Jul 16, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Biomedical Sciences - Radford Site and Radford University Carilion Site

Jamie K. Lau, Chairperson
Center for the Sciences 281, (540) 831-5146



This major prepares students with a solid scientific foundation essential for an understanding of human health and disease. The program is the first step in preparing for medical school, physician assistant programs, dental school, pharmacy school, and other professional schools or related healthcare fields.


  1. Demonstrate an integrated knowledge of natural and physical sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics) as they relate to disciplines within the biomedical sciences.
  2. Analyze and evaluate applicable scientific research literature.
  3. Apply fundamental concepts of experimental research design and recognize ethical standards and practices in scientific and clinical research methods.
  4. Employ laboratory techniques pertinent to disciplines within the biomedical sciences both effectively and safely.
  5. Effectively communicate scientific concepts relevant to the biomedical sciences through oral and written communication skills


The Program in Biomedical Sciences is designed to prepare graduates to enter a variety of professional schools including those for medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and pharmacy, as well as graduate studies in biological, biochemical, and biomedical sciences.  Graduates of the Biomedical Sciences Program are in practice all over the country as physicians, pharmacists, dentists, physician assistants, physical and occupational therapists, biomedical researchers, and more.  The program also offers and emphasizes opportunities for students to participate in novel scientific research with Biomedical Sciences faculty.  Graduates of the Program in Biomedical Sciences have been co-authors on publications describing research conducted while they were still undergraduates.

Admissions Requirements

Academic Programs

Biomedical Sciences, B.S. (R, L) - Radford Site and Radford University Carilion Site