Biomedical Science Degree
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
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Aug 22, 2022
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Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Pursue a Career in the Medical Field with a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences Degree

You love learning about the complexities of the human body. You dream of making scientific discoveries that change the world. You want to pursue a career in medicine and make a difference in the lives of others.

If that sounds like you, Liberty’s B.S. in Biomedical Sciences can help make your dreams a reality! This program will equip you to apply to medical school. By earning our pre-med degree, you can take the first step toward becoming a physician, pharmacist, dentist, or physician assistant, among other exciting careers in the medical field.

Do you want to help meet the growing need for competent and compassionate health professionals? If so, Liberty’s biomedical sciences bachelor’s degree has just what you need. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or enter the job market for the first time, we can help you lead with excellence in the medical industry.

“Biomedical Sciences” Definition:

A field that combines the areas of biology and medicine, with the goal of developing technologies and interventions for use in the healthcare industry.


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Why Choose Liberty’s Biomedical Degree Program?

At Liberty, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in exciting research projects. From algae and amphibians to DNA analysis and pathophysiology, you can dive into the subjects that you’re most passionate about! Additionally, you can forge valuable connections with other students and faculty, while gaining marketable experience that will help boost your résumé.

Liberty has numerous research labs filled with state-of-the-art equipment. From DNA sequencers to ultrasound simulators, you’ll get to operate the same scientific tools used by industry professionals! Our pre-med curriculum is based on cutting-edge research, so you can stay ahead of the curve and become a leader in your field.

We also offer shadowing and internship opportunities with local doctors, as well as Christian service opportunities in medicine. That way, you can receive practical training while using your skills to serve other people — even before you graduate! Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to take the Medical College Assessment Test (MCAT) and apply to top-notch medical programs.

Expand your professional network and social circle by joining one of our student organizations! Hone your academic research skills with the Scientific Research Society, or learn more about the medical field through our Pre-Medical Honor Society. We also offer student-led clubs for biology and pre-med students. At Liberty, you’ll have many opportunities to connect with your peers while boosting your academic record.


Frequently Asked Questions

What does “biomedical sciences” mean?

The term “biomedical” means the connection between biology and medicine. Professionals in this field seek to improve and advance medical knowledge using principles in biology. By earning a biomedical sciences degree, you can make a lasting impact in your community — and in the world as a whole.

What does “pre-med” mean?

A pre-medical program is designed to equip you for medical school. By studying biomedical sciences at Liberty University, you will complete all of the necessary coursework required for medical school admissions.

What can you do with a biomedical sciences degree?

Many jobs in the medical field require training beyond the undergraduate level. However, earning your bachelor’s degree is an important first step to take. Our biomedicine degree can help equip you for a career in physical therapy, podiatry, epidemiology, genetics, neuroscience, or dentistry, among other fields.

How long is the pre-med program?

You can complete this biomedical sciences major for pre-med students in about 4 years.

Can you get into medical school with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences?

Yes! This program is designed to help you achieve high MCAT scores, as well as prepare you for med school and other related graduate programs.

What Will You Learn in Our Biomedical Courses?

In Liberty University’s pre-med program, you’ll take foundational courses in biochemistry, biology, genetics, statistics, and human anatomy. By understanding how biology and medicine intertwine, you’ll be equipped to make important discoveries in the medical field. You can also gain the knowledge needed to prepare for medical school and other graduate programs.

Other topics of study include organic chemistry, physics, cell biology, and the history of life. Throughout all of your pre-med courses, you will explore science from a creationist perspective. You’ll also learn about evolution so that you can develop a well-rounded approach to scientific concepts.

Almost all of our science courses have a required laboratory component. That way, you can gain hands-on experience and apply what you’ve learned to real-world scenarios. Within the biology seminar, you’ll have the opportunity to develop research skills that are essential to a career in biomedicine.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information on what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

BCHM 450Medical Biochemistry

Some of the topics you’ll study include:

  • A survey of the human body as an integrated chemical system, with an emphasis on the molecular basis of disease and the use of therapy to restore body function
  • The link between biochemistry and human anatomy/physiology

BIOL 301 – Genetics

In this course, you’ll learn about:

  • The principles of heredity, with an emphasis on:
    • Genetic engineering and epigenetics
    • Inheritance in individuals and populations
    • Mutations and their repair
    • Replication, transcription, and translation
    • The chemistry of the gene in DNA structure
    • The control of gene expression

BIOL 313 – Clinical Human Anatomy

This course covers:

  • The relationship between anatomy and physical examination/diagnosis
  • The structures of the human body, with an emphasis on clinical applications and common pathologies

BIOL 415 – Cell Biology

Topics of study include:

  • The integration of molecular and cellular interactions for the maintenance of life
  • The organization and function of living matter at the cellular level
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Highlights of Liberty University’s Pre-Med Bachelor’s Degree Program

  • Gain practical experience by completing hands-on experiments.
  • Study under faculty with years of experience working in academia and the professional world.
  • Take advantage of our numerous research opportunities.
  • Complete internships and shadowing experiences with local doctors.
  • Participate in medical mission trips with other pre-med students.

Bachelor’s in Biomedical Studies (Pre-Medical) Degree Information

  • Residential
  • 120 total credit hours
  • Transfer in up to 75% of your total degree
  • Liberty University’s premed program falls under the School of Health Sciences.
  • Download and review Liberty University’s biomedical sciences DCP (Degree Completion Plan).
  • View our course catalog for more information.

Career Opportunities for Graduates with a Degree in Biomedical Sciences

  • Dentist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Pharmacist
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician
  • Physician assistant
  • Research scientist

Please note: Many career opportunities in this field will require additional education beyond a bachelor’s degree.

Admission Requirements for Liberty’s Premedical Degree Program

Every application is reviewed by the admissions committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission through Fall 2023 acceptance)
  • Admission essay

*Additional documentation may be requested by the admissions committee after your application has been received.

Global Studies

By earning our B.S. in Biomedical Sciences – Global Studies degree, you’ll be equipped to use your medical expertise to serve those overseas.

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Potential Careers

  • Disaster relief support technician
  • Epidemiologist
  • Field consultant
  • Global health educator
  • Global health program manager
  • Health policy analyst
  • Health scientist
  • Medical officer

Please note: Many career opportunities in this field will require additional education beyond a bachelor’s degree.