Penn College launches bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences

Published 09.13.2022

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Pennsylvania College of Technology is accepting students for admission into its new Bachelor of Science in biomedical sciences, set to launch in Fall 2023.

The new major is designed to provide a pathway for entry into careers in biomedical and laboratory science or for entry into graduate studies in various health care professions.

Pennsylvania College of Technology students Lauryn T. Watson (left), of Elkins Park, and Sarah L. Acel, of Franklin, study digestive-system anatomy during a human anatomy and physiology class, one of the courses included in Penn College’s new bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences, set to launch in Fall 2023. The degree prepares students for work in biomedical and laboratory science fields or for graduate studies in various health care professions. Study entails comprehensive coursework in the biological sciences, social sciences, chemistry and health care perspectives.

The demand for professionals who are qualified to assume highly skilled health care roles is expected to increase 16% by 2030, adding 2.6 million new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

To prepare graduates to fulfill those roles, the biomedical sciences coursework emphasizes a science-based curriculum in general biology, embryology, anatomy and physiology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, biochemistry, epidemiology, immunology, and infectious disease. Courses in nutrition, pharmacology, research methods, global health, the social sciences and health care delivery systems ensure students are prepared for a variety of hands-on professions.

Career opportunities extend to the related fields of medical research, immunology, genetics, chemistry, forensic science, toxicology, microbiology, pharmaceuticals and medical manufacturing, for example.

Graduates will also have the foundation needed for entry into graduate education in such fields as physician assistant studies, pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, physical therapy, epidemiology and medical research.

To learn more about the bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences, call 570-327-4519 or visit the School of Nursing & Health Sciences.

For information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.