Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences


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Course Overview

The M.S. program and certificate in the Biomedical Sciences are designed to achieve the following:
1) to prepare students for future entry into medical and other professional schools in the health sciences
2) to provide students with advanced knowledge in the biomedical sciences.

Upon completion of the degree program, students will gain a thorough knowledge of biomedical concepts
developed through courses that focus on the changing face of medicine and biotechnology. This program
will foster strategic and critical thinking, logical analysis, and propose solutions to the challenges of
medicine, the allied health sciences, and biotechnology. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
BMS 501 Environmental and Biological Ethics 5
BMS 502 Research Methodology and Experimental Design 5
BMS 503 Medical Microbiology & Immunology & Lab 5
BMS 504 Neuroscience 5
BMS 505 Medical Cell Biology & Lab 5
BMS 506 Medical Physiology 5
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credit
BMS 511 Anatomical Sciences 5
BMS 512 Applied Genetics & Lab 5
BMS 513 Embryology & Lab 5
BMS 514 Toxicology & Lab 5
BMS 515 Industrial Hygiene & Lab 5
BMS 516 Parasitology 5
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
BMS 521 Histology & Lab 5
BMS 522 Human Pathophysiology & Lab 5
BMS 523 Environmental Toxicology 5
BMS 524 Public Health 5
BMS 525 Medical Pharmacology 5
BMS 526 Biological Chemistry 5
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
BMS 531 Biotechnology Techniques 5
BMS 532 Guided Independent Research 5
BMS 533 Guided Independent Study 5
BMS 534 Entrepreneurship & Projects 5
BMS 535 Master Thesis and Defense 10


Career Opportunities

With a master’s degree in public health, you may choose to become a biomedical scientist, or microbiologist. These professionals work in the field of health care and works on a great many lab tests and scientific techniques involving samples of tissues and fluids to help doctors better diagnose diseases and other illnesses. These scientists also research how effective treatments are for many diseases. The work of biomedical scientists is essential for the function of many research laboratories and hospital departments. These scientists might work on serious medical problems including cancer, AIDS, malaria, anemia and diabetes. See all Public Health Careers.
Usually, a biomedical scientist, or microbiologist, will focus on a certain area of science, such as:

  • Clinical chemistry: analyzing bodily fluids and toxicology reports
  • Medical microbiology: identify the microorganisms that are responsible for diseases
  • The science of transfusion: check compatibility of blood donations with that of patients,
    ensure that blood bank supplies are sufficient
  • Hematology: the study of blood and diseases related to blood
  • Cytology: various types of cellular analysis, include cervical smears to check for cancer
  • Immunology: the study of the immune system and understanding how it fights disease
  • Virology: identifying deadly diseases; monitor how effective vaccines are


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