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Why major in Biomedical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences?
The Biomedical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Science (BDTS) program is designed to prepare students for professional opportunities in a variety of growing healthcare fields.
Because it meets the basic academic requirements, the biomedical sciences curriculum provides excellent preparation for entry into post-baccalaureate professional programs.

Consider this major if:
- You want a B.S. degree that allows you to work in hospital, commercial, or academic research laboratories or public health facilities (please see the 6 specializations listed below) and you:

  • have a strong interest in science
  • want a career in health care
  • like challenge and responsibility
  • like to solve problems

  • are a team player
  • work well under pressure
  • are self-motivated
  • enjoy evolving technology

- You plan to further your studies by applying to:

  • Medical school or Osteopathic school
  • Physician Assistant program
  • Dental or Optometry school
  • Master’s or Doctoral level programs in clinical or basic sciences (immunology, microbiology, cancer biology, pathology, etc)

Need a little more information about careers in Medical Laboratory Science?
Watch this helpful YouTube video titled "What is a Medical Laboratory Scientist?"

Medical laboratory science professionals
essential laboratory testing
in the detection, diagnosis and
treatment of disease. Learn more.


Specialists in histotechnology process,
section and stain tissue specimens and
allow for the identification of bacteria, fungi
and cancer by a pathologist. Learn more.

Collaborate with pathologists to determine
patient diagnoses. Examine subtle cellular
changes and compare these changes to
normal cells. Learn more.

Administer ionizing radiation for diagnostic and
research purposes. Integrate the knowledge
required when generating images of the
body’s internal structures. Learn more.

Radiation therapy professionals implement the
treatment regimens that have been prescribed
by radiation oncologists to ensure quality
patient care. Learn more.

These specialists are responsible for the
safe handling of radioactive materials used to
diagnose and treat disease. Learn more.


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