Biomedical Sciences Major


Study the sciences from a human perspective through our biomedical sciences major. From anatomy and physiology to human microbiology, you’ll develop an understanding of biological and chemical systems of the human body — and you’ll develop a foundation for a career in the health professions.

Instant access.

As a biomedical sciences major, you'll take courses as an undergraduate that most other research institutions limit to their graduate students. With work that includes histology, pharmacology and molecular pathology, you can develop an edge over your competition for admission to graduate and professional programs. It's one reason why our biomedical sciences major is a popular choice for pre-med and pre-dent students.

Get ready.

The biomedical sciences major, combining human health sciences with the university's distinctive courses in the humanities and social sciences, provides the intellectual tools and scientific proficiency you'll need to succeed in advanced studies in the health sciences.

Open wide.

Thinking of someday attending dental school? Our pre-dental course offerings include an introduction to dentistry and hands-on experiences in dental techniques, as well as head and neck anatomy, oral histology, oral pathology and oral biology.

Become a physician assistant.

Biomedical sciences is the starting point for Marquette's physician assistant program.

Powerful combinations.

If you're looking for that "extra something" to set you apart from the crowd, consider linking the biomedical sciences major with a minor in journalism, marketing, advertising or computer science. Your scientific expertise can give you an edge in these professional arenas — like writing for science and medical magazines, developing biomedical software programs or marketing pharmaceuticals.

Cutting-edge research.

As a biomedical sciences student, you can choose to work with internationally respected researchers tackling some of society's most pressing medical problems.

Some of the classes you'll take:

  • Clinical Human Anatomy
  • Gross Anatomy for the Biomedical Sciences
  • Biochemistry or Biochemistry for the Health Professions
  • Human Physiology
  • General and Molecular Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Neuroscience Systems Course
  • Human Microbiology
  • Functional Neuroanatomy
  • Human Medical Genetics
  • Contemporary Issues in Biomedical Sciences

For a complete listing of required courses for the program in biomedical sciences, please visit the Marquette University Online Bulletin at this link.