Salary and Career Info
RIT’s biomedical sciences BS consists of life sciences core courses combined with flexible electives to customize your degree for medical school or full-time employment.
Extensive laboratory experience in testing and experimentation skills. Lab skills include aseptic/sterile technique, cell culture, gel electrophoresis, RNA/DNA isolation and purification, and restriction digestion.
Behavioral Health Dry Lab, Fully-equipped Biomedical Sciences Lab, Simulation Lab
Clinical Research Coordinator; Dietary Technician; EMT; Genetics Assistant; Image Analyst; Medical Assistant; Medical Scribe; Optometric Assistant; Patient Care Technician; Secondary Science Education
University of Rochester Medical Center; Unity Health System; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Rochester Regional Health; Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, LLC; Bausch & Lomb; Autism Up; ALS Therapy Development Institute; American Red Cross; DrFirst Inc.; Epic; Invicro; KAPS Biotechnology; Monroe Ambulance; ScribeAmerica
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A broad and demanding curriculum is the foundation for the career areas supported by the biomedical sciences degree. Yet, all of these areas also require some element of learning that occurs outside of the classroom. Hands-on, experiential learning allows students to explore new areas of study, solidify career goals, and acquire critical extracurricular credentials that increase the competitiveness of graduate and medical school applications and significantly enhance employment opportunities after graduation.
Research internships, offered both on and off-campus, take place during the summer. RIT offers numerous opportunities for students to participate in research, including three on-campus summer programs: Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF), and the Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (SURP). Many students participate in undergraduate research for course credit during the academic year.
The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education offers National Labs and federally-funded Research Centers from all research areas and sponsoring agencies a variety of options to connect with and recruit students. Students connect with employer partners to gather information on their laboratories and explore co-op, internship, research, and full-time opportunities. These national labs focus on scientific discovery, clean energy development, national security, technology advancements, and more. Recruiting events include our university-wide Fall Career Fair, on-campus and virtual interviews, information sessions, 1:1 networking with lab representatives, and a National Labs Resume Book available to all labs.
What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries.
Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Science co-ops include a range of hands-on experiences, from co-ops and internships and work in labs to undergraduate research and clinical experience in health care settings. These opportunities provide the hands-on experience that enables you to apply your scientific, math, and health care knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between classwork and real-world applications.