The MSBS is a 9-month (30 semester hours) degree program designed to strengthen the academic background of qualified applicants who are seeking acceptance into graduate health programs, such as medical, veterinary, dental, physician assistant, or other professional programs. The MSBS currently offers a core curriculum in the Biomedical Sciences designed to prepare students to enter professional education and/or advanced degree programs in the biomedical disciplines. The MSBS aims at enhancing the student’s academic record and competitiveness of his or her candidacy for a professional or graduate degree.
At the completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the basic knowledge, skills, and aptitudes of central concepts in the Biomedical Sciences necessary for entry into osteopathic or allopathic medicine and/or a health-related discipline and practice.
- Develop and apply basic concepts, terminology, and principles of clinical applications in osteopathic or allopathic medicine and/or a health-related discipline and practice.
- Apply the scientific method as an approach to address biological and health-related issues.
- Enhance critical reasoning and problem solving skills
- Develop an understanding of current biomedical science as it applies to health-related professions.
- Develop effective communication skills.
- Demonstrate a skill set necessary to the development of an adult learner.