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Biomedical Science

The Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science prepares students with a solid scientific foundation essential for an understanding of human health and disease. The program is the first step in preparing for medical school, physician assistant programs, dental school, pharmacy school and other professional schools.

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Why Study Biomedical Science at Radford?

The Biomedical Science Program is no longer accepting applications for admission into the program at RUC in Roanoke. The program is still offered on the main campus in Radford.

  • As a student, you will be part of a healthcare clinic that employs nearly 14,000 healthcare professionals and has facilities that span over 200 miles. You will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, national leaders in all areas of healthcare practice and administration.
  • Our program has an agreement with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine to consider acceptance of up to five Radford University Carilion Biomedical Sciences students per year through an Early Acceptance Program.
  • You will have immediate access to highly engaged, hands-on faculty. Our students regularly attend regional and national and international conferences and develop strong professional networks while they are still students.
  • We provide our students with opportunities to interact and learn beside a broad range of healthcare providers, so they’re prepared to collaborate across specialties from the start of their careers.

Careers and Internships

Once you graduate, you will have the ability to utilize your degree in many meaningful ways:

  •          Medical School
  •          Physicians Assistant Programs
  •          Ph.D. programs in Biology and Biochemistry
  •          Microbiology
  •          Toxicology
  •          Medical Research
  •          HealthCare related marketing and sales

Fifteen of the 30 fastest growing professions according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016) are within the healthcare industry. A degree in health sciences will prepare you generally to explore how you might fit into one of this fast-growing sector of the economy. Your career outlook will be bright, and you will be prepared to explore how you will best fit into the delivery of first-rate healthcare.

Opportunities for Biomedical Science students at Radford

Our pre-health advisory committee provides extra preparation for those who want to pursue careers in health sciences.

Admissions Requirements

This program is designed for new students directly from high school or for students transferring from another college or university. It is an entry level bachelor’s degree program, and you will receive a Bachelor of Science degree with which you may choose to enter the workforce or pursue advanced coursework and/or academic degrees.


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