If I get a Bachelor's in biology, can I get a Master's and PhD in biomedical science?
I'm a high school student who wants to be a biomedical researcher, but most of the colleges that I'm looking at only offer biology and not biomedical science as a major. I'm wondering if I can jump to biomedical science in grad school, even though I didn't major in it in undergrad. #biology #research #biomedical #medical-research #biomedical-science #science-phd
To find out, I would research the grad schools that have biomedical science as a master and see what the requirements are. They will list all acceptable majors and coursework they expect grad students to have completed.
Hope this helps!
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Sarah recommends the following next steps:
I would take a look at some PhD programs that interest you, and see what their admission requirements are. You can also look for professors whose research interests you, and see what their grad students majored in, or write to the professors. Although I'm inclined to think that you will not have an issue getting accepted to a PhD program in biomedical engineering with an undergrad degree in biology.