Biomedical Sciences

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Corban’s pre-professional biomedical sciences degree gives students the foundation to excel in a variety of medical careers. Prepare for grad school and your career with Corban’s rigorous, cutting-edge coursework and focused MCAT prep.

72% of Corban biomedical sciences graduates who apply to medical school are accepted! (The national average is just 40%.)

Internships and medical mission trips let you see firsthand how medicine makes a difference. You’ll also get to conduct original research, even as an undergraduate student!

Every class is taught from a biblical worldview, recognizing God’s creative hand in modern science. So whether you choose to serve in a developing country, share your skills on short-term mission trips, practice in your own community, or engage in medical research, you’ll be equipped to make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ through a career in medicine.

Is Biomedical Sciences the right major for you?

Yes, if:

  • You’re fascinated by the human body and how it works.
  • You want to help others achieve optimal health and wellness.
  • You are willing to put in time and effort to see long-term results.
  • You enjoy hands-on, technical, detailed processes.
  • You are interested in pursuing a career in medicine.

What You’ll Learn

Corban’s rigorous academics prepares you with a strong foundation for the next step in your medical career. Electives allow you to tailor your program of study to match your field of interest and meet the specific admission requirements of your chosen professional school.

In addition to core courses in biology and chemistry, some of the courses you may take include:

  • Physics I & II
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Animal Physiology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Virology & Immunology
  • Nutrition
  • Health Care Practices in the Developing World

Most courses are also paired with a lab for you to get hands-on interaction with course material and see the practical applications of what you are learning. 

Learn what courses you’ll need to complete your degree.

Career Options

Corban’s biomedical sciences concentration offers pre-professional training for careers in:

  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary Science
  • Physician Assistant

Unique Opportunities


Even as an undergraduate, you will have the opportunity to conduct original medical research at Corban. Biology students work alongside faculty to research a range of scientific and medically-relevant topics. This research is funded by external foundations, alumni, stakeholders, and university grants.

Students then present their research at Corban’s Annual Science Symposium and other conferences in the Pacific Northwest. Some students have even had their work published! Most pre-med students have to wait until graduate school for this type of hands-on research experience, so you’ll have a significant advantage heading into medical school.

International Medicine

Medicine provides a unique opportunity to address the physical needs of people and also share the life-giving truth of the gospel. Every spring, biomedical sciences students participate in a medical mission trip to remote villages in Haiti. Students work alongside physicians and nurses to serve and care for some of the neediest people in the world.


Rigorous MCAT preparation is built right into your coursework so you can face the medical school entrance exam with confidence. Corban graduates are accepted to leading medical schools across the country every year.