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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Sciences, B.S.

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This degree will provide students with the academic preparation for acceptance into various professional and graduate degree programs in medical and biological sciences career paths such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, nutrition science, public health, and other graduate professional careers as indicated in the table below. Core courses selected by each student will be based on his or her career goals.

                      BS in Biomedical Sciences Graduate Career Pathways
Medical Doctor (MD) PhD in Biomedical (or Chemical) Engineering
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) PhD in Chemistry (Biochemistry or Nutrition)
Master of Science in Physician Assistant (MSPA) PhD in Statistics (or Mathematics)
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) PhD in Physics
Doctor in Physical Therapy (DPT) PhD Public Health
Dentistry (DMD/DDS - Doctor of Dental Medicine or Surgery) PhD Animal Sciences
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM PhD in Food Sciences
Master of Science Medical Sciences Master of Science in Kinesiology
Master of Science Biomedical Engineering Master in Exercise Physiology
Doctor of Chiropractic Master of Science in Public Health
Doctor of Optometry (OD) Master of Science in Food Sciences
Master Science of Prosthetics-Orthotics Master of Science in Animal Sciences
Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) PhD or Master in Statistics or Mathematics
PhD in Genetics PhD in Global Health (or Health Relations)
Master in Genetic Counseling Master or PhD in Agriculture


To be accepted into the Bachelor of Science degree, a student must meet the general requirements for admission into AdventHealth University (see General Studies Admission in the Admission Information section), and:

  1. Submit the Biomedical Sciences Program Application once admitted to the University. The application can be accessed at http://my.ahu.edu.
  2. Have a minimum admissions GPA of 3.00 in high school or a GPA of 3.00 on a minimum of 12 college credits. GPAs presented to the Admissions Committee for each applicant will be a cumulative record of all college-level work.
  3. For general studies and program admission for the 2023-2024 academic year, AHU will be test-optional and not require submission of ACT or SAT scores. However, AHU strongly encourages applicants who have ACT and/or SAT scores to submit them during the application process, as this will expedite course placement and enhance academic advising. Have a minimum ACT composite score of 19 or a minimum combined score of 910 on the SAT (rSAT: 990). Applicants having 24 or more college-level credits from a regionally accredited college are exempt from this requirement.
  4. Competitive applicants will be invited to attend an interview. Meeting minimum admissions requirements does not guarantee an invitation for an interview.  Every applicant who wishes to be accepted to the program must complete the interview process.


Students may progress toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences when they:

  1. Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.70.
  2. Earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) in all required courses and electives for the degree.
  3. Successfully repeat courses in which a minimum grade of “C” (2.00) was not achieved.


Students are considered for readmission to the Health and Biomedical Science (HBS) program when they meet admission requirements and: 

  • Readmission is not automatic and is contingent on available class space and the discretion of the Department Chair. 

Students will be readmitted under new academic catalog program policies. Eligible students will be considered for readmission to the program when they complete the following: 

  • Submit a Readmission Form to the Health and Biomedical program Chair eight weeks before the trimester in which seeking admission. 
  • Undergo a faculty review of prior academic performance, including reason(s) for withdrawal or dismissal, along with evidence of the applicant’s efforts to strengthen areas of weakness. 


AdventHealth University will consider students for graduation and conferral of a Bachelor of Science degree when they have met the general University requirements for graduation (see Graduationin the Academic Information  section) and have:

  1. Completed a minimum of 124 trimester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50.
  2. Completed the prescribed course of study with a minimum of 42 upper division credits.
  3. Achieve a minimum grade of ‘C’ or above in all required courses and electives for the degree. 
  4. Completed competency assessment requirements.
  5. Completed a minimum of 62 trimester hours in residence at AdventHealth University. 
  6. Completed the service-learning requirement embedded in designated courses.
  7. Successfully complete MCAT prep course for self-declared students.


Liberal Arts Requirements - 58 credits

Health and Physical Education (3 credits)


1 Precalculus or Calculus strongly recommended. Calculus I is required for Pre-Pharmacy emphasis.
2 American Government or American Political Science will be accepted as a History Elective.


1 Mandatory

Students should choose the remainder of their science credits based on the emphasis as listed below. Courses in italics are those which are generally required by the professional programs indicated. Those not in italics are suggested. Students should select their science courses based on the requirements of the schools they plan to attend.


Pre Med

Pre Dental  

Pre Pharm

Pre PA

Biology Chemistry
PHYS 151 , PHYS 151L    PHYS 151 , PHYS 151L    PHYS 151 , PHYS 151L    BIOL 101 , BIOL 101L   BIOL 330 , BIOL 330L   CHEM 412  
PHYS 152 , PHYS 152L   PHYS 152 , PHYS 152L   PHYS 152 , PHYS 152L   BIOL 102 , BIOL 102L   BIOL 345 , BIOL 345L   CHEM 413L  
BIOL 345 , BIOL 345L   CHEM 412   BIOL 101 , BIOL 101L   BIOL 330 , BIOL 330L   BIOL 360    
BIOL 360 BIOL 410   CHEM 413L   BIOL 102 , BIOL 102L   BIOL 345   BIOL 410 , BIOL 410L    
CHEM 412     BIOL 330 , BIOL 330L   CHEM 412      
CHEM 413L       CHEM 413L      


Electives - 7 credits

All students must complete 42 upper division credits. This requirement may be completed with 300- and 400-level elective courses.

Suggested Course of Study

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year


Trimester Total: 15

Trimester Total: 14/15

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