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PROVIDED PHOTO Pennsylvania College of Technology students Lauryn T. Watson, left, of Elkins Park, and Sarah L. Acel, of Franklin, study the anatomy of the digestive system during a human anatomy and physiology class.

WILLIAMSPORT — The Pennsylvania College of Technology is accepting students for admission into its new Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences, which is expected to launch in fall 2023.

The new major is designed to provide a pathway to careers in biomedical and laboratory sciences or for entry to graduate studies in various health professions.

The study involves comprehensive courses in the perspectives of biological sciences, social sciences, chemistry and health care.

The demand for qualified professionals to fill highly skilled healthcare roles is expected to increase 16% by 2030, creating 2.6 million new jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

To prepare graduates to fulfill these roles, biomedical science courses emphasize a science curriculum in general biology, embryology, anatomy and physiology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, biochemistry, epidemiology, immunology, and infectious diseases. Courses in nutrition, pharmacology, research methods, global health, social sciences, and health care delivery systems ensure that students are prepared for a variety of practical occupations.

Career opportunities extend to related fields of medical research, immunology, genetics, chemistry, forensics, toxicology, microbiology, pharmaceuticals and medical manufacturing, for example.

Graduates will also have the foundation to enter graduate studies in areas such as physician assistant studies, pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, physiotherapy, epidemiology, and medical research.

To learn more about the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, call 570-327-4519 or visit www.pct.edu/biomedical.

For more information about Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, visit www.pct.edu, email admissions@pct.edu, or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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