2017-2018 Catalog > Graduate Studies > Graduate Academic Programs and Fields of Study > Biomedical Science, M.S.
Program Director: Ann Boyd, Ph.D.; email@example.com; 301-696-3683
The Master of Science degree in Biomedical Science is a 33-credit program of graduate research and academic study developed for:
The courses are taught in the evenings, thus, the program offers an alternative to conventional graduate education for those who work full time.
Applicants will be accepted into the program based on selection criteria that include undergraduate coursework, grade point average, area of research interest and experience. Relevance of the undergraduate degree is considered. Priority is given to students who majored in biology, biochemistry or chemistry. Undergraduate coursework required includes completion of the the following with a grade of B or better: microbiology, organic chemistry, pre-Calculus, upper level genetics (equivalent to Hood's BIOL 316), and cell biology (equivalent to Hood's BIOL 339). All official transcripts must be submitted. In addition, an essay that discusses the student’s work experience and future goals is required.
For additional admission information, see Graduate Admission.
The program in biomedical science is administered within the Department of Biology by the director of the Biomedical Science Program, assisted by an Advisory Council and Administrative Committee for Biomedical Science.
The prerequisite course provides background knowledge and skills necessary for the completion of the degree requirements. Students admitted to the BMS program that do not meet all of the academic requirements for admission to the program will be required to take this course in addition to the 33 credits required for program completion.
Students are encouraged to select elective courses within a concentration. The curricular concentrations are the faculty’s suggestions to help ensure a cohesive program of coursework. However, students, in consultation with their academic advisers, may select a combination of elective courses individualized to their own needs and interests.
BMS 580: under the direction of a thesis adviser and a reading committee (6 credits).
An oral defense of the thesis is required.
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
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