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  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Honors Biomedical Sciences


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(HP)2 Contacts

Simon Bott, Director

Helen Valier, Associate Director & Director of Medicine & Society

Houston Biomedical Sciences (HBS) offers a rigorous Bachelor of Science degree that partners with the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Affiliated faculty from the University of Houston, the University of Texas Medical School, the University of Texas Medical Branch, local research hospitals, and other health care institutions regularly participate in activities pertaining to the major. HBS requires students to be in the Honors College.

Requirements to major in HBS:

3/4 Program

The 3/4 Program is a highly competitive, accelerated BS/MD program within the Honors Biomedical Sciences major. After applying, students enter a vigorous interview process where only 10 applicants per year are selected. These 10 students are automatically accepted to either the University of Texas Medical School or the University of Texas Medical Branch provided that they meet all the program requirements.

Degree Requirements:


General Honors Biomedical Sciences Degree


Core (31 hours):


  • Honors Human Situation (10 hours)
  • History (6 hours)
  • Government/Political Science (6 hours)
  • Creative Arts course (3 hours)
  • PSYC 1300 (preferably Honors)
  • Writing in the Discipline

Science and Math (53 hours)


  • Honors General Chemistry (6 hours)
  • Organic Chemistry (6 hours) (preferably Honors)
  • Microbiology or Honors Genetics (3 hours)
  • Honors General Biology (6 hours)
  • Biochemistry 1 (3 hours)
  • Physics (6 hours)
  • Science Labs (9 hours)
  • Human Physiology (3 hours)
  • Calculus 1 and 2 (8 hours)
  • Statistics for the Sciences (3 hours)

Medicine and Society (15 hours)


  • Readings in Medicine and Society (3 hours)
  • Electives (9 hours)
  • Honors Research (3)
  • Honors Research 2 (3)

  

Physician's Assistant (PA) Track (120 Hours)


Physician’s Assistant (PA) Track (120 Hours)

CORE (31 hours):

Honors Human Situation (10 hours)

History (6 hours)

Government (6 hours)

Visual/Performing Arts course (3 hours)

PSYC 1300  (preferably Honors)

Writing in the Discipline

 

SCIENCE AND MATH (53 hours)

Honors General Chemistry (6 hours)

Organic Chemistry (6 hours) (preferably Honors)

Honors Genetics (3 hours)

Honors General Biology (6 hours)

Microbiology (3 hours)

Biochemistry 1 (3 hours)

Physics (6 hours)

Science Labs (9 hours)

Calculus 1 and 2 (8 hours)

Statistics for the Sciences (3 hours)

 

MEDICINE AND SOCIETY (15 hours)

Readings in Medicine and Society (3 hours)

Electives (9 hours)

Honors Research (3 hours)

 

Honors Research II (3 hours)

 

PA SPECIFIC COURSES (18 hours)

Immunology (3 hours)

Microbiology lab (1 hour)

Anatomy & Physiology 1 + lab (4 hours)

Anatomy & Physiology 2 + lab (4 hours)

Medical Terminology (3 hours)

Sociology or Psychology elective (3 hours)

  

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