Online Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Biomedical Sciences
Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in biological sciences with a concentration in biomedical sciences focuses on human biology, including genetics, anatomy, physiology and behavior. This program is meant for students looking to pursue careers in medicine, other health professions or biomedical research in academic, clinical or industry settings.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What is biomedical science?
Biomedical science combines the fields of biology and medicine and focuses on the health of humans and animals.
This biomedical sciences degree concentration serves students looking to pursue careers in health care or medical research. As a biomedical sciences major, you’ll learn how to apply core scientific concepts to various biological systems in the human body. You’ll also have the opportunity to take more courses with a focus on human biology and medicine, in comparison to a general biological sciences major.
This bachelor’s degree can be completed as part of an Accelerated Master’s program. When accepted, you can earn a master’s degree in as little as one year after completing your undergraduate degree. This opportunity saves you time and money, while giving you advanced knowledge in your field. Applicable master's degrees include:
What will I learn as a biomedical science major?
You’ll master the process of scientific research and learn how to apply biomedical concepts in clinical, academic and industrial settings.Through the biomedical sciences degree concentration’s foundational courses, you’ll study major biological and chemical processes of the human body, as well as genomics, immunology, biotechnology and more. Additionally, you’ll explore the role of medicine in society and take courses related to cancer, human evolution or global health.
Featured biological sciences and biomedical sciences courses
Courses in this program focus on foundational biology and chemistry. Some degree sequences also require courses in calculus, statistics or physics. Advanced coursework covers genetics, cell biology, neurobiology and other aspects of human biology. Courses include:
BIO 353: Cell Biology
BIO 360: Animal Physiology
BIO 312: Bioethics (HU)
BIO 416: Biomedical Research Ethics (L)
BIO 351: Developmental Biology
BIO 440: Functional Genomics
BIO 462: Endocrine Physiology
BIO 467: Neurobiology
What can you do with a biomedical science degree concentration?
Graduates from the biomedical science degree concentration are well-equipped to enter a variety of careers in medicine. Upon completion of the program, you'll be able to apply basic principles of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics and statistics towards maintaining and promoting human health. The program serves undergraduate students who aim to pursue careers in medicine, health professions, or biomedical research in academic, clinical, or industry settings.
You’ll also have the knowledge and skills needed to complete the MCAT® and apply for medical school or other graduate schools in the health care profession. Completion of an advanced medical degree can lead to a career as a doctor, dentist, physical therapist, optometrist and more. You’ll also be prepared for a career in biomedical research. Career examples include, but aren’t limited to:
How do I get into this program?
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
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