The biomedical science program will allow for our students to be prepared for various future goals in the health field. As a Biomedical Science graduate, students will find careers in medical technology, research science or medical sales, as well as technical careers in hospital laboratories, universities and research institutes.
Program Director: Sandra Chimon-Rogers, Ph.D.
Faculty: Sandra Chimon Rogers, Ph.D., Karen Dade, Ron Kozlowski, Ahmed Lakhani, Ph.D.; Elizabeth Musser, BSHA; and Tracy Stone, M.S., CSCS.
- Mission Statement
- Lab & Equipment
- Career Options
The Biomedical Sciences Program will provide our students with the top-of-the-line preparation for careers in health care including, but not limited to, nursing, medical, dental, optometry, public health, pharmacy, pathology, occupational therapy and physical therapy. Our students will also be prepared to apply for a graduate degree in biology, chemistry, or biochemistry if they are so inclined to do so. Our faculty members are committed to excellence in learning and teaching, service to the community, research, and scholarship, with as much student involvement as possible. We value and encourage supportive relationships with our community partners, and we instill an attitude of lifelong learning for excellence in health care and for improved quality of life for those we serve.
Dr. Sandra Chimon-Rogers
Director of the Biophysical Chemistry & Mathematics Program and Associate Professor
Dr. Sandra Chimon-Rogers obtained her Ph.D. in Bio-Analytical Chemistry from the University of Illinois. She has brought her Alzheimer’s disease research to Calumet College of St. Joseph’s and is utilizing various high tech bio-analytical techniques and orthomolecular compounds to find a preventative. Her experience and passion includes encouraging students to present their research findings at various conferences from around the nation to around the world (from Brazil to France). During her last two years at DePaul she had 31 research students who presented over 120 posters and won various awards for their presentations and currently has 23 papers in progress and completion for publication. She has also published 1 laboratory manual and is currently working on 2 more (to be release in fall of 2016). Dr. Rogers would like to encourage our CCSJ students to part take in such research events to help motivate hands on research, confidence and understanding on what they do in the classroom does relate to real life. Over the past 2 years, Dr. Rogers has had over 30 students present posters at conferences in the Midwest and has had 4 of her students attend neuroscience presentation at the University of California. Also, one of her students was accepted into the International Human Cadaver Prosection Program at IUN.
Dr. Rogers teaches General and Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Forensic Biology, Instrumental Chemistry, Research Methods and Nutrition. She previously taught as a Bio-Analytical Chemistry at DePaul University where she also was the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Chimon –Rogers has also taught at Prairie State College, National-Louis University and Elmhurst College. Dr. Rogers was also been nominated for the “Excellence in Teaching” at DePaul along with the various other research recognitions.
Dr. Ahmed Lakhani
Dr. Ahmed Lakhani is an assistant professor of science at Calumet College of St. Joseph in Whiting, Indiana. He received his Ph.D. in the area of Bio-Physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012. He is currently teaching the general science courses, physics, and anatomy and physiology with a few others here and there. Dr. Lakhani is also involved with our summer bridge program at CCSJ.
We have well equipped biology, chemistry and physics labs along with top of the line instrumentation such as:
- Ultra Violet/Visible Spectrometers
- Infrared Spectrometers
- Fourier Transform Infrared
- Inverted Microplate Reader
- 96 Well Plate Reader
- Analytical Balances
- Visible Spectrometers
- Cell Incubator
- Sonic Dismembrator
- -80 Fridge
- Biological Safety Cabinet
- Bench Top Centrifuge
- Microvial Centrifuge
- UV Trans Illuminator
- Various Body Models
- Adult and Child CPR
- AED Trainer
- Top of the Line Physics Experimental Kits
Career Options with this major include, but are not limited to work as:
- a research scientist for petroleum based companies.
- a research scientist for pharmaceutical and Biotech company.
- a forensic scientist.
- a research scientist for a cosmetic company.
- a pharmaceutical sales representative.
- a medical science liaison.
- a scientific editor/journalist.
In addition, Biomedical Science prepares students for graduate school, medical school, physical therapy school, occupational therapy school, nursing school, pharmacy school, veterinary medical school, and dental school.
- Program Requirements
B.S. in Biomedical Science (130 credit hours)
The following courses are required for a baccalaureate degree:
38 credit hours in General Education
Students in the Kinesiology Program must choose the following General Education options:
- MATH 171, Principles of Statistics as the required Math choice
- BIOL 115, Cell and Evolution, as the required Science choice
- PHIL 200, Great Philosophical Ideas, as the required Humanities choice
- PSY 100, Introduction to Psychology, and
- SOCL 210, General Sociology, as the required Social Science choices
- 56 credit hours in Mid-Level Requirements
BIOL 205 Plants, Animals and the Ecosystem (3 credits)
BIOL 205L Plants, Animals and the Ecosystem Lab (1 credit)
BIOL 215 Medical Terminology (2 credits)
BIOL 300 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture (3 credits)
BIOL 300L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (1 credit)
BIOL 305 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lecture (3 credits)
BIOL 305L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (1 credit)
CHEM 143 Nutrition Lecture (3 credits)
CHEM 143L Nutrition Lab (1 credit)
CHEM 200 General and Analytical Chemistry I Lecture (3 credits)
CHEM 200L General and Analytical Chemistry I Lab (1 credit)
CHEM 205 General and Analytical Chemistry II Lecture (3 credits)
CHEM 205L General and Analytical Chemistry II Lab (1 credit)
CHEM 310 Organic Chemistry I Lecture (3 credits)
CHEM 310L Organic Chemistry I Lab (1 credit)
CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry II Lecture (3 credits)
CHEM 311L Organic Chemistry II Lab (1 credit)
MATH 230 Calculus I (4 credits)
MATH 231 Calculus II (4 credits)
PHYS 300 Physics I Lecture (3 credits)
PHYS 300L Physics I Lab (1 credit)
PHYS 305 Physics II Lecture (3 credits)
PHYS 305L Physics II Lab (1 credit)
PSY 335 Abnormal Psych (3 credits)
PSY 340 Developmental Psych (3 credits)
- 36 credit hours in Upper Level Requirements:
BIOL 230 Microbiology Lecture (3 credits)
BIOL 230L Microbiology Lab (1 credit)
BIOL 315 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics Lecture (3 credits)
BIOL 315L Mendelian and Molecular Genetics Lab (1 credit)
BIOL 360 Principles of Immunology (3 credits)
BIOL 372 Biomedical Health Research Literacy I (3 credits)
BIOL 373 Biomedical Health Research Literacy II (3 credits)
CHEM 320 Biochemistry Lecture (3 credits)
CHEM 320L Biochemistry Lab (1 credit)
CHEM 445 Physical Chemistry I Lecture (3 credits)
CHEM 445L Physical Chemistry I Lab (1 credit)
CHEM 446 Physical Chemistry II Lecture (3 credits)
CHEM 446L Physical Chemistry II Lab (1 credit)
MATH 310 Calculus III (4 credits)
MATH 330 Differential Equations (3 credits)
To see the list of courses related to this program, check out the course descriptions on the Biophysical Chemistry and Math Department Courses page.