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BIMS Directed Electives Available for Spring 2018
*3/400-level BIMS/V--- courses require CBKs done and U3/4 status

ANSC 107/108: General Animal Science & Lab
ANSC/NUTR 303: Animal Nutrition
ANSC 320: Animal Nutrition & Feeding
BICH 414: Biochemical Tech I – BICH must force – form on their website.
BIMS 110: SPTP: One Health in Action
BIMS 289: Aspects of Bioterrorism
BIMS 201: Intro to Phenotypic Expression in the Context of Human Medicine
*BIMS/GENE 421: Advanced Human Genetics
*BIMS 484: Field Experience (2 hours, S/U)
*BIMS/V--- 2/485: Directed Studies research
*BIMS/V--- 2/491: Research with a thesis/capstone component
ENTO 208/209: Veterinary Entomology
ENTO 210: Global Public Health Entomology
ENTO 423: Medical Entomology
ENTO 431: Science of Forensic Entomology
ENTO 432: Applied Forensic Entomology Lab
FSTC/DASC 326: Food Bacteriology – Lab not required
Prereq: BIOL 112 FSTC/DASC 327: Food Bacteriology Lab
GENE/BICH 431: Molecular Genetics (Honors available)
GENE/BICH 432: Molecular Genetics Lab
NUTR 222: Nutrition for Health & Health Care
VIBS 243: Intro to Mammalian Histology
*VIBS 401: Developmental Neurotoxicology
*VIBS 411: Tumor Cell Biology and Carcinogenesis
*VIBS 413: Intro to Epidemiology
*VIBS 420: Computer Applications in Public Health Research
*VIBS 422: Endocrine Toxicology
*VIBS 443: Biology of Mammalian Cells & Tissues
*VIBS 489: SPTP: Anatomy Teaching
*VIBS 489: SPTP Science in Cinema & Society
*VIBS 489: SPTP: Case Studies in Global One Health
*VLCS 422: Equine Disease & Epidemiology
VTPB 221: Great Diseases of the World
*VTPB 301/WFSC 327: Wildlife Diseases
*VTPB 409: Intro to Immunology )
*VTPB 410: Cell Mechanisms of Diseases
*VTPB 415: Immunogenetics & Comparative Immunology
*VTPB 421: Infectious Diseases of Humans & Animals
*VTPB 438: Virology
*VTPB/BIOL 487: Parasitology
*VTPB 489: SPTP: Mammalian Cell Pathobiology
VTPP 123: Foundations of Physiology
VTPP 224: In Vitro Experimentation in Physiology Research
VTPP 235: Analysis and Validation of Models for Physiology Research
*VTPP 425: Pharmacology
*VTPP 427: Physiology II
*VTPP 452: Fetal & Embryonic Physiology
VTPB 334 and VTPP 323 are not BIMS directed electives. They will count in the BIMS minor and USVM
concentration only.

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/unsatisfactory.

  • VIBS 310: Biomedical Writing
  • VIBS 311: Biomedical Explorations through Narrative

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Core Curriculum Courses

Students are will be required to complete the core curriculum as approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  Students will have to complete the following core courses:

  • Communication - 6 hours
  • Language, Philosophy, and Culture - 3 hours
  • Creative Arts - 3 hours
  • American History - 6 hours
  • Government/Political Science - 6 hours
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences - 3 hours

For a list of approved courses, please visit the Core Curriculum website (click here).

In addition to the Core Curriculum courses, students will also be required to complete the following:

  • International & Cultural Diversity (ICD) - 6 hours

For a list of approved courses, please visit the ICD website (click 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 combined of 285, 484, and 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 (2013-2014 Catalog and prior)
  • 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, BIMS 484, VIBS 310, or VIBS 311 can be taken S/U to be used in the degree plan.