Biology B.S. with a Concentration in Biomedical

Core Curriculum Requirements44-42
Biology Major Core Requirements52
Concentration in Biomedical30-29
Total Units126-123

Biology Core Major Requirements

Lower Division Requirements
BIOL-111
111L
Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology Lab,Principles of Cell/Molecular Biology Lab
4
BIOL-112
112L
Principles of Organismal Biology
and Principles of Organismal Biology Lab
4
BIOL-220
220L
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Lab
4
CHEM-120
120L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM-121
121L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
MATH-180CCalculus 14
PSCI-223C
223CL
Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
and Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Lab
4
or PSCI-130
130CL
Introduction to Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
PSCI-225
225L
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity and Magnetsm Lab
4
or PSCI-131
131L
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
Upper Division Requirements
BIOL-309
309L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
4
BIOL-311
311L
Genetics
and Genetics Laboratory
4
CHEM-304
304L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Techniques I
4
BIOL-485Undergrad Biological Research2
or BIOL-488 Biology Senior Project
or BIOL-450 UG Research or Internship Program
BIOL-499CCapstone Seminar in Biology2
Select one of the following Ecology Focus courses:4
General Ecology
and Ecology Field and Lab Practicum
Mountain Field Biology
Desert Field Ecology
Coastal Ecology
Total Units52

Concentration in Biomedical Science 

PSYC-103CIntroduction to Psychology 13
MATH-181CCalculus II4
MATH-270CHealth Professions Statistical Methods3
BIOL-302
302L
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
and Comp Vertebrate Anatomy Lab
4
BIOL-304
304L
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
4
CHEM-305
305L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Technqs II
4
CHEM-430
430L
Biochemistry
and Experimental Tech/Biochemistry
4
Electives
Select a lecture/laboratory courses from BIOL 23-4
Total Units29-30

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Biological Sciences.


Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
BIOL-111 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BIOL-111L Principles of Biology Lab,Principles of Cell/Molecular Biology Lab 1
CHEM-120 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM-120L General Chemistry I Lab 1
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
 Units15
Year 1 Term 2
BIOL-112 Principles of Organismal Biology 3
BIOL-112L Principles of Organismal Biology Lab 1
CHEM-121 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM-121L General Chemistry II Lab 1
PSYC-103C Introduction to Psychology 3
KINE-146C Lifetime Fitness/Well Activity 1
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
 Units15
Year 2 Term 1
BIOL-220 Cell Biology 3
BIOL-220L Cell Biology Lab 1
CHEM-304 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM-304L Organic Chemistry Techniques I 1
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
THEO-PLHDTheology Core Requirement 3
KINE-145C Lifetime Fitness/Wellness Lect 1
 Units15
Year 2 Term 2
MATH-180C Calculus 1 4
CHEM-305 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM-305L Organic Chemistry Technqs II 1
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
BIOL-PLHD4Biology Elective 4
HIST-PLCR1History Core Requirement (US History) 3
 Units18
Year 3 Term 1
BIOL-302 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 3
BIOL-302L Comp Vertebrate Anatomy Lab 1
PSCI-223C Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 3
PSCI-223CL Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Lab 1
MATH-181C Calculus II 4
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
 Units15
Year 3 Term 2
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
PSCI-225 Electricity and Magnetism 3
PSCI-225L Electricity and Magnetsm Lab 1
BIOL-311 Genetics 3
BIOL-311L Genetics Laboratory 1
BIOL-PLHD4Biology Elective 4
 Units15
Year 4 Term 1
BIOL-309 Microbiology 3
BIOL-309L Microbiology Laboratory 1
ENGL-220C Researched Writing 3
CHEM-430 Biochemistry 3
CHEM-430L Experimental Tech/Biochemistry 1
HIST-PLCR2History Core Requirement (World Civ) 3
 Units14
Year 4 Term 2
BIOL-PLHD4Biology Elective 4
BIOL-348C Coastal Ecology 4
BIOL-499C Capstone Seminar in Biology 2
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
 Units16
 Total Units123