Certificate in Biomedical Sciences

This 16-credit hour online undergraduate certificate is intended to better prepare pre-professional students planning a career in veterinary medicine or allied biomedical sciences. The courses required encompass biomedical terminology, cell biology, anatomy, and physiology. 


A total of 16 credit hours in online BIOMED courses are required.  Thirteen credit hours are core courses and 3 credit hours are selected from the list of elective courses.

Required Core Courses (13 Hours)
BIOMED 2110Biomedical Terminology3
BIOMED 3219Elements of Comparative Anatomy3
BIOMED 4333Veterinary Cell Biology4
BIOMED 4335Comparative Physiology of Health and Disease3
Electives (3 Hours)
The list of elective courses is subject to change.
BIOMED 1010Biomedical Career Explorations1
BIOMED 2111Veterinary Medical Terminology1
BIOMED 2120Essentials of Animal Handling and Physical Restraint2
BIOMED 2130Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology3
BIOMED 2230Farm Animal Sanitation and Disease Prevention3
BIOMED 3100Biomedical Pathophysiology3
BIOMED 3300Animal Welfare and Ethics3
BIOMED 3400Domestic Animal Behavior in Veterinary Practice2
BIOMED 4110Veterinary Cytology2
BIOMED 4420Canine and Feline Nutrition3
BIOMED 4120Principles of Toxicology3
BIOMED 4210Animal Issues in Disasters1
BIOMED 4250Human-Animal Bond in Veterinary Practice3
BIOMED 4320Fundamentals of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care3
BIOMED 4500Equine Critical Care and Nursing3
BIOMED 4510Equine Clinical Anatomy: Forelimbs1

Minimum Academic Standards: Satisfactory completion of a certificate requires a grade point average of at least 3.0 in BIOMED courses and no grade less than a C in all courses.