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Biomedical Science

The Ohio State University

B.Sc. On Campus
48 months
Duration
36430 USD/year
33502 USD/year
11508 USD/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
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About

The Biomedical Science major at The Ohio State University is for a select group of high-ability and highly motivated freshmen who wish to engage in biomedical research as undergraduates and plan to pursue graduate or professional education in medicine, research or other areas of health care. 

Overview

Students pursuing this major should have a strong interest in research and human disease and should enjoy course work in subjects such as biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology. 

Program objectives

  • be prepared for success in a professional or graduate program in the health sciences. The biomedical science major serves as an excellent undergraduate preparation for graduate study in non-health areas, such as, business, engineering, or law.
  • possess the motivation to pursue graduate/professional education in biomedical research and/or the health sciences and be a leader in improving the nation’s healthcare delivery system.
  • have the ability to acquire and evaluate information from a wide data source as it relates to complex problems.
  • have the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and function comfortably in various cultural, political, and social environments within the context of healthcare and the biomedical sciences.
  • be sensitive to the humanistic aspects of healthcare and healthcare- related services.
  • possess knowledge and skills that are fundamental to the formulation, conduct, and reporting of clinical or basic science research.
  • appreciate and value the importance of research and the advancement of knowledge for the progress of society.
  • adapt to challenges and opportunities by bringing a wide knowledge base to problem solving tasks, and who integrate life-long learning into all phases of life.
  • have a knowledge of policy issues related to healthcare and the interaction of social, political, and environmental factors that impact the field.
  • be prepared to enter the workforce in areas such as pharmaceutical sales, forensic science labs, genetics labs, and other entry-level lab positions.

Possible careers

The Biomedical Science major at The Ohio State University is designed to strongly prepare students for graduate and professional programs in areas such as biomedical research, medicine and other areas of health care.

Currently, about 50 percent of biomedical science graduates go on to medical school, 25 percent go on to pursue a PhD or a joint MD/PhD, and 25 percent pursue other graduate programs (e.g., dentistry, physician assistant, optometry, public health). Placement into graduate and professional programs for biomedical science alumni is nearly 100 percent.

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

In addition to General Education courses, the biomedical science major requires the following:

  • traditional pre-med courses in biology, chemistry, organic chemistry and physics
  • advanced science electives in areas such as anatomy, physiology and biochemistry
  • courses in biomedical science, including an extensive research experience
The biomedical science curriculum is designed to be both rigorous and flexible. Students begin taking major course work in their freshman year as they learn to conduct scientific literature searches, develop a research hypothesis, and begin to read and analyze biomedical science literature. These skills are carried into the sophomore year as students focus on research being conducted at Ohio State by reading research manuscripts written by faculty of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and discussing the manuscripts with the authors. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of university preparatory courses
  • High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA 
  • Standardized test score (ACT or SAT)
  • Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
  • Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service) 
  • Status as a first-generation university student 
  • High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors
  • A separate online application to the biomedical science major

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33502 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33502 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    11508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11508 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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.

Due for update

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