The Professional Science Master's (PSM) in Natural Sciences with a specialization in Microscope Imaging Technology is a graduate degree program preparing students for employment as microscopists or managers of light microscope cores in academic, government or private sector businesses, or in research laboratories. Students will have the scientific, business, and communication skills required to be competitive for management jobs in these positions. Students will learn how to analyze images, automate data collection and analysis, deal with large data sets, and interface between bioscientists and engineers for experimental design, selecting the optimal imaging system, and in data acquisition and interpretation. Students will also obtain skills for business management and operation.
Effective Fall 2019
Students may need to take additional coursework in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Statistics.
|BC 565||Molecular Regulation of Cell Function||4|
|BC 665A||Advanced Topics in Cell Regulation: Microscopic Methods||2|
|GRAD 510||Fundamentals of High Performance Computing||3|
|GRAD 544||Ethical Conduct of Research||1|
|GRAD 550||STEM Communication||1|
|MGT 340||Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship||3|
|NSCI 677||Microscopic Image Collection & Processing||2|
|NSCI 687D||Internship: Microscopy (4 x 10 weeks; var. Cr)||8|
|NSCI 693D||Graduate Seminar: Microscopy||1|
|NSCI 696D||Group Study: Microscopy Proposal||6|
|Select one of the following Business/Marketing electives:||2-3|
|Business Systems and Processes|
|Business Communication–Multicultural Audience|
|Leadership and Social Responsibility|
|New Venture Management|
|Comprehensive Biochemistry Laboratory|
|Techniques in Molecular & Cellular Biology|
|Program Total Credits:||35-36|
A minimum of 35 credits are required to complete this program.