Online Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Biomedical Sciences

Are you interested in human biology, including genetics, anatomy, physiology behavior? Earn a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences with a concentration in biomedical sciences to explore a revolutionary approach to learning biology. Packed with immersive experiences and innovative technologies, you’ll graduate prepared to pursue careers in health care and biomedical research.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 07/01/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 120

Degree questions, answered

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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.

This program’s curriculum aligns with the broad scientific competencies reflected in the 2015 changes to the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®). It’s also recommended for premed students in a report of the American Medical Colleges and the Howard Hughes Medical Committee.

What makes this biomedical science degree concentration unique?

At ASU Online, we’re constantly innovating how we teach. In addition to utilizing lectures and textbooks, you’ll have the opportunity to use state-of-the-art learning technologies and participate in immersive lab experiences, such as Dreamscape Learn. Created by Dreamscape Immersive and ASU, this virtual experience allows you to test the boundaries of reality and explore new worlds.

Additionally, you’ll gain hands-on learning when you complete labs in person for certain chemistry and biochemistry courses on ASU’s Tempe campus during the summer. Learn more about in-person labs.

Will my biomedical sciences degree concentration say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Your concentration in biomedical sciences will appear on both your diploma and transcripts.

Explore new ways of learning biology online.

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:


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 career paths. Upon completing the program, you'll be able to apply basic principles of biology, biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics and statistics to maintain and promote 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. Completing 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:

Clinical Trial Manager


Growth: 4.8 %
Salary: $144,440

Dentist


Growth: 4.4 %
Salary: $155,040

Epidemiologist


Growth: 26.7 %
Salary: $78,520

Family Practice Medical Doctor (FP MD)


Growth: 3.7 %
Salary: $211,300

Laboratory Technologist


Growth: 4.9 %
Salary: $57,380

Medical Scientist


Growth: 9.8 %
Salary: $99,930

Molecular Biologist


Growth: 3.9 %
Salary: $87,300

Pharmacist


Growth: 2.6 %
Salary: $132,750

Physician Assistant (PA)


Growth: 26.5 %
Salary: $126,010

Learn about biomedicine from top researchers

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

Learn about biomedicine from top researchers

From Royal Society and American Academy fellows to Marshall and Barry Goldwater Scholarship recipients, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to prestigious students and faculty members.

  • Fulbright American Scholars.
  • Guggenheim Fellows.
  • MacArthur Fellows.
  • Nobel laureates.

How to apply

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Study biological sciences at the largest and most diverse unit at ASU

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences takes a transdisciplinary approach to education with a vast spectrum of degrees in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. We inspire students to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

25,500+


currently enrolled students.

$140 million


in research expenditures in 2018.

23


interdisciplinary schools and departments.

95+


undergraduate degrees.

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Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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