The biomedical science major will prepare students for either medical school or graduate school, through a rigorous, interdisciplinary scientific regimen of continuously increasing complexity. Students will become well-versed in the fundamental areas of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics, and will gain a deeper understanding of the genetic, molecular, and biochemical bases of life. The program is designed to appeal to students who value serving society and who want to make a difference. The major is supported by the Cooperative Education Program and local community agencies, which provide students opportunities to gain valuable and necessary premedical work experience. Many medical and related graduate programs have their own specific requirements, including, but not limited to, one year of English composition, psychology, sociology, further statistics and mathematics, and foreign languages. Students are strongly advised to speak with their faculty advisors during their first year to plan their educational trajectory appropriately.