Advising and Curriculum

The Biomedical Sciences undergraduate curriculum consists of human-oriented basic science courses that can be tailored to an individual’s career interests.

For example, pre-dental students can take courses such as head and neck anatomy, oral histology, and craniofacial development and genetics. Pre-medical students may wish to take advantage of human-oriented classes in pharmacology, pathology, histology, human physiology, and human anatomy, including a course in which human cadavers are dissected.

As a result, undergraduate students in the Department of Biomedical Sciences are well-prepared for a wide variety of health care career paths.

Frequently Asked Questions and Topics:

Curriculum Plans

We are excited to launch our revised curriculum as it will provide students greater flexibility in course selection within the major. This new design of the major allows students to tailor their degree to match their long-term interests and career goals. Suggested career plans:

For new freshmen and students who declared the BISC major during 2016:

For students who entered Marquette University or declared the BISC major PRIOR to 2016:

Freshmen Preview Handouts for Fall 2016

These were the resources given out during the last Preview this summer. Many of the handouts will help guide students as they plan their next four years and as they begin the process of registration for the first time. If these do not answer your questions, please contact your assigned advisor.

Pre-Health Profession FAQs and Information

Frequently asked questions about tracking pre-medical studies, pre-dental studies and pre-PA studies as a biomedical sciences student.

Center for Pre-Health Advising Office

Marquette University has a long and successful history of preparing students for careers in health professional fields. The Center for Pre-health Advising is ready to help you find your place among the thousands of Marquette alumni doctors, dentists and other professionals around the world.

Our pre-health advisor, Ms. Laurie Goll, will work closely with you throughout your undergraduate career to help you identify and achieve what it takes to be a strong candidate for admission to a health professional program.

    • Ms. Laurie Goll
      Pre-Health Professions Advisor

      College of Health Sciences
      Schroeder Complex 244
  • Center for Pre-Health Advising Website
    This site explains the admissions process and requirements for most pre-health professional programs. It lists comprehensive fact sheets, FAQs and resources for learning more about these professions.
  • Letter of Recommendation (LOR) Service for the College of Health Sciences
  • Annual Health Professions Programs Fair
    Meet with representatives from medical, dental, PA, PT, PharmD, Optometry, Public Health, Bioinformatics, Podiatry, and programs and schools. This fair is run through the department of biomedical sciences but serves all students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare.

Biomedical Sciences Course Options

Course Catalog: Course descriptions for all Biomedical Sciences courses may be found in the College of Health Sciences Bulletin.

Course Options and Requirements in Major:

Internships for Biomedical Sciences Students

Each year, we have many students pursue internships with companies and non-profit organizations. If you would like more information, please visit Internship Opportunities.

Interested in getting a Minor?

Below are helpful resources for helping you learn about available minors and their requirements: