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Biomedical Science MBS – Courses & Requirements

The Biomedical Science MBS program is specifically designed to improve or expand a post-graduate student's overall scholastic credentials. The program will provide a foundation in basic biology that underlies and supports medicine and therefore provides a strong framework for professional school preparation.

  • This program features an intensive course load completed in two semesters.
  • Students in the online delivery will complete 30 credit hours and are required to pass a comprehensive exam.
  • You will be enrolled in each course alongside students who are taking the courses on campus. You will view classroom session recordings and take part in online activities with other online and on-campus students.

Required Coursework (30 Credit Hours)

To see a typical list of courses per term, visit an example Current Program Students page

Fall Semester (16 Hours)

BIO 502 Biomedicine and Careers (1)

BIO 547 Immunology and Disease (3) - changing from 4 credit hours

BIO 548 Virology (3)

BIO 550 Cell Physiology (3)

BIO 553 Advanced Systemic Physiology: Control Systems (3) - new name

BIO 555 Reproductive and Developmental Biology (3)

Spring Semester (14 Hours)

BIO 525 Molecular Genetics (3)

BIO 528 Developmental Biology (3)

BIO 545 Pathogenic Microbiology (3)

BIO 552 Advanced Systemic Physiology: Homeostasis (3) - new name

BIO 596 Foundations of Clinical Research (2)

Comprehensive Exam

Students will be required to pass a comprehensive examination covering material from core courses in order to graduate from the program.


The coursework shown here is specifically chosen for online delivery. For full details of the Biomedical Science MBS, see the official program listing in the UNC Graduate Catalog. [The information above represents course credits/name changes that are approved for the upcoming 2018-19 catalog. It is accurate for your planned coursework, but will differ from the current catalog links until the new one is released.]

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Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
Less than 1 year (2 semesters / 9 months)
$555/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Ginger Fisher


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