biomedical sciences Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies Minor

An interdisciplinary studies minor is offered as an elective option to all students currently enrolled at Baptist College of Health Sciences (Baptist College). To earn the minor, students complete 15 credit hours selected from a collection of courses that add value to their major. These courses may be taken concurrently with the degree requirements. Students may enroll in one or more courses per term, depending upon their course load. In order to earn the Interdisciplinary minor from Baptist College, eight credit hours must be completed in residency.  Additionally, the seminar class (HSC 360) is a required course for this minor. If a course is required in a student’s declared major, it cannot also apply toward the minor. All courses completed in the interdisciplinary studies minor will be placed on the official transcript as courses completed at Baptist College, but a minor will not be awarded without the completion of a bachelor’s degree from Baptist College.

Required Course: Credit Hours
HSC 360  Interdisciplinary Seminar 1
Elective Courses:
AHS 202 Medical Terminology 2
BIO 205 Microbiology 4
BIO 301 Pathophysiology 3
BIO 315 Environmental Microbiology 3
BIO 340 Histology 4
BIO 350 Genetics 3
BIO 360 Applied Anatomy & Physiololgy 3
BIO 370 Infectious Diseases 2
BIO 390 Immunology 3
CHE 115 College Chemistry I 4
CHE 215 College Chemistry II 4
CHE 310 Biochemistry 4
CHE 210 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHE 220 Organic Chemistry II 4
ENG 103    Writing for the Health Care Profession                               1
HSC 350 Perspectives in Epidemiology 3
PHY 310 Physics I 3
PHY 320 Physics II 3
PSY 320 Abnormal Psychology 3

Interdisciplinary Seminar (REQUIRED) (1 credit hour) – In this final course of the minor, students will determine an area of interest and select a faculty mentor. The area of interest should have its foundation in several of the minor courses already taken by the student, thereby reflecting the “general theme” of their minor. Students will research the area of interest and produce a “journal-quality” paper, which will be submitted for consideration for publication in The Quest. Students will individually meet with their mentor as needed (each faculty can determine the appropriate meeting schedule). The faculty is responsible for guiding and editing the student’s research and ensuring that the topic is narrow enough to produce a well-focused paper.