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B.S. in Biophysical Sciences – Biomedical Pre-Med

Discover the Science Behind a Robust Career

Do you want to enter the medical field by building on a pre-med foundation? Regent’s Bachelor of Science in Biophysical Sciences with a concentration in Biomedical/Pre-Med is designed to be one of the most academically rigorous health science degrees in Virginia. This specialized focus prepares you for a career in medicine, science or education. You can gain knowledge and tools to advance in biology, mathematics, bioethics, cosmology, and more. You can also learn to analyze, hypothesize and record data—all taught from a Christian worldview. A student completing this program will have all the prerequisite courses needed to apply to any medical, dental, optometry, physical therapy, physician assistant, or veterinary professional program in the country.

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August 19, 2024

GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Learn foundational scientific theories and techniques of chemical experimentation.

BUILD ON A STRONG FOUNDATION

Anchor your knowledge on proven science and principled values.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach eager for your success.

Explore Scholarships

Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about the scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarships, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarships and $4,000 Private School Scholarships. Explore all scholarships.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

On completing the B.S. in Biophysical Sciences with a concentration in biomedical/pre-med, you can:

  • Construct and evaluate experiments utilizing the scientific method.
  • Practice the principles, methods and applications of the natural sciences.
  • Apply analytical and critical thinking to scientific problems and activities utilizing quantitative methods.
  • Defend a Christ-centered approach to the study and application of the natural sciences.

Career Opportunities

  • Microbiologist
  • Healthcare Technician
  • Educator
  • Medical Researcher
$89Thousand
Approximate Mean Annual Wage of Microbiologists, 2021 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Cosmogony and developmental biology, diversity of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms and ecology. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab.
Viruses and microorganisms: morphology, taxonomy, genetics, physiology, pathogenicity and biodiversity. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in BIOL 122 or BIOL 202 and CHEM 101 or CHEM 121.
Encompasses all things DNA and how living organisms pass their nucleic acid from parent to offspring. This course will provide a symbiosis of both the fundamental classical genetics of Mendel, where students will understand how physical and physiological traits are expressed. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in BIOL 122.
Qualitative and quantitative techniques and methods used in chemical experimentation. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: B- in MATH 102 or equivalent or department chair approval.
Synthetic and analytic methods with organic and inorganic compounds. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CHEM 121.
Carbon-based compounds: separation, purification and analytic principles and applications in biologic and industrial processes. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CHEM 122.
Carbon-based compounds: synthesis, derivatives and characterization. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CHEM 221.
Structure, function, analysis and cellular control mechanisms of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CHEM 222.
A second course in calculus and analytic geometry. Techniques and applications of integration. Introduction to differential equations. Parametric equations and polar coordinates. Infinite series and power series. Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in MATH 211.
Structure, purposes and limitations of the scientific method; big questions pertaining to science since classical times; presuppositions and epistemology in a scientific world.
Course covers descriptive statistics, probability and Bayesian inference, discrete and continuous probability distributions, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation methods, and study design. Prerequisites: PHYS 221.
The origin, state, and physical aspects of the natural world with an overview of the cosmos, the formation and history of the earth, the development of different species, and the rise of modern humanity. Prerequisite: GENE 100.
Historical development and philosophies of bioethics especially in light of medical life extension and value, costs, in vitro fertilization, eugenics, and genetic modification of the human genome. A Christian perspective of bioethics is presented, including specific focus on the imago Dei. Prerequisite: GENE 100.
Capstone course for the Biophysical sciences major which includes the development of a culminating thesis based on research and a student portfolio developed through the student’s academic career.
Calculus based solutions in mechanics, heat, and sound. Applied Newtonian mechanics in single and multiple dimensions, cosmology and astronomical organization. Three credit hour lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in MATH 211.
Calculus based solutions in electricity, magnetism, and optics. Three credit hour lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PHYS 221.
Examination of the major themes in the study and practice of psychology, such as human nature, motivation, change and development, and spiritual struggles, as well as applied psychological knowledge for everyday life.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial high school or college transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.

Step 4: Submit Your FAFSA

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov Regent's school code is 030913.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

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DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,97512 - 18$19,950
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$665Under 12$7,980
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$665Over 18$11,970
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$665N/A$1,995+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,49312 - 18$18,986
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Under 12$7,560
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Over 18$11,340
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$630N/A$1,890+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850 (Fall & Spring)
$700 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

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