The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers a program of study culminating in the Ph.D. degree. Completion of this program prepares the individual for a career in academic research, research institutes or industry. The program is flexible and designed to meet the career interests of each student. The department, organized around the newly developed Regulatory Peptide Center, offers a diverse range of areas of study and encourages an interdisciplinary approach.
The program is geared towards integration of structure and function, from cells to the organismic level. Students are educated mainly through participation in research, so emphasis is given to placing students in their research labratories in the first semester. Didactic courses will be selected from cores of foundation and advanced courses, as required, to meet the educational needs of individual students and to support the training in their selected areas of research.
It is expected that students will take lectures in fundamentals of biochemistry and cell and molecular biology, in either course BMS521 or course BMS604, and introduction to Biostatistics and its Applications (BMS525), taking into consideration past coursework taken by the student as well as the depth of a particular subject required for the selected area of research.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission