Biomedical Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The Biomedical Sciences major primarily prepares our students for post-graduate professional schools, such as medical, dental, pharmacy, or other graduate programs (e.g. PA, PT, OT). The major is designed to help students acquire a comprehensive understanding of the human life sciences and launch students into exciting scientific or health careers. Majors in Biomedical Sciences may also select an optional emphasis in either microbiology or nutrition.

Coursework

The Biomedical Sciences major consists of courses essential for successful admission to and completion of a professional school curriculum, plus courses that to provide educational breadth. Students study a variety of topics, including:

  • Anatomy
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology

Career Options

Biomedical Sciences is a preeminent choice for students interested in health-related careers. These include medicine (human and veterinary), dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing. It is also an excellent choice for students interested in furthering their training at the graduate level. Graduates of the Biomedical Sciences can also obtain employment in a variety of areas such as:

  • Research laboratories in academia, industry, or government
  • Regulatory branches of the government
  • Pharmaceutical sales

Why Study Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley?

  • Academic flexibility. The Biomedical Sciences major fulfills the requirements of almost any professional school.
  • Faculty attention. The majority of our courses are taught by experts with a Ph.D. in their respective fields.
  • Research Experiences. Students have numerous opportunities to contribute to scientific research while receiving one on one mentoring.
  • Professional development. Many of our students travel to professional meetings with their faculty mentors to present research findings and meet other experts outside of Grand Valley.

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