Biomedical Science

Associate in 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.

For further information, contact faculty advisor, Jolie Master at (609) 343-4927/jmaster@atlantic.edu; or faculty advisor, Barbara Heard, at (609) 343-5012/bheard@atlantic.edu; or contact area coordinator, James Sacchinelli, at (609) 343-4943/jsacchin@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 - 36 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
    CHEM110-General Chemistry
4
    MATH155-Calculus I
4
Social Science (3 credits)  
    PSYC101-General Psychology
3
Humanities (9 credits)  
    Choose:  HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, or HIST104
3
    PHIL110-Introduction to Ethics
3
    Choose: ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
3
Diversity (3 credits)  
    Choose: ANTH103-Cultural Anthropology or GEOG102-Cultural Geography
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
36
  PROGRAM COURSES - 28 credits
    BIOL220-Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4
    BIOL203-Microbiology
4
    CHEM111-General Chemistry II
4
    CHEM210-Organic Chemistry I

 

4

    Choose PHYS125-College Physics I or PHYS225-General Physics I

(See advisor for best option)

4
Program Electives (8 credits)  

  Choose two courses:

   BIOL110-General Biology II

   BIOL221-Human Anatomy and Physiology II

   BIOL205-Genetics

   CHEM211-Organic Chemistry II

   MATH220-Statistical Methods

   PHYS126 or PHYS226 (see advisor for best option)

4
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
28

Computer Literacy: 0-3 Credits

Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.

 
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE:
64
(BIOM) EFFECTIVE FALL 2016  
RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES
First Semester
BIOL109 General Biology I 4
CHEM110 General Chemistry I 4
ENGL101 Composition I 3
MATH155 Calculus I 4
Second Semester
BIOL220 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
CHEM111 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL102 Composition II 3
Choose PHYS125 or PHYS225 4
Third Semester
CHEM210 Organic Chemistry I 4
Choose HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, or HIST104 3
Gen Ed ANTH103 or GEOG102 3
Gen Ed ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110 3
Choose Program Elective 4
Fourth Semester
BIOL203 Microbiology 4
COMM120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
PHIL110 Introduction to Ethics 3
PSYC101 General Psychology 3
Choose Program Elective 4