Breakthroughs in disease prevention and control often come out of the laboratories of scientists with a background in biomedical science. A unique blend of human biology, medicine and research, biomedical science is a growing field in the health professions.
We offer a major (BS) in biomedical science.
What Will I Study?
Biology, chemistry, calculus and physics form the foundation courses in the broad study of sciences from a human perspective. Classroom and laboratory experiences focus on the biological and chemical systems of humans, animals and microbes, including new and developing perspectives in the identification and treatment of disease.
Biomedical science majors can engage in collaborative research with a faculty mentor and/or complete related internships to gain experience for a career in the biomedical sciences and health professions.
What Kind of Job Can I Get?
The biomedical science major prepares you for a job or graduate school in areas like:
- Laboratory technician
- Microbiology and immunology
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Pharmaceutical marketing and sales
- Physician assistant
- Public health
- Science writing
- Veterinary medicine
What Are Some of Our Graduates Doing?
- Project Director, Exhaled Breath Research, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Scientist, Cymbiotic Research
Read more about our graduates.
Dr. David O. Freier
Chair, Department of Biomedical Science
Associate Professor of Biology