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BIMS Directed Electives

This is a partial listing of approved biomedical sciences directed electives available to junior and senior students. These course hour requirements are specific to the 2013-2014 Catalog (Edition 136). If you have any questions concerning directed electives, please contact your academic advisor.

A student may choose 22 semester credit hours from the following:

  • ANSC 107 & 108: Intro to Animal Science w/Lab
  • ANSC 210: Companion Animal Science
  • ANSC 303: Principles of Animal Nutrition (NUTR 303)
  • ANSC 318: Feeds and Feeding
  • ANSC 320: Animal Nutrition and Feeding
  • BIMS 289: Special Topics
  • BIMS 392: Cooperative Education
  • BIMS 405: Mammalian Genetics (GENE 405)
  • BIMS 421: Advanced Human Genetics (GENE 421)
  • BIMS 452: Molecular and Transgenic experimental approaches in Mammalian Development (GENE 452)
  • BIMS 481: Seminar, Credit 1 to 4 hrs
  • BIMS 484: Field Experience
  • BIMS 485 Directed Studies
  • BIMS 489: Special Topics, Credit 1 to 4 hrs
  • BIMS 491: Research Credit
  • BIMS 492: Cooperative Education
  • ENTO 208: Veterinary Entomology
  • ENTO 210: Global Public Health Entomology
  • ENTO 423: Medical Entomology
  • ENTO 431: The Science of Forensic Entomology
  • ENTO 432: Applied Forensic Entomology
  • FSTC 326 & 327: Food Bacteriology w/Lab
  • GENE 431 & 432: Moleculuar Genetics w/Lab
  • URPN 370: Introduction to Health Systems Planning
  • VIBS 204: Food Toxicology & Safety
  • VIBS 343: Histology
  • VIBS 401: Developmental Neurotoxicology
  • VIBS 413: Intro to Epidemiology
  • VIBS 420: Computer Applications in Public Health Research
  • VIBS 432: Public Health Practices
  • VIBS 443: Biology of Mammalian Cells and Tissues
  • VIBS 450: Comparative Mammalian Neurolgy
  • VIBS 485: Directed Studies
  • VIBS 489: Special Topics, Credit 1 to 4 hrs
  • VIBS 491: Research Credit
  • VLCS 485: Directed Studies
  • VLCS 489: Special Topics, Credit 1 to 4 hrs
  • VLCS 491: Research Credit
  • VSCS 485: Directed Studies
  • VSCS 489: Special Topics, Credit 1 to 4 hrs
  • VSCS 491: Research Credit
  • VTPB 301: Introduction to Wildlife Diseases (WFSC 327)
  • VTPB 407: Advanced Veterinary Microbiology Lab (3 hours only)
  • VTPB 408: Clinical Microbiology
  • VTPB 409: Introduction to Immunology
  • VTPB 410: Cell Mechanisms of Diseases
  • VTPB 415: Immunogenetics & Comparative Immunology
  • VTPB 421: Bacterial Diseases of Humans and Domestic Animals
  • VTPB 438: Virology
  • VTPB 452: Clinical Veterinary Mycology
  • VTPB 454: Principles of Ornamental Fish Health Management
  • VTPB 485: Directed Studies
  • VTPB 487: Parasitology
  • VTPB 489: Special Topics, Credit 1 to 4 hrs
  • VTPB 491: Research Credit
  • VTPP 401: History of Human and Veterinary Medicine in Europe
  • VTPP 425: Pharmacology
  • VTPP 427: Biomedical Physiology II
  • VTPP 429: Introduction to Toxicology
  • VTPP 430: Lab in Toxicology
  • VTPP 485: Directed Studies
  • VTPP 489: Special Topics, Credit 1 to 4 hrs
  • VTPP 491: Research Credit
  • 484 Biomedical Science Field Experiences (BIMS 484)
    2 hours maximum per semester and only taken pass/fail, 6 hour maximum of combined 484 and 285/485.
  • 485 Directed Studies (Research) Courses in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences with 6 hours maximum.

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BIMS Writing Courses

BIMS majors are required to complete two writing courses for their degree.  These courses are one semester credit hour (SCH) and must be taken as satisfactory/unsatifactory.  Starting Fall 2013, the BIMS writing courses will undergo a course number and title change.

