Undergraduate Embedded Certificate in Biomedical Science

Certificates are available in the following areas of concentration:

For more information about Biological Sciences certificates, click here.

Program of Study

Certificate programs in Biology and Physiology are available to students from any major. For Biology majors, the Certificate program is a way of customizing your Biology Electives to focus on a particular concentration in biology. For other majors, a Biology or Physiology certificate is a way of enhancing your degree to include an emphasis in biological concepts. Each certificate requires 12 credit hours of approved courses from that certificate’s list, at least 9 of which must be at the 3000 level or higher. All courses counting toward the certificate must be taken on a letter-grade basis. Major electives can be counted toward certificates, but courses required by name and number in a student’s major program of study will not be counted toward certificates. While students may complete more than one certificate, they may not double-count courses towards more than one certificate or minor. Non-Biology majors are required to include at least 9 credits of BIOL coursework for their certificate, except in the case of the Physiology certificate. Further information is available from School of Biological Sciences advisors.

For non-Biology majors:
Additional courses that can count towards any Biological Sciences certificate (with the exception of the Physiology certificate): BIOL 1510/1511, BIOL 1520/1521, BIOL 2335/2337, BIOL 2344/2345, BIOL 3450 (as long as these courses are not required for the major program of study, and only up to 3 credits of courses at the 1xxx-2xxx level can count). At least 9 credits of BIOL coursework are required for each certificate.

New special topics courses may be added to relevant biology certificates with approval from the School of Biological Sciences. Contact a Biology advisor to request approval.

Select 12 hours from the following:12
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Funadmentals of Anatomy
Laboratory in Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
Laboratory in Human Physiology
Cancer Biology and Biotechnology
Macromolecular Modeling
Genomics and Applied Bioinformatics
Medical Microbiology
Experimental Design and Statistical Methods in Biology
Developmental Biology
Evolutionary Developmental Biology-How to Build an Organism
Genetics of Complex Human Traits and Diseases
Immunology and Immunochemistry
Molecular Biology of Microbes: Disease, Nature, and Biotechnology
Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics
Bioethics
Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics
Introductory Neuroscience
BIOL 4801
Bioethics Advanced Reading Course
BIOL 4802
Current Trends in Biomedical Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences
BIOL 4802
Drug Discovery
BIOL 4803
Virology
BIOL 4803
Endocrinology
BIOL 4803/BIOL 4801
Epigenetics
BIOL 4803
Health, Genes, & Society
BIOL 4803
Biological Basis of Public Health
BIOL 4803
Molecular Basis of Neurodegeneration
Systems Physiology
Quantitative Engineering Physiology Laboratory I
Neuroengineering Fundamentals
Cell and Tissue Engineering Laboratory
Diagnostic Imaging Physics
Drug Design, Development and Delivery
Biomedicine and Culture
Biopsychology
Total Credit Hours12