Program Overview

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Research Minor

If you are pursuing a career in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, physical therapy, optometry, biomedical research, physician assistant, and occupational therapy or other health-related fields, the Biomedical Sciences (BMD) program is definitely the major for you.

The BMD program is considered a pre-med program for graduate and professional programs. BMD has a unique advantage to complete courses such as histology, immunology, epidemiology, endocrinology and genetics that are often limited to graduate students. Providing these courses at the undergraduate level gives our graduates a competitive edge for admission to graduate and professional programs. Our graduates continue to have a successful track record in acceptance into graduate schools and job placement.

Accelerated Pathway

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Our accelerated pathway curriculum allows you to complete your degree in less time. Click on the button below to view the accelerated pathway curriculum.

Curriculum

Traditional Pathway

The traditional pathway allows you to complete your degree in 4 years.

The biomedical sciences (BMD) curriculum has a strong science foundation with over 60 hours of course work in the disciplines of Biology and Chemistry, including courses in Histology, Microbiology, Pathophysiology, Immunology, Epidemiology, and Infectious Diseases. Along with the strong science foundation, general education courses in Biomedical Ethics, Spiritual Aspects of Health Care, Medical Sociology, U.S. Health Care Systems, Literature and Medicine, and Writing for the Health Profession helps prepare the students for the people-oriented, technology-based health care profession.

Curriculum

Research Minor

Have you ever thought about a career in research? Would like to get a "hands on" experience to better under-stand concepts in class? Then the Research Minor may be for you.

Whether you are interested in better understanding the basic and/or clinical sciences, pursue a career in research, or bolster your credentials on an application for a professional clinical program, research is one of the most beneficial displays of scholarship one participate in at the undergraduate level.

RESEARCH MINOR

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

A major goal for this program is to make the transition from the biomedical sciences program to professional/graduate schools as seamless as possible.  Thus, the BMD program has developed the following articulation agreements.

ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

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Why Biomedical Sciences at Baptist University?

  • Faith-based atmosphere
  • Student centered with small classrooms
  • Three-year track
    For students who wish to pursue early admission to graduate school
  • Student mentoring program
  • Entrance Exam preparation
  • Faculty advisors
    For professional programs to assist with preparation and applications
  • Mock interview
    For interview preparations into professional program
  • Articulation agreements
    That allow guaranteed interviews
  • Opportunity for internships and research
  • Quality Doctoral prepared faculty
    With extensive research backgrounds

“The greatest aspect of my educational experience thus far at Baptist would be the willingness of the professors to help you succeed. They provide each student with countless resources, including their own time, to allow you to flourish in your academics.”

Will Curry

Program Outcomes

95%
Retention Rate
Fall 2017 to Fall 2018
93%
Placement Rate
Academic Year 2017-2018
93%
Satisfaction Rate
Academic Year 2017-2018
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Career Opportunities

  • Dentists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Optometrists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians & Surgeons
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists

More Information

Opportunities to develop health care research projects enhance the strong science-based curriculum that prepares students for graduate school. A biomedical sciences major will have a unique advantage to complete courses such as histology, immunology, epidemiology, endocrinology and genetics that are often limited to graduate students. Providing these courses at the undergraduate level gives our biomedical sciences graduates a competitive edge for admission to graduate and professional programs.

Mission

The mission of the Biomedical Sciences Program is to prepare graduates with a solid foundation in natural and health sciences who demonstrate scientific proficiency and critical thinking skills to succeed in graduate schools and professional programs and/or careers in the health sciences field.

Program Goals

  • To provide students with the opportunity to acquire the concepts, facts, principles, terminology, and theories fundamental to all health care professions and related fields.
  • To develop skills deemed necessary for continued intellectual growth.
  • To aid students in developing a strong foundation in the discipline that will make them nationally competitive for admission into graduate programs.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the biomedical sciences program, the graduate will:

  • Use analytical skills to apply concepts in the biological sciences, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
  • Integrate concepts in the biological sciences, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
  • Demonstrate scientific literacy.
  • Recognize ethical standards and practices in research methods and application to diverse populations.

Advisory Board

The Biomedical Sciences Advisory Committee is made up of professionals within the Medical and Educational career pathways charged with growing the BMD program and assisting students and alumni grow in their professional fields. 

ADVISORY BOARD