Undergraduate Programs

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.

Our program is changing

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.

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Learn how core biological sciences apply to human and animal health and disease at the molecular, cellular, and systemic levels.

Begin your studies with foundational science courses.

Align your academic interests with your career goals with a concentration in anatomy and physiology, microbiology and infectious disease, or environmental public health.

Find unique career opportunities in health and medicine. All three concentrations provide the prerequisites necessary for applying to graduate school and professional programs, like medical, veterinary, or pharmacy school.

Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

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.

Build a strong foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biological sciences for the first two years, establishing the core knowledge required for either of two concentrations – behavioral and cognitive neuroscience or cell and molecular neuroscience.

Study physiology, biochemistry, statistics, functional neuroanatomy, and cellular neurobiology, in addition to curriculum tailored to each concentration in upper level courses.

Choose a concentration focusing on neural systems that control behavior (cognitive neuroscience), or on the biochemical mechanisms of neuronal function (molecular neuroscience).

Gain critical thinking and writing skills crucial for industry careers or advanced degrees in the life sciences, medicine, or human behavior.

Earn the prerequisites necessary for graduate school and professional programs, like medical, veterinary, or pharmacy school.

Minor in Biomedical Sciences

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.

Minor in Environmental Health

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.

Minor in Microbiology

A minor in microbiology is useful to students majoring in biological science, natural science, food science, biochemistry, some fields of engineering, and other science-related fields.

Students should contact the microbiology academic advisor to declare this minor.

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