Why Major in Biomedical Sciences?

Students majoring in biomedical sciences will feel prepared to go onto medical school, optometry school and other medical or health related graduate programs. Classes are focused on the education needed to pursue your desired medical career. Students will also leave feeling prepared for the various entrance exams needed for graduate-level study.

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Program Distinctives

The biomedical science major integrates the core elements of chemistry and biology and is designed to prepare students for careers in the health professions. Graduates of the BMS major will have acquired the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to pursue advanced study in any biomedical discipline, including medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, optometry and pharmacy, and graduate degrees in health and science-related fields. Pending SACSCOC approval

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Interesting Courses

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Student Learning Outcomes

Students will leave feeling prepared for the various entrance exams needed for graduate-level study.

Career paths in Biomedical Sciences

Medicine
Optometry
Pharmacy
Physician Assistant

Contact

Phillip Jen, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
(606) 218-5479
phillipjen@upike.edu