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Biomedical Sciences Major - Curriculum & Duration

The hallmark of our BS in Biomedical Sciences program is the flexibility of the curriculum. You will have exposure to numerous scientific disciplines while also delving into humanities and social sciences. You will also be encouraged to take advantage of the many research opportunities available.

The following is a typical curriculum for biomedical sciences students entering University of the Sciences in Fall 2020; other students should refer to their academic advisor for their curricula.

First Year

Biological Sciences Orientation
General Biology I, II or Introductory Biology I, II
General Biology I, II Lab or Introductory Biology I, II Lab or Phage Hunters I, II
General Chemistry I, II
General Chemistry Lab I, II
Precalculus, General Calculus
Writing and Rhetoric I, II
Introduction to Health and Medical Professions
Physical Education I, II

Second Year

Organic Chemistry I, II
Organic Chemistry Lab I, II
Microbial Science
Microbial Science Lab
Introduction to Communication or Public Speaking
Multidisciplinary Inquiry Requirements
Social Science Discipline Requirements
Biological Sciences Colloquium
Free Elective

Third Year

Anatomy and Physiology Sequence*
Clinical Biology Course
Humanities Discipline Requirements
Introduction to Biostatistics
Survey of Biochemistry or Molecular Structure in Biochemistry or Biochemistry
Science elective

Fourth Year

Biological Sciences Seminar I, II
Biological Sciences Elective
Free Electives
Science Elective

Potential Tracks of Specialization

Students have the freedom to shape customized degree tracks based on their interests. Choices for possible tracks could include:


Introduction to Neuroscience
Anatomy and Physiology I and II
Biology of Aging
Cell Biology
Seminar in Neuroscience
Neuromuscular Physiology (graduate level)

Clinical Science

Basic Concepts and Procedures in Medical Laboratory Science
Human Molecular and Cellular Biology
Human Parasitology
Anatomy and Physiology I and II
Clinical Microbiology
Clinical Immunology
Modern Issues of Vaccinology
Cell Biology


Microbial Physiology
Cell Biology
Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology Laboratory

Physician Assistant

Clinical Immunology
Seminar for Health Science I, II
Intro to Interprofessional Education
PA Shadowing & Physical Exam I, II
PA Interview Seminar
Medical Terminology I for the PA
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology

The wide variety of electives allows you to construct a course of study that best suits your career goals:

Science Electives

Animal Diversity and Morphology
Basic Nutrition
Plant Diversity and Morphology
Introduction to Neuroscience
Evolutionary Biology
Intro to Environmental Science
Intro to Environmental Science Lab
Comparative Animal Physiology
Ethical Issues in Biological Sciences
Toxic Natural Products
Animal Behavior
Biology of Aging
Trend in Applied Microbiology
Aquatic Biology
Environmental Microbiology
Independent Study in Biological Sciences
Biology Internship
Principles of Forensic Pathology
Microbial Physiology
Infection and Immunity
Cell Biology
Molecular Pharmacognosy
Emerging Biological Threats and Global Sustainability
Molecular Biology
Molecular Biology Lab
Special Topics in Biology
Seminar in Neuroscience
Directed Research in Biological Sciences
Molecular Structure in Biochemistry
Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
Intermediary Metabolic Biochemistry
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Analytical Chemistry

Clinical Biology Courses

Basic Concepts and Procedures in Medical Laboratory Science
Human Parasitology
Clinical Microbiology
Clinical Immunology
Principles and Applications of Immunology
Modern Issues of Vaccinology

*Anatomy and Physiology Sequences

Human Structure and Function I, II with optional Laboratory
Anatomy and Physiology I, II with optional Laboratory
Functional Human Anatomy and Histology and Human Physiology

**Physics Sequences

Introductory Physics I, II
Physics I, II
Survey of Physics
Elements of Physics


Admission Office

Office Location:

Griffith Hall, Room 130

Mailing Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495


888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810