College of Life Sciences
The Jefferson College of Life Sciences provides undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral education and research training in the life sciences to prepare our students to make significant contributions in life science through careers in academia, industry and government. Graduates have gone on to continue with additional graduate and professional education and training programs or directly on to successful careers at colleges and universities, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, healthcare settings, government agencies and many other professional venues.
Hear from Gerald Grunwald, Dean of the College of Life Sciences
Biochemistry at Thomas Jefferson University prepares students with essential knowledge of biomedical sciences for research, development and production within the chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical industries. Gain a ﬁrm understanding of chemical concepts through laboratory-based courses taught by expert faculty conducting high-caliber research. Collaborate with off-campus colleagues on research projects, use state-of-the-art facilities and intern at nationally ranked research institutions.
Biology at Thomas Jefferson University gives an understanding of biological concepts and competencies through laboratory-based courses and hands-on fieldwork, taught by expert faculty with expertise ranging from molecular genetics to conservation biology. Attend classes alongside pre-medical, physician assistant and biochemistry students for interdisciplinary perspectives. Learn programming skills a modern biologist needs. Join collaborative projects to carry out work at the interface of science, design and entrepreneurship.
Chemistry at Thomas Jefferson University prepares students for in top graduate programs, as well as careers in the pharmaceutical, medical or biochemical ﬁelds, through a rigorous American Chemical Society curriculum. Build on your skills in critical, innovative thinking, and learn to test your theories by applying the scientiﬁc method through hands-on research and experimentation in a stimulating and supportive environment.
Pre-Medical Studies at Thomas Jefferson University is an umbrella program providing the appropriate coursework and experiential learning to prepare students for future doctoral programs including medical, dental, veterinary, podiatric, physical therapy and pharmacy schools. The program involves first year medical school-based courses, the completion of two external preceptorships for more than 100 hours’ experience, pathway programs into medical and dental schools, and opportunities for global clinical experiences through Global Medical Brigades.
Hear from Diana Cundell, PhD, Professor of Biology, Pre-Medical Studies Program Director and Clinical Coordinator