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2019-2020 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog


Biomedical Sciences - Program Description

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Website: www.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. Succinctly stated, the biomedical sciences major is designed to aid students in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the human life sciences, and is an introduction and gateway to stimulating and significant careers.

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 providing numerous opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain valuable applied research experience. The areas of research in the department include infectious disease epidemiology, prostate cancer biology, microbial genetics, immunology, neurology, obesity biochemistry, cardiovascular disease, and stem cell biology to name a few.

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Science in biomedical sciences, Master of Health Science in biomedical sciences, and emphases in microbiology and nutrition sciences.

Participating Programs

Study Abroad ( www.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.

The following programs are available:

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Master of Health Sciences in Biomedical Sciences

History of Science Minor



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