By | September 3, 2010 12:00 am

Undergraduate enrollment at the College of Medicine’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences is growing dramatically, with 6,564 students taking undergraduate courses this semester. That’s an increase of more than 600 students from the same time last year.

Interest in biomedical science courses is so keen that the Burnett school is offering two class sections of some of its most popular lecture courses, including Anatomy, Physiology, Immunology and General Microbiology.

The fall enrollment follows a similar trend Burnett school saw with its summer programs, which had a 10 percent enrollment increase over the past year.

Molecular Biology and Microbiology is now the second most popular major at UCF, and the new Biotechnology major is also becoming increasingly popular.

“These two undergraduate majors in the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences provide students with a variety of exciting options for their chosen careers,” explained Dr. Roseann White, Associate Director of the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences. “Molecular Biology and Microbiology helps the increasing number of students who are seeking admission into health professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary, optometry, pharmacy, and physician assistant. Our undergraduate students are also prepared for success in graduate programs in the biomedical sciences. The Biotechnology bachelor of science degree provides employment opportunities for our students and helps to meet the workforce needs of the newly emerging biotechnology industry.”

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