Biomedical Science

Associate in Science

Biomedical Science

This degree is designed for students who wish to transfer to an accredited college or university to complete a Bachelor of Science degree, and eventually a master's and/or a doctorate degree, in fields such as human medicine, veterinary medicine, chiropractic, physician assistant, dentistry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, podiatry, optometry, medical technology, or pharmacy.  It is strongly recommended that students entering the program have at least one year of high school biology, chemistry, and mathematics at an advanced level.

Students should consult their advisor and their desired transfer institution regarding which program electives would best suit their career interests.

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For further information, contact faculty advisor, Dr. Jolie Master at (609) 343-4927/ jmaster@atlantic.edu; or faculty advisor, Dr. Barbara Heard, at (609) 343-5012/ bheard@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Utilize critical thinking and reasoning to comprehend, apply and competently communicate knowledge regarding the world around them;
  • Apply ethical reasoning to evaluate ethical dilemmas and make sound decisions;
  • Demonstrate correct use of laboratory equipment and supplies in a safe, skilled manner
  • Explain and apply the scientific method, and competently analyze data;
  • Utilize information technology to obtain scientific literature that they can both interpret and analyze;
  • Utilize appropriate language to explain the fundamental chemical and biological processes of living organisms;
  • Interpret, utilize and apply mathematical principles.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 30 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (9 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
    COMM120-Introduction to Public Speaking
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
    BIOL109-General Biology I
4
    BIOL220-Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4
    CHEM110-General Chemistry
4
Social Science (3 credits)  
    PSYC101-General Psychology
3
Humanities (6 credits)  
    PHIL110-Introduction to Ethics
3
    Choose: ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, HIST104, MUSC100 or THEA110
3
TOTAL   GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
30
   PROGRAM COURSES - 30 credits
    Program Requirements (16 credits)
    BIOL110-General Biology I
4
    BIOL250-Microbiology
4
    CHEM111-General Chemistry II
4
    Choose: MATH155-Calculus I or MATH220-Statistical Methods
4
    Program Electives (14 credits)  14

   Choose a minimum of 14 credits from the following: 

   BIOL104-Bioethics: Realities of the New Millennium (3 cr.)   

   BIOL205-Genetics   

   BIOL221-Human Anatomy and Physiology II

   BIOL205-Genetics

   CHEM210-Organic Chemistry I   

   CHEM211-Organic Chemistry II

   CISM135-Computer Programming C++   

   MATH155-Calculus I

   MATH156-Calculus II   

   MATH220-Statistical Methods

   PHIL101-Introduction to Logic (3 cr.)   

   PHYS125 or PHYS225 (See advisor for best option. Offered in Fall only)   

   PHYS126 or PHYS226 (see advisor for best option. Offered in Spring only)

TOTAL   PROGRAM CREDITS
30

Technological Competency: 0-3 Credits

Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.

 
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
60

(BIOM) EFFECTIVE   FALL 2019

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES

Course Code Course Name Course Credits
First Semester (15 credits)
BIOL109 General Biology I 4
CHEM110 General Chemistry I 4
ENGL101 Composition I 3
Choose MATH155 or MATH220 4
Second Semester (17 credits)
BIOL110 General Biology II 4
CHEM111 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL102 Composition II 3
Choose Program Elective 3
Gen Ed ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, HIST104, MUSC100 or THEA110 3
Third Semester (14 credits)
BIOL220 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
PHIL110 Introduction to Ethics 3
Choose Program Elective 3
Choose Program Elective 4
Fourth Semester (14 credits)
BIOL250 Microbiology 4
COMM120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
PSYC101 General Psychology 3
Choose Program Elective 4