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Biomedical Sciences Major

The biomedical sciences major is designed to get you ready to pursue graduate study and start a career in a wide variety of health care fields. You will be well positioned to apply successfully to schools of medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, and other postgraduate professional schools. After graduating from this program and with subsequent graduate training, you can go on to become a professional healthcare provider, integrating yourself into the fabric of the healthcare system of your community.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biomedical Science (120 credits)

The curriculum provides a rigorous foundation in biology and includes not only the core sciences that are prerequisites for post-graduate medical schools (introductory biology, chemistry & physics, organic chemistry) but requires other courses that will deepen your knowledge of the sciences that will be most important to your post-graduate education (for example, human anatomy & physiology, histology, medical microbiology, immunology, biology of cancer, and molecular neuroscience).  We believe the degree structure we have developed will provide you with excellent preparation and that after graduation you will be well positioned to compete successfully for admission to graduate professional schools in the health sciences and to succeed in your chosen health science career.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about biological sciences at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Dr. Neil Buckley, Chair
Office: Hudson Hall 337
Phone: (518) 564-3155
Email: neil.buckley@plattsburgh.edu