Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will:
- Identify fundamental concepts in the biological sciences, including the relationship between structure and function at all levels of biological organization, evolution and the role of natural selection in the process, ecological relationships between organisms and their environment.
- Describe cellular structure and explain the major biochemical processes that occur in cells.
- Describe and explain the mechanisms of heredity and the flow of genetic information.
- Apply knowledge in basic mathematics, chemistry, and physics to solve biological problems.
- Employ techniques and procedures commonly used in modern biology laboratories.
- Analyze and critically evaluate scientific data.
- Write clearly about topics in the biological sciences for a peer or professional audience.
UMKC General Education Core requirements are the same for all students pursuing a Bachelor's degree in SBC. Students in the 6 yr BA/MD program will apply specific courses required by the medical program to fulfill these requirements.
Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework
|Anchor I 1||3|
|Anchor II 1||3|
|Anchor III 1||3|
|DISC 100||Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)||3|
|DISC 200||Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)||3|
|DISC 300||Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)||3|
|Focus A 1||3|
|Focus B (Satisfied in program requirements below)|
|Focus C (Satisfied in program requirements below)|
|Focus Elective (Satisfied in program requirements below)|
|'Total credits' in this section indicates the number of General Education Core credit hours that are not met by the degree specific requirements outlined below.|
See the UMKC General Education Core section of the catalog for available Anchor and Focus course options.
Constitution Course Requirement
Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.”
Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process|
|U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1|
|U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1|
|Honors American Government (Focus C) 1|
|American Government (Focus C) 1|
Course may satisfy both the UMKC General Education Core (Focus C) and Constitution requirements.
There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:
- Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
- Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
- Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
- Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
- Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.
|PSYCH 210||General Psychology (Focus C)||3|
|SOCIOL 101||Sociology: An Introduction||3|
|SOCIOL 211||Social And Psychological Development Through The Life Cycle||3|
Biology course requirements. Biology courses that fulfill the BA degree requirements are listed below. A grade of C- or better is required in each course used to fulfill these requirements.
|BIOLOGY 108||General Biology I (Focus B)||3|
|BIOLOGY 108L||General Biology I Laboratory||1|
|BIOLOGY 202||Cell Biology||3|
|BMS 9265||Human Biochemistry 1 - Medical||5|
|Take all of the following:|
|LS-ANATO 219||Functional Anatomy I||3|
|LS-MCRB 121||Human Biology III (Microbiology)||3|
|BMS 9296||Human Structure Function I||6|
|BMS 9297||Human Structure Function II||5|
|BMS 9298||Human Structure Function III||5|
|BMS 9399||Human Structure Function IV||6|
Biology Required Labs
|LS-ANATO 219L||Functional Anatomy I Laboratory||1|
|LS-MCRB 121L||Human Biology III (Microbiology) Lab||1|
Biology Synthesis Requirement
|BIOLOGY 498WI||Critical Analysis of Biological Issues||3|
Physical sciences and mathematics requirements: All of the following courses are required. A grade of C- or better is required in each course used to fulfill these requirements.
|CHEM 211||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 211L||Experimental General Chemistry I||1|
|CHEM 212R||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 212LR||Experimental General Chemistry II||1|
|CHEM 320||Elementary Organic Chemistry||4|
|CHEM 320L||Experimental Organic Chemistry||1|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Calculus for Biological Sciences|
or MOTRMATH 110
|MOTR Statistical Reasoning|
Additional information about the BA/MD program may be found on the School of Medicine Website.