Biomedical Sciences Major

Do you want to help improve health through research or as a medical professional?

At a glance

Whether you dream of being a doctor or developing technological advancements for the medical field, you’ll find your path here. This major centers around how core biological systems apply to human and animal health and disease at the molecular, cellular, and systemic levels. Throughout your studies, you’ll be encouraged to select elective courses and laboratory research in specialty areas to tailor your educational experiences to achieve your career dreams. You’ll learn alongside other motivated minds within a tight-knit community dedicated to improving lives of animals, people, and the planet.

Degree typeBachelor of Science
FormatOn campus
Part ofCollege of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Competitive major?Yes
Accelerated option?No
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A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.

Students in this major must choose a concentration.

Anatomy and Physiology

You will have opportunities to engage in elective courses and laboratory research in specialty areas of endocrinology, pharmacology, pathophysiology, neurophysiology, reproductive physiology, and cardiopulmonary physiology. 

Environmental and Public Health

You will learn how to help prevent injuries and disease by managing environmental hazards and promoting healthier air, water, soil, homes, workplaces, and communities. You’ll have the opportunity to put your skills into practice during a capstone internship.

Microbiology and Infectious Disease

You will experience wide variety of opportunities that have a basis in cellular/molecular biology and infectious disease. You’ll get opportunities to engage in elective courses and laboratory research in specialty areas of bacteriology, immunology, mycobacterial diseases, prion biology, vector-borne infectious disease, and virology. 

Some Career Options

Your degree will open up a variety of opportunities for further medical studies or employment in the broad area of biomedical sciences. You’ll find employment opportunities in government at the local, state, and national levels, opportunities for research in a variety of settings, such as university and private laboratories, as well as work in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. 

Tour and info session options

Tours may be available as part of Admissions tours and info sessions, offered throughout the year.

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