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Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

The MS in Biomedical Sciences (MS-BMS) program requires successful completion of at least 30 credit hours, typically completed in two semesters. To be eligible for graduation, students must earn at least a 2.8 GPA or 75% weighted numerical average on all coursework in the program.

The 32 credit hour plan of study outlined in the table below is recommended for those students with a goal to pursue dental or medical school following the completion of this degree program.

For students interested in additional study in a particular discipline, elective courses may be substituted or added to the plan below. Students should consult Dr. Hanna Broome, director of the MS-Biomedical Sciences program for alternative study plans. For more detailed information about the program requirements and course options, consult the Graduate section in the current UMMC Bulletin (PDF).

 Pre-dental and pre-medical plan of study:

 Term

Course Number

Course Name

Credit hours

Fall

CMB 704

Fundamental Biochemistry

7

PHYSIO 725

Fundamental Physiology

8

ID 727

Professional Development for Biomedical Careers

1

Spring

MICRO 741

Fundamental Microbiology

6

PHARM 726

Fundamental Pharmacology

6

ID 768

Essentials of Anatomy

2

ID 767

Fundamental Histology & Cell Biology

2