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Biomedical Sciences major

Study the sciences from a human perspective through our biomedical sciences major. From anatomy and physiology to human microbiology, you’ll develop an understanding of biological and chemical systems of the human body — and you’ll develop a foundation for a career in the health professions.

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As a biomedical sciences major, you'll take courses as an undergraduate that most other research institutions limit to their graduate students. With work that includes histology, pharmacology and molecular pathology, you can develop an edge over your competition for admission to graduate and professional programs. It's one reason why our biomedical sciences major is a popular choice for pre-med and pre-dent students.

Get ready.

The biomedical sciences major, combining human health sciences with the university's distinctive courses in the humanities and social sciences, provides the intellectual tools and scientific proficiency you'll need to succeed in advanced studies in the health sciences.

Open wide.

Thinking of someday attending dental school? Our pre-dental course offerings include an introduction to dentistry and hands-on experiences in dental techniques, as well as head and neck anatomy, oral histology, oral pathology and oral biology.

Become a physician assistant.

Biomedical sciences is the starting point for Marquette's physician assistant program.

Powerful combinations.

If you're looking for that "extra something" to set you apart from the crowd, consider linking the biomedical sciences major with a minor in journalism, marketing, advertising or computer science. Your scientific expertise can give you an edge in these professional arenas — like writing for science and medical magazines, developing biomedical software programs or marketing pharmaceuticals.

Cutting-edge research.

As a biomedical sciences student, you can choose to work with internationally respected researchers tackling some of society's most pressing medical problems.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.

Freshman

  • Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Sciences
  • Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • Histories of Cultures and Societies Elective
  • Introduction to Theology
  • General Psychology
  • General Biology I & II
  • General Chemistry I & II
  • Elective

Sophomore

  • Human Anatomy
  • Calculus for the Biological Sciences
  • Principles of Biological Investigation
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Theory of Ethics
  • Organic Chemistry I & II
  • Statistics Course
  • Elective

Junior

  • Biochemistry
  • Human Microbiology
  • Human Physiology
  • General Pathology
  • Biomedical Sciences Elective
  • General Physics I & II
  • Literature/Performing Arts Elective
  • Health and Society Elective
  • Electives

Senior

  • Molecular Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Two Biomedical Sciences Electives
  • Diverse Cultures Elective
  • Theology Elective
  • Electives
  • Applied Ethics for the Health Sciences

Biomedical sciences

You might like the biomedical sciences major if you

✓ Are interested in the health field but not sure of your specific goals

✓ Consider yourself pre-med or pre-dental

✓ Are skilled in science, especially human sciences

What can you do with a major in Biomedical Sciences?

Biomedical sciences studentSome biomedical sciences majors choose to enter the work force immediately as science writers or as pharmaceutical sales reps and marketers. Most, however, choose to pursue advanced degrees in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, pharmacy, optometry and other health-related fields.

Learn more about what you can do with a major in biomedical sciences.

Visit the department that offers the biological sciences major.


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