Minor in Health and Medical Sciences

The Health & Medical Sciences Minor is primarily geared towards students interested in pre-professional health programs or careers in medical research.  The purpose of the Health & Medical Sciences Minor is to allow students with interests in a variety of fields, including medicine, exercise science, dentistry, optometry, health-related research, veterinary medicine, health informatics, pharmacy, nursing, and other allied health sciences to gain basic knowledge of the science surrounding health that will prepare them for future careers. 

The purpose of the Health & Medical Sciences Minor is to encourage students to gain a basic knowledge of the science surrounding health and medicine, and prepare students for future careers in the allied health sciences. The Health & Medical Sciences Minor is designed to provide students with flexibility to pursue their interests while ensuring that students are exposed to a diversity of subject areas. Therefore, to complete the 15-credit Health & Medical Sciences Minor, students will be required take a minimum of 9 credits of classes from at least two schools other than their home school (i.e., classes with School designators--APPH, BIOL, BIOS, CHEM, NEUR, PHYS, PSYC-- other than their major School designator) and a maximum of 6 credits from their home unit. All classes used to fulfill the Health & Medical Sciences Minor must be chosen from the approved list of health-related courses.

In addition, as is the case for all GT minors, (1) the Health & Medical Sciences Minor must include at least 9 semester hours of courses numbered 3000 or above, (2) courses used to satisfy Core Areas A through E in a student’s major degree program cannot also be used to satisfy the course requirements for the minor, (3) a maximum of 6 semester hours of approved Special Topics courses may be included in the Health & Medical Sciences Minor or the student may complete 3 semester hours of Special Topics and 3 semester hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research or Vertically Integrated Programs study (which would need to be pre-approved as appropriately health-related by the minor adviser), (4) a maximum of 3 semester hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the requirements for the minor, and (5) all courses counting toward the minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis.

Courses approved for Health and Medical Sciences minor:
BIOS 1107Biological Principles3
BIOS 1107LBiological Principles Laboratory1
BIOS 1108Organismal Biology3
BIOS 1108LOrganismal Biology Laboratory1
BIOS 1207Biological Principles for Majors3
BIOS 1207LBiological Principles Project Laboratory1
BIOS 1208Organismal Biology for Majors3
BIOS 1208LOrganismal Biology Project Laboratory1
BIOS 2500Introduction to Sport Science3
BIOS 2600Genetics3
BIOS 2601Genetics Laboratory1
BIOS 2610Integrative Genetics3
BIOS 2611Honors Genetics Lab1
BIOS 2699Undergraduate Research1-3
BIOS 3000Survey of Medicine3
BIOS 3380Microbiology3
BIOS 3381Microbiology Lab1
BIOS 3400Mathematical Models in Biology3
BIOS 3450Cell and Molecular Biology3
BIOS 3451Cell and Molecular Biology Lab1
BIOS 3753Human Anatomy3
BIOS 3754Laboratory in Human Anatomy1
BIOS 3755Human Physiology3
BIOS 3756Physiology Laboratory1
BIOS 4012Protein Biology3
BIOS 4015Cancer Biology and Biotechnology3
BIOS 4100Exercise Physiology3
BIOS 4150Genomics and Applied Bioinformatics3
BIOS 4200Kinesiological Basis of Human Movement3
BIOS 4238Ion Channels3
BIOS 4340Medical Microbiology3
BIOS 4400Human Neuroanatomy3
BIOS 4464Developmental Biology3
BIOS 4471Behavioral Biology3
BIOS 4480Evolutionary Developmental Biology – How to Build an Organism2
BIOS 4500Drug Discovery3
BIOS 4505Programming in Biological and Life Sciences3
BIOS 4510Epigenetics, Stem Cells, and Development3
BIOS 4540Human Motor Control3
BIOS 4545Genetics of Complex Human Traits and Diseases3
BIOS 4560RNA Biology and Biotechnology3
BIOS 4570Immunology3
BIOS 4607Molecular Biology of Microbes: Disease, Nature, and Biotechnology3
BIOS 4651Bioethics3
BIOS 4668Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics3
BIOS 4699Undergraduate Research1-3
BIOS 4746Signaling Molecules3
BIOS 4801Special Topics (History of Neuroscience)1
BIOS 4803Special Topics (Chromosome Biology & Human Disease)3
BIOS 4803Special Topics (Neuromotor Physiology)3
BIOS 4803Special Topics (Integrative Physiology)3
CHEM 1211KChemical Principles I4
CHEM 1212KChemical Principles II4
CHEM 1310Principles of General Chemistry for Engineers4
CHEM 1315Survey of Organic Chemistry for Engineers3
CHEM 2311Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2312Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 2313Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 2380Synthesis Laboratory I2
CHEM 2699Undergraduate Research1-3
CHEM 3511Survey of Biochemistry3
CHEM 3521Biochemistry I3
CHEM 3522Biochemistry II3
CHEM 4311Advanced Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 4521Biophysical Chemistry3
CHEM 4581Biochemistry Laboratory I3
CHEM 4582Biochemistry Laboratory II3
CHEM 4760Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering3
CHEM 4765Drug Design, Development, and Delivery3
CHEM 4699Undergraduate Research1-3
NEUR 2001Principles in Neuroscience4
NEUR 2699Undergraduate Research1-3
NEUR 3001Cell and Molecular Neuroscience3
NEUR 3010Methods in Neuroscience3
NEUR 4100Neurodevelopment3
NEUR 4300Neuroscience of Memory3
NEUR 4400Neuroendocrinology3
NEUR 4803Special Topics (Ion Channels)3
NEUR 4803Special Topics (Intro to Neuroengineering)3
NEUR 4803Special Topics (Neurobiology of Sleep)3
NEUR 4699Undergraduate Research1-3
PHYS 2211Introductory Physics I4
PHYS 2212Introductory Physics II4
PHYS 2213Introduction to Modern Physics3
PHYS 2231Honors Physics I5
PHYS 2232Honors Physics II5
PHYS 2699Undergraduate Research1-3
PHYS 4250Neurophysics4
PHYS 4251Biophysics3
PHYS 4699Undergraduate Research1-3
PSYC 1101General Psychology3
PSYC 2103Human Development Over the Life Span3
PSYC 2210Social Psychology3
PSYC 2230Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 2280Psychology of Creativity and Art3
PSYC 2699Undergraduate Research1-3
PSYC 2760Human Language Processing3
PSYC 3000Science of Stress, Anxiety, and Happiness3
PSYC 3009Health Psychology3
PSYC 3012Introduction to Cognitive Psychology3
PSYC 3040Sensation and Perception3
PSYC 3790Introduction to Cognitive Science3
PSYC 3803Special Topics (Programming for Brain & Behavior)3
PSYC 3803Special Topics (Neuroscience of Mental Health: Research and Practice)3
PSYC 4010Human Abilities3
PSYC 4020Biopsychology3
PSYC 4090Cognitive Neuroscience3
PSYC 4100Behavioral Pharmacology3
PSYC 4260Psychology of Aging3
PSYC 4699Undergraduate Research1-3
PSYC 4790Seminar in Cognitive Science3
PSYC 4803Special Topics (Mapping Experience and Space in the Mind)3
PSYC 4803Special Topics (Advanced Cognitive Neuroscience Methods)3
PSYC 4803Special Topics (Emotions)3