National University's bachelor's degree completion program in
biomedical science offers you the top quality of a private
education at an affordable price. Students experience our graduate
level faculty and are provided the opportunity to continue into any
of our first professional programs.
What is Biomedical Science?
Biomedical science includes any course of scientific study
related to biology as it affects health care. It includes classes
such as physiology, anatomy, epidemiology, biochemistry, nutrition
and kinesiology. Biomedical sciences are the foundation of
knowledge for all health care professionals.
Why Earn a Degree in Biomedical Sciences?
A bachelor's degree in biomedical science positions you well for
variety of career opportunities, or for admission to advanced
science or professional health care degrees. Since health care
career opportunities are expected to grow over the next decade, a
degree in biomedical science can be a good investment for future
How to Use Your Biomedical Science Degree
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
You can earn a Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree in as
little as 16 months of convenient evening classes.
Choosing to pursue your degree at National University will give
you access to graduate level facilities and faculty while preparing
you for a career in a wide variety of science fields and provide
you the tools to pursue a number of advanced degree programs.
Our evening program is designed for students with a
2-year degree or previous college credits, who wish to complete
their education at National University.
Anchor your degree in the basic sciences with courses such as
microbiology, physiology, chemistry and anatomy. Then take your
education to the next step with additional courses in neuroscience,
histology, nutrition, immunology, embryology and more.
Build Your Own Degree
With no core courses required, you are free to select from
any of our 40+ classes to develop a curriculum that will
specifically fit your future plans. Classes provide excellent
preparation for those interested in pursuing an advanced degree as
a medical doctor, health care specialist or those interested in
obtaining a position in a science or health care field.
Emphasis in Nutrition
You can choose to complete an Emphasis in Nutrition, which will
be reflected on your diploma, and can offer an additional
credential for your future health career.
Explore the wonders of the human body and its systems through
our anatomy and physiology courses. In these classes, you'll spend
time learning from human cadavers in our gross anatomy lab.
The 124-credit-hour Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science
Program provides a solid foundation in the basic sciences in
courses such as microbiology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy.
There are also medical school courses such as pathology, nutrition,
immunology, epidemiology, and pharmacology. There are no required
core courses, just a requirement that you earn 64 of the 124
credits at National University.
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Consider National University for its distinct advantages and be
well-prepared for the career that awaits you.
Design Your Own Curriculum
Students at National University have
the freedom to custom design a Bachelor completion curriculum
around their own schedule and according to their future goals. The
convenient evening program allows students to pursue their degree
while balancing other commitments and responsibilities.
Outstanding Faculty and Facilities
As a graduate medical school, National
University is able to offer graduate level faculty and facilities
to students in the Biomedical Sciences program. Learn from
professors and instructors considered experts in their discipline
and often possessing the highest degree in their field. The science-focused
facilities at NUHS will benefit you in a variety of ways; from
studying cadavers in our gross anatomy laboratory, working on the Anatomage
Table, to interacting with state-of-the-art technology in the
Preparation for Advanced Degrees
When you begin the BS program at National
University, you will interact with students and faculty in the
first professional degrees of Chiropractic Medicine, Naturopathic
Medicine, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. This early
interaction better prepares students for working in a health care
environment with a variety of medical professionals. You will also
be well prepared to pursue other advanced degrees in order to
become a medical doctor, physician assistant, optometrist, dentist,
Advanced Scholars Program
One strong advantage of our bachelor of science program is that
you may qualify for early entry into either the doctor of
chiropractic or doctor of naturopathic
medicine program at NUHS. Through our Advanced Scholars Program,
you can finish the last year of your BS degree while enrolled in
the first year of your DC or ND program. The science courses you'll
take in your first year of graduate school will be applied toward
your BS program. This means you will be able to save one year of
time and tuition in completing both an undergraduate and graduate
level health care degree.
The institutional focus at National University is on
collaborative learning and encourages students to become colleagues
rather than competitors, preparing them for future careers in
integrated health care. Upon completion of the Biomedical Science
program, many students choose to go on to pursue one or more
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
National University offers a scholarship for all Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
community college honor students entering the bachelor's degree
completion program. Often, those who enroll in our bachelor's
program are high-achieving students hoping to pursue an advanced
degree in a medical field. This scholarship will provide one such
group (PTK members) an excellent start as they work towards
achieving their career goals.
A $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to PTK students in two
separate disbursements of $1,000, one in each of the student's
first two trimesters. Recipients must be a member of PTK, have
earned a 3.5 grade point average, have completed a minimum of 33
credit hours of prior college coursework, and be enrolled in 12 or
more credits in each of the first two trimesters.