Possible Courses

All courses are subject to change (in name and/or dropped by academic departments). Additional courses may be added after publication of this list. Be sure to cross check the listing with the official St. Olaf College Course Catalog. For help constructing your course plan to complete the Biomedical Studies Concentration, use the Course Planning Form.

Practical Application: Courses in this area focus on the practical aspects of Biomedical Studies and must be outside of your major. For example, a student interested in dentistry might select an art course in ceramics in order to develop hand dexterity and improve skills related to cosmetic dentistry. Possible courses include:

  • Art 103, Foundation 3-D Media
  • Art 207, Ceramics
  • Chemistry 260, Medicinal Chemistry in Jamaica
  • Dance 201, The Body Movable
  • Dance 232, Movement Analysis
  • Economics 245, Economics of Health Care
  • Exercise Science 255, Prevention and Care of Sport Injuries
  • Exercise Science 373, Motor Learning
  • Exercise Science 374, Biomechanics
  • Exercise Science 375, Physiology of Exercise
  • History 296, Medical Vocation in Historical Perspective
  • Nursing 110, Nutrition and Wellness
  • Nursing 302, Health Care Issues
  • Psychology 238, Biopsychology
  • Psychology 375, Clinical and Counseling Psychology
  • Psychology 390, Psychophysiology
  • Social Work 258, Social Policy
  • Sociology 267, Medical Anthropology
  • Sociology 248, Dying, Death, and Bereavement
  • Statistics 212, Statistics for Science

Ethical Issues: This will most likely be the course that you take for your EIN general education credit. Consider selecting an EIN offering that is directly related to human health and well-being, such as:

  • Exercise Science 290, Sports Ethics in Society
  • Philosophy 250, Biomedical Ethics
  • Philosophy 252, Ethics and the Good Life
  • other EIN courses offered on a temporary basis (e.g., through the Integrative Studies department)

Level II or III Elective: Courses in this area complement your particular biomedical career goals and must be outside of your major. For example, someone planning to attend a physicial assistant graduate program might count Developmental Psychology (if a Biology major) or Animal Physiology (if a Psychology major) because those courses are admissions requirements.

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