MSBS Program

Curriculum

Learn more about our innovative 2-track curriculum.

About the CHSU Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program

The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MSBS) program at the CHSU College of Biosciences and Health Professions offers two tracks to help students strengthen their academic credentials and critical thinking skills before pursuing a healthcare profession career.

1-year, Non-thesis Track (32 Credits)

The 1-year MSBS curriculum provides clinically relevant, biomedical science courses at the graduate level. This non-thesis track can help boost students’ academic credentials and increase the competitiveness of their application to medical or other healthcare professional schools.

2-year, Thesis Track (52 Credits)
Year 1 is 32 Credits
Year 2 is 20 Credits

After completing the 1-year MSBS track (32 credits), the second-year thesis track includes 20 credits of training and experience in bench research. The thesis track can help students be competitive in education, research, pharmaceutical and biotech industries, and government careers.

1-year, non-thesis track (32 credits)

Fall CoursesCredits
Anatomy I (Theory & Lab)3 credits
Physiology and Pathophysiology I2 credits
Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology3 credits
Biochemistry3 credits
Immunology and Microbiology3 credits
Integrated Application Exercises I (Lab)1 credits
MCAT / DAT Prep2 credits
TOTAL FALL COURSE CREDITS17 credits
Spring CoursesCredits
Anatomy II (Theory & Lab)3 credits
Physiology and Pathophysiology II2 credits
Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology3 credits
Biostatistics and Principles of Epidemiology3 credits
Ethics in Healthcare1 credits
Critical Thinking and Research Methods2 credits
Integrated Application Exercises II (Lab)1 credits
TOTAL SPRING COURSE CREDITS15 credits
TOTAL MSBS NON-THESIS TRACK CREDITS32 credits

2nd year curriculum for the msbs thesis track

After completing 32 credits in the year 1, year 2 is 20 credits (52 total credits for 2-year thesis track)

SemesterCoursesCredits
SummerIntroduction to Research 4 credits
FallMentored Research and Thesis8 credits
SpringMentored Research and Thesis8 credits
TOTAL MSBS THESIS TRACK CREDITS20 credits