Dec 08, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Programs and Certificates

The FGSBS offers the following programs:

Master of Science (M.S.) in Biomedical Sciences

The M.S. in Biomedical Sciences is a two year program structured around a core curriculum in biomedical sciences. The program provides foundational coursework in the areas of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, laboratory methodology, and biomedical research. Beyond providing the foundational coursework, the program emphasizes on fostering a superior and competitive laboratory training environment in diverse state-of-the-art research laboratories where students engage in a mentored research project.

During the second year, students have the opportunity to enroll in elective courses along with engaging in a mentored research project. Elective courses allow the students to explore specialized topics, recent advances, and current literature within the biomedical sciences field. Instruction in these areas is provided by expert researchers and educators affiliated with both the L. Frederick Francis Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (FGSBS) and the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM).

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program

The post-baccalaureate certificate program is a one year program intended to meet the supplemental educational needs of health professionals. The certificate program encompasses a set of courses that provide the knowledge base in the biomedical sciences field.

To be accepted into the post-baccalaureate certificate program, applicants must have fulfilled all the requirements for admission either for the TTUHSC El Paso’s Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM) or the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine (WLHSDM). Therefore, applicants interested in the post-baccalaureate certificate program are required to have a bachelor’s degree related to the biomedical science field.