Five-Year Master of Health Science Concentration in Biomedical Sciences


In addition to its four-year bachelor of science degree in biomedical sciences, the Department of Biomedical Sciences offers a five-year master's degree in biomedical sciences. This program allows students who qualify to complete their master's degree immediately following the four-year undergraduate program.

To qualify for this program, the student must earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 after the third year of the program. Students who do not attain this GPA may continue on with the four-year undergraduate degree program in biomedical sciences.

Curriculum + Requirements

Fall Semester, First Year

Course

Title

Credits

BIO 101 Science (UC) 4
CHE 110 General Chemistry I 4
EN 101 Freshman Composition (UC) 3
MA 140* Quantitative Literacy (UC) 3
QU 101 Individual in the Community 3
Total 17

Spring Semster, First Year

Course

BIO 102 Science (UC) 4
CHE 111 General Chemistry II 4
EN 102 Freshman Composition (UC) 3
UC Social Sciences 3
UC Humanities 3
Total 17

Fall Semester, Second Year

Course

BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
CHE 210 Organic Chemistry I 4
PHY 110 General Physics I 4
MA 275 UC Elective 3
Total 15

Spring Semester, Second Year

Course

BIO 212 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry II 4
PHY 111 General Physics II 4
QU 201 The National Community 3
Total 15

Fall Semester, Third Year

Course

BMS 370 General Microbiology 4
CHE 315 Biochemistry 4
Science Elective 3
BIO 298 Research Methods in Biology 3
Total 14

Spring Semester, Third Year

Course

BMS 375 Immunology 4
UC Social Sciences 3
Science Elective 4
QU 301 The Global Community 3
Total 14

Fall Semester, Fourth Year

Course

BMS 518 Pathophysiology 3
Science Elective (2) 6
UC Fine Arts 3
UC Humanities 3
Total 15

Spring Semester, Fourth Year

Course

BIO 568 Molecular and Cell Biology 4
BIO 346 Cell Physiology 4
BMS 579 Molecular Pathology 3
UC Elective 3
Total 14

Fall Semester, Fifth Year (graduate courses)

Course

BMS Specialization Course 4
BMS Specialization Course 3
BMS Elective 4
BMS Elective 3
Total 14

Spring Semester, Fifth Year (graduate courses)

Course

BMS Specialization Course 4
BMS Specialization Course 3
BMS Elective 4
BMS Elective 3
BMS 670** Comprehensive exam 2
Total 16

Total credits 151

*Minimum mathematics requirement: MA 140 (Pre-Calculus) and MA 275 (Biostatistics). For those interested in graduate or professional school, MA 141-142 (Calculus) is recommended.
**The comprehensive exam must be completed by April 15 of the 5th year