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About Biomedical & Nutritional Sciences

Competitive Academic Programs with Grads in High Demand

  • Students, who graduate from the Applied Biomedical Science option, are exceptionally prepared to work in the life sciences, biomedical device, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries. They report nearly 100 percent employment.
  • Many of our undergraduate students go onto graduate school at UMass Lowell, with some attending medical, physician assistant and veterinarian schools.
  • Our highly sought after Medical Laboratory Science graduates have an average job placement rate of 100 percent in hospital-based clinical laboratories across the region.
  • Our BS Nutritional Sciences program prepares students for a wide variety of careers in nutrition and wellness, public health nutrition, nutrition education, research or the food industry. The dietetics option is an accredited program that prepares students to register as a Nutrition and Dietetics Technician.
  • The BS Pharmaceutical Sciences, Marketing and Management Option is one of only a few across the country that prepares students for careers that integrate health sciences and business. 
  • The Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate programs prepare students for research careers in academic, governmental and pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry positions.
  • The Master of Public Health, Registered Dietitian accredited coordinated dietetics program provides a path for our Nutritional Science undergraduate students to continue their education at UMass Lowell, preparing them to become Registered Dietitians.
A female and two male students work with a anatomy dummy

Teaching Excellence in Biomedical Sciences Courses for All College Majors

  • All introductory biomedical sciences courses are taught by faculty in the Biomedical and Nutritional Sciences Department. Students across the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences take courses such as anatomy & physiology, microbiology, physiological chemistry, biochemistry, genetics and more. 
  • With extensive experience in industry and research, our faculty are scientists who inspire and motivate students, helping them connect what they are learning in the classroom to the real world. 
  • Our very popular courses in health and disease across the lifespan and nutrition and health, which may be taken by health sciences majors and other students within the university, can each top 100 students per semester.

Cutting-edge Research in Biomedical, Nutritional and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Faculty conduct research in state of the art facilities such as the Saab Research Center, the Toxics Use Reduction Institute and the Health Assessment Laboratory. The Center for Population Health includes researchers in nutrition, bone and cognitive health, cardiometabolic risk, microbiome, social and environmental determinants of health and nutrigenomics.
Research strengths include:
  • Role of diet, genetics and environmental health
  • Gut microbiome links to disease prevention
  • Dietary links to osteoporosis
  • Chronic diseases and dietary intake
  • Cardiovascular disease and blood lipids
  • Food safety
  • Clinical microbiology and safe disinfection
  • Antibiotic resistance
Learn more from faculty bios or on our research page.