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2021-2022 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Biomedical Sciences

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Website: gvsu.edu/bms

The biomedical sciences major consists of courses prescribed by professional schools (medical, dental, osteopathic, veterinary, pharmacy, graduate) as essential to the successful completion of a professional school curriculum, plus electives necessary to provide educational breadth and maturity. In short, the biomedical sciences major is designed to aid students in gaining a comprehensive understanding of human life sciences and is a gateway to many exciting and meaningful career paths.

The four general areas of significance in the biomedical sciences curriculum are anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and nutrition. Faculty in the Biomedical Sciences 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.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in biomedical sciences, Bachelor of Science in microbiology, Master of Health Science in biomedical sciences, and emphasis in nutrition sciences.

Participating Programs

Study Abroad (gvsu.edu/studyabroad)

Students have an opportunity to spend a semester or a year studying at Kingston University (KU) in the United Kingdom. The School of Life Sciences at KU offers a number of courses that will be accepted as part of the biomedical sciences degrees.

Program Requirements

The following programs are available:



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