  • BIMS 481 #1: Seminar in the Biomedical Sciences = VIBS 310: Biomedical Writing
  • BIMS 481 #2: Seminar in the Biomedical Sciences = VIBS 311: Biomedical Explorations through Narrative

For the Summer and Fall 2013 semesters, students will need to fill out a force request to be able to enroll in BIMS 481 #2 and VIBS 311.  Filling out a force request DOES NOT guarantee that you will be enrolled in the course for that particular semester.

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Communication Electives

Satisfy the core curriculum requirements by selecting three (3) semester credit hours (SCH) in University approved courses in Communication.

APPROVED ELECTIVE COURSES in COMMUNICATION ELECTIVES
(3 HOURS REQUIRED)

  • AGJC 404: Communicating Agricultural Information to the Public
  • COMM 203: Public Speaking
  • COMM 205: Communication for Technical Professions
  • COMM 243: Argumentation and Debate
  • ENGL 203: Intro to Literature
  • ENGL 210: Scientific and Technical Writing
  • ENGL 235: Elements of Creative Writing
  • ENGL 241: Advanced Composition
  • ENGL 301: Technical Writing

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Humanities Electives

Satisfy the core curriculum requirements by selecting three (3) semester credit hours (SCH) in University approved courses in Humanities (HUMA).

APPROVED ELECTIVE COURSES in the HUMANITIES
(3 HOURS REQUIRED)

