In RIT's biomedical sciences degree, you'll develop an integrative understanding of the human body as the foundation for hands-on research experience, to pursue medical or dental school, or continue graduate study in a variety of health care fields or research positions in biomedical science.
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.
Program facilities equipment
Behavioral Health Dry Lab, Fully-equipped Biomedical Sciences Lab, Simulation Lab
Program job titles reported
Clinical Research Coordinator, Dietary Technician, EMT, Genetics Assistant, Image Analyst, Medical Assistant, Medical Scribe, Optometric Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Secondary Science Education
Program significant points
- Students are prepared for advanced study in various areas of health care (medicine, dentistry, nursing, public health), research, or for direct entry into a health care career.
- The curriculum includes an array of electives and offers career-relevant experiential learning opportunities to apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom to real-world experiences.
- Pre-medical/pre-health professions advisors provide guidance in completing the requirements necessary for admission to advanced degree programs.
Select program hiring partners
American Medical Response, American Red Cross, DrFirst Inc., Elizabeth Wende Breast Clinic, Epic, IBM, Invicro, KAPS Biotechnology, Monroe Ambulance, Northeast Quadrant Advanced Life Support, Rochester Institute of Technology -Margaret's House, Rochester Regional Health, ScribeAmerica, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Tufts University, University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester Medical Center
|Outcome||% of Students|
|Full-time Graduate Study||47.00%|
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.
The program strongly encourages students to actively seek out new experiences and to expand their expertise to areas outside of the traditional classroom. These opportunities may include paid employment on campus, study abroad, volunteer work and community service, K-12 outreach and enrichment, professional career shadowing and career-relevant employment, on-campus undergraduate research, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs), summer research internships, and other paid cooperative education programs. Students receive collaborative advising from faculty and staff in order to systematically build towards their own career goals. In addition, the RIT/Rochester Regional Health Alliance is dedicated to innovation in medical care, education, and research for the betterment of individuals in both respective institutions and the greater Rochester community. RIT is Rochester Regional Health’s official academic affiliate and Rochester Regional Health is the university’s official affiliated clinical partner.