Biology: Biomedical Science
The Bachelor of Science in Biology with a concentration in Biomedical Science provides students interested in pursuing a healthcare related professional degree from medical school, osteopathic medical school, physician assistant school, physical therapy school, or dental school and opportunity to be exposed to courses that prepare them for entrance exams as well as the rigors of these graduate programs.
Key Program Features
Effectively communicate science through written reports and papers; oral and poster presentations; recognizing, reading, and understanding scientific literature.
Function in a professional environment by working as a team, managing time and projects effectively, compliance with all safety and regulatory guidelines.
Demonstrate the skills required to be a successful scientist through use of the scientific method; proficiency in field and laboratory skills and equipment use; demonstration of quantitative skills including graphing and analyzing data; proficiency with relevant computer software; and maintenance of appropriate records.
Demonstration of content knowledge through understanding and explanation of fundamental concepts in the major division of biology including genetics; molecular and cellular biology; organismal biology; and ecology, evolution, and behavior.
Our students have the opportunity to participate in field studies and unique faculty-driven research projects not available at other schools of our size, making our programs exceptionally strong. Our faculty are experts in their field and provide students with a learning environment that cultivates critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Students learn to apply the scientific method to practical problems in the sciences, developing hypotheses and experimental procedures to test these hypotheses. They learn basic field and laboratory skills and how to use equipment that is common in most biomedical science laboratories. In addition, our students gain quantitative skills including graphing and data analysis using relevant computer software.