Biomedical Sciences | Mount St. Joseph University
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Begin your career in the medical sciences with expert guidance and real-life learning experiences.

The biomedical sciences major blends the required basic science courses to prepare students for careers in the health care field with the flexibility to design a curriculum with their particular biological interests. All three tracks are designed to meet requirements for professional schools in the tri-state area.

  • 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 through a PA program. Click here to learn more about Mount St. Joseph University's Physician Assistant program. 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 students' critical thinking skills and build a solid scientific foundation to support their 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 him or her be successful in his or her health career. 

Featured Courses:

Students will work closely with an academic advisor and a faculty pre-health advisor to design a schedule of courses that fit their interests and needs. Some of the elective courses included in the curricula are:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Neurobiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Medical Terminology.

Career Future:

Your Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science degree allows you to pursue careers like: 

  • Medical technologist
  • Nurse anesthetist
  • Radiology technician
  • Forensic service technician
  • Food and drug inspector
  • Medical illustrator
  • Mortician
  • Science journalist.

Hands-On Experience:

Biomedical sciences majors may engage in individualized research on campus with a faculty mentor or engage in co-op positions or internship experiences in off-campus research programs. These research opportunities strengthen applications to professional schools and provide valuable experiences that serve to enhance career options in the future.

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