BS in Biomedical Sciences

Whether you are interested in forensics and dream of assisting the medical examiner on a homicide or want to work in medicine, diagnosing disease and analyzing tissue samples, a BS in biomedical sciences is the pathway to a variety of exciting jobs in health care, government research, education and law enforcement.

About this program

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Success Rate

A high percent of our graduates are either working or in a secondary education program six months after graduation (2015 Graduates from Quinnipiac Survey)

+23%


Careers in demand

Jobs for Biomedical Science graduates are forecast to increase by 24% between 2014-2024 (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016)

Program Overview

Speaking out

Professor Jeffrey Mital Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences addresses parents & prospective students at the Quinnipiac Open House, Mount Carmel, Quinnipiac University June 6th, 2016

You’ll acquire the skills you need to work in a hospital laboratory, conduct experiments that may eventually lead to a cure for cancer or AIDS, analyze toxicology reports for the police or conduct research for companies, such as Bristol-Myers Squibb. Many who choose this field pursue an advanced degree and become physicians, dentists, veterinarians or pharmacists. 

You can choose an internship at a local biotechnology company or health facility, or take on an independent study project researching the quality of water in a local stream or reservoir. We also offer a five-year biomedical sciences program, which leads to a master of health science degree. 

With medical information and technology constantly on the rise, there is an increased demand for specially trained personnel to work in clinical and research laboratories, hospitals, medical schools and government health facilities. With a degree in biomedical sciences, you’ll have a chance to work in a dynamic, cutting-edge profession with a variety of exciting career options and the chance to improve the lives of countless individuals.

Curriculum and Requirements

BS in Biomedical Sciences Curriculum

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterCredits
BIO 150 General Biology for Majors 4
CHE 110
& 110L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
EN 101 Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing 3
FYS 101 First Year Seminar 3
MA 140
or MA 141
Pre-Calculus 1
or Calculus of a Single Variable I
3
 Credits17
Spring Semester
BIO 151 Molecular and Cell Biology and Genetics 4
CHE 111
& 111L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
EN 102 Academic Writing and Research 3
BMS 278 Research and Technology 3
UC Disciplinary Inquiry 3
 Credits17
Second Year
Fall Semester
BIO 211
& 211L
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
and Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I
4
CHE 210
& 210L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4
MA 275 Biostatistics 3
UC Disciplinary Inquiry 3
 Credits14
Spring Semester
BIO 212
& 212L
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
4
CHE 211
& 211L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
BMS 370
& 370L
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
4
UC Disciplinary Inquiry 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall Semester
PHY 110
& 110L
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
BMS 375
& 375L
Immunology
and Immunology Lab
4
Science Elective 4
UC Personal Inquiry 3
 Credits15
Spring Semester
PHY 111
& 111L
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
4
Choose one of the following 4
BMS 472
Biotechnology (Lecture & Lab Combined)  
BIO 471
& 471L
Molecular Genetics
and Molecular Genetics Lab
 
Science Elective 4
UC Personal Inquiry 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
BMS 318 Pathophysiology 3
CHE 315
& 315L
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry Lab I
4
Science Elective 3-4
UC Personal Inquiry 3
Open Elective 3
 Credits16-17
Spring Semester
Science Elective 4
QU 420 Integrative Capstone 3
Science Elective 3-4
UC Personal Inquiry 3
Open Elective 3
 Credits16-17
 Total Credits125-127
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Minimum mathematics requirement: MA 140. For those interested in graduate or professional schools, MA 141 is recommended.

Students interested in graduate or professional school should investigate research and/or an independent study.

Science Electives

Take 15-17 credits from any BIO, BMS, HSC, CHE or PHY course at the 200 level or above. Three courses must be BMS.

Open Electives

Students may take 6 credits of 1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-credit courses. BMS majors may not take 100 level "science for non-science majors" classes as open electives.

Minors

Science and open electives may be taken to complete minors from a variety of disciplines such as microbiology/immunology, chemistry and psychology. Students should discuss course selection for minors with their academic adviser.

Biomedical Sciences Electives

Course List
BMS 200Biology of Aging3
BMS 213
& 213L
Microbiology and Pathology
and Microbiology and Pathology Lab
4
BMS 276Drug Development3
BMS 278Research and Technology3
BMS 300
& 300L
The Physiology of Human Performance I
and The Physiology of Human Performance I Lab
4
BMS 301
& 301L
Physiology of Human Performance II
and Physiology of Human Performance II Lab
4
BMS 310Neuroanatomy3
BMS 318Pathophysiology3
BMS 320Pharmacology3
BMS 325Toxicology3
BMS 330Endocrinology3
BMS 332Histology4
BMS 370
& 370L
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
4
BMS 372
& 372L
Pathogenic Microbiology
and Pathogenic Microbiology Lab
4
BMS 375
& 375L
Immunology
and Immunology Lab
4
BMS 378Vaccines and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases3
BMS 470
& 470L
Virology
and Virology Lab
4
BMS 472Biotechnology4
BMS 473Infections of Leisure3
BMS 474Power of Plagues3
BMS 481Research Methods in Biomedical Sciences I1-4
BMS 482Independent Study in Microbiology1-4
BMS 483Independent Study in Microbiology1-4
BMS 498Independent Study in Biomedical Sciences I1-4
BMS 499Independent Study in Biomedical Sciences II1-4
BMS 502Research Methods4