Biomedical Sciences

Begin your career in the medical sciences with expert guidance and real-life learning experiences.

The Biomedical sciences degree is tailored to fit your career goals with three tracks of study. 

  • Track 1 is competitive for those wishing to apply to medical school, veterinary, pharmacy, dental, optometry, podiatry or chiropractic schools. 
  • Track 2 is designed for those students planning to become physician assistants. Mount St. Joseph University has been approved to develop a PA program with initial enrollment proposed for the 2017-18 academic year. The approval was granted by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (
  • Track 3 is tailored for those students interested in physical or occupational therapy.

Courses in the Biomedical Sciences develop your critical thinking skills and build a solid scientific foundation to support your advanced degree. Special faculty advisors, who focus on the ever-changing admission requirements for professional programs, work one-on-one with the Biomedical Sciences student to help them be successful in their health careers. 

Advanced Courses

Advanced courses offered to Biomedical Sciences students include anatomy and physiology, microbiology, embryology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, and pathophysiology.  Students may also select from a large group of electives including neurobiology, evolution, and organic chemistry.

Career Readiness

You will start to develop the career skills needed to be an effective health care provider on your first day in class.  Seminars will permit you to meet with a variety of health care specialists to introduce you to the professional skills you need for the biomedical sciences.  You may also elect to take a co-op position or engage in a service learning experience to integrate your coursework with your career.

The first step to a successful career in the biomedical sciences is your Mount degree.