Biomedical Sciences

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

Undergraduate major: biomedical sciences (BS)


Biomedical sciences is an interdisciplinary major designed for students who plan to attend medical school or conduct biomedical research in graduate school and beyond. The curriculum stretches broadly across scientific and mathematical fields. The major is selective, with a limited number of students admitted, and the curriculum is challenging, requiring dedication by its students, who are mentored by faculty members from the participating disciplines.

Student conducting an experiment in a lab.

The departments of Biology and Chemistry (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), and the departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology and Immunology (Carver College of Medicine), collaborate to offer the major in biomedical sciences; the major is administered by the Department of Biology.