The Biomedical Sciences major at Oakland University is designed to provide excellent preparation for accomplished undergraduates students who:
- plan on continuing education towards a medical professional degree (MD, DO, PA, DVM, etc.) or
- are interested in pursuing a graduate degree (MS, PhD) leading to a research career in human biology.
This major integrates a multitude of core disciplines and provides students with a comprehensive foundation in biology and other basic sciences. The coursework also includes requirements in psychology, ethics, and social sciences, which complement the basic sciences for specialization areas in which human interaction is a significant component. A balance between theoretical and practical experience and an emphasis on integrative biology are key elements to the biomedical sciences major. Satisfactory completion of the program requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the core courses.
Students will be admitted to the program upon completing BIO 111 and CHM 157, each with a grade point average (GPA) of 3.6 and declaring the major.
To earn the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in biomedical science, students must complete a minimum of 116 credits including the core courses and 12 credits from the list of program elective courses.