Biomedical sciences major set to launch fall 2024

Morningside University in Sioux City, Iowa

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(SBA) - Morningside University is excited to announce the launch of a new biomedical sciences major that is designed especially for students aiming for advanced degrees in professional healthcare fields that may include medical school, dental school, and physician assistant programs. This program will commence in the 2024-2025 academic year, providing a dedicated pathway for students to rigorously prepare for their future educational pursuits and careers in healthcare.

"The intent of the biomedical sciences major is to offer a comprehensive curriculum that combines in-depth scientific knowledge with practical laboratory skills, ensuring students are well-equipped to excel in their subsequent professional training," shared Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Brian McFarland. Core courses will include subjects such as human anatomy, biology, chemistry, and physics, alongside specialized electives that allow students to tailor their education to specific interests within the healthcare sector.

The initiative underscores Morningside University's ongoing commitment to serving as a regional resource by providing another option to meet the demand for healthcare professionals in the Siouxland region. "We are proud that more than half of the students who graduate from Morningside choose Siouxland as their long-term home, and our intent in offering this program dedicated to creating a pathway for medical or other professional healthcare schools is to provide an answer for the growing need for healthcare professionals in our area. We are excited this program will aid in nurturing the next generation of healthcare leaders," said Morningside University President Dr. Albert Mosley.

More information on the biomedical sciences major is available on the Morningside University website. Applications for Fall 2024 are still being accepted, and interested students are welcome to schedule a visit at the day and time that works best for them throughout the summer.