Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Technology

Earn a biomedical technology degree and push beyond the limits of scientific and healthcare discovery to improve the lives of millions.

Biomedical Technology Degree Overview

Our biomedical technology degree provides you with a strong foundation in basic and clinical sciences to prepare you for graduate programs and exciting biomedical technology jobs. As a biomedical science major, you’ll join a thriving community of peers, faculty and alumni committed to studying and finding cures for diseases.

If you’re like most students curious about our program, you’re probably wondering, “What is biomedical technology?” Well, being a biomedical technology major at ACPHS is about becoming a well-rounded graduate who studies biochemical and physiological functions, anatomical structures, epidemiology and pharmacology to maintain and promote the health of others.

Tailor your educational experience to your career goals by pairing your biomedical technology degree with either our clinical laboratory sciences or cytotechnology and molecular cytology master’s degree as part of a dual degree program. Earn your Bachelor of Biomedical Technology degree and your master’s degree in just five years —saving yourself time and money.

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What Is Biomedical Technology?
Biomedical Technology combines the fields of biology and medicine to make significant advancements in the study of AIDS, cancer and infectious diseases. For many graduates of the Biomedical Technology program, their degree serves as springboard to a physician assistant studies program or one of our master's degree programs, such as Clinical Laboratory Sciences or Cytotechnology & Molecular Cytology.

Those seeking to immediately enter the workforce are well qualified to obtain positions in laboratory research and the biomedical industry.
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Hands-On Learning in the Biomedical Technology Degree
Experiential learning is key to the biomedical technology program at ACPHS. Our biomedical technology majors take courses that balance theory and real-world practice using the same cutting-edge technology and devices they will use in their biomedical technology career.

Each of your advanced classes will be complemented by laboratory instruction, in which you’ll apply lessons to solve medical mysteries and learn about diseases and infections that affect millions of people around the world.

You’ll be guided throughout your college journey by highly experienced and renowned faculty mentors who bring their years of experience into the classroom to create an engaging and thought-provoking learning environment.
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Bachelor of Biomedical Science Degree Jobs
We’ve designed a well-balanced biomedical technology degree to prepare you for a variety of careers and graduate programs. For many students, our degree is a springboard to physician assistant programs or one of our master’s degree programs, such as clinical laboratory science or cytotechnology and molecular cytology.

When you graduate, you’ll be qualified for positions in the biomedical device industry in roles such as sales, research and technical support. Many of our biomedical science majors are accepted into prestigious graduate programs to study nursing or optometry.

Because of the wide variety of biomedical science careers possible after graduation, salaries can vary greatly. For example, biomedical technology jobs pay an annual salary of $55,000 while physician’s assistants with a master’s degree earn a salary of $121,500, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The job outlook also varies: Biomedical technology jobs are expected to grow by 7% and employment for physician assistants is predicted to grow by 31%. Whichever career path you choose, having the foundation of a biomedical technology degree from ACPHS will set you up to succeed every day of your professional life.
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Biomedical Science Degree Coursework
The biomedical technology degree program consists of 126 credits and can be completed in as little as 3.5 years — a popular path for biomedical science majors seeking to enroll in a P.A. program in January rather than waiting until the following Fall. Classes in basic sciences, clinical sciences, and biomedical sciences make up 78 of these credits. You can use 21 elective credit hours to do an independent study project or conduct research with a faculty mentor.

Your first two years in the biomedical technology degree program will involve a combination of basic sciences, humanities and social sciences to help you develop as a well-rounded student before beginning the professional stage of the program.

Your third and fourth years will introduce you to specialized topics such as clinical microbiology, biochemistry, immunohematology and molecular diagnostics. Each of these courses will be supplemented with a lab in which you’ll get hands-on experience with the tools and devices used every day in biomedical technology jobs.