  • AFST 201: Intro to Africana Studies
  • AFST 204: Intro to African-America Literature (ENGL 204)
  • AFST 205: Intro to Africana Literature (ENGL 205)
  • AFST 300: Blacks in the United States, 1607-1877 (HIST 300)
  • AFST 301: Blacks in the United States since 1877 (HIST 301)
  • AFST 302: Gateway Course
  • AFST 329: African-American Literature Pre-1930 (ENGL 329)
  • AFST 339: African-American Literature Post-1930 (ENGL 339)
  • AFST 344: History of Africa to 1800 (HIST 344)
  • AFST 345: Modern Africa (HIST 345)
  • AFST 346: History of South Africa (HIST 346)
  • AFST 357: Out of Africa: The Black Diaspora & the Modern World (HIST 357)
  • AFST 393: Studies in Africana Literature & Culture (ENGL 393)
  • AFST 401: Slavery in World History (ASIA 401 & HIST 401)
  • ANTH 202: Intro to Archaeology
  • ANTH 205: Peoples and Cultures of the World
  • ANTH 301: Indians of North America
  • ANTH 302: Archaeology of North America
  • ANTH 303: Archaeology of the American Southwest
  • ANTH 308: Archaeology of Mesoamerica
  • ANTH 313: Historical Archaeology
  • ANTH 316: Nautical Archaelogy
  • ANTH 317: Introduction to Biblical Archaeology
  • ANTH 318: Nautical Archaelogy of the Americas
  • ANTH 324: Music in World Cultures
  • ANTH 350: Archaeology of the Old World
  • ANTH 353: Archaeology of Ancient Greece
  • ANTH 354: Archaeology of Ancient Italy
  • ARCH 249: Survey of World Architecture History I
  • ARCH 250: Survey of World Architecture History II
  • ARCH 345: History of Building Technology
  • ARCH 350: History & Theory of Modern & Contemporary Architecture
  • ARCH 430: History of Ancient Architecture
  • ARCH 434: The Role of Sculpture & Painting in Ancient Architecture
  • ARTS 149: Art History Survey I
  • ARTS 150: Art History Survey II
  • ARTS 329: Texas Art History
  • ARTS 330: The Arts of America
  • ARTS 335: The Art & Architecture of Rome
  • ARTS 349: The History of Modern Art
  • ARTS 350: The Arts & Civlization
  • ARTS 445: Byzantine Art & Architecture
  • CLAS 351: Classical Mythology (RELS 351)
  • COMM 301: Rhetoric in Western Thought
  • COMM 327: American Oratory
  • COMM 425: Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Movement (AFST 425)
  • DCED 301: Dance History
  • ENGL 203: Intro to Literature
  • ENGL 204: Intro to African-American Literature (AFST 204)
  • ENGL 205: Intro to Africana Literature (AFST 205)
  • ENGL 212: Shakespeare
  • ENGL 221: World Literature
  • ENGL 222: World Literature
  • ENGL 227: American Literature: The Beginnings to Civil War
  • ENGL 228: American Literature: Civil War to Present
  • ENGL 231: Survey of English Literature I
  • ENGL 232: Survey of English Literature II
  • ENGL 235: Elements of Creative Writing
  • ENGL 251: Intro to Film Analysis (FILM 251)
  • ENGL 308: History of Literary Criticism
  • ENGL 310: History of the English Language
  • ENGL 312: Shakespeare
  • ENGL 313: Medieval English Literature
  • ENGL 314: The English Renaissance
  • ENGL 315: Seventeenth Century Literature
  • ENGL 316: Eighteenth Century Literature
  • ENGL 317: English Renaissance Drama
  • ENGL 321: Nineteenth Century Literature (Romantic)
  • ENGL 322: Nineteenth Century Literature (Victorian)
  • ENGL 323: The American Renaissance
  • ENGL 329: African-American Literature Pre-1930 (AFST 329)
  • ENGL 330: Arthurian Literature
  • ENGL 333: Gay & Lesbian Literature
  • ENGL 334: Science Fiction Present and Past
  • ENGL 335: Literature of the Sea
  • ENGL 336: Life and Literature of the Southwest
  • ENGL 337: Life and Literature of the American South
  • ENGL 338: American Ethnic Literature
  • ENGL 339: African-American Literature Post-1930 (AFST 339)
  • ENGL 340: Twentieth Century Drama
  • ENGL 345: Writers' Studies: Prose
  • ENGL 346: Writers' Studies: Poetry
  • ENGL 347: Writers' Workshop: Prose
  • ENGL 348: Writers' Workshop: Poetry
  • ENGL 350: Twentieth Century Literature to World War II
