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Biomedical Sciences

Bachelor of Science


The Nazareth University 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.


  • $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 have been ranked among the top 20 science labs in the nation by The Princeton Review.

Partnership with Northeast College of Health Sciences

Students have the opportunity to receive guaranteed admission to Northeast College of Health Sciences (formerly New York Chiropractic College) and a merit scholarship. Learn more »

Program Details

Degree: Bachelor of Science

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Fully immersed

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Conduct research with faculty during your very first year at Nazareth

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Gain hands-on experience with research-grade, state-of-the-art instrumentation

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Present research at local, regional, & national conferences

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Prepare for a variety of careers: doctor; physician assistant; dentist; veterinarian; researcher

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


Unique to Nazareth, our SPARK Grant provides $1,500 for you to pursue internships, research, and study abroad, plus up to $2,500 in a tuition scholarship for summer SPARK-eligible experiences that earn credit. SPARK stories »

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Your life's work


  • 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

Early acceptance to medical or dental school

If you plan to go to medical school to become a physician or dentist, you can apply as a high school student to ask to be admitted upfront to both Nazareth University and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) — the largest and most-applied-to medical school in the country — without needing to take the MCAT exam. Learn more about the LECOM early acceptance to medical or dental school opportunity »

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Alumni Spotlight

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."

Chelseawent on to Le Moyne College's physician assistant program.