May 29, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Biomedical Sciences BS

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Admission Criteria

Current students wishing to pursue this program must meet Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Admission Criteria .

Course Requirements

Biomedical Sciences Core (71-72 credits)

Electives (21 credits)

Biomedical Science electives: students need to take at least 7 elective courses (21 credits) at the 300/400 level. No more than 3 credits may come from BMS 498  or MED 498 .

Total Credits Required for Major: 92-93

Additional Degree Requirements Include:

  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • Elective courses as needed to complete the 122 credit hour total

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 121-122

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum major GPA of 3.000 is required
  • Minimum University GPA of 2.800 is required

Curricular Plan

A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

Total Credits: 17

Total Credits: 17

Second Year Fall

Total Credits: 16

Second Year Spring

Total Credits: 16

Third Year Fall

Total Credits: 14

Third Year Spring

Total Credits: 14

Fourth Year Fall

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Year Spring

Total Credits: 13

Total Credits Required: 122

Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all requirements, the student will have knowledge to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of basic knowledge in mathematics, natural sciences and biomedical sciences
  • Participate in experiential learning opportunities (leadership, research, internships, study aboard, outreach and service)
  • Demonstrate preparation for graduate (Master’s, PhD) and professional programs (medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant)
  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge underlying concepts of health and disease in preparation for careers in the biomedical sciences
  • Exhibit a broad knowledge of interdisciplinary topics within the field of health and social sciences comparable to other programs across the country

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