  • ENGL 351: Advanced Film (FILM 351)
  • ENGL 352: Literature, World War II to Present
  • ENGL 353: History of Rhetoric
  • ENGL 354: Modern Rhetorical Theory
  • ENGL 355: The Rhetoric of Style
  • ENGL 356: Literature and Film (FILM 356)
  • ENGL 360: Literature for Children
  • ENGL 361: Young Adult Literature
  • ENGL 362: Hispanic Literature in the United States (HISP 362)
  • ENGL 365: The Bible as Literature (RELS 360)
  • ENGL 374: Women Writers (WGST 370)
  • ENGL 375: Nineteenth Century American Novel
  • ENGL 376: The American Novel Since 1900
  • ENGL 377: The British Novel to 1870
  • ENGL 378: The British Novel, 1870 to Present
  • ENGL 379: Postcolonial Studies
  • ENGL 385: Playwriting
  • ENGL 390: Studies in British Literature
  • ENGL 392: Studies in Literature, Religion, and Culture (RELS 392)
  • ENGL 393: Studies in Africana Literature and Culture (AFST 393)
  • ENGL 394: Studies in Genre
  • ENGL 396: Studies in American Literature
  • ENGL 401: Critical Theory and Practice
  • ENGL 412: Studies in Shakespeare
  • ENGL 414: Milton
  • ENGL 415: Studies in a Major Author
  • ENGL 431: Chaucer
  • ENGL 474: Studies in Women Writers
  • ENGL 481: Senior Seminar
  • ENGR 482: Ethics and Engineering
  • GEOG 202: Geography of the Global Village
  • GEOG 301: Geography of United States
  • GEOG 305: Geography of Texas
  • GEOG 320: The Middle East
  • GEOG 321: Geography of Africa
  • GEOG 323: Geography of Latin America
  • GEOG 325: Geography of Europe
  • GEOG 327: Geography of South Asia
  • HIST - Any Course
  • HORT 203: Floral Design
  • HUMA 211: Hebrew Scriptures (RELS 211)
  • HUMA 213: New Testament (RELS 213)
  • HUMA 303: Near Eastern Religions (RELS 303)
  • HUMA 304: Indian and Oriental Religions (RELS 304)
  • LAND 240: History of Landscape Architecture
  • LAND 340: Development of Landscape Architecture in North America
  • LBAR 203: Foundations of the Liberal Arts: Humanities
  • LBAR 331: Studies in European Civilization & Culture I
  • LBAR 332: Studies in European Civilization & Culture II
  • LBAR 333: Studies in Italian Civilization & Culture I
  • LING 307: Language and Culture
  • LING 310: History of the English Language (ENGL 310)
  • MODL - Any Course Note: If courses in MODL are used to fulfill the Humanities requirement, they must be in a different language than taken in high school, or if in the same language, at the 200-level or higher.
  • MUSC 200: Topics in Music - May be repeated for credit
  • MUSC 201: Music and the Human Experience
  • MUSC 311: Music in Early Western Culture
  • MUSC 312: Music in Modern Western Culture
  • MUSC 315: Music in the 20th Century
  • MUSC 319: Music in the United States
  • MUSC 321: The Symphony Orchestra and Its Music
  • MUSC 324: Music in World Cultures (ANTH 324)
  • PHIL - Any course except 240, 341, or 342.
  • RELS 211: Hebrew Scriptures (HUMA 211)
  • RELS 213: New Testament (HUMA 213)
  • RELS 303: Near Eastern Religions (HUMA 303)
  • RELS 304: Indian and Oriental Religions (HUMA 304)
  • RELS 317: Intro to Biblical Archaeology (ANTH 317)
  • RELS 351: Classical Mythology (CLAS 351)
  • RELS 360: The Bible as Literature (ENGL 365)
  • RELS 392: Studies in Literature, Religion, and Culture (ENGL 392)
  • THAR 101: Intro to Western Theatre and Drama
  • THAR 155: History of Western Dress
  • THAR 201: Intro to World Theatre
  • THAR 280: History of the Theatre I
  • THAR 281: History of the Theatre II
  • WGST 200: Intro to Women's Studies
  • WGST 333: Gay & Lesbian Literature (ENGL 333)
  • WGST 374: Women Writers (ENGL 374)
  • WGST 401: Feminist Theory
  • WGST 409: Studies in Gender & Philosophy (PHIL 409)
  • WGST 461: History of American Women (HIST 461)
  • WGST 473: History of Modern American Women (HIST 473)
  • WGST 474: Studies in Women Writers (ENGL 474)
  • WGST 477: Women in Modern European History (HIST 477)

