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Biomedical Academics

 

Degree and certificate programs for undergraduate and graduate students are offered by the UNF Biomedical Sciences Program.

Undergraduate Certificate in Biotechnology

The Biotechnology Certificate is available to all UNF Biology students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Non-degree seeking, post-baccalaureate students are also eligible.  Students use coursework already within their degree program, as well as a biomedical research internship, to complete the requirements for the certificate, which is awarded at graduation.

 

BS Biomedical Sciences

This degree program is designed to meet the needs of biomedical students intending to apply to medical professional graduate programs including medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, optometry, and physician’s assistant.  Review the Program of Study for detailed degree requirements.

 

Accelerated BS-MS in Biomedical Sciences

The combined B.S.-M.S. degree program allows students to complete both degrees within five years.  Undergraduate students apply during their junior year and complete 12 credits of graduate coursework in their senior year.  Those credits are used to satisfy both degrees.  Students must secure a research mentor from the list of faculty researchers in the Biomedical Sciences Program prior to acceptance to the program.  If the research is done outside the Biology Department, the student must identify a Biology faculty member as a co-advisor. Speak with an academic advisor for more information about the program.

 

MS Biology - Biomedical Sciences Concentration

This program is a track within the MS in biology designed for students who desire to have research experience without completing a traditional Master of Science thesis.  Students must secure a research mentor from the list of faculty researchers in the Biomedical Sciences Program prior to acceptance to the program.  If the research is done outside the Biology Department, the student must identify a Biology faculty member as a co-advisor. A written report of the research (format decided by the advisory committee) and defense to the advisory committee in the form of a presentation is required for graduation. This degree can be completed in two academic years (Fall and Spring) and adheres to deadlines and application procedures for the MS in biology degree.  Review the Program of Study for detailed degree requirements.