Our majors launch careers in health and medicine. You’ll study alongside nearly 900 other motivated young scientists. Many will go on to professional degree programs – like medical school, dental school, veterinary school, or pharmacy school. Others pursue graduate studies, or jump directly into careers. Our hands-on experiences set our students apart: You’ll gain from amazing opportunities in internships and undergraduate research, with mentorship from top scientists in their fields.
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Students entering in Fall 2020 can declare a major in biomedical sciences with a concentration. Students who declared a major in microbiology, environmental health, or biomedical sciences for Spring 2020 or earlier, please contact your academic advisor for current program information.
Learn how core biological sciences apply to human and animal health and disease. Focus on biological structure and function at the molecular, cellular, and systemic levels.
All three biomedical sciences concentrations provide the prerequisites necessary for applying to a professional program, like medical school, veterinary school, or pharmacy school. Each concentration offers unique career opportunities within different fields of health and medicine. You will begin your studies with foundational science courses, then choose a concentration in anatomy and physiology, microbiology and infectious disease, or environmental public health to align your academic interests with your career goals.
Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system – how it develops, how it is structured, and how it controls our senses, perceptions, thoughts, and behaviors in both normal and disease states. Two concentrations provide a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biological sciences that share a common core for the first two years, making it easy to switch between concentrations if your interest changes. Upper-level courses include physiology, biochemistry, statistics, functional neuroanatomy, and cellular neurobiology, in addition to the behavioral and cognitive neuroscience (focus on neural systems that control behavior) and cell and molecular neuroscience (focus on biochemical mechanisms of neuronal function) concentrations.
The minor in biomedical sciences provides students with a useful complement to majors in biological science, zoology, health and exercise science, animal science, psychology, and other biomedical science areas. The program offers directed study in human/animal systems to broaden the background of students pursuing professional careers in biomedical sciences, human and veterinary medicine, and a variety of health-related disciplines. The program requires completion of 21 credits in biomedical sciences with a required physiology course and biomedical sciences elective coursework to be selected from a variety of biomedical sciences courses to complement the student’s educational goals and interests.
To declare a biomedical sciences minor, sign up for a minor declaration session.
A minor in environmental health complements students majoring in a variety of biosciences who are interested in career options in public health, private sector environmental health and safety, sustainability, or graduate school.
Students should contact the environmental health academic advisor to declare this minor.