Earlier this year the National Science Foundation posted a
survey to test basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, astronomy,
geology and physics. The quiz was
reposted on Huffington Post. Unfortunately, most Americans
didn't pass the test.
Take the quiz yourself and see how you do, then check your
answers and link to the article at the bottom to find out how most
How did you do? Check out how others fared here:
NPR article on quiz results.
National University of Health Sciences
has launched a new scholarship award for all Phi Theta Kappa
community college honor students. The scholarship will be available
starting in the fall of 2014 for PTK members who choose to enroll
in the university's bachelor degree completion program in the
"Many of our BS students go on to pursue graduate level degrees
in science and health care, with many gaining admission to various
medical schools," says President Joseph Stiefel of NUHS. "That's
why we feel Phi Theta Kappa members and NUHS are a great
The $2000 scholarship will be awarded to PTK students in two
separate disbursements of $1000, one in each of the student's first
two trimesters. Recipients must be a member of PTK, have earned a
3.5 grade point average, and have completed a minimum of 33 credit
hours of college coursework.
The bachelor of biomedical science
program at NUHS is an evening degree program that can often be
completed in 16 months. Since NUHS is primarily known for its
graduate and professional degree programs in chiropractic medicine,
naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and oriental medicine, BS
students are often taught by graduate level professors in graduate
level science laboratories and facilities on campus.
For more information on the PTK scholarship and the NUHS
bachelor's degree completion program, visit
A bachelor's degree in science, such as the biomedical science degree at
National University, can prepare you for a wide variety of
careers. At National, you can pick and choose any courses you like
among the life and physical sciences to tailor your own degree to
your field of interest.
Here's a great video exploring some of the many doors a science
degree may open for you:
Can't see the video? View it on About.com
Do you love nature? Many students interested in science do. With
a degree in biomedical sciences, you may be perfectly suited to
earning money doing what you love best - working with nature!
As we publish this post, the website
naturejobs.com has over 567 jobs listed under the search
criteria "biomedical science jobs," with a variety of positions all
over the world. That's because there is a need for workers trained
in the sciences worldwide.
Naturejobs.com also has an e-newsletter, resume and CV posting
service and job alerts you can subscribe to.
National University of
Health Sciences wants to prepare you for the widest possible
range of employment opportunities in the rewarding and in-demand
field of biomedical sciences - and that includes working with
nature, or any other specific interest that you are enthusiastic
A great aspect of earning a bachelor's degree in biomedical
science at National University is that you can join or attend
meetings of our student organizations, even
those that are geared to professional degree students. Why is that
a plus? Because sampling our student organizations will give you
first hand exposure to topics in a variety of health care
For example, as a BS student you can join the
Homeopathy Club and learn more about homeopathic medicine for
both yourself, and how physicians apply it for patient care. Or
learn more about acupuncture and oriental medicine by hearing noted
speakers hosted by our
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Club.
Other great clubs on campus that let you explore future career
specializations are the Sports Rehab Club, Public Health Club,
research oriented Journal Clubs, or our professional clubs such as
the Student American Chiropractic Association, or Naturopathic
Medical Student Association.
Students playing volleyball and basketball on campus
Clubs are a great way to meet other students and get active on
campus. There are also recreational clubs such as the Running
/Walking Club, the Yoga Club, or the Basketball Club. You can meet
and network with graduate students who, just like you, are excited
about science and health care.
At National University, there's more to college than just great
classroom learning! Explore more about NUHS at one of our student for a day
• Real Cadavers in Undergrad? You Bet!
• How NUHS Gives Students an Edge
• Online Resources for Science Careers
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