The Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences undergraduate programs offers five Bachelor’s degree and one track option. These thorough, but flexible undergraduate programs provides excellent preparation for graduate education in the life sciences, professional degree programs, or specialized skill set in medical laboratory sciences.
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The Burnett School of Biomedical Science offers a multi-disciplinary degree in Biomedical Sciences that combines core courses in Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry alongside a broad array of elective courses. These electives allow students great flexibility to choose life science courses across the areas of Cell Biology, Infectious Disease, Biotechnology and Genetics.
We have offered this degree program since the inception of our School and this degree program was built on foundations of life science curricula that were developed at UCF when the University was established more than 50 years ago.
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This degree program, as with other B.S. programs in the College of Medicine, is rooted in core courses in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Immunology. This track requires further coursework in Neuroanatomy and Molecular Neuroscience to give students a solid foundation for both professional or graduate studies.
Students are encouraged to also include coursework in Psychology as electives or potentially as a Minor to broaden their knowledge of cognitive and behavioral neuroscience.
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For students with a strong interest in infectious disease, the new B.S. in Molecular Microbiology combines a core curriculum in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with a depth of knowledge in Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Disease coursework that is supported with substantial laboratory training.
The B.S. in Molecular Microbiology, which includes a broad array of courses to choose from in the area of infectious disease (virology, bacterial genetics, microbiology, genomics, molecular immunology, etc.) will help students who are interested in both professional (medical, dental) schools and graduate education in infectious diseases to have a strong record and background for future success.
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For students with a strong interest in cell biology and the mechanisms that underlie human diseases, the new B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology combines a core curriculum in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with a depth of knowledge in Cell Biology coursework that is supported with substantial laboratory training.
The B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, includes foundational courses in cell biology that establish the normal processes, then expands with courses that reflect when that biology goes awry (Cancer Biology, Molecular Basis of Disease, Human Genetics, etc.).
This curriculum is rooted in the molecular basis of both normal and disease states that will support students who are interested in both professional (medical, dental) schools and graduate education in a broad range of life science disciplines to have a strong record and background for future success.
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The Biotechnology B.S. produces highly trained workers that will meet the workforce needs of the biotechnology industry in Florida and beyond Florida. The driving force behind this degree program is to produce graduates who can successfully compete for entry level laboratory technician positions in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.
Some graduates have used this training to successfully advance in graduate or professional schools, however this is not the primary motivation for the sustaining of this degree program as an undergraduate degree program within the College of Medicine.
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The B.S. in Medical Laboratory Sciences is a limited-access degree program that trains graduates to work as a Medical Technologist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist.
Graduates are involved in:
- Medical diagnosis
- Medical treatment,
- Laboratory management,
- Research and Education/training.
Upon graduation and successful licensure, the technologist must possess skills and demonstrate the ability to interpret quality control and patient data, problem solve, teach, and manage in a laboratory setting. The technologist is employed in hospital laboratories, private and governmental laboratories and clinics, public health and research laboratories, pharmaceutical firms, and other laboratory related industries.
The B.S. in Medical Laboratory Sciences is not intended for preparation for professional schools and is limited by enrollment through an application-based process.
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