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BRIDGES

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BRIDGES

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BRIDGES

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BRIDGES

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Bridges to the Baccalaureate in the Biomedical Sciences

The Bridges to the Baccalaureate in the Biomedical Sciences is an initiative to attract underrepresented minority students to careers in the biomedical sciences, which is funded by the prestigious National Institute of Health (NIH). The goal of the program is to cultivate and increase the numbers of qualified African-American, Hispanic, Native American and other underrepresented minority students from Tallahassee Community College (TCC) whose future goals are to obtain a four year degree in biomedical sciences from Florida A&M University. The Bridges program is a partnership between FAMU and TCC to provide participants with the academic skills, research experience and support network for successful careers in biomedical sciences. The baccalaureate programs at FAMU include Life Sciences (Agronomy, Food and Animal Sciences); Biology; Chemistry/Biochemistry; Biomedical Engineering; Environmental Health Science and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be an African-American, Hispanic, Native American or other underrepresented minority
  • Must be enrolled full-time as a student at TCC
  • Must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA

Special components of the Bridges program include:

  • Academic advisement and guidance
  • Tutorial programs to improve study skills
  • Leadership, interpersonal relations and public speaking development
  • Curriculum and career planning workshops and seminars
  • FAMU pre-admission and financial aid advisement
  • A paid summer research experience at FAMU where students will plan and conduct a research project