Biomedical Science

Major: 
Biomedical Science
Type of Degree: 
Bachelor of Science
Average Time of Commitment/Completion: 
4 years
Description: 

The Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science is a degree that prepares students for a wide range of careers in Human Biology, as well as graduate and professional programs.

Examples Of Careers/Jobs That Are Suited To This Major: 

There are many possible career paths for students who graduate from St. Gregory's University with an area of concentration in General Biology. For example, graduates may become lab technicians working for a pharmaceutical company or a biotechnology company.

Some may also choose to continue their studies in a graduate program in one of the many growing health professions, such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dietics, dentistry, dental hygiene, optometry, pharmacy, physician associate programs and graduate programs in biomedical sciences or public health.

In short, Biomedical Science graduates find interesting, challenging, and rewarding work in a variety of settings—office, lab and field—often with much opportunity for human interaction. The greatest rewards involve helping people live enjoyable and meaningful lives.

Examples Of This Major’s Core Classes: 

Courses a biology student may take on the way to a diploma could include Elementary Statistics, General Chemistry I & II, Organic Chemistry I, Principles of Biology, General Zoology, Genetics, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Research and Technical Writing in the Sciences and Natural Science Senior Seminar. Other biology courses offered at St. Gregory's University include Introduction to Nutrition, Medical Vocabulary, Microbiology, Cell Biology and Health Professions Seminar.

Special Activities/Opportunities You’ll Experience At St. Gregory’s: 

Through affiliation agreements between St. Gregory’s and local hospitals, students may be involved in mentoring, observation or job shadowing experiences. Students may also be invited to join Alpha Epsilon Delta, a national honor society for those pursuing careers in the health professions.

Our Commitment To You: 

As a Biomedical Science major, you can expect a 12/1 student-to-teacher ratio and a great deal of interaction with your faculty. You can expect laboratories to be taught by faculty, and not by graduate teaching assistants. You can expect your faculty to be available as needed. Our close-knit campus allows great students to excel and prepares them for the next stages of their academic or professional careers.

FOR MORE INFORMATION about becoming an SGU Biomedical Science major, contact:
Dr. Don Skinner-Noble, Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Life Science and Kinesiology, St. Gregory’s University, 1900 W. MacArthur Dr., Shawnee, OK 74804, (405) 878-5197, doskinnernoble@stgregorys.edu

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