Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences

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About Biomedical Sciences

The bachelor of science degree in Biomedical Sciences immerses students in an exploration of topics in the life sciences including cell biology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, neurobiology, and physiology, as they are applied to the science of human health.  The B.S. in Biomedical Sciences allows students to fulfill undergraduate course requirements for admission to medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy and other health and science related graduate or professional schools.

TBIOMD Career Options

Through rigorous coursework and ample opportunities for research or clinical experiences, students will be prepared for (1) advanced training at the graduate or professional level, i.e. M.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., D.O., O.D., P.A., D.P.M., Pharm.D., or D.V.M.; and (2) employment in biomedical careers, such as clinical and research laboratories in private industry or public agencies (regional, state, federal), or other areas such as law and business that bridge with biology.

Student Learning Outcomes

There are five major student learning outcomes associated with the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences:

1. Core Knowledge

  • An understanding of the fundamentals of chemistry and biology
  • An understanding of the key principles of biochemistry, microbiology and molecular biology and their application to human health
  • Awareness of the major issues at the forefront of these disciplines
  • Awareness of societal and ethical issues in the biomedical sciences
  • The ability to integrate knowledge across interdisciplinary lines

2. Applying the Process of Science

  • The ability to dissect a problem into its key features by thinking in an integrated manner and to look at problems from different perspectives
  • The ability to generate hypotheses, design experiments, observe nature and test hypotheses
  • The ability to understand the limitations of the experimental approach

3. Quantitative Reasoning

  • The ability to analyze experimental data and interpret the results
  • The ability to apply statistics and other mathematical approaches to examine biological systems

4. Laboratory Skills

  • The ability to work safely and effectively in the laboratory
  • The ability to troubleshoot and optimize methods
  • The ability to collaborate with other researchers

5. Literature and Communication Skills

  • The ability to assess primary papers critically
  • The ability to use oral, written and visual presentations to present their work to both a science literate and general audience