Biomedical Sciences

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Biomedical Science Lab

About this program

Now accepting applications for the Fall 2023 semester.

If you’re fascinated with biology and considering a health-related career or graduate school, this may be the perfect path for you. This science-centric program covers everything from biology and epidemiology to nutrition and research methods. You’ll master concepts in hands-on labs, build a strong foundation in science, and open the door to a rewarding career. If graduate school is in your future, you'll be prepared to pursue studies in fields such as physician assistant, pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, and physical therapy, epidemiology, medical research, and more.

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

Science-Based Curriculum


Average Class Size

Diverse Career Paths

Career Fields

  • Medical laboratory science
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Medical research
  • Immunology
  • Genetics
  • Forensic science
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmaceutics

This degree also serves as preparation for graduate education in a variety of health professions.


At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Foundations of Epidemiology (HTH302)
  • Healthcare Delivery Systems (HTH325)
  • Nutrition Science (HTH303)
  • Health Issues & Transitions (HTH310)
  • Introduction to Pharmacology (HTH304)
  • Introduction to Global Health (HTH415)
  • Ethical & Legal Issues Related to Medicine (HTH382)
  • Research Methods for Healthcare (HTH409)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Principles of Biology I (BIO108)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology I (BIO115)
  • Principles of Biology II (BIO109)
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II (BIO125)
  • Basics of Medical Terminology (MTR104)
  • General Chemistry I (CHM111)
  • College Physics I (PHS115)
  • General Chemistry II (CHM121)
  • College Physics II (PHS125)
  • General Psychology (PSY111)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)
  • Microbiology (BIO201)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CHM210)
  • Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (CHM211)
  • Embryology (BIO204)
  • Abnormal Psychology (PSY201)
  • Genetics (BIO310)
  • Immunology & Infectious Disease (BIO320)
  • Developmental Psychology (PSY203)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CHM220)
  • Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (CHM221)
  • Introduction to Human Pathophysiology (BIO311)
  • Biochemistry (CHM370)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • College Algebra & Trigonometry I (MTH181)
  • English Composition II (ENL121) or
  • Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • College Algebra & Trigonometry II (MTH183)
  • Speech Elective (SPC)
  • Information, Technology & Society (CSC124)
  • Statistics for Health & Behavioral Sciences (MTH159)
Anatomy & Physiology Labs

Anatomy & Physiology Labs

Discover the wonders of the human body. Take a look at what’s under the skin in our anatomy and physiology labs. Learn beyond the textbook through hands-on activities using a collection of anatomical models. 

Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

Sep 10

Open House

Saturday, September 108:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Sep 23

Open House

Friday, September 238:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Oct 9

Open House

Sunday, October 98:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Oct 28

Open House

Friday, October 288:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Nov 5

Open House

Saturday, November 58:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Nov 18

Open House

Friday, November 188:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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Admissions Office

If you can't attend any of these dates Contact Admissions at 570.320.2400

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Student Government Association (SGA)

Student Government Association (SGA)

Let your voice be heard! Attend the next meeting to learn what’s new or consider running for a senate seat. 

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More Information

There are no special admission requirements for this major.

All students must earn a "C" (2.0) or higher in all BIO, MTH, PHS, HTH, and CHM courses. If a lower grade is earned in any of these courses, the course must be repeated.

This major is subject to the transfer standards established by the College (see Exceptions must be approved by the school dean.

International health credentials/licensure, sciences courses, and most math courses will not be accepted to satisfy requirements of this major. Please see additional information for international students applying to Nursing & Health Sciences majors.

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Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.