Biology, BS—Biomedical Science Specialization

About the Biomedical Science Specialization

Our Biomedical Science Specialization is a comprehensive program that delves into the interdisciplinary field of biomedical science to serve students with an interest in careers that focus on human health and disease. This specialization gives you a solid understanding of fundamental physical science principles like chemistry and physics. 

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Why Study Biomedical Science at CWU?

Through classroom and laboratory experiences, you will learn to analyze complex scientific data and understand medical research to prepare you for admission to professional schools tailored to specific interests.

Our program offers a comprehensive understanding of health and disease. With a solid foundation in biological sciences, you will develop critical thinking skills, engage in practical experience, and gain research and communication skills. Graduates are well-prepared for diverse careers in healthcare and biomedical research, enabling a meaningful impact on human health and well-being. 

Where is this program offered?  

How much does this program cost?  

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU. 

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.  

Careers and Opportunities  

Upon graduation, you will have a wide range of career options.  

  • Medical Professional: You will have the required pre-requisite coursework to apply to medical, dental, veterinary, or pharmacy schools. 
  • Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology Industry: Consider work in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, involved in drug discovery, development, clinical trials, regulatory affairs, or sales and marketing. 
  • Biomedical Research Scientist: With appropriate elective coursework, Biomedical science graduates can work as research scientists in academic, government, or private research institutions. You could conduct research on topics like genetics, microbiology, or drug development. 


Find Job Opportunities in Biology

The Biology Department is committed to your success in and out of the classroom. Find helpful resources and opportunities through the Biology Job and Internship Board available to you throughout your time at CWU and into your professional career. 

A Wealth of Scholarships in Biology 

At Central Washington University, we believe that everyone deserves access to quality education, regardless of their financial background. View Undergraduate Biology Scholarships and Research Funding.

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Department of Biological Sciences

Science Building, Room 338

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Dr. Holly Pinkart
(509) 963-2710