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The majority of credits toward all certificates must be earned through courses offered by EMU.

Biomedicine Certificate

Semester Hours: 24

Some students want to become more competitive applicants for professional health school, and only need a one-year program to enhance their application. Our Biomedicine Certificate allows you to pick and choose which graduate-level natural science courses suit your academic goals the best. Our curriculum will set your application apart with our built-in cross-cultural experience, practicum shadowing, and interdisciplinary course offerings.

Biomedicine Courses (22-25 SH) 

  • BMC 598 Biomedicine Practicum - 1
  • BMC 610 Interdisciplinary Seminar I - 2
  • BMX 603 Cross Cultural Health Care - 3
  • Select 16-19 SH from the following:
    • BMC 552 Cell Biology - 3 (Fall 2022)
    • BMC 561 Biochemistry Foundations - 3
    • BMC 562 Human Physiology - 4
    • BMC 612 Human Gross & Microscopic Anatomy - 4
    • BMS 501 Biomedical Organic Chemistry I - 4
    • BMS 502 Biomedical Organic Chemistry II - 4
    • BMS 517 Developmental and Stem Cell Biology - 4
    • BMS 540 Drugs: Discovery, Design & Action - 2
    • BMS 561 Immunology - 3
    • BMS 562 Neurobiology - 3 (Spring 2021)
    • BMS 563 Molecular Genetics - 3 (Spring 2022)
    • BMS 570 Medical Microbiology - 3 (Spring 2021)
    • BMS 572 Cognitive Psychology - 3
    • BMS 585 Infectious Diseases - 3
    • BMS 595 Bioinformatics - 2 (Spring 2023)

Additional natural science course options are available.

Electives (0-3 SH)
Select from the following courses: 

  • BMS 530 MCAT Preparation OR BMS 531 DAT Preparation Course - 3
  • One course from any other master’s program at EMU

Biomedical Teaching Certificate

Semester Hours: 28

Core Courses (14-15 SH)
Select from the following:

  • BMS 517 Developmental and Stem Cell Biology (4 SH)
  • BMC 561 Biochemistry Foundations (3 SH)
  • BMC 562 Advanced Human Physiology (4 SH)
  • BMC 610 Interdisciplinary Seminar I (2 SH)
  • BMC 611 Interdisciplinary Seminar II (2 SH)
  • BMC 612 Advanced Human Gross and Microscopic Anatomy (4 SH)
  • BMC 613 Research Design and Statistics (2 SH)
  • BMC 623 Research in Biomedicine (3 SH)
  • BMC 598 Biomedicine Practicum (1-4 SH)
  • BMX 603 Cross Cultural Healthcare (3 SH)
  • BMX 611 Biomedicine, Faith and Ethics (2 SH)

*For the Biomedical Teaching concentration, one of the 3 core required laboratory science courses (BMC 517, BMC 561 or BMC 612) may be replaced with equivalent hours in elective BMS courses.

Biomedical Teaching Concentration Courses (6 SH)

  • EDCC 501 Creating Cultures of Change (3 SH)
  • EDCC 531 Social and Ethical Issues in Education (3 SH)

Electives (7-8 SH)
Choose 4 of the following courses:

  • EDCC 521 Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution (3 SH)
  • EDCI 501 Curriculum and Instruction Strategies (3 SH)
  • EDCI 511 Teaming and Collaboration (3 SH)
  • EDCT 531 Everything Google for Classroom (online) (3 SH)
  • EDCT 541 Instructional Technology for Problem-Based Learning (online) (3 SH)
  • EDCT 681 Online Learning Tools for Classroom (online) (3 SH)
  • EDDA 511 Teaching Diverse Learners (3 SH)
  • EDDT 581 Language and Culture (online) (3 SH)

Requisite course if not completed in undergraduate studies

  • BMS 501 Biomedical Organic Chemistry I (4 SH) (counts toward elective credit)

Gap Year Certificate

Semester Hours: 21-28

Gap Year Certificate students take courses at EMU’s Harrisonburg campus in the fall and EMU’s Washington Community Scholars Center in Washington D.C. in the spring and complete cross-cultural travel in the summer.

Fall Courses, Harrisonburg campus (9-14 SH)
Select from the following:  

  • BMC 552 Cell Biology (Fall 2022) - 3
  • BMC 561 Biochemistry Foundations - 3
  • BMC 612 Human Gross and Microscopic Anatomy - 4
  • BMS 517 Developmental and Stem Cell Biology - 4
  • BMS 561 Immunology - 3
  • BMS 571 Abnormal Psychology - 3
  • One course from any other master’s program at EMU

Additional natural science course options are available.

Spring Courses, Washington, D.C. campus (9-11 SH)

  • BMS 599 Internship - 6-9
  • BMS 654 Internship Theory and Practice - 1
  • BMS 655 Servant Leadership - 2

Summer Course, off campus (3 SH)

  • BMX 603 Cross Cultural Health Care - 3


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