What courses will you take?
The B.S. in Applied Biomedical Sciences begins with a robust core of basic and applied sciences courses in anatomy and physiology, physiological chemistry and basic clinical microbiology. You will also take multiple hands-on laboratory courses, including clinical chemistry, clinical hematology, clinical immunology and medical bacteriology.
At UMass Lowell, we offer two options, which lead to a wide range of career opportunities.
- Clinical Science (CS) Option — Gain work-ready knowledge and skills for employment in industry, academia and government in fields associated with diagnostics and biomedical research, as well as for graduate and professional degrees, including medicine and related fields (e.g., veterinary, dental, and physician assistant). All students pursuing the ABS degree begin their studies in this option.
- Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) Option — Graduate with approximately 450 hours of intensive experience in clinical laboratories, including those at top Boston hospitals. You will be prepared to work in hospital and free-standing clinical/diagnostic and forensic laboratories, as well as biotechnology companies. Students can apply to this option after at least one successful semester in the CS Option. Learn more about the two-step admission process.