Quinnipiac University

Entry-Level Dual-Degree BS in Biomedical Sciences / MHS Pathologists’ Assistant (4+2) Curriculum

Our curriculum builds industry-specific knowledge and skills while giving you the flexibility to customize your schedule based on your needs. Below are the course requirements for the Entry-Level Dual-Degree BS in Biomedical Sciences/MHS Pathologists’ Assistant (4+2) program, and an example of what your academic experience might look like.

Program of Study

Fall Semester, First Year
  • BIO 150 General Biology I & Lab, 4 credits
  • CHE 110 General Chemistry I & Lab, 4 credits
  • EN 101 Introduction to Academic Reading & Writing, 3 credits
  • FYS 101 First-Year Seminar, 3 credits
  • UC: PI Pre-Calculus/Calculus (MA 140/141), 3 credits

Total: 17 credits

Spring Semester, First Year
  • BIO 151 General Biology II & Lab, 4 credits
  • CHE 111 General Chemistry II & Lab, 4 credits
  • EN 102 Academic Writing & Research,1 3 credits
  • BMS 278 Research & Technology, 3 credits
  • UC: DI Disciplinary Inquiry course,2 3 credits

Total: 17 credits

Fall Semester, Second Year
  • BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab, 4 credits
  • CHE 210 Organic Chemistry I & Lab, 4 credits
  • FI Quantitative Literacy (MA 275), 3 credits
  • UC: DI Disciplinary Inquiry course,2 3 credits

Total: 14 credits

Spring Semester, Second Year
  • BIO 212 Anatomy & Physiology II & Lab, 4 credits
  • CHE 211 Organic Chemistry II & Lab, 4 credits
  • BMS 370 General Microbiology & Lab, 4 credits
  • UC: DI Disciplinary Inquiry course,2 3 credits

Total: 15 credits

Fall Semester, Third Year
  • CHE 315 Biochemistry & Lab, 4 credits
  • PHY 110 Physics I & Lab, 4 credits
  • UC: PI Personal Inquiry course, 3 credits
  • Science Elective, 4 credits

Total: 15 credits

Spring Semester, Third Year
  • BMS 472 Biotechnology, 4 credits
  • PHY 111 Physics II & Lab, 4 credits
  • UC: PI Personal Inquiry course, 3 credits
  • PA 515 Human Physiology,1 4 credits

Total: 15 credits

Fall Semester, Fourth Year
  • BMS 375 Immunology & Lab, 4 credits
  • UC: PI Personal Inquiry course, 3 credits
  • PA 535 Disease Mechanisms,2 4 credits
  • Open Elective, 3 credits

Total: 14 credits

Spring Semester, Fourth Year
  • QU 420 Integrative Capstone, 3 credits
  • UC: PI Personal Inquiry course, 3 credits
  • BMS 572 Pathogenic Microbiology,1 4 credits
  • BMS 397 Clinical Internship,3 3 credits
  • Open Elective, 3 credits

Total: 16 credits

1Graduate course that will fulfill undergraduate science elective

2Graduate course that will fulfill BMS 318 Pathophysiology requirement

3Students will participate in a clinical internship under the guidance of a pathologists’ assistant