Top Schools for Biological and Biomedical Science

Find out which top schools offer degrees in biological and biomedical sciences. Review about the program options at three leading universities, and see highlights of other schools in the U.S. that provide training for biological and biomedical scientists.

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School Overview

These top schools for biological and biomedical science include Cornell University, an Ivy League institution, as well as the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Their graduate programs in the biological sciences can lead to a master's or doctoral degree.

1. Cornell University in Ithaca, NY

School Highlight: This school offers 1,400 majors through its College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Biological and biomedical science programs are available through various schools in the university, including the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Human Ecology and College of Veterinary Medicine. Courses are also offered through the Weill Medical College in New York City as part of Cornell's biological sciences curricula. Examples of subjects taught include evolutionary biology, entomology, microbiology and neurobiology.

2. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Dallas, TX

School Highlight: This school offers a multitude of Ph.D. tracks in biology.

As a place for education and patient care, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center offers Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in several fields. These include biological chemistry, biomedical engineering, cancer biology, cell and molecular biology, integrative biology and molecular biophysics. Also offered is the combined M.D./Ph.D. program. Non-degree programs, too, are available in fellowships and research, like a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

Top Biological and Biomedical Science Schools

School Name Distinction Location
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Four research initiatives in biomedical science and engineering Troy, NY
Stanford University Marine biology department has access to Monterey Bay Stanford, CA
University of California - San Diego Center for Circadian Biology San Diego, CA
University of Chicago Biological sciences program offers integrated education for undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates Chicago, IL
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor UM Biological Station Ann Arbor, MI
University of Washington Biology department houses Medicinal Herb Garden and greenhouse Seattle, WA
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