Biomedical Research (Certificate)

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The biomedical research certificate program combines authentic research experience conducted in laboratories of practicing academic scientists with upper-division coursework, including laboratory courses, that allow for specialization in given subject areas.

The biomedical research certificate program combines authentic research experience conducted in laboratories of practicing academic scientists with upper-division coursework, including laboratory courses, that allow for specialization in given subject areas.

The program is intended to serve students seeking competency in addressing scientific questions in the laboratory and prepares them to be highly competitive for careers in the research sector or to pursue graduate and professional schools, such as medical school.

The program is offered by ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

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Biomedical Research (Certificate)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The certificate in biomedical research requires a minimum of 15 credit hours (at least 12 must be upper-division). 12 credit hours must be taken at ASU. Nine credit hours must be counted toward the certificate alone and may not be shared with a student's major requirements. Only courses in which a student received a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher may be used to meet certificate requirements.
Core Requirement -- 3 credit hours
Upper Division Elective Requirements -- 8 credit hours
Other Certificate Requirements (choose one option below) -- 4 credit hours
Option A -- 4 credit hours
Option B -- 4 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

Enrollment requirements

This certificate requires a cumulative GPA of 3.00 in ASU coursework and upper-division standing or graduate student status.

A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

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