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 7806-002 Foundations in Biomedical Sciences 6 Fall
BIOS 6606 Statistics for the Basic Sciences 3 Fall
PHCL 7605 Ethics in Research 1 Fall

Spring

Course Number Course Title Credit
BIOL 5125 Molecular Biology Laboratory 3 Spring
Elective 3
BIOL 5024 Introduction to Biotechnology 3 Spring

Fall

Course Number Course Title Credit
Elective 2 Fall
ENGL 5175  Writing in the Sciences 3 Fall/Spring
PHSC 7330 Development of Drugs and Biologics (only in even years) 3 Fall
Or
BSBT 6802 The Regulatory Environment of Life Science Innovation (5-7 PM) 3 Fall

Spring

Course Number Course Title Credit
BSBT 6061 Project Management (4 full days) 2 Spring
BSBT 6801 Building Biotechnology 3 Spring
BSBT 6939 Internship 3 All Semesters

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
BSBT 6939 Internship with focus in bioinformatics – discuss with PD 3 All Semesters
BSBT 6310 Practical Clinical Informatics 3 Spring
IDPT 7810
Core Topics in Biomedical Sciences
Core topics A: 11/5 – 11/27 (21, 22, and 23 off for Thanksgiving);
14 two-hour classes, 5 days/week
Microbiology in Biomedical Research 2 Fall
Discovering Protein Function and Structure 2 Fall
Inflammation 2 Fall
Core topics B: 11/28 – 12/14 (last day of classes);
13 two-hour Classes, 5 days/week
Practical Biological Data Analysis with R/R Studio 2 Fall
Gene Regulation and RNA Biology in Disease 2 Fall
CLSC 7202 Clinical Outcomes and Applications 3 Fall
IMMU 7630 Overview of Immunology 2 Fall
BIOL 5494 Population and Evolutionary Genetics 3 Spring
BIOL 6764 Biological Data Analysis 3 Spring
ENVS 6230 Environmental Epidemiology 3 Spring
BIOE 5074 Introduction to Laboratory Animal Research 3 Spring
CANB 7610 Cancer Biology Mini-Course 1 Spring
CANB 7620 HistoPhysiology 3 Spring
CSDV 7605 Stem Cells and Development 4 Spring
EPID 6630 Epidemiology 3 Spring
HMGP 7620 Advanced Genome Analysis 2 Spring
HMGP 7600 Survey of Human Genetics 3 Spring
NRSC 7610 Fundamentals of Neurobiology 3 Spring
IDPT 7305 Hands-On Proteomics Workshop 1 Spring
IDPT 7646 Tissue Biology and Disease Mechanisms 3 Fall
PHSC 7345 Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery 2 Spring
PHSC 7651 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 3 Spring
STBB 7609 Biophysics and Spectroscopy 3 Spring
TXCL 7751 NeuroToxicology 2 Spring
BIOL 5144 Medical Microbiology 3 Summer (Online)

Profession Skills, Business And Ethics

Course Number Course Title Credit/Time
BSBT 6062 Principles and Strategies of Effective Teaching (6 weeks, 2.5 hours each, 5-7:20PM) 1 Spring
BSBT 6063 Speaking and Presenting for Scientists and Educators - Delivering Effective Scientific and Educational Presentations 1 Fall/Spring
ENTP 6848 Leadership in New Ventures 3 Fall
MKTG 4700 Personal Selling and Sales Management 3 Fall
CLSC 7150 Ethics and Regulation in Human Subjects Review 1 Fall/Spring
ENTP 6834 Lean Marketing (online) 3 Spring

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.