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An introduction to the form of the human body. A comprehensive study of the structure of all eleven organ systems of the human body. While the study of anatomy requires a good deal of memorization, the focus of this course will be to emphasize structure as it relates to function. A course at another institution that has an online laboratory will not be accepted as a substitute for BMS 243 and 243L.


A comprehensive study of the function of all organ systems of the human body with a focus on their role in maintaining a constant internal environment (homeostasis). The laboratory supplements and reinforces the material introduced in lecture through the use of case studies and laboratory activities. Prerequisite: CHE 113 or CHE 121. A course at another institution that has an online laboratory will not be accepted as a substitute for BMS 250 and 250L.


This course is designed for any first-year student interested in pursuing a career as a physician, dentist, optometrist, or veterinarian. After exploring the spectrum of medical professions and the characteristics of competitive applicants to medical professional schools, each student will begin writing a personal statement for her/his future application. Additionally, the course exposes students to a variety of current issues in healthcare, including topics related to bioethics, clinical trials and cultural competency. By the end of the course, students will better understand their intended medical profession and how to prepare a compelling application for that program. There are no prerequisites for this course; however, instructor’s consent is required for any non-first year students to register.


In this course we will be introduced to the amazing world of microorganisms that exist all around and within us, and learn about the different ways that these organisms influence our lives.