The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences, Plan B, Reproductive Technology Specialization is a one-year, non-thesis study of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), culminating in a research project or internship. It provides students with in-depth laboratory training in in vitro embryo production based on a bovine model including techniques such as in vitro fertilization, embryo and semen cryopreservation and vitrification, embryo biopsy and micromanipulation, and basic maintenance of an assisted reproduction laboratory and all associated equipment. The curriculum prepares students for careers in applied reproduction, especially careers in human or bovine embryology, as well as application to professional or graduate school.
Effective Fall 2017
|BMS 409||Human and Animal Reproductive Biology||3|
|BMS 642||Research Techniques for Gametes and Embryos||1|
|BMS 792C||Seminar: Reproductive Physiology 1||1-5|
|BMS 795E||Independent Study: Reproductive Physiology 2,3||3-4|
|Select 20-21 credits from the following: (No more than 4 credits at the 300- or 400-level will count toward the master’s degree) 4||20-21|
|Bovine Reproduction Management|
|Mammalian Physiology I|
|Mammalian Physiology II|
|Comparative Reproductive Physiology|
|Mechanisms of Hormone Action|
|Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology|
|Human Heredity and Birth Defects|
|Science and Ethics|
|Managing Human-Wildlife Conflicts|
|Conservation and Management of Large Mammals|
|Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: R Software|
or STAT 511B
|Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: SAS Software|
|Infertility and Genital Disease|
|Required Scholarly Paper 3|
|Program Total Credits:||29-33|
A minimum of 30 credits are required to complete this program.
Students must take one credit of BMS 792C for two semesters.
Students must undertake an extensive laboratory project or internship working with oocyte culture IVF, embryo development, or cryopreservation.
Students must complete a scholarly paper detailing the research results from BMS 795E.
Select additional courses with advisor approval.