Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science


Academic Information

This program provides rigorous biological training, focused on biomedical science. Students will research, study, and analyze natural systems, their components, and how they work. This program prepares students for entry-level biomedical jobs or further graduate/professional programs in the biomedical sciences.

More Information

Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science?

Are you compassionate and hard-working? Do you dream about helping ill people or animals, or preventing them from becoming ill in the first place? If so, our Biomedical Science program can prepare you for success in your chosen field.

You'll receive plenty of personal attention from faculty--in the classroom, in research laboratories, and in our Biology Advisement Center. Numerous undergraduate research opportunities involve you in the process and application of science. Our graduates have exceptional placement rates in medical schools, government agencies, and graduate programs.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Medical corporations
  • Biological testing
  • Pharmaceutical research
  • State or federal government agencies

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist
  • University professor

More Information

Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science


University Requirements

More Information

Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA C
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 125
Research Optional
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
Progression Plan Link View Progression Plan

Purpose Statement

The Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences consists of a Life Sciences Core combined with a broad range of flexible elective options. From anatomy and physiology to human microbiology, students will develop an understanding of biological and chemical systems of the human body — and develop a foundation for a career in a range of health professions.
 
The Life Sciences Core is designed to provide the student with a strong grounding in biology, chemistry and mathematics. The student, in consultation with an academic advisor and using a basic course schedule as a guideline, may select from elective courses relevant to a range of disciplinary areas and career fields, such as Human Genomics, Immunobiology, Medical Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering or design his or her own set of electives approved by one of the program academic advisors. 
 
Numerous undergraduate research opportunities involve you in the process and application of science in research areas at NAU’s research centers and institutes, such as the Center for Bioengineering Innovation (CBI),the Center for Microbial Genetics & Genomics (MGGen), the Center for Applied Research and Environmental Endocrinology (CAREE), and at the Imaging and Histology Core Facility.  Due to the rigorous nature of our program, our graduates have exceptional placement rates in medical schools, government agencies, and graduate programs.

Student Learning Outcomes

More Information

Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science


Details

Major Requirements
General Electives
Additional Information
More Information

Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

Biomedical Science, Bachelor of Science


Campus Availability

More Information