Biomedical sciences Major at Marquette

What Can You Do With a Major in Biomedical Sciences?

Biomedical sciences major careers and jobs

Some biomedical sciences majors choose to enter the work force immediately as science writers or as pharmaceutical sales reps and marketers. Most, however, choose to pursue advanced degrees at institutions such as Yale University; the Mayo Clinic; the University of California, Los Angeles; and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. This versatile major serves as an excellent background for many professional degrees, including:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Law
  • Osteopathic medicine
  • Physician assistant
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical therapy
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Occupational therapy
  • Optometry
  • Podiatry
  • Chiropractic medicine

Our biomedical sciences majors also go on to graduate studies in the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Community medicine
  • Counseling
  • Environmental management
  • Exercise physiology
  • Forensic science
  • Genetic counseling
  • Health behavior
  • Health care administration
  • Nutrition
  • Neuroscience
  • Public health
  • Education
  • Zoology

Jobs for biomedical sciences majors

  • Analytic chemist
  • Anatomist
  • Animal ecologist
  • Animal biochemist
  • Biological photographer
  • Biologist
  • Biophysicist
  • Botanist
  • Chemical analyst
  • Chemical information specialist
  • Clinical cytogeneticist
  • Clinical immunologist
  • Curator of a medical museum
  • Dietitian/researcher
  • Editor (scientific and technical publications)
  • Environmental scientist
  • Exercise therapist
  • Food and drug analyst
  • Forensic scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Geriatric rehabilitator
  • Hematologist
  • Hospital administrator
  • Insurance claims adjuster
  • Medical illustrator
  • Medical librarian
  • Molecular geneticist
  • Nuclear medical technologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Oceanographer
  • Optometrist
  • Orthopedists
  • Perfumer
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician
  • Plant physiologist
  • Pollution controller
  • Production chemist
  • Psychologist
  • Public health educator
  • Surgeon
  • Tissue and transplant coordinator
  • Veterinarian/lab animal care
  • Water quality analyst/technician
  • Writer/scientific, technical
  • Zoologist

Biomedical sciences

You might like the biomedical sciences major if you

✓ Are interested in the health field but not sure of your specific goals

✓ Consider yourself pre-med or pre-dental

✓ Are skilled in science, especially human sciences

About the major in Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical sciences student Study the sciences from a human perspective through our biomedical sciences major. From anatomy and physiology to human microbiology, you’ll develop an understanding of biological and chemical systems of the human body — and you’ll develop a foundation for a career in the health professions.

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