The biomedical sciences major focuses on the application of molecular and cellular biology to human and animal health and disease. This major emphasizes the principles and latest developments in the areas of cellular biology, molecular biology, genetics, immunology, and microbiology. Special consideration is given to the molecular causes and treatments of diseases. This major is suitable for students seeking careers in laboratory research, related academic graduate programs, or healthcare-related graduate programs. Students interested in pursuing a career in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, or veterinary school should consider adding the pre-professional studies minor to complement the biomedical sciences major.