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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 Medical Biology program will complete 36 credits: 15 credits in core courses, 6 credits of electives, and 15 credits in the chosen specialization.

Medical Biology Core Courses (15 credits)

Courses Credits
BMS 550 Medical Chemistry or
BMS 513 Biochemistry
3
BMS 520 Pathophysiology I 3
BMS 612 Pathophysiology II 3
BMS 703 Research Methods 3
BMS 704* Clinical Research Thesis or
BMS 706* Research Project & Comprehensive Examor or
BMS 708* Experimental Research Thesis or
BMS 709* Clinical Management Project
3

*Requires the approval of the mentor and the department.

Electives (2 courses – 6 Credits)

Course Title Credits
BMS Elective Course 3
BMS Elective Course 3

Elective Courses: Six credits in a supportive area or in electives within or outside of the specialty depending upon a student’s career goals.

Hematology Specialization

Required courses

Course Title Credits
BMS 561 Hematology 3
BMS 561L Hematology Lab 3
BMS 562 Coagulation 3
BMS 581 Immunology 3
BMS 661 Or
BMS 665
Advanced Hematology or
Experimental Hematopoiesis
3

Supportive Electives

Course Credits
BMS 585 Immunohematology 3
BMS 591 Medical Microbiology 3
BMS 641 Bioinformatics 3
BMS 656 Diagnostic Techniques 3
BMS 687 Advanced Immunology 3
BMS 705 Graduate Seminar 3

General Electives

Courses Credits
BMS 540 Biostatistics 3
BMS 610 Systemic Pathology 3
BMS 647 Quality Management 3
BMS 650 Advanced Medical Chemistry 3
BMS 651 Pharmacology 3
BMS 655 Toxicology 3
BMS 698 Virology 3

Immunology Specialization

Required courses

Courses Credits
BMS 581 Immunology 3
BMS 591 Medical Microbiology 3
BMS 656 Diagnostic Techniques in Molecular Pathology 3
BMS 673 Cancer Research 3
BMS 687 Advanced Immunology 3

Supportive Electives

Courses Credits
BMS 561 Hematology 3
BMS 585 Immunohematology 3
BMS 610 Systemic Pathology 3
BMS 641 Bioinformatics 3
BMS 691 Advanced Microbiology 3
BMS 698 Virology 3
BMS 705 Graduate Seminar 3

General Electives

Courses Credits
BMS 561L Hematology Lab 3
BMS 562 Coagulation 3
BMS 594 Medical Parasitology 3
BMS 647 Quality Management 3
BMS 650 Advanced Medical Chemistry 3
BMS 651 Pharmacology 3
BMS 655 Toxicology 3
BMS 661 Advanced Hematology 3

Medical Chemistry Specialization

Courses Credits
BMS 561 Hematology 3
BMS 650 Advanced Medical Chemistry 3
BMS 651 Pharmacology 3
BMS 655 Toxicology 3
BMS 656 Diagnostic Techniques in Molecular Pathology 3

Supportive Electives

Courses Credits
BMS 581 Immunology 3
BMS 561L Hematology Lab or
BMS 661 Advanced Hematology
3
BMS 591 Medical Microbiology 3
BMS 673 Cancer Research 3
BMS 562 Coagulation 3
BMS 641 Bioinformatics 3
BMS 705 Graduate Seminar 3

General Electives

Courses Credits
BMS 698 Medical Virology 3
BMS 594 Medical Parasitology 3
BMS 610 Systemic Pathology 3
BMS 687 Advanced Immunology 3
BMS 691 Advanced Medical Microbiology 3
BMS 585 Immunohematology 3
BMS 540 Biostatistics 3
BMS 647 Quality Management 3

Medical Microbiology Specialization

Courses Credits
BMS 581 Immunology 3
BMS 591 Medical Microbiology 3
BMS 594 Medical Parasitology 3
BMS 691 Advanced Microbiology 3
BMS 698 Medical Virology 3

Supportive Electives

Courses Credits
BMS 561 Hematology 3
BMS 610 Systemic Pathology 3
BMS 641 Bioinformatics 3
BMS 656 Diagnostic Techniques 3
BMS 673 Cancer Research 3
BMS 687 Advanced Immunology 3
BMS 705 Graduate Seminar 3

General Electives

Courses Credits
BMS 540 Biostatistics 3
BMS 561L Hematology Lab 3
BMS 562 Coagulation 3
BMS 585 Immunohematology 3
BMS 650 Advanced Medical Chemistry 3
BMS 651 Pharmacology 3
BMS 655 Toxicology 3