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Visual and Performing Arts Electives

Satisfy the core curriculum requirements by selecting three (3) semester credit hours (SCH) in Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA).

APPROVED ELECTIVE COURSES in the VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS ELECTIVES
(3 HOURS REQUIRED)

  • ANTH 324: Music in World Cultures
  • ARCH 249: Survey of World Architecture History I
  • ARCH 250: Survey of World Architecture History II
  • ARCH 350: History & Theory of Modern & Contemporary Architecture
  • ARCH 430: History of Ancient Architecture
  • ARCH 434: The Role of Sculpture & Painting in Ancient Architecture
  • ARCH 437: Great Medieval Cathedrals
  • ARTS 103: Design I
  • ARTS 111: Drawing I
  • ARTS 112: Drawing II
  • ARTS 149: Art History Survey I
  • ARTS 150: Art History Survey II
  • ARTS 212: Life Drawing
  • ARTS 305: Painting I
  • ARTS 311: Black & White Photography
  • ARTS 329: Texas Art History
  • ARTS 330: The Arts of America
  • ARTS 335: The Art & Architecture of Rome
  • ARTS 349: The History of Modern Art
  • ARTS 350: The Arts and Civilization
  • ARTS 445: Byzantine Art & Architecture
  • CARC 335: Field Studies in Interdisciplinary Design Theory
  • CLAS 352: Greek and Roman Drama
  • CLAS 415: The Ancient World in Film (FILM 415)
  • DCED 161: Visual & Performing Arts - Ballet II
  • DCED 162: Visual & Performing Arts - Ballet III
  • DCED 168: Visual & Performing Arts - Jazz Dance III
  • DCED 172: Visual & Performing Arts - Modern Dance II
  • DCED 173: Visual & Performing Arts - Modern Dance III
  • ENDS 101: Design Process
  • ENDS 115: Design Communication Foundations (2-4) 4
  • ENGL 212: Shakespeare
  • ENGL 219: Literature and the Other Arts
  • ENGL 251: Intro to Film Analysis (FILM 251)
  • ENGL 312: Shakespeare
  • ENGL 317: English Renaissance Drama
  • ENGL 340: Twentieth Century Daram
  • ENGL 351: Advanced Film (FILM 351)
  • ENGL 356: Literature and Film (FILM 356)
  • ENGL 385: Playwriting
  • ENGL 412: Studies in Shakespeare
  • EURO 405: European Cinema (FILM 405)
  • EURO 406: Propaganda & Dissidence (FILM 406)
  • EURO 432: Music in German Culture (GERM 432)
  • EURO 446: Russian Artistic Culture I: Beginnings to 1900 (RUSS 446)
  • EURO 447: Russian Artistic Culture II: 1890 to Present (RUSS 447)
  • FILM 251: Intro to Film Analysis (ENGL 251)
  • FILM 301: History of Film
  • FILM 394: Studies in Film Genre
  • FILM 406: Propaganda & Dissidence (EURO 406)
  • FILM 415: The Ancient World in Film (CLAS 415)
  • FREN 425: French Film (FILM 425)
  • GERM 334: German Drama
  • GERM 432: Music in German Culture (EURO 432)
  • GERM 435: German Film (FILM 435)
  • HISP 352: Hispanic Literature and Film
  • HORT 203: Floral Design
  • ITAL 455: Italian Cinema (FILM 455)
  • KINE 160: Visual & Performing Arts - Ballet I
  • KINE 161: Visual & Performing Arts - Ballet II
  • KINE 167: Visual & Performing Arts - Jazz Dance II
  • KINE 169: Visual & Performing Arts - Tap Dance I
  • KINE 171: Visual & Performing Arts - Modern Dance I
  • KINE 172: Visual & Performing Arts - Modern Dance II
  • KINE 175: Gender Neutral Partnering
  • KINE 311: Fundamental Rhythms and Dance
  • LAND 240: History of Landscape Architecture
  • MUSC 200: Topics in Music - May be repeated for credit
  • MUSC 201: Music and the Human Experience
  • MUSC 280: Ensemble Performance - Symphonic Band - May be repeated for credit
  • MUSC 302: Sonic Design
  • MUSC 311: Music in Early Western Culture
  • MUSC 312: Music in Modern Western Culture
  • MUSC 315: Music in the 20th Century
  • MUSC 319: Music in the United States
  • MUSC 321: The Symphony Orchestra and Its Music
  • MUSC 324: Music in World Cultures (ANTH 324)
  • PERF 301: Performance in World Cultures
  • PHIL 330: Philosophy of Art
  • PHIL 375: Philosophy of the Visual Media
  • RUSS 446: Russian Artistic Culture I: Beginnings to 1900 (EURO 446)
  • RUSS 447: Russian Artistic Culture II: 1890 to Present
  • SPAN 410: Hispanic Film
  • SPAN 413: Hispanic Culture through Art
  • THAR 101: Intro to Western Theatre and Drama
  • THAR 110: Acting I: Fundamentals
  • THAR 155: History of Western Dress
  • THAR 201: Intro to World Theatre
  • THAR 210: Acting II: Characterization
  • THAR 280: History of Theatre I
  • THAR 281: History of Theatre II
  • THAR 407: Oral Interpretation

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Social and Behavioral Sciences Electives

Satisfy the core curriculum requirements by selecting three (3) semester credit hours (SCH) in University approved courses in the "social sciences".

