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Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science

The mission of the B.S. in Biomedical Science degree program is to provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required for success in a health professional program. This is provided by course and laboratory work and the opportunity for mentored research with faculty members. The B. S. in Biomedical Science can be obtained with a General Support Area or one of several specific Support Areas including

  • Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Physical Therapy, and
  • Pre-Veterinary.

The Support Areas in Biomedical Science are designed to meet or exceed the entrance requirements for medical, dental, physical therapy, and veterinary programs in Texas. These Support Areas serve as a recommended curriculum for students with specific interests or professional goals.  Students, working with an advisor, may substitute courses within their degree plan in order to meet their specific needs.

Other health profession programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Physician Assistant
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry
  • Chiropractic
  • Podiatry
  • Radiology Technician
  • Dental Hygiene

These programs can vary considerably in terms of entrance requirements. Students interested in such programs are encouraged to earn a BS in Biomedical Science by following the General Biomedical Science Support Area. By allowing greater flexibility in elective courses, the General Biomedical Science Support Area can be easily adjusted to meet the entrance requirements of these health profession programs.

Students desiring to pursue a career in veterinary medicine can complete, at Tarleton, all necessary prerequisites for application to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at Texas A&M University. Although the prerequisites can be completed as part of any degree option, pre-Veterinary Medicine programs in the departments of Animal Science and Biological Sciences are tailored to meet these entrance requirements as part of their respective degrees. Students interested in veterinary medicine are encouraged to visit with advisors from both of these departments, compare degree options, and affiliate themselves with the major that best suits his or her particular goals, skills and interests.

It is important to know that health profession programs may change entrance requirements without notice. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to check these requirements and work closely with an advisor to ensure that all requirements are met. If all of the entrance requirements for a professional program have been met, it is sometimes possible for a student to matriculate to the professional program prior to completing a degree at Tarleton. In this case, a student might meet the requirements of a Bachelor of Science degree at Tarleton by

  1. fulfilling the "Degree Requirements" as stated in the Tarleton Catalog and
  2. transferring the necessary hours from an approved professional school to Tarleton for a minimum total of 120 hours.