New Programs in Biomedical Sciences
Description of Each 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 majoring outside of the Biology department who believe they currently have (or will have) an equivalent academic experience should contact the Biology Department academic advisor.
Accelerated BS-MS in Biomedical Sciences
The combined B.S.-M.S. degree program is 156 credits, 120 for the undergraduate degree and 36 credits for the master’s degree. Students complete the undergraduate degree first, taking no more than 12 credits of graduate coursework in their senior year, which will then be used to satisfy both degrees.
Faculty Sponsor Forms: Junior Year & Senior Year
MS Biology - Biomedical Sciences Concentration
This program is open to all baccalaureates with a minimum GPA of 3.0. For detailed acceptance criteria see the Graduate School guidelines. Students take electives and conduct independent research in a faculty’s laboratory. Fourteen credits core courses in biomedical area and biotechnology are required. The students must select the eight credits electives in consultation with the faculty mentor. The research may be completed in the laboratory of any Biomedical Sciences faculty from Biology or from other laboratories from the UNF-wide Biomedical Sciences Program faculty. See the Biomedical Sciences Faculty page for research expertise. 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).