Biomediacl Sciences

Majors & Minors

Biology - Biomedical and Health Science Degree

Program Overview

This award-winning program prepares students for careers in health-related professions and laboratory research.

Highlights of the Biology – Biomedical and Health Science Program

  • Winner of the 2014 Regents Teaching Excellence Award given to one department in the UW System each year, regardless of discipline. 
  • Heavy emphasis on undergraduate biology research, beginning the first semester of freshman year.
  • Articulation agreements with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Palmer College of Chiropractic, the Medical Laboratory Scientist program of the University of Minnesota, and the Echocardiography and Surgical First programs of the Mayo School of Health Sciences.
  • Opportunities for internships and international experience.
  • Recently renovated laboratories designed specifically for inquiry-based instruction. The Biology Department is home to UWRF's Tissue and Cellular Innovation Center.

Skills and Learning Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will learn to:

  • Understand the language, details and significance of scientific information in biology.
  • Verify scientific knowledge and the importance of detail, accuracy and honesty in scientific reporting.
  • Use practical procedures useful in laboratory research, using state-of-the-art equipment for sophisticated techniques such as flow cytometry.

Career Opportunities

Students who graduate with a Biology – Biomedical and Health Science degree are prepared for a wide variety of career options. The biology-broad field science education major is also available and provides teaching certification for middle school and high school, a high-demand area of employment:

Potential Job Titles

  • Medical Doctor (MD)
  • Physicians Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Surgical First Assistant
  • Microbiologist
  • High School/Middle School Teacher


  • Medical clinics/Hospitals
  • Biotechnology Companies
  • Medical Equipment Suppliers
  • Biological Research Labs


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Biology Department

The job growth outlook for healthcare occupations from 2014-2024 is


which is "much faster than average" (Bureau of Labor Statistics OOH)