This award-winning program prepares students for careers in health-related professions and laboratory research.
Highlights of the Biology – Biomedical and Health Science Program
- Winner of the 2014 Regents Teaching Excellence Award given to one department in the UW System each year, regardless of discipline.
- Heavy emphasis on undergraduate biology research, beginning the first semester of freshman year.
- Articulation agreements with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Palmer College of Chiropractic, the Medical Laboratory Scientist program of the University of Minnesota, and the Echocardiography and Surgical First programs of the Mayo School of Health Sciences.
- Opportunities for internships and international experience.
- Recently renovated laboratories designed specifically for inquiry-based instruction. The Biology Department is home to UWRF's Tissue and Cellular Innovation Center.
Skills and Learning
As a student in this program, you will learn to:
- Understand the language, details and significance of scientific information
- Verify scientific knowledge and the importance of detail, accuracy and
honesty in scientific reporting.
practical procedures useful in laboratory research, using state-of-the-art
equipment for sophisticated techniques such as flow cytometry.
Students who graduate with a Biology – Biomedical and Health Science degree are prepared for a wide variety of career options. The biology-broad field science education major is also available and provides teaching certification for middle school and high school, a high-demand area of employment:
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