The Ohio State University's College of Medicine is proud to be one of only a handful of colleges in the country to offer an undergraduate major in Biomedical Science. A partnership between the College of Medicine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center allows us to offer a unique program with access to medical research for undergraduate students. Continue to browse our website to learn how you can become part of the future of medicine.

The Biomedical Science major started in autumn 2005 and proudly graduated its first class in spring 2009. The major includes:

  • A curriculum that includes the traditional pre-med courses, as well as unique classes in the critical analysis of research literature; laboratory techniques; social issues in medicine; healthcare policy; leadership; and advanced multidisciplinary studies of immunology/infectious disease, genetics/neurology, and cancer
  • Involvement in cutting edge biomedical research, starting as early as the freshman year
  • Opportunities for internship and apprenticeship in the finest labs at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and around the world
  • Classes taught by the same faculty who instruct Ohio State's medical and graduate students

The major seeks to put students in an excellent position for entering a graduate program in medical research, medicine, dentistry, or just about any other area of healthcare. While students learn the basics in the sciences and the liberal arts, they also develop effective teamwork skills, excellent leadership abilities, and advanced written and oral communication skills.

Students interested in majoring in Biomedical Science are required to apply for admission to the program as a senior in high school. Students who are academically motivated and have an interest in conducting medical research and studying human disease are encouraged to apply. (For autumn 2023 admission consideration, the Biomedical Science Major Application is due November 15, 2022). Approximately 26 freshmen are admitted to the competitive major each academic year.

I invite you to learn more about the Biomedical Science major, admission, career opportunities, and meet our faculty and students by browsing through our website. If you have questions, please contact Steven Mousetes, Program Manager, by email at or by telephone at 614-247-8060.

John Gunn, PhD
Professor, Pediatrics
Faculty Director, Biomedical Science Major

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