Bachelor of Science
The Biomedical Sciences program consists of a rigorous, hands-on laboratory-based curriculum that prepares students for direct entry into analytical/research laboratories and health sciences. This degree also prepares students for a variety of science-related positions in pharmaceutics, medical manufacturing, clinical and environmental chemistry, laboratories, health departments, zoos, and museums. Course work includes physics, chemistry, biology, microbiology, molecular biology, and genetics with a variety of upper-level biology- and chemistry-based courses to suit students' individual interests.
Graduates of the program will have fulfilled the core prerequisites necessary to succeed in graduate programs in the sciences as well as a variety of professional programs such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, podiatry, chiropractic medicine, occupational and physical therapy, and physician assistant programs.
A minimum grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all upper division courses.
Two technical certificates are available within this degree program: Chemical Laboratory Specialist (6501) (T.C.) and Scientific Workplace Preparation (6502) (T.C.) . Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree, or pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.
Please note that by being enrolled in this degree program you may automatically meet the requirements for one of the aforementioned technical certificates. If you meet the requirements for a technical certificate, as a result of being enrolled in this degree program, you may automatically be awarded the technical certificate(s) upon meeting their requirements as well. If you choose to opt out of this automatic awarding of a technical certificate please contact an advisor to do so.
Applicants interested in the Biomedical Sciences B.S. degree must satisfy the bachelor's degree general admission requirements . The Biomedical Sciences B.S. degree has rolling admissions throughout the term; a bachelor's degree admissions application may be submitted at any time throughout the term. Apply online at apply.fscj.edu.
The below criteria must be met to be considered for admission to the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences Program:
- While working toward the general education requirements for the associate degree, all students must complete the below prerequisite courses with grades of "C" or higher prior to starting upper division coursework.
- Baccalaureate degree programs are Selective Access. Students should minimize second attempts and withdrawals in all prerequisite courses to have the most competitive application.
- Applicants should develop an educational plan with a program advisor to complete the necessary steps to be considered for acceptance into the bachelor's program of their choice. An evaluation to determine what additional coursework may be needed in order to meet the prerequisite requirements for the bachelor's degree.
- Students must meet program level chemistry, and mathematics, to be considered for admission.
Note: incomplete admission application packages and packages received after the published term deadlines will not be reviewed until the subsequent application deadline.
For additional information please consult with an advisor at any campus.
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