Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Program

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Your gateway to advanced health care

Do you plan to become a doctor, dentist or similar health care professional? Start your journey here.

Explore the latest findings in cell biology, anatomy and physiology, genetics and more.

Build your credentials for medical school or other high-level graduate programs.

Why major in biomedical sciences at Missouri State?

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Have great preparation for med school

Carve your path toward something bigger. We graduate the most pre-med students of any MSU program. Our acceptance rates for medical school (90%) are nearly double the national average.

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Develop in the lab

Hone your skills in laboratories that have state-of-the-art equipment. Every required course in this major has a lab aspect.

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Find other careers within health care

Is medical school not for you? We also have a great track record for helping students get into dental school, pharmacy school and related health care programs.

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Benefit from human-based biology

Your courses have a human focus, which makes the content more relevant to you. Explore cells and their interactions through a human lens.

By the numbers

Our program has strong outcomes and a tradition of success.

Area Concentration Achievement Test (ACAT)


Average score of BMS majors on the ACAT. This test, taken your senior year, measures your knowledge base of BMS disciplines.
Acceptance rates


Our graduates have an acceptance rate above 98% for dental school and pharmacy school.
Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE)


Want to become a certified physician assistant after you graduate? BMS graduates have a 100% pass rate on the PANCE.

Degree plans and option areas

As you complete your biomedical sciences degree, you'll choose a track option designed to meet your goals and needs:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Biomedical sciences
  • Human health sciences

You can also add a certificate or minor to your degree.

Degree plan
Review a sample plan that details your path to graduation.
Ease your transfer process.
Degree plan
Get two degrees in less time. Start on your master’s degree as you finish your bachelor’s degree.
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Pre-Health Professions Advisement
From pre-med to pre-health, qualify for the graduate program you want or enter the workforce right away.