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

Core Courses
BMS 409Human and Animal Reproductive Biology3
BMS 642Research Techniques for Gametes and Embryos1
BMS 792CSeminar: Reproductive Physiology 11-5
BMS 795EIndependent Study: Reproductive Physiology 2,33-4
Selected Courses
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) 420-21
Bovine Reproduction Management
Molecular Genetics
Endocrinology
Mammalian Physiology I
Mammalian Physiology II
Comparative Reproductive Physiology
Mechanisms of Hormone Action
Metabolic Endocrinology
Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology
Human Heredity and Birth Defects
Science and Ethics
Managing Human-Wildlife Conflicts
Conservation and Management of Large Mammals
Conservation Biology
Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I: R Software
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.

1

Students must take one credit of BMS 792C for two semesters.

2

Students must undertake an extensive laboratory project or internship working with oocyte culture IVF, embryo development, or cryopreservation.

3

Students must complete a scholarly paper detailing the research results from BMS 795E.  

4

Select additional courses with advisor approval.