Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences Anatomy and Physiology Concentration

Study the structure and function of mammalian systems on a molecular and systemic level. Engage in coursework in human or animal anatomy, neuroanatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Tailor elective courses and laboratory research to your interests and goals, in specialty areas of endocrinology, pharmacology, neurophysiology, reproductive physiology, and cardiopulmonary physiology.

The anatomy and physiology degree program is part of the biomedical sciences major, which is a competitive major. Competitive majors have additional admission requirements, such as a higher GPA or additional coursework.

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Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers undergraduate through postdoctoral education guided by dedicated faculty who pursue translational research in the disciplines of anatomy, neurobiology, pharmacology, physiology, and reproductive biology. More than 30 specialty laboratories allow students to gain hands-on learning experiences tailored to individualized interests and goals in human and animal health and disease.

Program Highlights

  • Senior capstone integrates pathophysiology and the biological mechanisms of disease

  • State-of-the-art lab facilities, including new virtual reality anatomy space

  • Cadaver-based human and animal anatomy

Research Opportunities

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is home to more than 30 specialty laboratories involved in cutting-edge research. The research focal areas include anatomical teaching and services, cardiovascular physiology, neuroscience, and reproductive biology.

Students have the opportunity to take the Research in Biomedical Sciences course and learn how to properly keep a laboratory notebook, develop and test protocols, gather data to test hypotheses, analyze data, participate in lab meetings, and communicate research findings.

Independent study and thesis project opportunities are also available.

Training grants

Students may be eligible to earn grant funding and hands-on research experience in their sophomore year by participating in the Maximizing Access to Research Careers Program, a research training opportunity funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Career Opportunities

Anatomy and physiology degree program coursework is designed to prepare students for health-related professions, and professional and graduate programs. An undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences prepares students for a wide variety of opportunities with a basis in cellular and molecular biology, human/animal anatomy, and physiology.

  • Human Medicine
  • Biomedical Sales and Marketing
  • Biotechnology
  • Science Teaching
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Laboratory Careers
  • Physical Therapy
  • Research

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