Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
561-297-4828
COMinfo@health.fau.edu

Graduate Certificate

Biomedical Science Certificate

Biomedical Science is a broad and interdisciplinary field focused on understanding and improving human health. It incorporates diverse areas of specialized investigation that share this common goal, including anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pharmacology and others. The Biomedical Science Certificate is offered to provide master's and Ph.D. students an integrated background in the biomedical sciences. To achieve this aim, the  12-credit  program is designed with flexibility. Although the program is centered on the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, faculty from other colleges and institutions contribute to the program's success, and students are welcomed from many departments, centers, and colleges throughout the University.

The certificate curriculum provides students opportunities to survey different areas of the biomedical sciences and to focus on areas of particular interest. Program requirements are designed to be tailored to the individual student with the student's previous course work and future goals in mind. 


1. Students must achieve a minimum grade of "B" in four of the courses below for a total of 12 credits: 

PCB 6207  -  Advanced Cell Physiology 
BMS 6102C  -  Integrated Morphology 1 
BMS 6104C  -  Integrated Morphology 2 
BMS 6601  -  Fundamentals of General Pathology 
PCB 6933  -  Clinical Microbiology 
MCB 6208  -  Host Defense and Inflammation 
PCB 6239  -  Tumor Immunology 
PCB 6238  -  Problem-Based Immunology 
PCB 6235  -  Molecular Basis of Human Cancer 
PCB 6523  -  Autonomic Function and Diseases 
BMS 6736  -  Brain Diseases: Mechanism and Therapy 
PSB 6515  -  Developmental Neurobiology 
PCB 6848  -  Adult Neurogenesis 
PCB 6705  -  Molecular Biol. of the Cardiovascular System and Cardiac Disease 
PCB 6885  -  Physiology of the Heart 
PCB 6525  -  RNA Biology and Diseases 
GMS 6301  -  Macromolecules and Human Disease 
GMS 6220  -  Molecular Genetics of the Cell 
PCB 6933  -  Special Topics in Biomedical Science 


2. Students must participate in the College of Medicine Research Day each year showcasing graduate student research in the College. 

For more information and to apply please contact:

Graduate Programs Coordinator
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
777 Glades Road, Rm. 206-A
Boca Raton, FL, 33431-0991
561-297-4549



Last Modified 11/8/16