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Biomedical Sciences, B.S.
The biomedical sciences major is designed to help students gain a comprehensive understanding of human life sciences and is a gateway to many exciting and meaningful professional career paths.
The four general areas of emphasis in the biomedical sciences curriculum are microbiology, anatomy, physiology, and nutrition.
Faculty in the Biomedical Science department are involved in a wide variety of research projects, providing numerous opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain real laboratory experience. Areas of research include bacterial genetics, cancer biology, cardiovascular disease, epidemiology, human anatomy, immunology, neuroscience, obesity, parasitology, physiological biochemistry, stem cell biology, and toxicology to name a few.
Why Study Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley?
- The biomedical sciences program prepares students who are interested in pursuing graduate-level health and science related careers, fulfilling the entrance requirements of almost any professional school.
- Courses are taught by experts with a doctorate in their respective fields.
- Faculty members are involved in a wide variety of research projects, providing numerous opportunities for students to gain real-world laboratory experience.
- There are extensive opportunities for students to earn scholarships.
- Students are immersed in an active professional development culture within the Biomedical Science department, where they can meet with faculty mentors and experts in the field to interact, share research, and debate.