Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Program Contact: Thomas Martin 203-582-3368

The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences program provides students with a solid foundation in the basic and biomedical sciences, which enables them to pursue many different avenues of opportunity depending on their goals and interests. Students completing this degree may qualify for employment in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; the medical diagnostics industry; university-based biomedical research; and city, state and federal health/research laboratories. Additionally, students may wish to continue their education in graduate/professional school in: biological and/or biomedical sciences, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, pathologists’ assistant, forensic sciences, microbiological sciences, molecular biology, biotechnology, toxicology, neurobiology, plus many other areas.

Students who excel in this program (>3.0 GPA overall and in science/math) may be eligible to participate in a research project with a faculty member or an internship in an area company sometime during their junior or senior year. This depends upon the availability of mentors and internships at the particular time. Upper-level BMS students in good academic standing (>3.0 GPA overall and in science/math) may also be permitted to take two to three graduate courses to fulfill undergraduate degree requirements. See policy here.

The technical standards for individuals working in the biomedical field may include the following abilities: to effectively communicate via oral and written expression; exhibit general fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination appropriate to performing delicate procedures; distinguish between subtle shades of color; read comprehend, and interpret scientific/medical information from professional sources. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Students may choose to minor in any area of study, although BMS students often choose to pursue one (or more) of these particular minors:

  1. Microbiology and Immunology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Psychology

Students should work with their BMS major adviser and with their minor adviser to choose appropriate courses.