Suggested Scheduling Plan

Students in the Biomedical Science major follow a curriculum that includes general education courses, pre-med science courses, major courses, and science electives. The curriculum is designed to be flexible so as to meet the needs of all students, regardless of which healthcare-focused graduate program they plan to pursue (e.g., biomedical research, medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, etc.).

We accept Advanced Placement (AP) credit for most subjects, but we strongly recommend repeating science courses for which students have credit and taking them at the honors level. Many medical schools do not accept AP credit for the pre-med courses.

Although the Biomedical Science Research courses are only listed in the junior year, all students are required to complete a two-year significant research experience. This culminates during the junior year with students working approximately 20 hours per week in their labs. Most Biomedical Science students begin working in a lab during the second semester of their freshman year or early in their sophomore year.

Summers are free for students to pursue a variety of interests: research at Ohio State or elsewhere, physician shadowing, study abroad, internships, additional coursework, etc.

Minors

Students enrolled in the Biomedical Science major are encouraged to pursue a minor. Minors available at Ohio State are numerous and diverse. Students are encouraged to consider a minor outside the sciences to diversify their coursework and experiences.

Minors like Forensic Science and Neuroscience may provide additional depth to the coursework required by the Biomedical Science major. Students may also consider adding breadth to their undergraduate experiences. Minors like Spanish, Theatre, or History may provide students with the opportunity to complete coursework different than the required natural science and research courses for the Biomedical Science major.

Talk with your academic advisor about other minors well-suited for your career goals.

Suggested Scheduling Plan

Suggested Scheduling Plan

Generally, students follow the suggested scheduling plan below; however, previous coursework and student preference can alter the schedule.

Biomedical Science Course Descriptions

Biomedical Science Course Descriptions

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