Why Choose Nazareth for Biomedical Sciences?

The Nazareth College Biomedical Sciences major offers an interdisciplinary life sciences foundation with a focus on human health, preparing highly skilled and adept bachelor-level scientists for health care, industry, government, and academia.

A career track option allows you to define and develop a course of study specific to your interests. Required independent research projects provide hands-on experience under faculty mentorship. You'll benefit from liberal arts courses as well as life/physical sciences, ethics, and communication classes.   

You will be prepared for science or technical careers in clinical, biological, chemical, forensic, science, pharmaceutical, or medical sales settings. If you want to pursue graduate/professional studies in health and life sciences areas such as medical, veterinary, dental, pharmacy, physician assistant, chiropractic, optometry, or podiatry programs, you will be well equipped for the competitive application process and advanced studies.

Excellent facilities

  • $1.2 million anatomy and physiology laboratory complete with a six-table human gross anatomy dissection suite — which many colleges can't offer students — and a human exercise performance (metabolic cart) system
  • The Interdisciplinary Lab, a unique space designed for collaboration among math, chemistry, biology, and health and human services students
  • Expanded lab space for faculty and student research initiatives
  • 900-square-foot general biology lab
  • Nazareth's facilities are ranked among the top 20 science labs in the nation by The Princeton Review's 2017 college guide, The Best 381 Colleges.

Career tracks

  • Pre-medicine/veterinary/dental
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-physician assistant
  • Science business
  • Custom: Choose courses to prepare you for chiropractic, optometry, podiatry, or another field of interest

Program Options, Requirements, and Course Descriptions

B.S. in Biomedical Sciences

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Contact Information

Stephanie M. Zamule

Stephanie M. Zamule

Assistant Professor and Toxicology Program Director
585-389-5078
szamule5@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 106
Bio

Education: Ph.D., Integrative Biosciences, The Pennsylvania State University; B.S., Biology, Duquesne University

Teaching and Research Interests: Toxicology, microbiology, cell and molecular biology, scientific communication, online education. My current research focuses on bioremediation -- exploiting the natural metabolic capabilities of plants and bacteria to degrade pollutants in our environment.

Lynn O'Brien

Lynn O'Brien

Professor of Biochemistry
585-389-2583
lobrien9@naz.edu
Peckham Hall 233
Bio

Education: B.S., St. John Fisher College (Chemistry); Ph.D., University of Rochester (Biochemistry).

Teaching and Research Interests: Biochemistry, molecular biology, and organic chemistry. Students in my laboratory and chemistry courses demonstrate an understanding of the flow of biological information from DNA to RNA to protein.

Read more about Lynn O'Brien.

Biomedical science degree program, biomedical science major at Nazareth College Rochester NY

Chelsea Hoke '17

"Nazareth has helped me to develop skills and knowledge, both in biomedical sciences and in the compassionate side of helping people in need. As president of the Habitat for Humanity club, I have seen first-hand the importance of basic necessities such as housing and how much of a difference we can make in people's lives. After graduation, I hope to go on to a physician assistant graduate program   another way to help treat and cure people's problems."

Example Careers

  • Medical, veterinary, dental, pharmacy, chiropractic, optometry, podiatry or physician assistant work after health professional schooling
  • Pharmaceutical or medical sales
  • Public health, forensics, nutrition, healthcare administration, or genetic counseling, after graduate study
  • Clinical, biological, chemical, or forensic science technician/technologist