You’ll pair deep knowledge of the biomedical sciences and disease systems with hands-on, student-centered laboratory projects designed to test your technical and problem-solving capabilities. The expertise you gain prepares you for a career as a researcher in a medical lab as well as with pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
We give you the tools to understand and respond to the current issues facing the scientific and health care communities, from the effects of MRSA and other antibiotic-resistant bacteria to the rapid spread of E. coli and other food-borne illnesses in restaurant chains. This major also gives you the option to enroll in the premedical studies program, which fulfills many prerequisites for graduate medical, physician assistant, dental and physical therapy programs.
A two-semester research experience, performed in a lab setting under the guidance of a faculty mentor, culminates in a formal presentation of your findings. Third- and fourth-year students also may have the opportunity for internships and part-time summer work in regional biotech and pharmaceutical firms, as well as government labs.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
All admitted freshmen are given consideration for merit-based scholarships and recipients are notified in their letter of acceptance.
All students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for all forms of financial aid. The FAFSA can be filed online.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.