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Courses numbered 1000-1999 are open to freshmen; 2000-2999 to sophomores; 3000-3999 to juniors; 4000-4999 to seniors. It is recommended that students elect courses in the years for which they are listed. Freshmen will be admitted to courses above the 2000 level only with the consent of the instructor and the student’s advisor. Juniors and seniors taking freshman courses may be expected to do additional work. Any course above 4999 is a graduate course.

The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course.
An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.

BIOM 3600
Microbiology:Mechanisms of Microbial Disease [Course] (3)
(Liberal Arts)
Course focus will be on mechanisms by which microbes infect humans and cause disease, exploring the cellular and molecular pathways used by bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. Primary literature will be used to examine current microbial research areas. Prerequisites : BIOL 1110, BIOL 1120, CHEM 1110, CHEM 112

BIOM 3600
Microbiology:Mechanisms of Microbial Disease [Laboratory] (1)
(Liberal Arts)
Laboratory studies will focus on microbial techniques (aseptic transfer, cultivating microbes, and microscope use), biochemical tests and physical factors, and unknown microbe identification. Data collection, interpretation, analysis, and presentation will be stressed. (course fee applicable)

BIOM 4300
Gross Anatomy & Pathology [Course/Lab] (4)
(Liberal Arts)
Students in this course will examine the structures of the human body, learn how those structures contribute to the basic functions of the organ systems, and become familiar with common diseases of each system, that will form the basic foundation for an education in the health sciences. The class will use a biweekly lecture and discussion format, and histological examinations, to introduce the cell types, the tissues they comprise, and the organs and organ systems of the body and will proceed using cadaver dissection guided by simulation software to explore the structures of the body by region. The cadaver investigation will start with the skin, muscles and nerves of the back, and progress to shoulder, arm, knee, hip, and leg, the muscles of the thorax, followed by the organs and structures of the abdominopelvic and thoracic cavities. Prerequisites : BIOL 1120; CHEM 2110 (course fee applicable)

BIOM 4500
Biomedical Sciences Internship [Practicum] (1 - 3)

This internship provides the opportunity to gain practical experience in a laboratory or field placement.

BIOM 4980
Undergraduate Research [Course] (1 - 3)
(Liberal Arts)
Students have the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of a faculty member. A written report is required. Prerequisites: 1. Junior standing 2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study 3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline 4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently 5. Approval of the department in which the study is to be taken 6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Department Chair, and the Registrar. The course may be repeated.