Biomedical Sciences Graduate Certificate Program

Graduate Certificate Program in Biomedical Sciences

Admission Requirements:

Application Open


August 1 - December 15


December 1 - July 15


The one-year Graduate Certificate Program in Biomedical Sciences (BISC) is composed of 12 graduate credits that will have to be earned through four required courses plus two elective credits. The courses cover topics in the biomedical sciences, statistics, R programming, plus an elective science course. Furthermore students will be required to attend a course on Case Studies in Responsible Conduct of Research.

All these courses are an integral part of the Master's Program in Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology. Therefore, if a graduate certificate student would later like to enter the Master's Program in Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology, all certificate credits can be transferred into that program.

Admissions Requirement: Prior training in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and genetics

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply principles of experimental design and problem solving in four focus areas of biomedical sciences.
  2. Employ basic tools of R programming.
  3. Classify data and use statistical tools to test hypotheses.
  4. Recognize and manage ethical challenges related to the responsible conduct of research.

Required Courses:

Course Number Course Title Credits Semester
BSBT 6072 Foundations in Biochemistry 1.5 These four courses are taught sequentially one after the other, and students should enroll in all four courses in the Fall semester.
BSBT 6073 Foundations in Molecular Biology 1.5
BSBT 6074 Foundations in Cell Biology 1.5
BSBT 6075 Foundations in Genetics 1.5
BSBT 6065 Case Studies in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) 1 Spring
BSBT 6067
Statistics for Biomedical Sciences 2 Spring
BSBT 6071
R Programming or BSBT 6113 Data Science with R 1 Spring
Science elective (from selected list) 2 Any Semester

Students who can demonstrate proficiency in any of the subject areas of the required courses can propose a course replacement.

Elective Courses:

Electives can be chosen from the list of electives of the BSBT-GEN Master’s Program.