B.S. Biology, Biomedical Emphasis

With a B.S. Biology, Biomedical Emphasis, students can pursue a variety of pre-professional health-related programs or biomedical research.


Career Field
The Biomedical emphasis program is designed for students aspiring to pursue careers as medical doctors, physician’s assistants, dentists, veterinary doctors, osteopathic doctors, pharmacists, optometrists or physical therapists. With this area of study, a research-oriented or lab-focused career is also an option.


Job Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for veterinarians will increase by 16% between 2019-2029. That’s an additional 14,200 jobs.


As biomedical professionals, graduates with this degree can be prepared to apply to professional programs that will lead to positions in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or physical therapy. Entrance into these professional schools is competitive, but the careers are rewarding.


  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Medical Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Veterinarian
  • Physical Therapist
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pharmacist
  • Optometrist
  • Toxicologist
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Neuroscientist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Biotechnologist

Median annual pay for
optometrists in 2019

Faculty Profiles

Arthur Schwarz, PhD

Department of Biological Sciences
Professor and Department Chair

Arthur Chadwick, PhD

Department of Biological Sciences
Paleontology Specialist

Amy McHenry, PhD

Department of Biological Sciences
Adjunct Faculty

Jared Wood, PhD

Department of Biological Sciences
Associate Professor