Eastern Mennonite University's Biomedicine Graduate Program, approved by the Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), uniquely challenges students to take courses broadly from several disciplines. Some of the transdisciplinary aspects are evident in a required cross-cultural component, diverse seminars, social science and bioethics courses, and finally in a thesis project. A master’s degree can be earned after 48 semester hours (SH) of coursework (two full years of study) or a certificate with 24 SH of study (one full year of study).