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Degree Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 average and remain in good standing with the department. Grades below a B are unacceptable toward continuation in the major and may result in dismissal from the program.

Students in the M.S. in Biomedical Sciences program will complete 36 credits: 12 credits in core courses, 6-9 credits of electives, and 15-18 credits in the chosen specialization.

Biomedical Sciences Core Courses (12 credits)

Courses Credits
BMS 520 Pathophysiology I 3
BMS 612 Pathophysiology II 3

BMS 703 Research Methods &

BMS 704* Clinical Research Thesis OR

BMS 706* Research Project OR

BMS 709* Clinical Management Project

6

BMS 707* Introduction to Research &

BMS 708* Experimental Research Thesis

 6

*Requires the approval of the mentor and the department.

Applied Laboratory Medicine Specialization

Required courses (18 credits)

Course Title Credits
BMS 550
Clinical Biochemistry
3
BMS 561 Hematology 3
BMS 581 Immunology/Serology
3
BMS 591 Medical Microbiology
3
BMS 656
Molecular Diagnostics
3
BMS 661  Hematological Malignancies
3

Electives (6 credits)

Course Credits
BMS 540 Biostatistics
3
BMS 549 Resources Management 3
BMS 562 Coagulation 3
BMS 574 Tissue Culture 3
BMS 585 Immunohematology 3
BMS 594 Medical Parasitology 3
BMS 610 Histopathology
3
BMS 641 Bioinformatics
3
BMS 647 Quality Management
3
BMS 651 Pharmacology
3
BMS 655 Toxicology
3
BMS 673 Molecular & Cellular Biology of Cancer
3
BMS 685 Transfusion Medicine/Transplantation
3
BMS 687 Molecular Immunology
3
BMS 691 Infectious Diseases
3
BMS 696 Medical Mycology
3
BMS 698 Medical Virology
3
BMS 705 Graduate Seminar
3

Medical & Molecular Immunology Specialization

Required courses (18 credits)

Courses Credits
BMS 581 Immunology/Serology 3
BMS 591 Medical Microbiology 3
BMS 656 Molecular Diagnostics
3
BMS 661 Hematological Malignancies 3
BMS 685 Transfusion Medicine/Transplantation 3
BMS 687 Molecular Immunology
3

Elective (6 credits)

Courses Credits
BMS 540 Biostatistics
3
BMS 549 Resources Management
3
BMS 550 Clinical Biochemistry
3
BMS 561 Hematology 3
BMS 562 Coagulation
3
BMS 574 Tissue Culture
3
BMS 585 Immunohematology 3
BMS 594 Medical Parasitology
3
BMS 610 Histopathology 3
BMS 641 Bioinformatics 3
BMS 647 Quality Management
3
BMS 651 Pharmacology
3
BMS 655 Toxicology
3
BMS 673 Molecular & Cellular Biology of Cancer
3
BMS 691 Infectious Diseases 3
BMS 696 Medical Mycology
3
BMS 698 Medical Virology 3
BMS 705 Graduate Seminar 3

Cancer Biology Specialization

Required courses (15 credits)

Courses Credits
BMS 540 Biostatistics or BMS 641 Bioinformatics
3
BMS 574 Tissue Culture 3
BMS 656 Molecular Diagnostics 3
BMS 673 Molecular & Cellular Biology of Cancer 3
BMS 693 Advanced Topics in Cancer Research 3

Electives (9 credits)

Courses Credits
BMS 549 Resources Management
3
BMS 550 Clinical Biochemistry
3
BMS 561 Hematology
3
BMS 562 Coagulation
3
BMS 581 Immunology 3
BMS 585 Immunohematology 3
BMS 591 Medical Microbiology 3
BMS 594 Medical Parasitology
3
BMS 610 Histopathology
3
BMS 647 Quality Management
3
BMS 655 Toxicology
3
BMS 661 Hematological Malignancies
3
BMS 685 Transfusion Medicine/Transplantation
3
BMS 687 Molecular Immunology
3
BMS 691 Infectious Diseases
3
BMS 696 Medical Mycology
3
BMS 698 Medical Virology
3
BMS 705 Graduate Seminar 3

Microbiology/Infectious Diseases Specialization

Required courses (18 credits)

Courses Credits
BMS 581 Immunology/Serology 3
BMS 591 Medical Microbiology 3
BMS 594 Medical Parasitology 3
BMS 691 Infectious Diseases  3
BMS 696 Medical Mycology 3
BMS 698 Medical Virology 3

Electives (6 credits)

Courses Credits
BMS 540 Biostatistics 3
BMS 549 Resources Management 3
BMS 550 Clinical Biochemistry
3
BMS 561 Hematology 3
BMS 562 Coagulation 3
BMS 574 Tissue Culture 3
BMS 585 Immunohematology 3
BMS 610 Histopathology 3
BMS 641 Bioinformatics 3
BMS 647 Quality Management 3
BMS 651 Pharmacology 3
BMS 655 Toxicology 3
BMS 656 Molecular Diagnostics 3
BMS 661 Hematological Malignancies 3
BMS 673 Molecular & Cellular Biology of Cancer 3
BMS 685 Transfusion Medicine/Transplantation 3
BMS 687 Molecular Immunology 3
BMS 705 Graduate Seminar 3