Curriculum and Advising

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.

Learn more about the Biomedical Sciences major through Explore Marquette.

Curriculum Plans

Beginning in the fall of 2016, we are moving to a more flexible version of our major. This will allow students to take more electives and to tailor their undergraduate experience even more to align with your interests and career goals. Below are all the curriculum plans for the Biomedical Sciences undergraduate programs:

Pre-Health Profession FAQs and Information

Frequently asked questions about tracking pre-medical studies and pre-dental 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.

  • 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.

Course Descriptions

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

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: