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2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
  Feb 25, 2024
2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Biomedical Studies, Certificate

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This one-year certificate program offers advanced graduate level training in a number of areas of biomedical sciences. It is designed for individuals seeking to enhance further their background in the basic health sciences prior to entry into professional schools including medical, dental, veterinary and osteopathic medicine schools. This program is not intended to provide undergraduate- level training in pre-medical course work needed to get admission into medical or professional schools. Instead, the program is designed to make post baccalaureate students more competitive for admission through extensive graduate-level course work in the areas of physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and neuroscience along with several other elective courses in the biomedical sciences. In addition, students will take courses in the ethics of medical science, MCAT (or similar) preparation and the preparation of a professional school application. Completion of the certificate requires 18 credit hours at the graduate level with required courses and additional electives.

Learning Outcomes

  • The student will have a fundamental knowledge of current biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology and physiology as taught in the GCBS program and as judged by earning of 3.0 average (on a 4.0 scale) by more than 80% of the students in the program.
  • Be able to formulate ideas and solve problems in various sub-disciplines of basic biomedical sciences. This will lead to an enhanced ability to solve problems encountered in medical science.
  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge in other aspects of current trends in biomedical sciences through elective courses such as bio ethics, medical genetics etc.
  • Successful completion of studies in GCBS, will allow the student to advance to their desired professional programs.

Admission Requirements

Admission requires a baccalaureate degree with training in chemistry (particularly organic chemistry), biology and physics. A GPA of 2.8-3.0 or above and a GRE score of at least 1100 (V+Q), or an MCAT score of 21 or greater are also needed.

Certificate Requirements (18 Hours)

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