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Field of Study: Biomedical Sciences, General


Biomedical sciences programs use the combined study of biology, health, and medicine to teach people how the body reacts to disease and treatment.



General biomedical science programs include topics such as:

  • Basic medical sciences
  • Research methods
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Statistics
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell biology

Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.

Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in general biomedical sciences. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

Many universities offer graduate degrees in general biomedical sciences. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree. Some graduate programs offer courses in specialized areas such as reproductive biology, pharmacology, genetics, and neuroscience.