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How long will it take?

This degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

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Students may enter the program in Fall, Spring or Summer.

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Biomedical Science and Enterprise, B.I.S.

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The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) in Biomedical Science and Enterprise (BSEN) program prepares graduates for a range of exciting careers in the biomedical industry or advanced degrees in science, business or law. The program offers an innovative approach to education that combines studies in biomedical science, business, entrepreneurship and law, and teaches students the scientific, legal and commercial aspects of scientific discovery.

The BSEN program is a perfect fit for anyone passionate about patient care, intrigued by the scientific study of human diseases or interested in creating and marketing the next generation of disease-preventing therapeutics or wearable health devices. It's also for those who have dreams of working in a hospital, pharmaceutical company or biomed startup.

Our versatile graduates possess diverse skills sought by leading industry employers, and they’re ready to make a lasting difference that advances human health and improves the quality of human life.

The program is offered by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Law, Honors College, J. Mack Robinson College of Business and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute.

Program Highlights

Flexible Curriculum

Students enrolled in the BSEN program will take core courses focusing on the intersection of biomedical science, business and law, but are also afforded ample space to explore their academic interests or pursue specific goals such as medical school prerequisites.

Career Awareness and Professional Development

Your first course with Biomedical Sciences faculty, Careers in Biomedical Science, will help you explore career opportunities that are available to students with this degree, build your networking and outreach skills, develop your professional presence and application materials, and develop an action plan to pursue your goals.

Signature Experience

Through the BSEN signature experience component of the curriculum, students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through internships and independent research that will further highlight their professional portfolio with the skills and experiences that future employers are looking for.

Instructor Access

The BSEN program maintains low class sizes in our core (BMSC) courses; students engage directly with their instructors and develop a close professional relationship with them, often throughout multiple course

Program Details

Whether you’re coming straight out of high school, already enrolled at another university or going back to college, you will need to apply to Georgia State.

Once accepted, students are able to declare the BSEN major without a separate application process. Contact [email protected] for more information.

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Curriculum
Area A – E Core Curriculum (42 HRS)

Area F (18 HRS)

Area G (31 HRS)

Area H Allied Areas and Electives (~29 HRS)- Students are able to select Standard or Pre-Med Track

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Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a BIS in Biomedical Science and Enterprise will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate conceptual knowledge and critical thinking skills gained through a broad core curriculum and progressing to a focused advanced course sequence in life sciences, entrepreneurship and pre-law.
  • Acquire and apply professional skills anchored in basic scientific research, innovation and value creation, ethics and legal affairs, including scientific and business communication, collaboration and leadership.
  • Identify needs and opportunities at the intersection among basic science, clinical applications and patient care.
  • Use current methods and theoretical approaches to formulate and answer experimental questions related to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases.

How is the BSEN program unique?

Studies show that some employers are concerned that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) graduates lack skills beyond technical knowledge. Employers are looking for personnel with a combination of technical and non-technical skills, such as leadership experience, problem-solving, critical-thinking, teamwork, and written and oral communication.

The BSEN program seeks to bridge this skills gap and help students develop these skills by requiring courses across several disciplines and providing practical learning experiences through research and internships. This unique approach to education ensures that our graduates stand out from the competition as they pursue rewarding career opportunities.

In the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, students can gain research experience by working on exciting and innovative projects in the institute’s four research centers. They can train in modern facilities with professors who are developing vaccines, drugs and diagnostic tools to improve patient outcomes for a variety of important human diseases.

Through the institute’s biomedical industry collaborations, students can participate in internships based on their career goals, such as a master’s degree training program with the global biopharmaceutical company UCB Inc. These career-enhancing opportunities are only a short drive away.

Join the Biomedical Student Association and connect with peers and graduate students for mentorship, networking and career development events.

Career Outcomes

The BSEN program opens doors to employment opportunities in academia, industry (biotech, biopharma, consumer and commercial), law, government, healthcare, criminal justice, policy and journalism. This includes a number of high-growth career fields such as healthcare, teaching, research and law (intellectual property and health).

  • 6 of the 10 fastest growing occupations nationwide are related to healthcare (nurse practitioners, occupational therapy assistants, home health and personal care aides, physical therapy assistants, medical and health services managers, and physician assistants)
  • Employment of medical scientists is projected to grow 17 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 10,000 openings for medical scientists are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Student & Alumni Stories

Liya Moges wearing her graduation robe.Aspiring Physician Dreams of Opening Own Medical Clinic
Liya Moges (B.I.S. ’23) is one step closer to fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming a physician and opening her own medical practice.
Christopher NavaFamily Healthcare Experiences Inspire Career as Physician Assistant
After facing many health challenges in his own family and watching his relatives care for other patients, Christopher Nava (B.I.S. ’23) dreams of becoming a physician assistant.
A portrait photo of Annabel Winn.Sustainability Advocate Finds Route to Logistics Career
Passionate about business and healthcare, Annabel Winn (B.I.S. ’23) has set her sights on a career in supply chain management and logistics in the healthcare field.

Contacts

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs
Paige Breuers
[email protected]
404-413-3629

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