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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. 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 (http://www.arc-pa.org/provisional_acc/applicant_programs.html).
- 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.
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
- Cell Biology
- Musculoskeletal Anatomy
- Medical Terminology.
Most students with a biomedical sciences major will continue to professional schools to pursue interests in health care careers. In addition, students may take their Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree and pursue employment directly after graduation as a:
- Medical technologist
- Nurse anesthetist
- Radiology technician
- Forensic service technician
- Food and drug inspector
- Medical illustrator
- Science journalist.
All biomedical sciences majors 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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