Biomedical Science Specialization

The Biomedical Science track in the Applied Health Sciences Bachelor of Applied Science degree is most appropriate for students with a strong background in biology who plan to move on to a medical career or apply for an advanced degree program that involves patient contact. It builds upon a student's existing professional knowledge to enhance skills in communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and research and leadership theories.

The advanced science courses in biology, biochemistry, emerging and infectious diseases and cell biology teach students how the body reacts to disease and how to both maintain and promote health in humans and animals.

Students have an option to pursue additional education in a graduate program, such as the partnership between EFSC and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM). Lake Erie offers an Early Acceptance Program for EFSC Applied Health Sciences - Biomedical Science track students interested in graduate studies at their College of Medicine, School of Pharmacy or School of Dental Medicine.

The Biomedical Science admissions process follows the general bachelor's degree enrollment steps. The Applied Health Sciences curriculum includes information on this specialization's specific courses. Because of the hands-on science courses inherent in the Biomedical specialization, courses are primarily offered on campus. Select classes may be available in a hybrid format, a combination of in-person and online coursework.

Completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better is suggested prior to entering this program:

  • CHM (L) 1045 – General Chemistry 1 with lab
  • CHM (L) 1046 – General Chemistry 2 with lab
  • CHM (L) 2010 – Organic Chemistry 1 with lab
  • CHM (L) 2011 – Organic Chemistry 2 with lab
  • BSCC 1010 – General Biology 1
  • BSCC 1011 – General Biology 2

These courses are prerequisites for several of the upper division courses in the program. It is not required that these be completed before entering the program however it is suggested in order to allow for a smoother transition into higher level classes and promotes a quicker path through the degree. Stay in touch with bachelor advisors and program faculty for guidance on your career and course pathways.

The BAS degree programs are designed with the working student in mind so classes are offered in flexible formats to include day, evening, online and hybrid. The degree is also Financial Aid eligible. Students are admitted to the Biomedical Sciences program in the Spring, Summer and Fall Terms.

Designed for students holding an A.S. degree, an A.A. degree from a regionally accredited institution is also acceptable for admission. An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree does not meet the minimum eligibility requirement for entry into this program. AAS degree holders who intend to transfer into the BAS program should consult with an academic advisor to review coursework and determine the best transfer options.