Beginning with the fall 2014 term, Hodges University will offer both an Associate and a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science. A Biomedical Sciences degree provides a solid background for future graduate-level work in the fields of allied health or biological sciences. Biomedical Sciences provides an interdisciplinary introduction to both science and healthcare. Those with interests in Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry or Microbiology are perfect candidates for this program.
“A degree in the biomedical sciences opens many career possibilities beyond only those in healthcare,” said Dr. Carlene Harrison, Dean of the School of Allied Health at Hodges. “The curriculum covers a wide range of medical and science coursework enabling graduates to have skills necessary for career opportunities in science education, forensics and public health. This is the kind of scientific training that many employers are demanding right now across a diverse variety of employment areas.”
An Associate in Science in Biomedical Sciences degree provides the background that may enable a student to apply for admission into nursing programs or matriculation into the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences.
The Bachelor’s degree provides the background that may enable a student to apply for admission into graduate programs such as physician assistant school, occupational therapy school, physical therapy school, pharmacy school, medical school, dental school or veterinary school. It also may enable a student to be successful in a variety of other science related opportunities such as environmental science, primary and secondary school science education, forensics, public health and graduate school in the biological sciences.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, biomedical scientists can look forward to excellent job growth - 36% from 2010-2020 - due in part to an increasingly aged population, greater use of pharmaceuticals and a mobile population that could facilitate the transmission of already-known and new diseases requiring new treatments. Medical scientists earned a median salary of $76,980 in 2012.
For more information on the Biomedical Science program at Hodges, please call 1-844-HODGES U.