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Current student, K. Gray

Estimated Completion

120 credit hours (4 years)

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University – Undergraduate Studies


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B.S. in Biomedical Science


The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science degree program provides students with the tools they need to develop the knowledge and skills required for success in a professional health-related program. This degree provides a hands-on approach through course and laboratory work, as well as the opportunity for mentored research with faculty members. A degree in Biomedical Science can be obtained with a general support area or one of our specific support areas, including: 

Designed With You in Mind

The support areas in the Biomedical Science degree program are designed to meet and/or exceed the entrance requirements for medical, dental, pharmaceutical, physical therapy, and veterinary programs in Texas. Students may substitute courses within their degree plan in order to fit their specific needs, so long as they receive guidance from and work with an advisor.


Related Programs

Not what you were looking for? Tarleton State University offers over 100 different degrees and certifications that may be of interest to you, including:

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Careers in Health Care

COST Health Pre-Professional students are prepared to apply to health professions and graduate schools.  The successful student will:

  • Earn a high GPA
  • Meet regularly with advisors
  • Seek relevant volunteer opportunities
  • Regularly shadow working professionals
  • Develop leadership in honor clubs
  • Always be focused and informed
  • Attend professional school fairs
  • Earn high scores on admissions exams

Learn about the Pre-Health programs!

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a degree in Biomedical Science can look forward to a career in several areas, such as:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Optometric
  • Physician’s Office
  • Physical Therapy
  • Veterinary
  • Research Scientist
  • Dental
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Real Experience

Our students are provided with many diverse opportunities to broaden their educational experience and learn beyond the classroom walls. Programs and opportunities provided include:

  • National Institute of Health
  • Harris Methodist Hospital
  • National Science Foundation
  • Science Education Alliance PHAGES Project
  • Bosque River Clean-up
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Start Networking

Our department strongly encourages students to engage in networking opportunities through avenues such as:

  • Texas Academy of Science
  • American Society of Microbiology (Texas)
  • American Society of Parasitologists
  • San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Disease Laboratory
  • Joint Admission Medical Program
Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta)

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta)

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a national organization whose purpose is to honor biology students that have achieved high scholastic standards, and to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment and investigation in the biological sciences. TriBeta is also devoted to promoting the dissemination of information and new interpretations among students of the life sciences.

Program Objectives

  • Provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills require for success in a professional health program
  • Expand the students’ knowledge of biomedical science
  • Prepare students for real-world situations by utilizing hands-on activities through coursework

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
BIOL 3303 Genetics
BIOL 3406 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BIOL 3415 Plant Taxonomy
BIOL 3485 Immunology
BIOL 4320 Behavioral Ecology
BIOL 4350 Vaccines

To learn more about course requirements, view our online catalog.

Facilities and Features

Alpha Epsilon Delta

Alpha Epsilon Delta

AED is a national health pre-professions honor society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in scholarship, including, but not limited to:

  • Medicine
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Podiatry
  • Optometry
  • Physical therapy
  • Clinical psychology
  • Nursing
Group of Students at Timberlake Ranch

Timberlake Ranch

This ranch and Biological Field Station supports a variety of biological species and diverse ecosystems. Students and researchers are given the opportunity to explore ecosystem interactions as well as ecological and environmental impacts of changes in land use practices. For more information about the Timberlake Ranch, check out their website.

Tarleton Environmental Society

Tarleton Environmental Society

The Tarleton Environmental Society is a student organization devoted to helping minimize the impact of human activities on the environment. The Society provides a platform to spread public awareness of contemporary issues and engages students in hands-on activities designed to reduce the negative impact of human actions. Community service and educational outreach are significant components for the society.