This option is designed to appeal to the chemical engineer who might want to seek employment in the pharmaceutical or food industries or who is contemplating medical school.
There are several "paths" possible with this option, many of which will require a prescribed sequence of courses (e.g. BIOS 1500, 1510, 2110). These paths should be started as soon as possible in your career at Western to minimize the time spent obtaining your degree. Please talk with your advisor about this option and scheduling concerns.
Note: BIOS 1500 is no longer an option course for students entering after Fall 2008 who pursue the Life Sciences Option.
|BIOS 1500||Molecular and Cellular Biology||4 credits||None|
|BIOS 1510||Organismal Biology||4 credits||BIOS 1500|
|BIOS 2110||Human Anatomy||4 credits||BIOS 1510|
|BIOS 2320||Microbiology and Infectious Diseases||4 credits|
|BIOS 2400||Human Physiology||4 credits||BIOS 1120 or BIOS 1500|
|BIOS 2500||Genetics||3 credits||BIOS 1510|
|BIOS 3500||Human Physiology||5 credits||
|BIOS 5070||Biol. of Addictive Drugs||3 credits||BIOS 2400 (preferred) or BIOS 2110|
|BIOS 5310||Biology of Aging||3 credits||BIOS 2400 (preferred) or BIOS 2110|
|BIOS 5610||Pharmacology||3 credits||BIOS 3500|
|BIOS 5970||Topics in Biol. Science||3 - 4 credits||12 credits of biology|
|CHEM 3550||Introduction to Biochemistry||3 credits||CHEM 3770 & 3780 (Organic Chem II)|
|CHEG 3100||Work Experience (Internship)||1 - 2 credits||Jr. Standing; Dept. Consent|
Also note that the Biological Sciences Department assumes that students taking BIOS 2400 have already taken BIOS 2110. While BIOS 2110 is not a prerequisite for BIOS 2400, it is strongly recommended.