Masters of Science in Biological Sciences

Health Studies Concentration

The Master of Science in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in Health Studies, is a 12-month, 30-credit program designed to better prepare graduates of undergraduate science programs for entrance into health or medical professional schools. It offers the opportunity for students to enhance their academic records, improve test scores, and obtain a
graduate degree.

The program is geared to the student who has completed an undergraduate science degree and desires to work toward a graduate degree in the pre-health professions. The student will obtain a Master of Science degree at the end of the program that will prepare him or her for health-related professional schools (medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant, anesthesiologist assistant) and health-related employment.

The MSBS HealthStudies concentration also offers a Kaplan Test preparation course free-of-charge for enrolled students. 

The M.S. Biological Sciences - Health Studies concentration has guaranteed interviews with many of NSU's health profession programs, including:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD.)
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
  • Doctor of Optometry (O.D.)
  • Master of Medical Science (Physician Assitant)
  • Master of Sciences in Anesthesia (Anesthesiologist Assistant)

Course Requirements

Curriculum | Total Credits: 30

 

SUMMER 1 - (6 CREDITS)

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

BCOR 5000 Graduate Seminar 3
BMHS 5105 Physical Diagnostics Skills 3
FALL 1 - (12 CREDITS)

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

BMHS 5200 Pathophysiology 3
BMHS 5300 Pharmacodynamics 3
BMHS 5400 Advanced Regional Anatomy/Lab 3
BMHS 5500 Advanced Biochemistry 3
WINTER 1 - (12 CREDITS)

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

BCOR 5150 Immunobiology 3
BMHS 5250 Systems Neuroscience 3
BCOR 5350 Principles of Epidemiology 3
BMHS 5450 Integrated Systems in Health Studies 3

Curriculum | Total Credits: 12

 

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

BCOR 5585

Genomics

3

BMME 8050

Foundations of Programming*

3

BMME 8051

Database Management & Applications*

3

BMME 8053

Introductions to Bioinformatics

3