Student and professor in labFive-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 in only one year immediately following the four-year undergraduate program.

Upon admission, students choosing this option are assigned to academic advisers who will assist them in designing a customized program to meet their career goals. Qualified students may complete the bachelor of science in health science studies and apply to graduate programs such as physician assistant, pathologists' assistant, cardiovascular perfusion, medical laboratory sciences, radiologist assistant, social work, MBA in health care management, or education. Students interested in the MBA in health care management are strongly encouraged to declare the general business minor early in their undergraduate program to ensure they have an adequate foundation for graduate business course work.

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 (17 credits)

Course

Title

Credits

BIO 150 (UC) science 4
CHE 110 General Chemistry I 4
EN 101 (UC) Freshman Composition 3
MA 140 (UC) Quantitative Literacy 3
FYS 101 First-year Seminar 3

Spring Semster, First Year (17 credits)

Course

Title

Credits

BIO 151 (UC) science 4
CHE 111 General Chemistry II 4
EN 102 (UC) Freshman Composition 3
UC Social Science 3
BMS 278 Research & Technology 3

Fall Semester, Second Year (14 credits)

Course

Title

Credits

BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
CHE 210 Organic Chemistry I 4
UC Social Science or MA 275 4
UC Elective 3

Spring Semester, Second Year (15 credits)

Course

Title

Credits

BIO 212 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
CHE 211 Organic Chemistry II 4
BMS 370 General Microbiology 4
UC UC elective 3

Fall Semester, Third Year (15 credits)

Course

Title

Credits

PHY 110 General Physics I 4
BMS 375 Immunology 4
science elective 4
MA 275 or UC social science 3

Spring Semester, Third Year (16 credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Science or HSC elective 3
PHY 111 General Physics II 4
UC UC Capstone 3
UC elective 3
UC humanities 3

Fall Semester, Fourth Year (16 credits)

Course

Title

Credits

BMS 518 Pathophysiology 3
Science or HSC elective 3
CHE 315 Biochemistry 4
UC fine arts or humanities 3
Open elective 3

Spring Semester, Fourth Year (16 credits)

Course

Title

Credits

BIO 568 Molecular & Cell Biology 4
BMS 579 or BMS 500-level science elective 3
BMS Science elective 3
UC fine arts or humanities  3
Open elective 3

Fall Semester, Fifth Year (14 credits)
(all graduate courses)

Course

Title

Credits

BMS Specialization Course            3-4
BMS Specialization Course 3
BMS Elective 3-4
BMS Elective 3
BMS 688 Independent Study, optional 2-4

Spring Semester, Fifth Year (16 credits)
(all graduate courses)

Course

Title

Credits

BMS Specialization Course                     4
BMS Specialization Course 3
BMS Elective 3-4
BMS 579 or BMS 500-level science elective 3
BMS 670** Comprehensive exam 2


Total credits: 151-155

*The comprehensive exam must be completed by April 15 of the fifth year