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School of Biomedical Sciences

New Degree Program in Translational Biomedical Sciences

To meet the demands of preparing students entering the ever-growing biomedical and health professions, Rowan University will implement the first innovative degree program from the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS).  The Bachelor of Science in Translational Biomedical Sciences (TBS) program is currently accepting applications and will admit the first class of freshman in the fall of 2014 – graduating this cohort of TBS majors in spring 2018.

For instructions on how to apply, visit Rowan's admission webpage. 

Joining the fast-growing biomedical workforce requires diverse training in mathematics, statistics, the life sciences and the physical sciences. The degree program provides a rigorous research/project/clinical-based undergraduate education that gives students maximum flexibility in choosing future career or graduate education options in emerging and translational biomedical sciences. This major is designed to provide an excellent preparation of undergraduate students who pursue any of the following:

•       Medical/Health professional degree (MD, DO, PA, etc.)

•       Advanced biomedical research degree (Masters or PhD)

•       Employment in the biomedical workforce

The program will provide general computation skills, laboratory skills, and analytical skills that will be valuable regardless of the graduates' ultimate career path.

Another significant goal for the program is to provide depth in a specialization within the biomedical field. Students participating in this program will be required to choose a specialization, thereby gaining depth of knowledge and skill in that specialization.  Specialization tracks include: Health Professions, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Applied Biomedical Science, and Bioinformatics.

Having the distinction of being only one of two universities to offer both allopathic and osteopathic degree-granting programs, Rowan University has emerged as an important contributor to the future of health care in New Jersey and the nation.  The Cooper Medical School at Rowan University (CMSRU) and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) provide the opportunity to develop excellent interdisciplinary programs in the biomedical area.  Relationships with the medical schools will not only provide boundless interactions and potential clinical opportunities for TBS students, but it also places Rowan in a unique position to emerge as a leader in undergraduate biomedical education in the southern New Jersey region.

The TBS program at Rowan University will serve as a flagship program in the biomedical area at Rowan. Combined with related programs, such as bioinformatics and biomedical engineering, TBS will improve the quality and variety of educational opportunities in the region.

For questions or more information regarding the BS in Translational Biomedical Sciences, please contact Dr. Eddie Guerra, Assistant Dean for Biomedical Planning, at