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The Biomedical Sciences major is designed to help students acquire a comprehensive understanding of the human life sciences and launch students into exciting scientific or health careers. It prepares our students for post-graduate professional schools, such as medical, dental, pharmacy, or other graduate programs such as physician assistant studies, physical therapy, or occupational therapy.
Majors in Biomedical Sciences may also select an optional emphasis in either microbiology or nutrition.
Undergraduate students in this major study at Grand Valley's Allendale
The Biomedical Sciences major consists of coursework essential for successful admission to and completion of a professional school curriculum, plus courses that provide educational breadth. Students study a variety of topics, including:
Biomedical Sciences is a preeminent choice for students interested in health and science related careers in the fields of 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:
This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.
You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.
The B.S. in Biomedical Sciences at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual job postings.
Source: EMSI, 2020.
Visit the Admissions website for undergraduate requirements.