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Take Advantage of Campus Visit Day

Going back to school to finish your bachelor's degree may seem intimating and overwhelming at first. But if you're still on the fence, Campus Visit Day on March 4 can be an easy way to get started.

CVDOffered only twice a year, Campus Visit Day lets you test out the college experience for a day to see what feels comfortable. National University does a great job of immersing you in interactive and hands-on experiences during their Visit Day events. You'll get to enjoy a continental breakfast, a program overview, campus tour, a chance to meet current students and alumni, and learn the details about admissions, financial aid, housing, student clubs and much more. 

You will also get the chance to have all your questions answered. Part of the day includes a panel where current students get a chance to discuss their own experiences. One common theme among panels is the supportive communities within the individual programs. Students share study guides, organize study groups and encourage each other to take a break.

These kinds of activities along with the chance to meet faculty and staff can help dispel any fears and put you on the right track toward completing your degree. You'll probably be surprised how many other people, just like you, are deciding to go back and complete their bachelor's degree. 

We know you have lots of questions about course credits, financial aid, career opportunities and how to fit our convenient evening classes into your already busy life. We understand what an important step going back to school can be, and provide as much support and information as possible to help you make the right decision.

If this isn't enticing enough, National University offers a special tuition incentive that several students take advantage of. If you attend Campus Visit Day, you'll receive a $250 tuition credit for your first trimester! There is still time to register.

To hold your place for Campus Visit Day on March 4, register online, or call 1-800-826-6285. You will receive a confirmation packet with directions and a schedule of the day's events.

For questions or for more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or email admissions@nuhs.edu

New law could increase opportunities for biomedical students

The academic and research community received some good news this week. If you've been considering a career in biomedical research, the future in innovation looks very bright!

BS ImageOn Dec. 13, President Obama signed a bill that will significantly help advance innovation in biomedical research. The bill will spend $6.3 billion on various medical research initiatives and makes regulatory changes designed to speed the approval of new drugs and medical devices.  

The bill, called the 21st Century Cures Act, has been a hot topic among news outlets as it will greatly impact and make changes to our current health care system. This amount of funding is significant and could mean much more grants and opportunity for those interested biomedical research.

In my last blog post, I discussed the already growing field of biomedical engineering--a career path that will certainly benefit from the passage of this bill. However, current biomedical science students could soon benefit, as well. A portion of the bill also encourages the creation of special initiatives and prizes for young scientists interested in certain kinds of research.

You too could be part of this shift toward more innovative healthcare. A great way to get started is with National University's biomedical science program, which allows students to tailor their degree to their specific goals and a variety of career opportunities. For questions or more information, call our Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or email admissions@nuhs.edu.

What’s in a Major? Plenty!

Campus Visit Day FLAre you still wondering if a bachelor in biomedical science degree is the right degree for you? If you are seeking strong earning potential, it sure is.

Georgetown University issued a report in 2015, which tracks income data for college graduates from various majors. Some of the report findings indicate that an undergraduate degree in a health or science field, such as biomedical sciences, can lead to higher paying careers, even without a graduate degree.

Here are some of the earnings data found for undergraduate science and health majors:

  • STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), health, and business majors are the highest paying degrees, leading to average annual wages of $37,000 or more at the entry level and an average of $65,000 or more annually over the course of a recipient's career.
  • Entry-level college-educated workers aged 21-24 with health majors earn a median of $41,000 annually. For ages 25-59, this jumps to $65,000 annually.
  • The median annual wages of college-educated workers with biology and life sciences majors (ages 25-50) is $56,000

Georgetown University also projects 5.6 million jobs in the healthcare sector by 2020, 82% of which will require a postsecondary education.

Come explore how easy it is to finish your bachelor's degree in biomedical science at National University of Health Sciences. Plan a visit to campus anytime from now through August 2016 and receive a tuition incentive of $500 for your first trimester in the B.S. program, through the NUHS Summer Soak Up offer.

(source: 2015 The Economic Value of College Majors, Georgetown University)

A Biomedical Science Degree - Springboard for an Exciting Career

A bachelor of biomedical science degree can be the start of a satisfying career in a wide variety of job sectors. 

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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 your future.

Can You Pass the Science Test Many Americans Failed?

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 Americans fared:

Quiz

  1. 2014-08-11_atomsThe center of the Earth is very hot.
    True or false?
  2. The continents have been moving their location for millions of years and will continue to move.
    True or false?
  3. Does the Earth go around the sun, or does the sun go around the Earth?
  4. All radioactivity is manmade.
    True or false?
  5. Electrons are smaller than atoms. 
    True or false?
  6. Lasers work by focusing sound waves. 
    True or false?
  7. The universe began with a huge explosion. 
    True or false?
  8. It's the father's gene that decides whether the baby is a boy or girl. 
    True or false?
  9. Antibiotics kill viruses as well as bacteria.
    True or false?
  10. Human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals.
    True or false?

Answers

  1. True
  2. True
  3. Earth around the sun
  4. False
  5. True
  6. False
  7. True
  8. True
  9. False
  10. True

How did you do? Check out how others fared here: NPR article on quiz results.