Top Biomedical Science Schools and Programs

If you are fascinated by the possibilities of medical research, you might want to consider a career in biomedical science. Read on for more information about top schools that offer programs in this field. Schools offering Biology degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Should I Look For in a Top Biomedical Science School?

You'll probably want schools with strong medical research facilities and affiliated hospitals. Look for programs that encourage undergraduate and graduate participation in research programs; top schools often receive a significant amount of funding for research. You might be interested in attending one of the following programs.

What Are Three Top Biomedical Science Schools?

Baylor University in Waco, TX

Baylor tied for 78th in U.S. News & World Report 2019 ranking of national universities. In the Department of Biology, you might pursue a general biology, pre-health care or clinical laboratory science major. In the laboratory science program, you'd spend your fourth year training at a Baylor affiliate or an approved facility in order to meet the certification requirements of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

Both undergraduate and graduate students attend classes hosted by Baylor's Institute of Biomedical Studies. The Baylor Research Institute is engaged in numerous projects involving many medical specialties. It hosts the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, a facility focused on studying the immune system and cures for infectious diseases. These degrees are available:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biology
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology
  • B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Biology-Concentration in Health Professions
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology
  • M.S. in Biomedical Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biology
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Studies

University of California in San Diego (UCSD)

UCSD is ranked for 41st place in U.S. News & World Report ranking of national universities in 2019. As an undergraduate student at UCSD, you might pursue a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry, General Biology or Bioengineering. A $1 million Amgen Foundation grant supports laboratory-based undergraduate research. If nominated by a faculty member, you could participate in the annual Undergraduate Research Conference.

Graduate students may pursue a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences. You might select a specialization like genetics, bioinformatics or physiology. Some master's and doctoral programs in bioengineering allow students to choose a concentration in biomedical imaging. A Med-into-Grad initiative sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute could provide clinical training related to your doctoral research area. Related degree programs include:

  • B.S. in Biology (various specializations)
  • B.S./M.S. in Bioengineering
  • M.S. in Bioengineering
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences
  • Ph.D. in Biology
  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering

University of Colorado (UC) in Denver

From 2010-2015, the Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Program awarded $5,025,000 in research and training grants to investigators at UC Denver. In UC Denver's Biomedical Sciences Program, you'll have access to completely new, comprehensively planned facilities on the Anschutz medical campus. These facilities are near a number of biotechnology companies located in the Colorado Science and Technology Park. Biomedical sciences students select from 13 available doctoral programs, including those in computational bioscience or cancer biology. Degree options include:

  • Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences
  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
  • Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Stem Cells & Development
  • Ph.D. in Human Medical Genetics
  • Ph.D. in Structural Biology & Biochemistry
  • Ph.D. in Microbiology
  • Ph.D. in Molecular Biology
  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience
  • Ph.D. in Pharmacology

More Schools for Biomedical Science

College/UniversityInstitution TypeLocationEstimated Undergrad In-State Tuition*
Harvard University4-year, PrivateBoston, MA$50,000
University of Central Florida4-year, PublicOrlando, FL$6,000
Stanford University4-year, PrivateStanford, CA$51,000
University of California--San Francisco4-year, PublicSan Francisco, CA$11,000
University of Southern California4-year, PrivateLos Angeles, CA$56,000
Johns Hopkins University4-year, PrivateBaltimore, MD$53,000
University of California--San Diego4-year, PublicLa Jolla, CA$14,000
Creighton University4-year, PrivateOmaha, NE$40,000
Iowa State University4-year, PublicAmes, IA$9,000
Loyola University4-year, PrivateChicago, IL$44,000

*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education

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