Admissions


1. Students must declare the Biomedical Sciences major:


    • Complete the UAB undergraduate application form
    • Indicate SHP as the school
    • Pay the application fee, if applicable
    • If you are enrolled at UAB in another major, complete a Change of School/Major Request using the online form available on BlazerNET).

2. Program Admission from High School.


    • Must be a graduate of an accredited high school with a grade point average of a 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale for admission.
    • Achieved an ACT Composite Score of 22 or higher.
    • Able to place in College English 101 or higher and College Math 105 or higher.
    • Must meet all UAB undergraduate admission and academic requirements.
    • If accepted, complete the UAB medical history questionnaire and physical, provide proof of required immunizations, and receive satisfactory screening by the UAB Medical Center Student Health Service.
    • If accepted, a background check and drug screening will be required at admission and may be required prior to any practicum or lab placement.

3. Program Admission from Community College or University, including UAB.


    • Must be a graduate of an accredited high school.
    • Must meet all UAB undergraduate admission and academic requirements.
    • If accepted, complete the UAB medical history questionnaire and physical, provide proof of required immunizations, and receive satisfactory screening by the UAB Medical Center Student Health Service.
    • Must hold a 2.75 or higher Overall GPA on a 4.0 scale for admission to the Biomedical Sciences Program.
    • If accepted, a background check and drug screening will be required at admission and may be required prior to any practicum or lab placement.

4. Other Biomedical Sciences Program Requirements.


    • A minimum 2.75 Overall GPA and 2.00 UAB institutional GPA must be maintained to remain enrolled in the B.S. in Biomedical Sciences program.

Overall Application Procedure:

    • Applications are accepted at any time, and students may be enrolled during any term.

Applicants should submit the following materials:

    • Completed UAB undergraduate application form, indicating SHP as the school, and application fee, if applicable (if enrolled at UAB in another major, complete a Change of School/Major Request using the online form available on BlazerNET).
    • Official transcripts from each college or university attended.

To the Biomedical Sciences Program Office in the School of Health Professions:

    • The student should request an appointment with a program advisor prior to the term of initial enrollment. It is essential to have transcripts of previous coursework on file prior to the enrollment interview.

Essential Functions and Technical Competencies