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Biomedical Sciences

University of South Alabama
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Alabama
English

Program description

Biomedical Sciences

The Department of Biomedical Sciences educates students for successful health-related careers by providing instruction in core scientific content, encouraging critical thinking and providing active collaboration; it engages in hypothesis-driven research, embraces global diversity, and guides students to become life-long learners dedicated to enriching the scientific and healthcare community. The curriculum offers students a strong general education in the humanities, arts, and social sciences followed by in-depth study in one of three new concentrations beginning in Fall 2020: Pre-Professional Health Sciences, Biotechnology, and Public and Global Health.

Vision

The Biomedical Sciences Department will be nationally recognized as a center of excellence in undergraduate biomedical education and research.

Mission

The Biomedical Sciences Department educates students for successful health-related careers by providing instruction in core scientific content, encouraging critical thinking and providing active collaboration; it engages in hypothesis-driven research, embraces global diversity, and guides students to become life-long learners dedicated to enriching the scientific and healthcare community.

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Admission requirements

Documents Required

  • Official high school transcript reflecting a minimum 2.50 GPA
  • Official ACT or SAT scores: a minimum ACT superscore of 19 OR a minimum SAT (critical reading + math only) score of 900 (if taken prior to March 2016) OR a minimum SAT (Evidence-based reading and writing + math only) score of 990 (if take March 2016 or after)

At this time, the University of South Alabama is accepting self-reported information that will be considered with your application for admission. All the information will be verified and your admission will be contingent on receipt of official documents.

Required Academic Core Courses:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of social science
  • 3 years of Math- Must include Algebra I and two higher level math courses (for example: Algebra II, Algebra w/ Finance, Algebraic Connections, Geometry, Trigonometry, Analytical Geometry, Pre-Calculus, or other higher level math courses will be considered)
  • 3 years of science (At least two of the sciences must include labs)
  • 3 years of advanced electives (Courses chosen from any of the four core areas above and may include foreign language)

The Alabama High School Diploma with Advanced Endorsement meets all University of South Alabama core requirements. The Credit Based Diploma awarded by Alabama High Schools is accepted; however, students must meet all high school core requirements listed above.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Biomedical Sciences Foundations

  • Introduction to Biomedical Sciences
  • Biochemistry I: Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry II – Metabolism
  • Biochemistry Lab
  • Human Anatomy AND
  • Human Physiology I OR
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
  • Medical Microbiology OR
  • Microbiology in Healthcare

Pre-Professional Health Sciences (PPH) Concentration

  • Human Physiology II
  • Human Physiology Lab (W)
  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Immunology
  • Any 400 level BMD course

Plus Restricted Electives

Biotechnology (BT) Concentration

  • Human Genetics and Genomics
  • Biotechnology Skills I
  • Biotechnology Skills II
  • Computational Genetics

Plus Restricted Electives

Public and Global Health (PGH) Concentration

  • Global Issues
  • Nutrition and Hunger
  • Global Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health

Plus Restricted Electives

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • In-State: 344.00 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State: 688.00 per credit hour

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University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, global research and teaching university that provides our students with an exceptional education in business, the liberal arts, education, engineering, computing, the sciences and health care. Located in Mobile, Alabama on the...


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University of South Alabama

555 N. University Blvd
36688 Mobile Alabama
United States of America

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