Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

The Biomedical Sciences major is an interdisciplinary program designed for students specifically wishing to pursue a career in the health sciences. The curriculum provides students with the foundation required for admission to and success in a variety of graduate programs (physiology, neuroscience, immunology, human genetics, etc.) or professional schools (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, nursing, etc.). After completing a common core of classes, students specialize in a specific area of interest through upper-level courses in biology and/or chemistry.

Upon completion of this program, students will demonstrate:

  • an understanding of the purpose and process of science, including the scientific method: construction of hypotheses, data collection and analysis, and the formulation of conclusions;
  • an understanding of the basic concepts of biological science with a special emphasis on human biology: the unity and diversity of life, biological molecules, the cell as a functioning structure, and mechanisms of inheritance and evolution;
  • an understanding of core knowledge in inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry; and
  • skills for effective verbal and written communication to peers in scientific settings.

Program Type

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Program Contact

Professor Tracy Livingston

Program Options

Core Courses

(38 hours required)

Required Course Selections

(7 hours required)

Elective Courses

(15 hours required)

  • Select fifteen additional credit hours among 300-400 level courses in Biology or Chemistry.

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