Biological Science

Major: Biological Science
Degree Awarded: Master of Science (MS)
Calendar Type: Semester
Total Credit Hours: 83.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 26-0101; 26-0102
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 19-1029

About the Program

The Master of Science in Biological Science (MBS) program now combines the former one-year Medical Science Preparatory (MSP) program curriculum with the Master of Science in Biological Science (MBS) curriculum into a two-year Master’s program.  The first year curriculum contains graduate-level biological science coursework, formal MCAT preparation/review, community outreach, and undergraduate review courses that cover chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics. The second year consists of a curriculum and benefits similar to the Interdepartmental Medical Science (IMS) Master's program. Students transition into the second year of the program after successful completion (3.0 GPA and no courses with grades less than a C) of the first year curriculum.

Additional Information

For more information about the program, visit the College of Medicine Master of Science in Biological Science web page.

Required MS Courses
IMSP 502SMedicine and Society I3.0
IMSP 503SMedicine and Society II2.0
IMSP 510SMedical Biochemistry I7.5
IMSP 511SMedical Biochemistry II0.5
IMSP 520SMedical Physiology I3.5
IMSP 521SMedical Physiology II3.5
IMSP 540SCell Biology & Microanatomy I5.0
IMSP 541SCell Biology and Microanatomy II3.0
IMSP 560SMedical Neuroscience6.0
Summer Research Project
MSPP 550SResearch Project2.0
Additional Non-required Courses
Medical Immunology *
Medical Nutrition *
Total Credits36.0

*

These courses are optional and not necessary for the completion of the MS degree.


Degree Requirements


FallCredits
MSPP 400SAdvanced Topics in Chemistry I4.0
MSPP 402SAdvanced Topics in Physics I4.0
MSPP 404SConcepts in Science and Verbal Reasoning I6.0
MSPP 505SLab Tech in Bioch Molec Biol2.0
MSPP 511SConcepts in Bioch Cell Biolo4.0
PHRM 512SGraduate Pharmacology3.0
MSPP 525SCommunity Dimensions of Medici2.0
 Term Credits25.0
Spring
MSPP 401SAdvanced Topics in Chemistry II4.0
MSPP 403SAdvanced Topics in Physics II4.0
MSPP 405SConcepts in Science and Verbal Reasoning II6.0
MSPP 513SSpecial Topics in Anatomy4.0
MSPP 515SBiological Function Regulation4.0
 Term Credits22.0
Total Credit: 47.0
Required MS Courses
IMSP 502SMedicine and Society I3.0
IMSP 503SMedicine and Society II2.0
IMSP 510SMedical Biochemistry I7.5
IMSP 511SMedical Biochemistry II0.5
IMSP 520SMedical Physiology I3.5
IMSP 521SMedical Physiology II3.5
IMSP 540SCell Biology & Microanatomy I5.0
IMSP 541SCell Biology and Microanatomy II3.0
IMSP 560SMedical Neuroscience6.0
Summer Research Project
MSPP 550SResearch Project2.0
Additional Non-required Courses
Medical Immunology *
Medical Nutrition *
Total Credits36.0

*

These courses are optional and not necessary for the completion of the MS degree.


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