Biomedical Science

Cancer research groupThe Biomedical Science program will provide curriculum related to pre-professional health majors (pre-medical, pre-pharmacy, pre-dental, pre-veterinary), and research areas/experiences in cancer biology, immunology, infectious disease and molecular/cellular biology. A regional cancer research consortium with NIU BIOS, NIU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the UIC-Rockford Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy is one of the initiatives taking shape in this area. Students focusing on the biomedical science curriculum will be well prepared to take pre-professional health entrance exams, such as the MCAT; those not going on to professional school will be well prepared to enter graduate school in biomedical research or go on to positions in the healthcare and biotechnology industries.