113 College Algebra 3
ENG 111 Writing I 3
CHM 111 General Chemistry 3
CHM 112 General Chemistry Lab 1
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TOTAL HOURS: 14


Spring Semester Credits
BIO 200 Cell Biology 3
BIO 123 Methods in Biology 2
MAT 115 Trigonometry 3
CHM 121 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 122 General Chemistry II Lab 1
ENG 112 Writing II 3
__________________________________________
TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
BIO 222 Evolution 3
BIO 231 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
MAT 121 Calculus I 4
BIO 314 Vertebrate Zoology 4
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
BIO 316 Microbiology 4
BIO 232 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
MAT 213 Elementary Statistics 3
EXS 100 Fitness & Wellness 2
PSY/SOC Social Science Requirement 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16

Fall Semester Credits
CHM 301 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM 302 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1
PHY 211 General Physics I 3
PHY 212 General Physics I Lab 1
Ethics Requirement 3
Elective 2
Elective 2
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TOTAL HOURS: 15


Spring Semester Credits
CHM 311 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 312 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
BIO 303 Genetics 4
PHY 221 General Physics II 3
PHY 222 General Physics II Lab 1
HIS/POL Social Science Requirement 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 15

Fall Semester Credits
CHM 321 Biochemistry 3
CHM 322 Biochemistry Lab 2
International Studies Requirement 3
ART/ENT/MUS Fine Arts Requirement 3
REL 101 or 115 Religious Studies Requirement 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 14


Spring Semester Credits
BIO 412 Senior Seminar 3
BIO 408 Histology 4
ENG Literature Requirement 3
ECO/GEO/JUS Social Science Requirement 3
Elective 3
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TOTAL HOURS: 16