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 offered by ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the West campus 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.

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Biomedical Research (Certificate)

Offered by
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences

Location
West

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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. The certificate requires three core credit hours, 8 credit hours of electives, and four hours of LSC 388 Research Fundamentals or LSC 499 Individualized Instruction. Students who select LSC 499 will register for two consecutive semesters for two credit hours each. 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.
Required Course -- 3 credit hours
Elective Courses -- 8 credit hours
Other Certificate Requirements (choose one option below) -- 4 credit hours
Option A -- 4 credit hours
Notes: Students complete LSC 388 (3 credit hours) and LSC 499 (1 credit hour)
Option B -- 4 credit hours
Notes: Students who select LSC 499 will register for two consecutive semesters for two credit hours each.
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this certificate.

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