|Major Code: 7281
||Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom
||Admission Status: Undergraduate
|Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science is designed for students interested in pursuing careers related to understanding and treating disease. Biomedical science prepares students for careers in the medical health professions, including physician, dentist, veterinarian, physician assistant, pharmacist and others, as well as careers researching the molecular causes of and treatments for aging, cancer, immune diseases and other diseases disrupting human physiology.
Coursework emphasizes the development of skills and knowledge at the intersection of physiology, molecular genetics and biochemistry, with research opportunities available to undergraduates in these areas. Related research opportunities include aging, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, antimicrobial development and other areas. The foundation provided by the program prepares students for the MCAT, VCAT, DAT, PCAT and subject GRE. A dedicated premedical advisor is available to direct students interested in pursuing medically related graduate or professional degrees. Students graduating from the biomedical science major have an excellent acceptance rate into medical, professional and graduate-research programs. The degree is eligible for the fast track program, allowing students to complete a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in biotechnology in five years.
Students intending to apply for admission to a major in the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering and Science are strongly encouraged to complete at least one year each of high school biology, chemistry and physics. Prospective students should also have at least three years of high school mathematics including second-year algebra and trigonometry.
Candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science must complete the minimum course requirements outlined in the following curriculum. Electives are selected in consultation with the faculty advisor to reflect the knowledge a student needs either for employment or graduate school.