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

Discover the Science Behind a Robust Career

Coming Fall 2022!

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 will gain knowledge and tools to advance in biology, mathematics, bioethics, cosmology, and more. You’ll 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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January 10, 2022

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.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

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

  • 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
$84Thousand
Approximate Median Annual Wage of Microbiologists U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020

Cosmogony and developmental biology, diversity of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms and ecology. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab. Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or better in BIOL 121.

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 and CHEM 121.

A genetics course 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 the how physical and physiological traits are expressed. Three credit hours lecture with one credit hour lab.

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: 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.

An exploration of probabilistic processes in biology and physical aspects of design. An examination of the role of truth in science and mathematical models as support. Prerequisites: PHYS 221 and 222.

Evolutionary theory, mechanisms of speciation, and phylogenetic evidence. Includes exploration of various theories pertaining to human origins, strengths and weaknesses of each. 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 and 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 212.

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

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial high school or college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID if Applicable

  • All online students and graduate level on-campus students are required to email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 5: Submit Your FAFSA

  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. Regent’s school code is 030913.
DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$7,260
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

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)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

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)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

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