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Florida Institute of Technology BS in Biomedical Science - Premedical
Florida Institute of Technology

BS in Biomedical Science - Premedical

Melbourne, USA

4 Years

English

Full time

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Sep 2024

USD 21,173 / per semester

On-Campus

Introduction

What is a Biomedical Science Degree?

The biomedical science degree is designed to fulfill the admission requirements for medical or veterinary school while providing in-depth training in the biological sciences. Biomedical science students build a strong foundation in mathematics, chemistry, and biology and take specialized courses in anatomy, microbiology, genetics, physiology, developmental biology, and immunology.

Whether you want to explore the mysteries of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, become a leader in cancer research, or gain entry into a prestigious medical, veterinary, or dental school, Florida Tech’s BS in Biomedical Science program provides a firm grounding. Two biology advising seminars, one of which is specifically designed for pre-med students, help you choose your specialty and outline your course of study.

Gain Practical Experience

By combining the high-powered research labs usually found only in big universities with the small size of a private college, Florida Tech gives undergraduates in the biomedical science degree program an opportunity to interact with faculty and become involved in important research projects early in their academic careers.

The program is hands-on, with small classes and intensive faculty-student interaction. As a student in the biomedical science degree program, you can undertake exciting collaborative research with a peer or professor or work independently on a topic of your choosing. Students also participate in summer research programs at other universities and corporations. Recent research sites include the Life Science Labs at Kennedy Space Center, Midwest Research Institute, the East Central Florida Memory Disorder Clinic, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Michigan State University.

Internationally Recognized Faculty, Small Classes, and Personalized Attention

Because Florida Tech is a small research university specializing in science and technology, active research scientists teach our students. Faculty members receive national recognition and conduct cutting-edge research in ecology, population biology, conservation science, and climate change in their own laboratories. In addition, Ph.D. professors—not graduate students—teach all your lecture classes. To guide students in the program, a health professions advisory committee and a chief health professions advisor ensure that students are updated on admission requirements, admission tests, and professional school application procedures.

Great Florida Location — Access to Natural Laboratories on- and off-Campus

Our location also makes us one of the best pre-med colleges for biomedical studies with natural laboratories accessible year-round for field research. Close by are the nation's most bio-diverse estuary, an experimental forest with over 700 tagged trees, and access to natural resources such as the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian River Lagoon, lakes, and wetlands.

Our 130-acre campus is located on the Space Coast (because of the presence of NASA and the Kennedy Space Center on Cape Canaveral just north of us). The area has the fifth-largest high-tech workforce in the country, with more than 5,000 high-tech corporations and government and military organizations located nearby. This workforce provides a variety of internship and employment opportunities.

Central Florida attractions such as Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Studios are only a short drive away. In addition, Florida Tech has a rich campus life that includes intramural and collegiate sports, clubs, and social activities.

Build Lasting Professional Relationships through Campus Organizations

Beyond the classroom, biomedical science majors build leadership and professional experience through exciting internships and participation in academic organizations like Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta, the biological sciences honor society), the Pre-med Club, student government, and over 100 other student organizations. Each of these experiences gives you a way to interact with other students, professors, and industry professionals.

The Florida Tech Pre-med Club is a group of students who are dedicated to helping each other reach their graduate school goals. Members study for standardized tests in the medical field (such as the MCAT) and network for the job and biomedical science internship opportunities. They also participate in regular field trips to medical schools and listen to guest lecturers.

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