biomedical sciences

Biomedical Sciences, MS

The master's degree in biomedical sciences is designed to provide students with the coursework and experience to successfully apply and matriculate to professional programs in the biomedical sciences, including medical, dental, pharmacy, physician assistant, veterinary and other programs. 

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Program Intro

Coursework in CBU's MS in Biomedical Sciences includes heavy didactic training in biomedical areas to prepare students for the curriculum and rigor of graduate/professional study. Students will also have the option of performing research, getting volunteer or paid clinical experience, and preparing for professional exams.

40 Units

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1 Year
$930 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn an MS in Biomedical Sciences at CBU?

A caring, Christ-centered environment

Integrate Christ into the curriculum and learn in a caring community.

Research alongside faculty

The faculty have a primary focus on students both in the classroom and in research.

Serve the community

There will be multiple opportunities for students to engage in community service and leadership.

Advance to the next stage

The department has a proven track record for professional school matriculation.

What You'll Learn

  1. Demonstrate competency in the biomedical sciences at levels comparable to regional and national levels.
  2. Critically analyze scientific journal articles in biomedical sciences such that hypotheses, methods, and results can be articulated, and new experiments and studies hypothesized.
  3. Analyze contemporary issues in the biomedical sciences with a Christian worldview and in the context of spiritual teaching, such that they be both informed and engaged in public discourse.
  4. Apply their knowledge in the biomedical sciences through participation in an integrated experience, including bench or library research, internship opportunities, etc.

Program Details

BIO 525: Medical Genetics

This course will involve basic principles of heredity (including cytogenetics, molecular and Mendelian genetics) and the processes that lead to genetic variability in humans.

BIO 531: Pathophysiology and Histology

The course begins with an introduction to general pathological mechanisms at the molecular and cellular level as well as an overview of histology.

BIO 535: Medical Pharmacology

This course will introduce the student to basic and clinical pharmacology as related to the promotion of health and alleviation of disease.

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Dennis K. Bideshi, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist - Microbiologist: M(CLS), M(ASCP)

Office Phone: 951-343-4397
Office Location: James Building (West), 200

Hyun-Woo (Andrew) Park, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Office Phone: 951-343-4766
Office Location: James Building, Room 201

Stephen Runyan, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology

Office Phone: 951-552-8452
Office Location: Mission Hall 104

As you make decisions about graduate school, keep in mind the full social, spiritual and educational experience awaiting you at CBU. Here, you will be supported by professors, staff and fellow students who will help you discover your strengths and challenge you to do more than you ever thought you could. Let us equip you with the education, training and opportunities you'll need to start making a unique difference doing what you love.

Application Deadlines Fall
Priority May 15
Standard August 1

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Career Possibilities

Graduates of CBU's MS in Biomedical Sciences program will be well prepared for medical schools and various careers in the healthcare industry. 

  • Microbiologist
  • Biomedical Research Scientist

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