Requirements for the major in biomedical sciences, B.S. program
Adviser: Amy Banes-Berceli (Biological Sciences)
The biomedical sciences major at Oakland University is designed to provide excellent preparation for accomplished undergraduates students who: 1) plan on continuing education towards a medical professional degree (MD, DO, PA, DVM, etc.) or 2) are interested in pursuing a graduate degree (MS, PhD) leading to a research career in human biology. This major integrates a multitude of core disciplines and provides students with a comprehensive foundation in biology and other basic sciences. The course work also includes requirements in psychology, ethics, and social sciences, which complement the basic sciences for specialization areas in which human interaction is a significant component. A balance between theoretical and practical experience and an emphasis on integrative biology are key elements to the biomedical sciences major. Satisfactory completion of the program requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the core courses.
Admission to major standing
Students will be admitted to the program upon completing BIO 1200 and CHM 1440 and 1470 with a combined grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 and declaring the major.
To earn the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in biomedical science, students must complete a minimum of 116 credits in the major, including the core courses and 14 credits from the list of program elective courses. Overall, the B.S. degree in Biomedical Sciences requires a minimum of 136 total credits, including university General Education credit requirements.
In addition to these major requirements, students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements , the College of Arts and Sciences College Exploratory Requirement , and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases 124; some degrees may require a greater number).
As a general rule, no more than eight credits of course work used to satisfy one major, minor or concentration may be applied toward another, but exceptions to this rule may be allowed with the written approval of the program coordinators.
Requirements for a modified major in biomedical sciences (B.S.) with a specialization in anatomy
Adviser: Mary E. Craig
Students considering a career in the many aspects of the medical fields, as well as anatomical teaching, may elect this specialization in their sophomore year. The selection of all courses should be planned in consultation with the adviser.