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Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Science is the application of biological sciences to medical use, be it research, diagnostics, health monitoring or treatment. As medicine and healthcare becomes increasingly sophisticated, the demand grows for highly skilled biomedical scientists capable of innovating, performing and analyzing a battery of scientific procedures to diagnose, screen, maintain and improve human health. This degree concentration further prepares the pre-health professional (pre-med, pre-vet, pre-pharm) student to obtain entry into health professional schools and biomedical science careers.

The program is offered face to face in Victoria (thesis option) or face to face/ITV in Katy (internship option).

All students enrolled in the program are required to complete the 24 hours of core courses listed below.

Core Courses:

Prefix and Number

Required Courses

SCH

BIMS 6311

Biochemistry

3

BIMS 6313

Cell & Molecular

3

BIMS 6321

Pharmacology & Toxicology

3

BIMS 6315

Physiology

3

BIMS 6312 

Research Methods in Science

3

BIMS 6314 

Scientific Communication

3

BIMS 6316

Biostatistics

3

BIMS 6317

Bio Ethics

3


 Students then have the option to select one of three tracks to complete this Masters of Science (MS) in biomedical sciences degree: 

  1. Human Cardiovascular:  Core courses plus 12 (including internship or research) additional hours.
  2. Molecular:  Core courses plus 12 (including internship or research) additional hours.
  3. Bioinformatics & Genomics: Core courses plus 12 (including internship or research) additional hours.

Human Cardiovascular Track:  24 core credit hours (above) plus 12 concentration credit hours (including 6 hours of internship or research) for a total of 36 credit hours for the degree.

Human Cardiovascular Track 

BIMS 6318

Integrative Human Cardiovascular Control

3

BIMS 6319

Neuro Cardiovascular

3

BIMS 6305 (Katy)

BIMS 6399 (Victoria)

Internship
OR
Faculty-Guided Research

6

Molecular Track:  24 core credit hours (above) plus 12 concentration credit hours (including 6 hours of internship or research) for a total of 36 credit hours for the degree.

Molecular Track

BIMS 6332

Microbial Metabolism

3

BIMS 6322

Biochemical and Molecular Genetics

3

BIMS 6305 (Katy)

BIMS 6399 (Victoria)

Internship
OR
Faculty-Guided Research

6

Bioinformatics & Genomics Track:  24 core credit hours (above) plus 12 concentration credit hours (including 6 hours of internship or research) for a total of 36 credit hours for the degree.

Bioinformatics & Genomics Track

BIMS 6320

Bioinformatics

3

BIMS 6325

Comparative Genomics

3

BIMS 6305 (Katy)

BIMS 6399 (Victoria)

Internship 
OR
Faculty-Guided Research

6

For more information about the Biological Sciences Programs, please contact the program director Dr. Daniel White.

Jennifer Reeder is available at the Katy campus for advising. Appointments are required. Please call (361) 570-4201 to schedule an appointment.