Biomedical Sciences (B.S.) - Global Studies - Resident

Biomedical Sciences (B.S.) - Global Studies - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective 43
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours40-43

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 and EVAN 101 waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 and THEO 202 waived


PSYC 101 is strongly recommended

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BIOL 224General Biology I 14
CHEM 121General Chemistry I 14
or CHEM 131
CHEM 135
Advanced General Chemistry I
and Advanced General Chemistry Lab
CHEM 122General Chemistry II 14
or CHEM 132
CHEM 136
Advanced General Chemistry II
and Advanced General Chemistry II Lab
MATH 201Introduction to Probability and Statistics 13
or MATH 211 Introduction to Statistical Analysis
MATH 126Elementary Calculus for Business and Science 13-4
or MATH 131 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
PHYS 201General Physics I 14
or PHYS 231 University Physics I
PHYS 202General Physics II 14
or PHYS 232 University Physics II
Total Hours26-27

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
BCHM 450Medical Biochemistry3-4
or BCHM 451 Biochemistry I
BIOL 225General Biology II4
BIOL 301Genetics4
BIOL 313Clinical Human Anatomy3
or BIOL 385 Advanced Human Physiology
BIOL 400Biology Seminar1
BIOL 415Cell Biology4
CHEM 301Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 302Organic Chemistry II4
CRST 290History of Life3
or CRST 390 Origins
Choose 12-16 credit hours from the following:12-16
Biochemistry II
Clinical Human Anatomy
Human Biological Variation
Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates
Advanced Human Physiology
Comparative Animal Physiology
Total Hours42-47
GLST 200Introduction to Global Studies3
GLST 220Intercultural Communication and Engagement3
GLST 290Cultural Anthropology3
GLST 385Career Preparation for Global Workers3
Global Studies Elective 23
Total Hours15

Choose a 300-400 level GLST course not already required in the major

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major and cognate taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
INQR 101 Inquiry 1
MATH 126
Elementary Calculus for Business and Science
or Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
UNIV 101 Foundational Skills 1
Natural Science Elective (BIOL 224) 1 4
CHEM Elective(s) 2 4
Second Semester
RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview 2
CHEM Elective(s) 3 4
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
MATH Elective (MATH 201 or MATH 211) 1 3
BIOL 225 General Biology II 4
Second Year
First Semester
RSCH 201 Research 3
Communications Elective 1 3
Technology Competency 4 0-3
BIOL 301 Genetics 4
CHEM 301 Organic Chemistry I 4
Second Semester
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 2
Critical Thinking Elective 1 3
BIOL 415 Cell Biology 4
CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry II 4
CRST 290
History of Life
or Origins
Third Year
First Semester
PHYS 201
General Physics I
or University Physics I
BCHM 450
Medical Biochemistry
or Biochemistry I
BIOL 313
Clinical Human Anatomy
or Advanced Human Physiology
GLST 200 Introduction to Global Studies 3
GLST 220 Intercultural Communication and Engagement 3
Second Semester
PHYS 202
General Physics II
or University Physics II
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 2
Social Sciences Elective 1,5 3
GLST 290 Cultural Anthropology 3
Biomedical Elective 6 3-4
Fourth Year
First Semester
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey 2
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
BIOL 400 Biology Seminar 1
GLST 385 Career Preparation for Global Workers 3
Biomedical Elective 6 3-4
Biomedical Elective 6 3-4
Second Semester
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey 2
Cultural Studies Elective 1 3
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Global Studies Elective 7 3
Biomedical Elective 6 3-4
 Total Hours121-130

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at before enrolling in foundational skills requirements


Choose CHEM 121 OR CHEM 131 and 135


Choose CHEM 122 OR CHEM 132 and 136


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course; refer to for more information 


PSYC 101 is strongly recommended


Choose from BCHM 452, BIOL 303, 305, 313, 316, 321, 330, 385, 403, 416, 420, or 435


Choose a 300-400 level GLST course not already required in the major

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