Biomedical Physiology Minor - Calendar Program Description

Below is a list of courses that might be of interest to a student wishing to pursue a biomedical physiology minor. Note that this is only a recommendation and that there are many other possible courses that could be used.

Lower Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
Bisc 101 4 General Biology 1   Required B-Sci
Bisc 102 4 General Biology 2   Required B-Sci
Chem 121 4 General Chemistry and Laboratory 1 Recommended Co-Req: MATH 151, PHYS 120 Required Q, B-Sci
Chem 122 2 General Chemistry 2 CHEM 121. Recommended Co-Req: MATH 152, PHYS 121 Required Q, B-Sci
Chem 126 2 General Chemistry Laboratory 2 CHEM 121. Co-req: CHEM 122 Required Q
Chem 281 4 Organic Chemistry 1 CHEM 121. Co-req: CHEM 122 Required Q
Chem 282 2 Organic Chemistry 2 CHEM 281 Required Q
BPK 142 3 Introduction to Kinesiology   Required B-Sci
BPK 205 3 Introduction to Human Physiology BISC 101, CHEM 281, PHYS 101, PHYS 102 Required  
MBB 222 3 Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Pre-Req or Co-Req: Chem 281 Required  
MBB 231 3 Cellular Biology and Biochemistry MBB 222, BISC 101, CHEM 281. Co-Req or Pre-Req: CHEM 282 Required  
PHYS 101 3 Physics for the life sciences 1 Co-Req: MATH 151, (BISC 101 or BISC 102) Required Q, B-Sci
PHYS 102 3 Physics for the life sciences 2 PHYS 101. Co-Req: BISC 101 or BISC 102. Recommended Co-req: MATH 152 Required Q, B-Sci

Upper Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
BPK 305 3 Human Physiology 1 BPK 205, MBB 231, Permission from Instructor Required  
BPK 306 3 Human Physiology 2 BPK 205, MBB 231, Permission from Instructor Required  
BPK 324 3 Principles of Human Anatomy BPK 142, BPK 205, 60 units Recommended  
BPK 304W 3 Inquiry and Measurement in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology BPK 142, BPK 201, BPK 205, STAT 201 Recommended Q, W
Total: 12        
Required: 15        

Synergy

As with every other science, biomedical physiology involves collecting data and making inferences. Knowledge of statistics helps ensure that the appropriate analyses are used and that the results are communicated in a useful and accurate way.

Possible Careers (Please consult other resources e.g. Career Services)

  • Sports Consultant
  • Clinical Data Analyst