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
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
(UC) Social Science 3
BMS 278 Research and Technology 3
 Credits17
Second Year
Fall Semester
UC elective 3
CHE 210
& 210L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4
Select one of the following: 3
MA 275
Biostatistics or other (UC) social science  
other (UC) social science
 
BIO 211
& 211L
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
and Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab I
4
 Credits14
Spring Semester
BMS 370
& 370L
General Microbiology
and General Microbiology Lab
4
CHE 211
& 211L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
4
UC elective or open elective 3
BIO 212
& 212L
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
4
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall Semester
BMS 375
& 375L
Immunology
and Immunology Lab
4
Select one of the following: 4
CHE 315
& 315L
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry Lab I
 
"Biotech/Genetics"
 
PHY 110
& 110L
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
4
Select one of the following: 3
MA 275
Biostatistics  
other (UC) social science
 
 Credits15
Spring Semester
Science or HSC elective 3
PHY 111
& 111L
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
4
UC elective or open elective 3
UC elective 3
Open elective 3
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
BMS 318 Pathophysiology 3
BMS elective 3-4
Select one of the following: 4
CHE 315
& 315L
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry Lab I
 
"Biotech/Genetics"
 
UC fine arts or humanities 3
UC Capstone or (UC) humanities 3
 Credits16-17
Spring Semester
BMS elective 3-4
Science or HSC elective 3
Science elective 3
UC fine arts or humanities 3
UC Capstone or (UC) humanities 3
 Credits15-16
 Total Credits125-127

BMS majors may not take 100-level “science for non-science majors” classes as electives or open electives.

Students interested in graduate or professional school should investigate research and/or a capstone project.

Biotechnology/Genetics

Course List
Select one of the following:3-4
BMS 472
Biotechnology
BIO 471
Molecular Genetics
BIO 282
Genetics

Note: BMS 472 and BIO 471 count toward a microbiology minor.

Science Electives

Take 9-12 credits of BMS, CHE or BIO (3- or 4-credit courses at the 200 level or above). Students may elect to take microbiology courses as electives (open, science or health science) to earn their microbiology minor.

Science or Health Science Electives

Take at least 6 credits of BMS, BIO, CHE, PHY or HSC (3- or 4-credit courses at the 200 level or above) or HSC 202. Students may choose to take CHE 215 as an elective (open, science or health science) to earn their chemistry minor.

Students may choose to take two UC courses, two UC electives and two open electives in a field outside of BMS to earn a minor in that field.