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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog


Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Requirements for a Major in Biomedical Sciences

General University Degree Requirements

As identified in the General Academic Policies section of the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.

Required Biomedical Sciences Courses

Additional Required Courses

Biomedical Sciences Elective Courses

Nine additional hours of upper-division (BMS 300-level and higher) biomedical sciences courses, excluding BMS 374 and BMS 495.

In addition, the following courses outside of BMS may also be included in these nine hours:

Nutrition Science Emphasis

Graduates from this emphasis will be prepared to pursue graduate training in many disciplines within the biomedical sciences, especially nutrition or physiology. Students who wish to become a registered dietician can do so by completing an accredited didactic program in dietetics at the graduate level, and an approved dietetic internship program. The nutrition emphasis also offers outstanding preparation for premedical or prephysician assistant students who are interested in understanding the mechanisms by which diet influences health and disease. In addition, this emphasis will prepare graduates for career opportunities as a laboratory technician. Because it is impossible to design one curriculum to fulfill the requirements of every graduate school or career choice, it is the student's responsibility, in consultation with an advisor, to see that requirements are met for the graduate schools or careers in which the student is interested.

Required Biomedical Sciences Courses

Any four of the following five nutrition courses (credits: 12)

Additional Required Courses

Biomedical Sciences Program Description

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