Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Biomedical Science and Enterprise, B.I.S.

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Goals and Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a BIS in Biomedical Science and Enterprise will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate conceptual knowledge and critical thinking skills gained through a broad core curriculum and progressing to a focused advanced course sequence in life sciences, entrepreneurship, and pre-law.
  • Acquire and apply professional skills anchored in basic scientific research, innovation and value creation, ethics, and legal affairs, including scientific and business communication, collaboration, and leadership.
  • Identify needs and opportunities at the intersection between basic science, clinical applications, and patient care.
  • Use current methods and theoretical approaches to formulate and answer experimental questions related to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders and diseases.

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) in Biomedical Science and Enterprise offers both a Standard and a Pre-Med track. Degree requirements for both tracks are outlined in this section of the catalog.

Students majoring in Biomedical Science and Enterprise are not required to declare a minor, but may do so if interested.

Students majoring in Biomedical Science and Enterprise may need to take additional courses as electives to complete a minimum of 120 total hours. Georgia State University also mandates that minimum of 30 credit hours at any level must be taken institutionally to graduate. Students are strongly encouraged to choose electives in related disciplines such as Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Entrepreneurship, History, Legal Studies, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, etc. Below is a list of recommended courses for both the Standard and Pre-Med tracks. 

  • Fast-Track: Highly motivated students who enter the BSEN program with sufficient course credit and maintain a rigorous schedule with highly successful academic performance may be eligible to earn their degree on an accelerated schedule. Students should maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 (recommended over GPA of 3.5 or higher) and are expected to earn a minimum of 30 credit hours per academic year through a combination of Advance Placement credit, summer semester credit, or academic credit overload, in addition to maintaining an average semesterly course load of 15 credit hours, to be eligible for Fast Track. Students may inquire with the Institute for Biomedical Sciences Office of Academic Assistance for more information.

Honors Programming

In addition to the standard Area F and Area G requirements, students in the Honors College are required to take HON 1000. It is strongly recommended to take HON 4780 Honors Thesis: Research as the experiential component of this BIS degree, followed by HON 4880 - Honors Thesis: Writing  as an elective. HON 3260 - Honors Topics Interdisciplinary Seminar  is also encouraged. Students should take honors sections of courses when offered. Please verify which courses offer honors sections using GoSolar and/or contact the Honors College for advisement.

Are you in LEAD with Honors?

The LEAD with Honors program can be completed with this major. For information on how the program fits with each track, contact the Institute for Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Coordinator and/or Honors College LEAD Director.