Shawnee State designed its biomedical sciences program to thoroughly prepare students for medical school entry. Not only does it include all required classes for medical school entry—we also offer a unique set of advanced biology courses that students are unlikely to find at any other undergraduate institution. For example: we offer an advanced human anatomy course that involves actual human cadaver dissection.
Shawnee State faculty members offer research opportunities for every student enrolled in our program, and work one-on-one with them in several dedicated research lab spaces.
- Nine highly-qualified faculty members. Eight with Ph.D.'s in biology, one with an M.S. in biology.
- Undergraduate research opportunities every semester.
- Upper-division classes are small, with class sizes typically around 15 – 20 students.
- A teaching licensure option is available with our BS Natural Sciences degree
- Graduates have been admitted to graduate, medical, and pharmacy schools at: The Ohio State University, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio University, Marshall University, University of Pikeville, and the University of Cincinnati.
- We have several active biology clubs within the department that invite speakers to campus, get involved with the community, and organize social activities.
- Our invites speakers from medical schools, organizes social activities, and helps students with the medical school application process.
- Our is the Xi Upsilon chapter of the βββ National Biological Honor Society. They promote research and research activities within the department.
- The vast majority of our senior Biomedical sciences majors are accepted to one or more medical/professional schools.