Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences Concentration at USCB

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USCB's concentration in Biomedical Sciences prepares students for a wide range of technical and professional opportunities in biomedical research or professional schools. You will be prepared for graduate school, professional programs (medical, dental and veterinary programs) or to work as a research assistant or laboratory manager, among other professional opportunities. Students gain hands-on experience in molecular, cellular, biochemical and developmental biology as well as their associated biotechnologies.

Our Capstone courses span the range from Biological Research to Biochemistry with opportunities to perform guided research in genomics, bioinformatics and developmental genetics. Several of our faculty are using environmental PCR to do bacterial source typing, CRISPr-cas9 for directed DNA mutations and x-ray crystallography to design compounds to interrupt the biochemical pathways of parasites (including those in Chagas disease and leishmaniasis). 

The types of classes you will take include: Neurobiology, Developmental Biology, Histology, Bacteriology, General Physiology, Biological Research methods, Molecular Marine Ecology and selected Topics in Biology. The Biomedical Sciences concentration prepares students who want to attend medical, dental, veterinary or pharmacy school.

Research opportunities are available through faculty and regional research facilities including:

  • Collaborations with other universities (USC Columbia, Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory, Campinas, SP, NC State University, etc.)
  • Port Royal Sound Foundation
  • Opportunities with Beaufort County's municipal programs 

Program of Study

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