Dual-Degree BS/MHS in Biomedical Sciences (4+1)

Program Contact: Thomas Martin 203-582-3368

The Department of Biomedical Sciences offers a five-year program leading to a Dual-Degree BS in Biomedical Sciences/MHS in Biomedical Sciences (4+1) with concentrations in Medical Sciences or Microbiology. The curriculum for this dual-degree program provides a solid foundation in the basic and biomedical sciences, which allows students to pursue many different avenues of opportunity depending upon their goals and interests. Students completing this graduate program may qualify for employment in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; the medical diagnostics industry; university-based biomedical research; and city, state and federal health/research laboratories. Additionally, a student with this degree may wish to continue his/her education in graduate/professional school in: biomedical sciences, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, pathologists’ assistant, cardiovascular perfusion, microbiology and immunology, molecular biology, biotechnology, neurobiology, pharmacology, toxicology, cancer biology, plus many other areas.

To remain in good standing within the program, students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 overall, as well as in math and science for the remainder of their undergraduate careers. Students also must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 for the graduate portion and successfully pass the comprehensive examination in their final semester of their graduate year.