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Biomedical Sciences

The two tracks in the Master of Science Program in Biomedical Sciences — Molecular Biology and Biochemistry — prepare graduates for such positions as managers of clinical laboratories, consultants, research associates, and research scientists in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry or medical toxicology. Graduates of the program have been accepted into PhD and professional doctoral programs.

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Eleanor Gorman
Assistant Coordinator for Master Programs in the Basic Sciences & Graduate Center Programs
(215) 503-5799

Course of Study
(Minimum of 40 credits required for conferral of degree)

Required Core Courses: (21-24 credits)
BI 550 - Topics in Biomedical Chemistry 3 credit hours
BI 555 - Bioanalytical Techniques 3 credit hours
MI 521 - Introduction to Immunology
2 credit hours
GC 660 - Statistical Methods of Data Analysis
3 credit hours
BI 712 - Seminar 1 credit hour
BI 810,820,830 - Laboratory Clerkships 3-6 credit hours
BI 870,880,890 - Thesis Research 6 credit hours
Management (2 of the following; 6 credit hours)
GC 600 - Management Skills 3 credit hours
GC 610 - Strategic Management 3 credit hours
GC 620 - Fundamentals of Financial Management 3 credit hours
GC 525 - Information Management 3 credit hours
GC 605 - Performance Improvement 3 credit hours
Partial List of Recommended Electives (10-13 Credits)
Biochemistry Track -- Recommended electives:
PA 570 - Pathologic Aspects of Disease 3 credit hours
PR 630 - General Toxicology 3 credit hours
Molecular Biology Track - Recommended electives:
GC 680 - Laboratory Techniques in Molecular Biology 2 credit hours
BI 614 - Protein Structure and Function 2 credit hours
GC 535 - Introduction to Genomics and Bioinformatics 3 credit hours
GC 529 - Laboratory Animal Science 2 credit hours
GC 625 - Drug Development Issues 2 credit hours
GC 690 - Regulatory Issues in Scientific Research 2 credit hours
GC 720 - Scientific Writing 2 credit hours
GE 611 - Introduction to Molecular Genetics 3 credit hours
GE 652 - Molecular Basis of Cancer 2 credit hours
MI 580 - Epidemiology 2 credit hours
PR 625 - In vivo Pharmacology 3 credit hours
GC 526 - Presentation Skills 2 credit hours
GC 635 - Fundamentals of Clinical Research Management 2 credit hours
GC 510 - Database Design and Management 3 credit hours
GC 640 - Research Ethics 1 credit hour
GC 670 - Applied Regression Models 2 credit hours
PH 505 - Environmental and Occupational Toxicology 2 credit hours
PR 635 - Clinical Pharmacotoxicology 3 credit hours
PR 522 - General Pharmacology 3 credit hours
PR 530 - Fundamentals of Biosafety 2 credit hours

The program may be completed on a part-time basis over a period of two to four years. Students are able to hold full-time positions since the major portion of the course work is offered as late-afternoon or evening classes. Placement assistance is available through the Director's office.

Applications follow University guidelines. Refer to Admissions for further information.

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