Medical breakthroughs with biomedical science

Biomedical science, which combines biology and medicine, is the starting point for healthcare and medical breakthroughs that help people live better and longer lives.

That’s why Taylor Dalbey chose the emphasis as an NDSU biology student.

“The biomedical science emphasis is for students dedicated to the advancement of science and is great for students who plan to pursue careers in biomedical research, medicine and other health professions,” said Dalbey, a recent graduate from Fordville, North Dakota. “One of my favorite aspects of being involved in the Biomedical Science emphasis is studying and learning alongside other students who are interested in furthering their education in the health and medical fields as well.”

First offered in 2020, biomedical science emphasis includes training in biological systems with a focus on anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, genetics and genomics. Students are often heavily involved in research and learn how to become top-tier scientists. Many choose to advance to graduate school, medical school or professional programs after completing their undergraduate degree.

NDSU students with the biomedical science emphasis are prepared for a variety of careers in medicine and research, including dentistry, optometry, podiatry, immunology, genetics and biology, among others. They also can help make advancements in infectious diseases and scientific discoveries that make a positive impact on the world.

Undergraduate biology majors also may choose an emphasis on ecology and conservation science or environmental science.

“Throughout my experiences at NDSU I have learned many lessons that I will take with me as I move on to the next chapter in my academic career,” Dalbey said. “My leadership abilities have improved and I have gained strong study skills that will be vitally important as I study to become a doctor. I have also participated in a variety of hands-on experiences through lab work that have advanced my critical thinking skills.”