Biomedical Sciences

Fields of Study

Johnny He, Ph.D., Graduate Advisor

All traditional or bench research-based MS and PhD students are admitted into the discipline of Biomedical Sciences (BMSC) and remain in the discipline for the first year of graduate study. During the first year, students complete an integrated curriculum that includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, molecular cell biology, pharmacology, physiology, immunology and microbiology, ethics, an introduction to faculty research, scientific communications, and lab rotations.

First-Year Curriculum for MS and PhD Students

Course Semester Credit Hours (SCH)
Integrative Biomedical Sciences 1: Biochemistry (BMSC
Integrative Biomedical Sciences 2: Molecular Cell Biology
(BMSC 6302)
Integrative Biomedical Sciences 3: Physiology (BMSC 6303) 3
Integrative Biomedical Sciences 4: Pharmacology (BMSC
Integrative Biomedical Sciences 5: Immunology &
Microbiology (BMSC 6305)
Biomedical Ethics (BMSC 5160) 1
Introduction to Faculty Research Programs (BMSC 5135) 2
Laboratory Rotations (BMSC 5150) 2-4
Scientific Communications (BMSC 5310) 3
Biostatistics for Biomedical Sciences (BMSC 5400) 4
Individual Research (BMSC 5998 or 6998) 2
Total Minimum SCH for First Year of Graduate Study 30

At the end of the first year, students are expected to have reached an agreement with a major professor, identified a research laboratory to conduct research toward the fulfillment of the degree requirements, and formally transferred into a discipline. Admission to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences does not guarantee laboratory placement. It is the student’s responsibility to identify a major professor/laboratory through the laboratory rotations.

Students accepted to MS programs in Forensic Genetics, Biotechnology, Clinical Research Management or Medical Sciences are immediately placed into those disciplines and follow the curriculum requirements set by each discipline.

This page was last modified on January 24, 2015