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What is Biomedical Science and Why Should You Study It?

by Oct 22, 2019

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Biomedical Science may be one of the best health care degrees you can get! An undergraduate biomedical science program gives you the unique opportunity to explore various scientific fields without having to commit to one career path before knowing what you enjoy most!

Your BS degree in biomedical science can be a gateway to working in many fields: education, research, sales, medical practice, hospital and institutional work. Students also use this degree to pursue graduate study in the health professions in order to become a medical doctor, dentist, podiatrist, etc. This degree also prepares you for the first-professional programs at National University where you can study to become a chiropractic or naturopathic physician or pursue the acupuncture or oriental medicine programs.

Why Get a Biomedical Science Degree?

Health care jobs are projected to grow far faster over the next decade than other fields, and a biomedical science degree is a smart choice that can result in strong future earning potential and career flexibility.

The term “biomedical science” encompasses any course of study related to biology as it affects health care. It is the foundation of knowledge for all health care professions and can prepare you for a wide range of medical, scientific, research, government, business and other careers.

Careers in Biomedical Science

One of the major advantages of pursuing a biomedical science degree is that it can set you up for success in a wide variety of careers. In fact, you may be surprised by the number of jobs where a biomedical science degree is valued!

  • Forensic technologist
  • Pathology technician
  • Cardiovascular technologist
  • Sleep study scientist
  • Medical billing and coding
  • Science journalism
  • Bioinformatics
  • Pharmaceutical or medical equipment sales
  • Health policy development
  • Biomedical engineering and research
  • Medical imaging and radiography
  • Toxicology
  • Teaching in a university
  • Zoologist
  • Science museum curator
  • Nutritionist

What to Look for in a Biomedical Science Program

Biomedical science undergraduate programs include basic science classes such as microbiology, physiology, anatomy, epidemiology, biochemistry, nutrition and kinesiology. At NUHS, you’ll also take neuroscience, histology, nutrition, immunology, embryology and more to further develop your knowledge and skills. You’re also free to choose any of our 40+ biomedical science courses to develop a curriculum that will specifically fit your future plans, whether that’s to pursue a degree as a medical doctor or practice a certain health care specialty. You can even pursue an Emphasis in Nutrition to open up more career opportunities.

You want to make sure you’re choosing the biomedical science school that aligns with your needs and will prepare you for a rewarding and lucrative career. There are many benefits of earning your biomedical science degree at NUHS that will set you up for future success:

  • Ability to design your own curriculum
  • Collaborative, integrative medical learning setting
  • Veteran benefits
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Advanced Scholars Program that allows you to finish the last year of your biomedical science degree while enrolled in the first year of your doctor of chiropractic or naturopathic doctor program.

If you are thinking about joining the NUHS community to pursue a biomedical science degree, read first-hand stories from some of our current students about why they chose our biomedical science program over others, and request more information about the application process today!


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