Bachelor of Science in
The Biomedical Chemistry major at ORU weaves together biological sciences and chemistry in a fascinating track for students who are interested in going to a professional school of medicine, pursue a career in clinical or medicinal chemistry or work in a biological or medical industry. In this major, you will learn to analyze chemical problems using a working knowledge of chemical concepts, evaluate potential solutions to chemical problems based on identified criteria, and increase your competency in researching literature and using information to effectively analyze and interpret data.
As a Biomedical Chemistry major at ORU, you will learn how to apply your new professional and scientific competencies, in addition to your faith and spiritual understanding, to provide service and healing.
At ORU, in the biomedical chemistry major, you will have the option to concentrate in pre-medicine.
What can I do with a degree from ORU in Biomedical Chemistry?
- Medicine and other health professions
- Organic synthesis, drug design, biochemistry and pharmaceutical, polymers, toxicology, forensics and medicinal chemistry
- Teaching at the secondary education level
- Research and development
- Chemical analysis
What are some of the core experiences of this program?
- Organic Chemistry Lecture/Lab
- Quantitative Analysis Lecture/Lab
- Physical Chemistry Lecture/Lab
- Chemical Instrumentation Lecture/Lab
- Chemistry Research
- Oncological Chemistry
- Biochemistry Lecture/Lab
- Medicinal Chemistry Lecture
- Physical Chemistry II
- Inorganic Chemistry
What makes ORU’s Biomedical Chemistry program stand out?
As a Biomedical Chemistry major at ORU, you will receive an education unlike any other that ties together the expansive worlds of biology and chemistry with a Christian foundation. ORU biomedical chemistry majors enter professional school at a rate of 71% and have been offered employment at companies like Conoco, Dow Chemical, National Analytical Lab and Dowell Schlumberger.
Additionally, you will have the opportunity to earn your PHD at a rate that is in the top 5% of all four year private undergraduate institutions in the nation.
What about accreditation?
As a university, we meet the accreditation standards set by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of the top outside regulators in the U.S.
Are there scholarships available?
Nearly 100% of our full-time, undergraduate residential students receive ORU grants and scholarships through academic achievement and through ORU’s premier scholarship opportunity of our Quest Whole Person Scholarship. To learn more about financial aid, click here.
MATH AND SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TEACHING
FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION ROBERT NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program supports talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors who want to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers.
The $1.14 million grant was awarded to Oral Roberts University to provide internships, scholarships and other educational experiences to students who commit to teach secondary level math or science in a high-need school district.
DEADLINE DATES FOR THE SCHOLARS & INTERNS
- Application Deadline for Interns: February 15, 2019 - Apply now
- Application Deadline for Scholars: July 15, 2019 - Apply now
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program under Award Number 1540515.
Celestino Velásquez, Ph.D.
Chair of Biology and Chemistry