The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Plan B, Coursework with a choice of an option is a one-year, non-thesis, coursework-intensive program, with an emphasis on upper-division and graduate-level coursework in gross anatomy, physiology, and neurobiology. The program can be completed in one year, culminating in written comprehensive exams. It was initially designed to provide increased academic strength to pre-professional students; however, its purpose has expanded to also provide a solid foundation to those pursuing various careers in the biomedical sciences.

Curriculum options Include:

  • Human anatomy
  • Animal anatomy
  • Neurobiology

Grandfather

Human Anatomy Option1

BMS 500Mammalian Physiology I4
BMS 501Mammalian Physiology II4
BMS 545Neuroanatomy5
BMS 575Human Anatomy Dissection4
BMS 610AManaging a Career in Science: Survival Skills for Coursework (M.S.)1
BMS 619Advanced Human Gross Anatomy2
Electives 212
Program Total Credits:32

Neurobiology Option1

BMS 500Mammalian Physiology I4
BMS 503/NB 503Developmental Neurobiology3
BMS 505/NB 505Neuronal Circuits, Systems and Behavior3
BMS 545Neuroanatomy5
BMS 610AManaging a Career in Science: Survival Skills for Coursework (M.S.)1
Electives 216
Program Total Credits:32

Animal Anatomy Option1

BMS 500Mammalian Physiology I4
BMS 501Mammalian Physiology II4
BMS 531Domestic Animal Dissection3
BMS 545Neuroanatomy5
BMS 610AManaging a Career in Science: Survival Skills for Coursework (M.S.)1
BMS 633Domestic Animal Anatomy-Case Discussions2
Electives 213
Program Total Credits:32

Elective Courses2

BC 351Principles of Biochemistry4
BC 563Molecular Genetics4
BC 565Molecular Regulation of Cell Function4
BMS 420Cardiopulmonary Physiology3
BMS 430Endocrinology3
BMS 631Mechanisms of Hormone Action2
BMS 632Metabolic Endocrinology2
BMS 640Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology4
BMS 684Supervised College Teaching1-18
MGT 450Biomedical Entrepreneurship I2

A minimum of 32 credits are required to complete this program.   

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Comprehensive exam required

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Select courses with approval of advisor and graduate committee.