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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology/Medical Sciences 4+1 (BS/MS)

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Program Requirements:

Undergraduate Phase:

While completing the BS in Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology degree, students will take six (6) credits of graduate-level courses in lieu of regularly required undergraduate courses in the major.  The six credits will be counted toward both the Bachelor of Science degree and the Master of Science.   Following completion of the Baccalaureate degree, students will complete an additional 26 credits of coursework to meet the course requirements for the MMS degree.  The suggested sequence is as follows: 

  • MMSC 603 - Research Design Credit(s): 3
  • MMSC 690 - Clinical and Molecular Cell Biology Credit(s): 3
  • MMSC 803 - Graduate Research Seminar Credit(s): 1

Graduate Core Courses:

Students must complete 12 credits of graduate core coursework, including 3.0 total credits of seminar.  Some of these can be completed during the undergraduate phase of the 4+1 program.

  • MMSC 604 - Methods in Bioscience Education Credit(s): 3
  • MMSC 605 - Regulatory and Fiscal Issues in Laboratory Management Credit(s): 3
  • MMSC 803 - Graduate Research Seminar Credit(s): 1

Fieldwork Experiences:

Students must earn 8 credits in the fieldwork experiences category through an individualized combination of the following courses: Advanced Practica, Laboratory Education and Administration, Laboratory Administration and Management.

  • MMSC 610 - Advanced Practicum I Credit(s): 2
  • MMSC 611 - Advanced Practicum II Credit(s): 2
  • MMSC 613 - Advanced Practicum III Credit(s): 2
  • MMSC 614 - Advanced Practicum IV Credit(s): 2
  • MMSC 631 - Laboratory Education Administration and Instruction Credit(s): 2
  • MMSC 632 - Laboratory Administration and Management Credit(s): 2

Scholarly Product & Concentration Electives:

To meet the scholarly product requirement, students may complete a literature review/health services/ outcomes based research project course MEDT 800 (6 credits total) or engage in a wet-bench research project with a selected research mentor MEDT 868 (6 credits total).  Students should meet with the MMS program director to determine which course selection best meets their educational needs.

Students should complete a minimum of 6 concentration elective credits.  See the MMS program handbook for a list of potential concentration elective courses. Selections are tailored to meet each student’s educational goals.  

  • MMSC 815 - Contemporary Topics Research Credit(s): 1-6
  • MMSC 868 - Research Credit(s): 3

Last Revised 2018-2019 Academic Year