APPROVED ELECTIVE COURSES in the SOCIAL SCIENCES (3 HOURS REQUIRED)

  • AFST 317: Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • AFST 323: Sociology of African Americans
  • AGEC 105: Intro to Agricultural Economics
  • AGEC 350: Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
  • AGEC 429: Agricultural Policy
  • AGEC 430: Macroeconomics of Agriculture
  • AGEC 452: International Trade and Agriculture
  • AGEC 453: International Agribusiness Marketing
  • ALED 340: Survey of Leadership Theory
  • ALED 400: Public Leadership Development
  • ALED 440: Leading Change
  • ANTH 201: Intro to Anthropology
  • ANTH 210: Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 225: Intro to Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 300: Cultural Change and Development
  • ANTH 314: Agrarian Peasant Societies
  • ANTH 403: Anthropology of Religion
  • ANTH 404: Women and Culture
  • ANTH 410: Anthropoligal Theory
  • ANTH 439: Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in Archaeological Research
  • ARCH 212: Social & Behavioral Factors in Design
  • COMM 315: Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 320: Organizational Communication
  • COMM 325: Persuasion
  • COMM 335: Intercultural Communication
  • ECON - Any Course
  • ENGL 209: Intro to Linguistics
  • ENGL 311: Sound Structure of Language
  • ENGL 403: Language and Gender
  • ENGR 400: Public Leadership Development
  • EPSY 320: Child Development
  • EPSY 321: Adolescent Development
  • GEOG 201: Intro to Human Geography
  • GEOG 304: Economic Geography
  • GEOG 306: Intro to Urban Geography
  • GEOG 311: Cultural Geography
  • GEOG 330: Resources and the Environment
  • GEOG 401: Political Geography
  • GEOG 420: Geography of Terrorism
  • GEOG 440: History and Nature of Geography
  • HLTH 236: Race, Ethnicity, & Health
  • HORT 335: Sociohorticulture
  • INST 310: Understanding Special Populations
  • INST 322: Second Language Instruction and Assessment
  • JOUR 102: American Mass Media
  • JOUR 301: Mass Communication, Law, & Society
  • LBAR 204: Foundations of the Liberal Arts: Social Sciences
  • LING 209: Intro to Linguistics (ENGL 209)
  • LING 311: Sound Structure of Language (ENGL 311)
  • LING 402: Language and Society
  • MGMT 475: Leadership Development
  • POLS - Any Course
  • PSYC - Any Course except 203 and 204
  • RELS 403: Anthropology of Religion (ANTH 403)
  • SOCI - Any Course except 220 and 420
  • SPMT 304: Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (PSYC 304)
  • SPMT 319: Sociology of Sport (SOCI 319)
  • SPMT 336: Diversity in Sport Organizations
  • SPMT 337: International Sport Business
  • VTPB 221: Great Diseases of the World
  • WGST 207: Intro to Gender and Society (SOCI 207)
  • WGST 300: Pyschology of Women (PSYC 300)
  • WGST 310: Motherhood in Society (SOCI 310)
  • WGST 316: Sociology of Gender (SOCI 316)
  • WGST 317: Women in Politics (POLS 317)
  • WGST 332: Alternative Genders (SOCI 332)
  • WGST 367: Women in Government in Comparative Perspective (POLS 367)
  • WGST 404: Women and Culture (ANTH 404)
  • WGST 424: Women and Work in Society (SOCI 424)
  • WGST 439: Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in Archaeological Research (ANTH 439)
  • WGST 462: Women and the Law (POLS 462)
  • WGST 463: Gender in Asia (ASIA 463 and SOCI 463)

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KINE 199 Course Descriptions

Students are required to complete 1 hour of KINE 199 (S/U) and 1 hour of KINE 198 for this degree program.  A list of KINE 199 course descriptions can be found on this website: PEAP Course Descriptions.  If you have questions regarding a KINE 198 or 199 course, please contact the Physical Education Activity Program (PEAP).  Their contact information can be found here.

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Free Electives

Free electives may be selected from any course offered by the university with the following restrictions --

  • MATH 102, MATH 103, MATH 104, MATH 130, and MATH 150 may not be used as free electives;
  • No more than 6 hours of 485 courses may be used in this program
  • No more than 9 hours of 489 courses may be used in this program
  • No more than 1 hour of KINE 198 and 1 hour of KINE 199 (S/U) may be used in this program
  • No course can be used as an elective when the course content of the elective is essentially the same as, or lesser than, the subject matter of a required course in the degree plan
  • No MLSC, AERS, or NVSC course or one-hour seminar course may be used as an elective course.
  • Also excluded are CAEN 101/102, ANSC 400, and MUSC 250, 280, 282, 286, and 290.

No Courses other than KINE 199, BIMS 481, or BIMS 484 can be taken S/U to be used in the degree plan.