BIMS Directed Electives Available for Fall 2019
*3/400-level BIMS/V— courses require CBKs done and U3/4 status
ANSC 107/108: General Animal Science & Lab – Lab requires concurrent enrollment in lecture.
ANSC 210: Companion Animal Science – Prereq: ANSC 107
ANSC/NUTR 303: Animal Nutrition – Prereq: ANSC 113 or ANSC 107, CHEM 227
ANSC 318: Feeds & Feeding – Prereq: ANSC/NUTR 303
ANSC 320: Animal Nutrition & Feeding – Prereq: CHEM 227
BICH 412: Biochem Lab I – Must be enrolled in BICH 410 (Fall only)
BIMS 110: SPTP: One Health in Action (U1/2 only; 1 hour)
*BIMS/GENE 405: Mammalian Genetics – Prereq: BIMS/GENE 320 (Fall only)
*BIMS/GENE 421: Advanced Human Genetics – Prereq: BIMS/GENE 320, BICH 410 FORCE REQUEST ONLY
*BIMS 481: multiple courses (w-courses) PREREQ of VIBS 310 or VIBS 311
*BIMS 489: SPTP: Global One Health (1 hour)
*BIMS 489: SPTP: Modern Biological Threat (1 hour)
*BIMS 484: Field Experience (2 hours, S/U)
*BIMS/V— 2/485: Directed Studies research (0-4 hours, graded or S/U)
*BIMS/V— 2/491: Research with a thesis/capstone component (typically 3 hours graded if W-course) – Prereq: 2/485 research
ENTO 208/209: Veterinary Entomology (Honors available, web-based lecture available) – Lab required.
ENTO 210: Global Public Health Entomology
ENTO 423: Medical Entomology –Prereq: BIOL 111
NFSC/DASC 326: Food Bacteriology – Lab not required; ANSC must force – form on their website. Prereq: BIOL 112, VTPB 405 perferred
NFSC 222: Nutrition for Health & Health Care (distance-based w/ web fee)
GENE/BICH 431: Molecular Genetics (Honors available) – Lab not required. Prereq: BIMS/GENE 320, BICH 410
GENE/BICH 432: Molecular Genetics Lab – Must be enrolled in GENE/BICH 431. Prereq: BIMS/GENE 320, BICH 410 (2 hours, can be W-course)
URPN 370: Health Systems Planning (U3/4) (distance-based section has web fee)
VIBS 111: Biodefense, Biosecurity, and Bioterrorism (U1/U2; 1 hours) formally BIMS 289: Aspects of Bioterrorism
VIBS 201: History of Neuroscience (1 hour) formally VIBS 289
VIBS 222: Great Poisonings of the World POSSIBLY
VIBS 243: Intro to Mammalian Histology (U1/2 only; 2 hours, web-based)
*VIBS 343: Histology (4 hours, Fall only) (VIBS 305 recommended)
*VIBS 404: Food Toxicology
*VIBS 424: Biomedical Neuroendocrinology & Endocrine Disorders (Honors only; Fall only)
*VIBS 450: Mammal Function Neuroanatomy ( 4 hours; Every other Fall)
VTPB 212: Genetics in the News (U1/2 only; Fall only) POSSIBLY
VTPB 221: Great Diseases of the World (U1/2 only)
*VTPB 408: Clinical Microbiology – Prereq; VTPB 405 and VTPB 409
*VTPB 409: Intro to Immunology – BICH 410, VTPB 405 recommended
*VTPB 410: Cell Mechanisms of Diseases – Prereq: VTPP 423 or concurrent enrollment (currently waived by professor) (pathophysiology)
*VTPB 421: Infectious Diseases of Humans & Animals – (USVM only)
*VTPB 487: Biomedical Parasitology – Prereq: BIOL 107 (4 hours) FORCE REQUEST ONLY
*VTPP 425: Pharmacology – Prereq: VTPP 423 strongly recommended (distance-based w/ web fee)
*VTPP 427: Biomedical Physiology II – Prereq: VTPP 423
*VTPP 429: Intro to Toxicology
*VTPP 438: Analysis of Genomic Signals – Prereq: BIMS/GENE 320 and STAT 302 (Fall only)
VTPP 323 is not BIMS directed electives. It will count in the BIMS minor and USVM concentration only.
**THIS LIST IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME.
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
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).
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.