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Professional science masters program

The Master’s Program in Biomedical Sciences & Biotechnology General Track (BSBT-GEN) is recognized as a Professional Science Master's Program and provides broad training in the biomedical sciences as well as introductions to regulations, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, i.e. disciplines that add knowledge and competitiveness for entering the biotechnology workforce. The program can also serve as a valuable stepping-stone for entering a Biomedical Sciences PhD Program or Professional Programs such as Medical School, Dental School or a School of Pharmacy.

Through the BSBT General Plan, students take required and elective courses at either CU Denver or the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and tailor their path to their career goals. Graduation with a Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences & Biotechnology (BSBT-GEN) requires 38 credits, including an internship that students will select according to their career plans.

Program alumni have obtained employment in industry and academia or have entered DO/Medical School or moved on to PhD programs.

Professional Science Master's (BSBT-GEN) Spring 2023

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2023/2024 BSBT-GEN Curriculum

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Required courses include:

  • Foundations in Biochemistry
  • Foundations in Molecular Biology
  • Foundations in Cell Biology
  • Foundations in Genetics
  • Biomedical Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Bioinnovation Regulations
  • Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Project Management
  • RCR Case Studies
  • R Programming
  • Statistics for Biomedical Sciences
  • Writing in the Sciences
  • Internship (learn more about the internship requirement)

Elective courses may include:

  • Applications and Challenges in Personalized Medicine
  • Biological Data Analysis
  • Business Model Development & Plan
  • Clinical Outcomes and Applications
  • Core Topics in Biomedical Science
  • Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics
  • Histophysiology
  • Introduction to Animal Models and Experiments in Developmental Biology
  • Microbiology in Biomedical Research
  • Microbiome in Health and Medicine
  • Multi-Omic Approaches in Personalized Medicine
  • Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery
  • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Practical Computational Biology for Biologists
  • Principles of Cancer Biology
  • Principles and Strategies of Effective Teaching
  • Speaking and Presenting for Scientists and Educators: Delivering Effective Scientific Education and Presentations
  • Stem Cell Biology to Regenerative Medicine
  • Tissue Biology and Disease Mechanisms
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