Curriculum

The Master's Program requires 26 credits of core courses, such as Foundations in Biomedical Sciences, Biostatistics, Molecular Biology Laboratory, Introduction to Biotechnology, Bio-Entrepreneurship, Issues in Drug Development and Science Writing. 10 elective credits can be chosen from disciplines such as science, leadership and ethics. In replacement of a thesis, an internship including an extensive report and presentation are mandatory.


Internship/Research Experience

As a form of experimental learning, the program requires an internship with a time commitment of at least 10 onsite hours per week for one semester. Internships can be pursued in biotech companies, non-profit or government organizations, or in an academic laboratory. Substituting for the Master's thesis, the interns will write an internship report and will discuss their internship projects and experiences with a faculty committee and fellow students.

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Curriculum

Modifications and adjustment may apply

Fall

Course Number Course Title Credit
IDPT 7806 Foundation in Biomedical Sciences 6
BIOS 6606 Statistics for the Basic Sciences 3
PHCL 7605 Ethics in Research 1

Spring

Course Number Course Title Credit
BIOL 5125 Molecular Biology Laboratory 3
BSBT 6801 Elective 3
BIOL 5024 Introduction to Biotechnology 2
BSBT 6060 Special Topics: Project Management for Biomedical Scientists (requirement starting with 2017 cohort) 2

Fall

Course Number Course Title Credit
BSBT 6801 Building Biotechnology 3
ENGL 5175  Writing in the Sciences 3 F/Sp.
PHSC 7330 Development of Drugs and Biologics 3
Or
BSBT 6802 The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Life Science Innovation 3

Spring

Course Number Course Title Credit
Elective 2
BSBT 6939 Internship 3 all S.
Elective 2

Electives

Enrollment in elective courses requires prior discussion with the Program Director

Stem Disciplines: (While likely, it is not guaranteed that the courses are always offered in the semester indicated)

The courses highlighted in yellow below will be recognized for graduation for all BSBT students, but some courses allow only a limited number of students to enroll and might give preference to PhD students.
The courses shaded in light red below are required courses of a Graduate Certificate Program in Biomedical Data Science. Because these courses are also listed as electives for the BSBT Master’s Program, a student could choose some of the light red courses as BSBT electives and add on 7 more credits to earn both, a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences & Biotechnology plus a Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Data Science. Students who are interested in earning this Certificate as well will have to fill in the form.
Course Number Course Title Credit/Time
BSBT 6110 Introduction to BioComputing 3 Fall
BSBT 6111 Introduction to Biomedical Data Science 1 Fall
CANB 7640 Practical Bioinformatics for Mining Large-Scale Genomics Data 2 Fall
CPBS 7630 Computational Methods for Addressing Big Data Challenges in Biomedicine 3 Spring
MOLB 7621 Genome Analysis Workshop 3 Spring
BSBT 6939 Internship with focus in bioinformatics – discuss with PD 3
IDPT 7810
Core Topics in Biomedical Sciences
Core topics A: 11/6 – 11/28 (22, 23, and 24 off for Thanksgiving); 14 two-hour classes, 5 days/week
Stem Cell Biology to Regenerative Medicine 2 Fall
Microbiology in Biomedical Research 2 Fall
Discovering Protein Function and Structure 2 Fall
Cancer Biology 2 Fall
Core topics B: 11/29 – 12/15 (last day of classes) 13 two-hour Classes, 5 days/week
Introduction to Animal Models and Experiments in Developmental Biology 2 Fall
Evolution/evolutionary genetics & genomics 2 Fall
Inflammation 2 Fall
EPID 6630 Epidemiology 3 Fall
MOLB 7621 Genome Analysis Workshop 3 Spring
BIOL 5494 Population and Evolutionary Genetics 3 Spring
CPBS 7660 Analysis of Genomics Data Using R and Bioconductor 3
CPBS 7620 Genomics 3
NRSC 7610 Fundamentals of Neurobiology 4
IDPT 7305 Hands-On Proteomics Workshop 1 Spring
CANB 7610 Cancer Biology Mini-Course 1 Spring
CSDV 7605 Stem Cells and Development 4 Spring
HMGP 7600 Survey of Human Genetics 3 Spring
IMMU 7630 Overview of Immunology 2 Fall
IDPT 7646 Tissue Biology and Disease Mechanisms 3 Fall
MSRA 5144 MATLAB Foundations 3 Spring
PHSC 7345 Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery 2 Spring
PHSC 7651 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3 Spring
CLSC 7202 Clinical Outcomes and Applications 3 Fall
BIOE 5074 Introduction to Laboratory Animal Research 3
HMGP 7620 Advanced Genome Analysis 2 Spring
CANB 7620 HistoPhysiology 3

Profession Skills, Business And Ethics

Course Number Course Title Credit/Time
ENTP 6848 Leadership in New Ventures 3 Fall
MKTG 4700 Personal Selling and Sales Management 3 Fall
CLSC 7101 Grant Writing I 1 Fall/SP
CLSC 7150 Ethics and Regulation in Human Subjects Review 1 Fall/SP

Starting with the 2017 Cohort, 38 credits are required for graduation/Graduate students must maintain an overall average of 3.0 (“B”) in all courses.