biomedical sciences student solving problemThe Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences (BMD) program prepares you for health-related graduate and professional study or for entry into one of the fastest growing occupational sectors.

Are you looking for a flexible and solid undergraduate degree that will prepare you for today’s fastest growing occupational sector? Then BMD is for you.

You will tailor your degree to fit your academic and career goals. The program, which includes coursework in physiology, pharmacology, clinical biochemistry, medical microbiology and immunology, plus the pathological basis of disease, includes six elective courses that you choose based on your individual health-related educational track. 

Accelerated Master’s Programs

Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree may take advantage of UAB’s accelerated master’s programs. The BMD undergraduate program can be paired with several health professions master’s degrees, as well as a Doctor of Pharmacy program. Learn more about available fast track programs.

Why Major in Biomedical Sciences?

The Biomedical Sciences major is ideal for students who are interested in pursuing careers in health professions or advanced degrees in healthcare-related field. The program is broad enough so that students can pursue non-healthcare related careers and advanced degrees, if their career goals should change. This program does include fewer required labs than other general science majors and is more healthcare focused. The coursework is rigorous and is designed to help prepare students for graduate and professional program coursework.


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Lamario Williams, a 2017 graduate of the UAB School of Health Professions’ Biomedical Sciences program (BMD), was chosen as a recipient of a 2016 ASAHP Scholarship of Excellence.

For more information, read about Lamario Williams on the Meet our Students page.