About Us

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The Biomedical Sciences Program prepares students for productive careers that will allow them to make a positive and effective contribution to the rapidly changing global community. Collectively, health care and the sciences related to it form one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. The need for educated and highly skilled professionals will continue to increase in the future as…

  • increasing longevity raises the average age of the population,
  • medical knowledge expands, and
  • technological advances occur.

Some biomedical careers are available to a person with a baccalaureate degree alone. Such positions include the marketing and sales of laboratory equipment and products, and some basic laboratory staff positions in research, development, business, industry and government.

Most biomedical careers, however, require the practitioner to pass a certification examination, complete post-baccalaureate course work, earn a graduate degree, or some combination of these. Despite the need for health-care professionals, the standards for certification and admission policies for graduate and professional programs remain rigorous. Earning the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences allows the student to prepare to meet these rigorous requirements, and also provides suitable background for a student to pursue an academic or research career.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has well-equipped classroom and laboratory facilities where students learn theoretical principles and develop practical skills through application of these principles. Courses are designed to allow the student to develop critical thinking skills and utilize them in solving problems. Qualified, knowledgeable Faculty Members are dedicated to quality instruction and interaction with students. At Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, ongoing Research in many areas of science gives students (both undergraduate and graduate) a variety of opportunities to gain research experience. Usually, such research is performed under the guidance of one or more faculty members, under the guidance of health-care professionals in the local community, or both.

About the Department of Life Sciences