Admitted & Current Students
Have you been admitted or are a Georgia State student who’s ready to declare Biomedical Science and Enterprise as your major? We're ready to answer your questions.
Whether you’re coming straight out of high school, already enrolled at another university or going back to college, your first stop is the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, which will walk you through the process of becoming a Panther.
There is no minimum GPA requirement for current Georgia State students to participate in this undergraduate degree program. Prospective students interested in applying to the university should visit https://admissions.gsu.edu/bachelors-degree/.
- IBMS - Institute for Biomedical Sciences.
- BMSC - the course abbreviation for all IBMS courses.
- BIS - Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
- IDS - Interdisciplinary Studies.
- BSEN - Biomedical Science and Enterprise.
In addition to the traditional core curriculum, students are required to complete courses in the following disciplines: science, biomedical science, business, entrepreneurship, law, policy and ethics.
Yes, most prerequisites required for medical, dental, veterinary or other professional schools will fit seamlessly into the undergraduate degree. Students who graduate with this undergraduate degree will possess diverse skills sought by professional schools and leading industry employers due to the variety of coursework required. Intentions are for graduates to make lasting differences that advance human health and improve the quality of human life. Students are encouraged to stay informed about any required prerequisites and begin taking them as early as possible because the further along a student is in their degree, the more difficult it becomes to allow all professional school requirements to count.
The primary factor that differentiates the Biomedical Science and Enterprise program from other related degree programs, like biology or public health, is our interdisciplinary focus and the inclusion of business and law courses as part of the major. A graduate from this program is expected to have a greater breadth of knowledge about the interrelated fields of biomedical science, business, law and ethics. Consequently, the program also requires less depth of knowledge about specific fields within the biomedical sciences. Our robust elective options give students the opportunity to cater their degree to fields that they find interesting by seeking a depth of knowledge in those specific fields.
The signature experience requirement can be completed through one of four options encompassing some of the experiences that graduates can expect to encounter in biomedical sciences careers. The signature experience typically takes place during the spring semester of the student’s graduating year.
- BMSC4970 – Selected topics
- BMSC4980 – Internship
- BMSC4990 – Independent research
- BMSC4870 – Honors thesis
Students can find more information about each of these courses in the Employers and post-bachelor schools are seeking applicants with a diverse skill set that includes discipline specific knowledge and, increasingly, soft skills such as teamwork, communication, problem solving and critical thinking. Courses in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences have a strong commitment to enhancing students’ soft skills through the implementation of the National Association of Colleges and Employers core competencies throughout the curriculum. For more information, visit https://www.naceweb.org/career-readiness/competencies/career-readiness-defined/. Our program trains students in a diverse skill set including biomedical sciences, business and law, which makes them uniquely qualified when entering the workforce or post-bachelor education.
Employers and post-bachelor schools are seeking applicants with a diverse skill set that includes discipline specific knowledge and, increasingly, soft skills such as teamwork, communication, problem solving and critical thinking. Courses in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences have a strong commitment to enhancing students’ soft skills through the implementation of the National Association of Colleges and Employers core competencies throughout the curriculum. For more information, visit https://www.naceweb.org/career-readiness/competencies/career-readiness-defined/. Our program trains students in a diverse skill set including biomedical sciences, business and law, which makes them uniquely qualified when entering the workforce or post-bachelor education.
The Biomedical Science and Enterprise program is a perfect fit for anyone passionate about patient care, intrigued by the scientific study of human diseases or interested in creating and marketing the next generation of disease-preventing therapeutics or wearable health devices. It's also for those who have dreams of working in a hospital, pharmaceutical company or biomedical startup. The program is a good fit for students who are interested in pursuing medical or graduate school, who would like to enter the workforce immediately after graduation or who are passionate about biomedical sciences but aren’t yet sure what that means for their career.
Science: research, development, administration, clinical biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, teaching high school or college, medical professional (doctor, physician’s assistant, nurse, etc.)
Business: science communication, journalism, publishing, scientific sales and marketing
Law/Policy: patent attorney, regulatory affairs, technology transfer
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Biomedical Science and Enterprise program prepares graduates for a range of exciting careers in the biomedical industry or advanced degrees in science, business or law. The degree program offers an innovative approach to education that combines studies in biomedical science, business, entrepreneurship and law and teaches students the scientific, legal and commercial aspects of scientific discovery.
Our admissions committee reviews each candidate’s entire application and weighs each piece equally, which we call a holistic review. We don’t eliminate applicants based solely on test scores and GPA. Students with lower GPAs can bolster their application by using their personal statement to explain why they earned the grades they did, including a resume that describes their research experience and having stellar recommendation letters.
Most international students take the TOEFL, but we also accept the IELTS.
Yes. The Institute for Biomedical Sciences accepts the IELTS Academic score. The recommended minimum is a score of 7.
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assesses the language ability of candidates. More information about this test, including testing sites and pricing, can be found at https://www.ielts.org/.
Applicants may apply at any time. Test scores must be received by the application deadline for admission consideration. Applications will not be considered if TOEFL scores are not received by the deadline.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures your ability to use and understand English at the university level. More information on the test, testing centers pricing, etc., may be found at www.ets.org/toefl.
Students who are non-native speakers of English are required to demonstrate proficiency through one of the following:
- Completion of a bachelor’s or graduate degree from inside (from an accredited institution) or outside the U.S. where English is the official language of academic instruction
- TOEFL scores (paper or Internet-based)
- IELTS scores
- Completion of a University System of Georgia-approved English as a Second Language program
An applicant whose country of birth is an English-speaking country (as listed below) is not subject to the English proficiency requirement.
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Ascension Island
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Christmas Island
- Cook Islands
- Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
- Federated States of Micronesia
- Great Britain
- New Zealand
- Pitcairn Islands
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Martin
- Saint Vincent/ Grenadines
- South Africa
- St Helena
- The Bahamas
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Tristan da Cuhna
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
- Virgin Islands
No. You should complete the international immigration form at the time of application. If admitted to the program, you may submit required supplemental information.
Yes. Submit a copy of your passport with your application materials.
Contact the Office of International Student and Scholar Services if you have questions related to immigration regulations and studies. Visit http://isss.gsu.edu/about/contact/ for contact information.
Review the rules and regulations on the Tuition Classification page: http://sfs.gsu.edu/tuition-fees/tuition-classification/.
E-mails should be sent to:
Office of Admissions - Graduate Programs
Official Electronic Transcripts should be sent to:
Regular mail should be sent to:
Graduate Admissions, The Graduate School
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 4018
Atlanta, GA 30303
In-person deliveries and courier packages should be sent to:
Graduate Admissions, The Graduate School
Georgia State University
55 Park Place NE, Suite 308
Atlanta, GA 30303
Yes. Good photocopies or scanned copies of transcripts are acceptable for a decision. This can either be an official electronic transcript or a paper copy you have scanned and uploaded. The document must have one or more of the following features: registrar’s seal, registrar signature or watermark of the institution.
Documents such as self-printed academic histories, Web-based academic evaluations and anything hand-written are not acceptable for the review process. Official transcripts will only be required if you are subsequently offered admission by Georgia State.
Yes. You must submit a copy of your transcripts from each institution attended regardless of the number of classes you took or whether or not you received a degree at that institution in order to be considered for admission. Once admitted, you will be required to submit one official transcript from each institution attended by the first day of classes for the term of admission.
The institute coordinates graduate and undergraduate admissions. Students seeking an undergraduate degree will apply through university admissions and receive additional support from the central office.
Please allow one to three business days for a response to your inquiry.