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Program Curriculum

Specific Program Requirements (Hegis Code 0411)

A minimum of 30 credits and a Master’s Literature Review (Track A) or 32 credits and a Master’s Thesis (Track B) are required for graduation.  

The Biomedical Science & Management track (Track C) requires 36 credits overall. This total includes a minimum of 24 credits from the science curriculum, a minimum of 8 credits from the professional skills curriculum, and an internship and capstone project report. A Master’s Literature Review may be substituted for the capstone report if proprietary concerns at the company hosting the internship preclude a formal report. In certain circumstances, with the approval of the program director and associate dean for the professional science Master’s program, a research rotation (MCRM 9800 or BMSM 9800, minimum 3 credits) may be substituted for the internship, along with either a Master’s Literature Review or a Master’s Thesis.

Track A:   
Required Courses  
General Biochemistry I  (BCHM 1010) 4 credits
General Biochemistry II (BCHM 1020)  4 credits
Mammalian Physiology I (PHYM 1010) 4 credits
Cell Biology (CBAM 1360) 3 credits
General Microbiology I (MCRM 1010) 4 credits
General Microbiology II (MCRM 1020) 4 credits
Introduction to Virology (MCRM 1050) 2 credits
Molecular Biology and Immunology of
  Tumor Cells (MCRM 2310)
2 credits
Student Seminar Courses (7101, 7102 series) 2 credits
Master's Literature Review (MCRM 9750) 0 credits
Electives (didactic credits only) 1 credit 
TOTAL 30 credits

 

Track B:  
Required Courses  
General Microbiology I (MCRM 1010) 4 credits
General Microbiology II (MCRM 1020) 4 credits
General Biochemistry I (BCHM 1010)  4 credits
Mammalian Physiology I (PHYM 1010)  4 credits
Responsible Conduct of Research (BMSM 2020) 2 credits
Graduate Research Workshop (BMSM 8050) 1 credit
Master’s Thesis Research (MCRM 9800) 1-5 credits
Master's Thesis (MCRM 9850) 0 credits
Electives (didactic credits only) 8-12 credits
TOTAL 32 credits