Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences

Prepare for a Career in Health Sciences

The Biomedical Science program at Columbia International University provides you with the knowledge, skills and service opportunities needed to forge a successful career in biomedical and health sciences. Through laboratory experience in a plethora of science courses, you will develop critical thinking and hands-on skills. Our effective lab courses, taught by credentialed faculty, ensure that each student has an opportunity to sharpen their skills, create new ones and thrive in their career path.

Research projects and simulations are embedded in your curriculum, built to challenge and prepare you for the next level. Your understanding of microbiology, health and molecular genetics will open a new path of understanding that will shape you to be the most effective student in your field. As you learn about the details and complexity of the design of the human body, your faith in the God who created you will be strengthened.

Biomedical Sciences includes the prerequisites for a variety of health and research related professional programs. Biomedical Sciences includes courses such as:

  • General Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

Biochemistry For more information, please refer to the Academic Catalog for the 4-year plan of courses.


  • Small class and lab sizes so that you have more interaction with your professors
  • Science courses taught from the Biblical worldview
  • Laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment in the new Health Sciences Lab
  • Curriculum designed and oriented to maximize preparation for the MCAT
  • Required courses that meet prerequisite coursework for medical, dental, pharmacy, and a variety of health careers
  • Pre-Med and Pre-Health advising for students pursuing medical school and other graduate/professional schools
  • Domestic and international missions opportunities

Featured Faculty

Science Core 45

BIO 2120 - General Biology II 3

BIO 2121 - General Biology II Laboratory 1

BIO 3110 - Microbiology 3

BIO 3111 - Microbiology Laboratory 1

BIO 3215 - Molecular and General Genetics 4

BIO 3360 - Origins 2

BIO 4120 - Cell Biology 4

CHE 1110 - General Chemistry I

3 CHE 1111 - General Chemistry I Laboratory 1

CHE 1120 - General Chemistry II 3

CHE 1121 - General Chemistry II Laboratory 1

CHE 3110 - Organic Chemistry I 3

CHE 3111 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1

CHE 3120 - Organic Chemistry II 3

CHE 3121 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1

MAT 2600 - Business Calculus 3

PHY 2110 - General Physics I 3

PHY 2111 - General Physics I Laboratory 1

PHY 2121 - General Physics II Laboratory 1

Biomedical Sciences Courses 1

BIO 2130 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 3

BIO 2131 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 1

Lab 1 BIO 2135 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 3

BIO 2136 - Human Anatomy & Physiology 2

Lab 1 BIO 4100 - Biomedical Sciences Seminar 1

BIO 4510 - Biochemistry 4

BIO 4810 - Special Topics in Biology or Biomedical Sciences 3


Here are some of the areas where you will see Biomedical Sciences graduates working after they complete their graduate/professional degree:

  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist
  • Veterinarian
  • Optometrist
  • Occupational Therapist

Biomedical Research Scientist Some pursue Ph.D.’s in disciplines such as:

  • Neurosciences
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Virology
  • Developmental Biology

If you have any questions about the Biology program, please contact Dr. DeWitt, Dean of Science Programs at