In 2005, National University of Health Sciences
welcomed the first class into its bachelor of biomedical
science degree completion program. This year it is celebrating
the program's 10-year anniversary.
Initially offering 12 courses, the program now offers a full
selection of over 56 courses in a variety of sciences and health
career studies. Students can select from traditional laboratory
science courses such as anatomy, physiology, chemistry and physics,
or branch out into specialized classes such as sports performance
nutrition, medical Spanish or diagnostic art.
"One milestone over the last decade was the addition of an
optional emphasis in nutrition," says Dr. Randy Swenson,
vice president for academic services who helped create the program
and remains dean of the NUHS College of Allied Health Sciences. "We
plan to add additional emphases over the next two years and are
exploring accreditation for additional undergraduate health science
The bachelor's program at NUHS grew out of the university's
prerequisite program that offered courses to students needing
specific credits for entry into NUHS professional programs. "By
adding a BS program, we knew we would recruit even more students
into our professional programs," says Dr. Swenson.
"A large number of our BS students do enter our chiropractic
and oriental medicine
programs. But we have progressively expanded the number of students
who are here seeking a bachelor's degree for entry into other
professional programs in nearby medical schools," says Dr.
Previous BS graduates from NUHS have been accepted into
physician assistant programs, doctor of osteopathy programs,
medical school, dental school, advanced nursing programs, and
academic master's degree programs in the sciences. Others have
entered careers in health care related industries such as the
pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and medical equipment fields.
"A bachelor of biomedical science degree is so valuable
precisely because it is so versatile," says Dr. Swenson. "Instead
of limiting their future choices, our grads find a wealth of
opportunities open to them."
"Our university is uniquely positioned to offer the advantages
of graduate level faculty and facilities to our undergraduate
students," says NUHS President Joseph Stiefel. "In turn, our
undergraduate students receive exceptional preparation for success
in science and health care careers. The university benefits greatly
when these students bring their NUHS degrees into their chosen
fields and demonstrate the superior quality of their
With a bachelor's degree in biomedical science, you can start
any number of advanced degrees in health care, or find your future
in other high-demand industries. Here are just a few examples of
careers you may not have considered:
Biomedical engineers can work in manufacturing, computer systems
design, government agencies, physician's offices, hospitals,
pharmaceutical companies and more. They can engage in
fascinating work such as designing artificial organs and
prosthetics that help extend people's lives and assist those who
Biomedical engineers earn a mean
annual wage of $91,760 according to the US. Bureau of Labor
Statistics (BLS). You'll need a master's degree in biomedical
engineering and/or some on the job training in addition to your
biomedical science degree.
Biochemists and Biophysicists normally have a PhD in order to work
on independent research projects. Their median pay is $81,480 per
year according to the BLS. They typically work in government or
private sector research and development laboratories, studying the
chemical and physical principles of processes such as cell
development, growth, and heredity. An undergraduate degree in
biomedical sciences is a perfect entry to advanced degrees in these
Typically requiring a master's degree, this career uses math and
informational techniques to solve biological problems. It can
involve developing software and mathematical models for the health
industry or scientific research. According to the New York
Times, a health informatics analyst earns approximately
$70,0000 per year.
As you can see, a BS
in biomedical science is a very versatile degree. Whether your
interest is in business, research, education or health care, the
wide variety of
courses at National University allow you to tailor your
biomedical science program to fit your interests and goals.
Summer is here and if you are thinking
about finishing your bachelor's degree it's a great time to visit
National University of Health Sciences. This summer we are offering
a visit incentive program called,"Summer
Soak Up." If you visit our campus between May and August
2015, you'll receive a $500 tuition credit for our undergraduate BS
program. That is double our normal tuition incentive.
You can attend a group event, or plan an individual tour
specific to your interests. Our convenient Lombard campus is
gorgeous this time of year, and you'll experience first hand our
fantastic facilities, sample a class led by one of our dynamic
faculty members, and see all the great amenities available to you
to help you further your education and career goals.
So this summer, while you're soaking up the sunshine, don't
forget to soak up the savings by visiting National University. Click
here to schedule a visit, or call the Office of Admissions at
1-800-826-6285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more
A bachelor of biomedical
science degree can be the start of a satisfying career in a
wide variety of job sectors.
That's why a degree in biomedical sciences is so valuable: It is
versatile in today's ever changing job market, and can support your
qualifications for wherever your life's path take you.
Come explore how completing your bachelor's degree in
biomedical sciences at National University can open more doors in
If you are choosing
where and how to finish your bachelor's degree, be sure to weigh
all the pros and cons before choosing an online program. There are
many advantages to finishing your degree on a physical campus that
you may not have considered. This is especially true if you are
thinking about a degree in the sciences or are preparing for a
future health care career.
For example, here are some of the great advantages National
University's bachelor of
biomedical science program has over online programs:
In addition to the advantages of our traditional campus,
National University does have a selection of online courses that
you can choose from to augment your on-campus program. The online
options at National University give you more scheduling flexibility
when you need it, and are taught by the same caliber of faculty
you'll be learning from in your on-campus courses.
National University and see the advantages a real campus can
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