Biomedical Sciences, General
About the Biomedical Sciences Major
Interested in learning about and finding solutions for preventing and treating diseases? As a microscope would, focus! Today's "specimen" is biomedical sciences. Throughout history, biomedical research has had and will continue to significantly impact the world by contributing advancements in health and quality of life. Biomedical Sciences combines the study of biology, health, and medicine in search of understanding how the body reacts to diseases and treatments. Students in this field typically take classes in microbiology, physiology, anatomy, biochemistry, and nutrition.
Aspiring health professionals graduate from biological sciences programs prepared to pursue advanced degrees in a variety of fields including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. Students with an undergraduate degree can find work as lab assistants, medical technicians, and other areas of clinical research. Many also become science or medical writers or work in food safety.