Why Study Medical Laboratory Science: Concentration Biomedical Science at APSU?
Biomedical Science focuses on the biology, chemistry, and medicine of human health through interdisciplinary coursework. Biomedical sciences have a wide range of academic, research, and industrial applications supporting the future of medicine. This concentration provides flexibility in degree planning to tailor student coursework for employment in modern medicine including a comprehensive program that supports graduate work and professional degrees in any related field of medicine. Biomedical science, where science meets medicine.
What will I learn?
Biomedical Science requires coursework in biological, chemical, and laboratory science to gain knowledge, skills, and abilities focused in the study of biotechnology, instrumentation, and healthcare research. The concentration is supported by basic science courses like anatomy and physiology, cell biology, water quality, biochemistry, quantitative chemistry, microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, immunology, mathematics and statistics, hematology, and laboratory instrumentation.
The Freshmen Seminar degree requirement completed by most students is APSU 1000. The course is delivered in a small-class setting with like-minded students led by a faculty member and a peer leader. The interdisciplinary course is intended to support first-semester students and provide them with a foundation for university success. Emphasis is placed on student engagement, university learning success strategies, support services, library literacy, financial literacy, and academic and career planning. The first class meeting of APSU 1000 during fall semesters is on Freshmen Convocation Day.
The general education core is designed to develop critical competencies in written communication, oral communication, mathematical analysis, and critical thinking skills. Students at APSU select coursework in the general education core in the areas of Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics. While the general education core requirements for graduation can be met by choosing courses from each of these areas, some programs of study require lower division courses that serve as prerequisites for upper division courses. Students should consult the sample 4-year plans and confer with their academic advisors as they choose their general education core courses.
What engagement opportunities are available to APSU students?
APSU fosters a positive campus environment that encourages active participation in university life. Students can engage in the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS) and attend conferences for Medical Laboratory Science students and professionals.
APSU students engage in HIP curricular and co-curricular experiences that advance their learning and knowledge. Opportunities include first-year seminar, first-year learning communities, common reading experience 'The Peay Read', undergraduate research, study abroad, service and community-based learning, internships, e-portfolio development, and capstone courses & projects.
What Do Medical Laboratory Science: Concentration Biomedical Science Majors Do After Graduation?
Medical laboratory scientists with biomedical science concentrations can perform public health and research testing in support of scientific advancement and supporting diagnostic monitoring and surveillance. Other graduates support forensic science investigations, perform toxicology work, work in modern biotechnology, and perform testing in veterinary laboratories. Many graduates continue on to professional graduate school in medical and other professional fields.
- Public Health Laboratories
- Veterinary Laboratories
- Forensic Laboratories
- Biomedical Research Laboratories
- Biotechnology Companies
- Pharmaceutical Companies
- Health Policy Analyst
- Medical Writer
- Doctor of Philosophy in science fields
- Pathologist Assistant