Biomedical Sciences, B.S.
The biomedical sciences (BMS) major is designed to help students gain a comprehensive understanding of the life sciences with a focus on the human body. BMS is a gateway to many exciting and meaningful professional career paths.
Faculty in the Biomedical Sciences department have expertise in the general areas of microbiology, anatomy, physiology, and nutrition. From this expertise, they are able to offer excellent instruction at the introductory and advanced level, as well as the opportunity for students to be involved in a wide variety of research projects to gain laboratory experience and technical skills. Areas of research include bacterial genetics, cardiovascular disease, epidemiology, human anatomy, immunology, neuroscience, parasitology, stem cell biology, and toxicology to name a few.
Why Study Biomedical Sciences at Grand Valley?
- The biomedical sciences program prepares students for graduate-level health and science related careers, and fulfills the entrance requirements for most professional schools.
- Faculty members are involved in a wide variety of research projects, providing opportunities for students to gain real-world laboratory experience.
- Courses are taught by expert faculty with advanced degrees in their respective fields.
- Faculty members are accessible for office hours, advising, and mentoring. They provide guidance for career development in their fields of expertise.
- More than 35 advanced elective courses are offered covering all areas of biomedical science, including experiential learning through internships, research, study abroad, and serving as laboratory assistants to the professors in laboratory classes.
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Location & Format
Undergraduate students in this major study at the Grand Valley Allendale
- Face To Face
The biomedical sciences major provides a strong foundation in the sciences that prepares the student for careers in science and medicine. The requirements for the major align with the coursework required for admission to professional schools and graduate programs in the sciences.
Students will study a variety of topics, including:
Combined Degree Programs
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.
REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCEHands-on learning and other fieldwork not only deepen your mastery of your discipline but also give you the edge employers seek. Visit our experience matters page to see the work GVSU students are doing in their co-ops and internships.
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