Biology - Biomedical Option

Bachelor's Degree  | Russellville Campus | In-Person or Blended

The Biomedical Option is designed for students wishing to study medicine, dentistry, physical therapy and related fields of specialization. Thus, graduates typically apply to a medical school of some type or a graduate program such as physical therapy. However, while the specified curriculum is well-suited to these studies, professional schools do not specify that entering students have particular majors or options. Graduates who complete the degree option but do not enter a medical or graduate school program, should be well prepared for a variety of employment opportunities in biomedical or biotechnology-related laboratories.

HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities

  • Field biology techniques (e.g. Ecology, Field Biology electives)
  • Independent research and/or internships
  • Laboratory technique (e.g. genetics/microbiology/CHEM/PHYS)


  • Critical thinking
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Written and oral communication

About This Degree


Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

Payment Options:

  • Financial Aid
  • Payment Plan
  • Graduate Assistantships

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You could work as a(n):

  • Biomedical laboratory tech
  • Dentist
  • Medical doctor

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Millard Henry
  • Saint Mary's


View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Master of Science in Biology

Point of Pride

Our students are prepared for medical school through our work to ensure students have faculty access and significant lab time.



Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.