Department of Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences Neuro Lab


The Department of Biomedical Sciences educates students for successful health-related careers by providing instruction in core scientific content, encouraging critical thinking and providing active collaboration; it engages in hypothesis-driven research, embraces global diversity, and guides students to become life-long learners dedicated to enriching the scientific and healthcare community. The curriculum offers students a strong general education in the humanities, arts, and social sciences followed by in-depth study in one of three new concentrations beginning in Fall 2020: Pre-Professional Health Sciences, Biotechnology, and Public and Global Health.

 

2020 BMD Virtual Graduation Ceremony
2020 BMD Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Watch the 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony for the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Alabama, Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions.

 
 

New Fall 2020 Concentrations

The Department of Biomedical Sciences will offer the following concentrations beginning in Fall 2020.

▼   Pre-Professional Health Sciences (PPH)
The PPH concentration provides a strong foundation in basic human sciences, with corollary work in chemistry, math, and statistics. The PPH concentration prepares students to pursue post baccalaureate educational experiences in any biomedical discipline, including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, as well as a Ph.D. degree in a variety of health and science related fields. In addition, this concentration offers prerequisite course work for students wishing to pursue programs in the Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions. 

▼   Biotechnology (BT)
The BT concentration provides a strong foundation in basic human sciences, with an emphasis on fundamental concepts of genetics, molecular biology, and recombinant DNA technology. The core requirements have a strong applied skill-based laboratory component that further reinforces theoretical concepts. The BT concentration prepares students for entry level biotechnology jobs or post-graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) research programs.

▼   Public and Global Health (PGH)
The PGH concentration offers students interested in healthcare careers with a foundational knowledge of those challenges that limit the provision of health care globally. This concentration provides a strong foundation in basic human sciences, corollary work in chemistry, math, and statistics, and adds a multi-disciplinary exploration into key factors important to health and disease in resource limited areas. Students in the PGH concentration will gain knowledge of public health, global diseases, international healthcare systems, and introduction to epidemiology, as well as a basic knowledge of those social and environmental factors that impact health and disease in vulnerable populations. A BMD degree with a concentration in PGH prepares students for a tremendous diversity of graduate programs and careers in scientific research, public health, global health education, and jobs in industry and government laboratories (CDC). 

 

Vision

The Biomedical Sciences Department will be nationally recognized as a center of excellence in undergraduate biomedical education and research.

Mission

The Biomedical Sciences Department educates students for successful health-related careers by providing instruction in core scientific content, encouraging critical thinking and providing active collaboration; it engages in hypothesis-driven research, embraces global diversity, and guides students to become life-long learners dedicated to enriching the scientific and healthcare community.

 

Partners in Caring: Medicine in Kenya (PiC:MiK) May 2020


PiC:MiK 2020

The Student Application for the University of South Alabama International Service Learning Course is now available.