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Biology: Biomedical Sciences Emphasis

Bachelor of Science

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Major Details

College: College of Science
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Math Required:


    This strand involves skill and facility with calculus. The S-strand begins at one of two calculus options - MATH 124 (Calculus I with Applications) or MATH 125 (Calculus I). Students who successfully complete the S-strand may continue on to MATH 129 (Calculus II), MATH 223 (Vector Calculus), or beyond. Those who choose but are not ready to begin the S-strand will be required to take preparatory work.
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
MATH 122B 4
Tier I General Education 3
MATH 122 A 1
CHEM 151 4
ENGL 101 3
2nd Semester
MATH 129 or MATH 263 3
ENGL 102 3
ECOL 182R 3
ECOL 182L 1
CHEM 152 4
3rd Semester
CHEM 241A 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Language 4
MCB 181L 1
CHEM 243A 1
MCB 181R 3
4th Semester
CHEM 241B 3
Lower Division Biology 3
PHYS 181 1
Second Language 4
CHEM 243B 1
PHYS 102 3
5th Semester
ECOL 320 4
Tier I General Education 3
Major Elective (Science & Society) 3
PHYS 103 3
PHYS 182 1
6th Semester
ECOL 335 4
Tier II General Education 3
Major elective (Physiology) 4
BIOC 384 3
Tier I General Education 3
7th Semester
Major elective (Physiology) 4
Tier II General Education 3
ECOL 302 4
Major elective (Cell or Molecular Biology) 3
Major elective (Genetics) 3
8th Semester
Major elective (Cell or Molecular Biology) 3
Tier II General Education 3
Major elective (Microorganismal) 3
Major elective (Macroogranismal) 3
General elective 1

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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