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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 (30 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 (50 Credits)
Year 1 is 30 Credits
Year 2 is 20 Credits
After completing the 1-year MSBS track (30 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 (30 credits)
|Anatomy I (Theory & Lab)||3 credits|
|Physiology and Pathophysiology I||2 credits|
|Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology||3 credits|
|Immunology and Microbiology||3 credits|
|Integrated Applications and Skills I||1 credit|
|MCAT / DAT Prep (optional)||2 credits (optional)|
|TOTAL FALL COURSE CREDITS||15 credits (not including 2 optional credits)|
|Anatomy II (Theory & Lab)||3 credits|
|Physiology and Pathophysiology II||2 credits|
|Pharmacology and Toxicology||3 credits|
|Biostatistics and Principles of Epidemiology||3 credits|
|Ethics in Healthcare||1 credit|
|Critical Thinking and Research Methods||2 credits|
|Integrated Applications and Skills II||1 credit|
|TOTAL SPRING COURSE CREDITS||15 credits|
|TOTAL MSBS NON-THESIS TRACK CREDITS||30 credits (not including 2 optional credits)|
2nd year curriculum for the msbs thesis track
After completing 30 credits in the year 1, year 2 is 20 credits (50 total credits for 2-year thesis track)
|Summer||Introduction to Research||4 credits|
|Fall||Mentored Research and Thesis||8 credits|
|Spring||Mentored Research and Thesis||8 credits|
|TOTAL MSBS THESIS TRACK CREDITS||20 credits|