Requirements for the Minor in Biomedical Research

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  1. BR 5HB – Biomedical Research: Essential Skills and Concepts (4 units)
  2. 4 quarters (totaling 16 units) of letter-graded laboratory research (e.g. 198 or 199 course).  You must participate in at least one conference or poster session (e.g. Science Poster Day) where you present your research.  In addition, you must submit a thesis at the end of your research.
  3. BR 193H – journal club seminar (2 units)
  4. BR 194H – research presentations seminar (2 units)
    (Note: HHURP, MARC, UCLEADS students can substitute equivalent seminar courses for BR 193H and BR 194H)
  5. MCDB 60 – Biomedical Ethics: Historical Origins and Contemporary Outcomes (5 units)
  6. One upper division course in history of science or philosophy of science. Choose from:
  • CLASSIC 148. Early Greek Medicine and Thought (5 units)
  • COM HLT 100. Introduction to Community Health Sciences (4 units)
  • ENGR 183EW. Engineering and Society. (4 units)
  • ENGR 185EW. Art of Engineering Endeavors. (4 units)
  • ENV HLT 100. Introduction to Environmental Health. (4 units)
  • GENDER 134. Gender, Science, and Theory. (4 units)
  • GRNTLGY M108. Biomedical, Social, and Policy Frontiers in Human Aging. (5 units)
  • HIST 179A. History of Medicine: Historic Roots of Healing Arts. (4 units)
  • HIST 179B. History of Medicine: Foundations of Modern Medicine. (4 units)
  • HIST 180A. Topics in History of Science. (4 units)
  • HIST M180B. Historical Perspectives on Gender and Science. (4 units)
  • HNRS 105. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare. (5 units)
  • HNRS 141. Biology and Medicine in Postgenomic Era (5 units)
  • HNRS 174. Future Impact of Nano in new Technologies. (5 units)
  • HNRS M183. Being Human: Identity in Age of Genomics and Neuroscience (5 units)
  • NEUROBIO M169. History of Neurosciences. (4 units)
  • NURSING C155. Global Health Elective: Globalization, Social Justice, and Human Rights. (3 units)
  • PHILOS 124. Philosophy of Science: Historical. (4 units)
  • PHILOS 125. Philosophy of Science: Contemporary. (4 units)
  • PHILOS 137. Philosophy of Biology. (4 units)
  • PHILOS 155A. Medical Ethics. (4 units)
  • PUB HLT M106. Health in Chicano/Latino Population. (4 units)
  • PUB HLT 150. Contemporary Health Issues. (4 units)
  • SOC GEN M102. Societal and Medical Issues in Human Genetics. (5 units)
  • SOC GEN 191. Perspectives in Society and Genetics (5 units)
  • SOCIOL 143. Human Health and Society. (4 units)

(Other courses may be approved on petition; please contact the SAO to inquire about specific courses.)

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and a grade of at least 3.0 (B) in all courses for the Minor.  Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the program.