University Bulletin 2017-2018

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Minor in Biomedical Sciences

A minimum of 18 credits in Biomedical Sciences, including BMD 311, 321, 322, 334, 335, and 3 additional BMD credits. At least 50% of the credit hours must be taken in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Biomedical Sciences Administrative Staff (251) 445-9265
Interim Chair Julio F. Turrens
Professors Spector, Turrens
Professor Emeritus Covey, Davis 
Associate Professors Henderson, Stanfield, Mockett, Ravine
Assistant Professors Thulasiraman, Shokolenko, Swiger, Gorelik

Department of Biomedical Sciences web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/alliedhealth/biomedical

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is dedicated to providing excellent undergraduate preparation for those students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, basic medical research, biomedical education or other health professions. The curriculum is designed to provide students a strong general education in the humanities, arts, social sciences, mathematics, and sciences, followed by in-depth study in the basic medical sciences. The program offers an optional Honors Research Thesis (BMD 499) to qualified students consisting of a first-hand research laboratory apprenticeship in biomedical research under the mentorship of a faculty scientist. Students interested in the Honors Research Thesis option should contact Dr. Michael Spector for information. The Biomedical Sciences curriculum as a whole is aimed at establishing a conceptual framework from which the student can pursue post baccalaureate educational experiences in the biomedical sciences, particularly medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, or Ph.D. study in Basic Medical Sciences, as well as in a variety of health and science related fields. In addition, the Department of Biomedical Sciences offers basic medical science course work that serves as a background for students wishing to pursue professional component programs in the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions. 

Pre-professional Advising Program

Students planning to major in Biomedical Sciences who also have plans to attend medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant, veterinary or pharmacy school are advised by a Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions advisor and by a Health Preprofessional advisor.

Cindy Stanfield, Ph.D.
Health Preprofessional Advisor
HAHN 4004
(251) 445-9280

Academic Advisor
Karen LaSarge
Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
HAHN 3028
(251) 445-9260