Biomedical Scholars Track

School of Graduate Studies (SGS), Newark Health Science Campus, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

Students who are interested in applying to medical school or PA school should check our medical scholars program and students interested in dental school should check our dental scholars program.

About

The biomedical scholars track helps you enhance your career in the biopharma industry, teaching in higher education or pursue Ph.D. degree. Students in our program come directly after finishing their undergraduate education or are professionals currently in the workforce. One of our unique strengths is focus on career strategy and skills development. Dr. Badheka provides personal advising for all students and also organizes multiple career development workshops. Read more about career development here.

Degree types

Master of Science in Biomedical Science (MS) degree, which requires a 5-credit research thesis

Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) degree, which is predominantly based on coursework.

Academic concentrations

Students can obtain one of the following concentrations by completing the curriculum indicated under the corresponding link. Neuroscience, Oral Biology, Pharmacological Sciences  or Stem Cell Biology.

Alumni career paths

Our alumni have graduated into research and business positions in the industry, furthered their education by joining Ph.D. programs or boosted their career in teaching. You can join the program in the fall or spring semester.

Alumni spotlight: Ghislaine Cruz, Associate Scientist, Pfizer

Read more about our alumni:

Core courses:

1.  Seminar in Biomedical Sciences OR Oral Biology Research Seminar (1 credit)

2.  Research in Biomedical Sciences – Research rotation – (2 credits) [students who have done previous research can obtain an exemption from this requirement, fulfilling the 2 credits with another course]

3.  Any two of the following three 3-credit courses: 

  • Fundamentals in Biomedical Sciences A – Biochemistry (Fall)
  • Fundamentals in Biomedical Sciences B - Cell Biology (Spring)
  • Fundamentals of Human Physiology (Spring) 

Elective courses:

Tables below highlight some of the courses popular with our students in the biomedical scholars track. For information about more courses, please visit this link.

If you have any questions regarding the program please email Dr. Badheka at doreen.badheka@rutgers.edu

Useful links to apply:

Application to the MBS program (predominantly based on course work)*

*Please note you will be directed to the Rutgers Graduate and Professional Admissions Portal.

 

Sample 3 credit courses


Course number

Course name

Credits

GSND N500A

Fundamentals of biomedical sciences (Part A)

3

GSND N500B

Fundamentals of biomedical sciences (Part B)

3

PHPY 5005Q

Fundamentals of human physiology

3

PHPYN5021

Fundamentals of pharmacology

3

PHPY N5030

Topics in pharmacology

3

PHPY N5225

Principles of toxicology - I

3

PHPY N526Q

Principles of Toxicology II

3

PATHN5209

The business of science – drug development from molecules to medicine

3

 

Sample 1 and 2 credit courses


MSBS 5910Q

Seminar in biomedical sciences

1

PATH 5130Q DN

DNA Repair in Health and Disease

1

PATH 511AQ

Immunology

1

MBGC 5002Q

Introduction to Genomics, Proteomics, and Bioinformatics

2

MSBS N5134

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Biology

2

MSBS N512Q

Topics in Cancer Stem Cell Biology

2

CBMM 5002Q

Practical Approaches for Studying Protein Function

2

 

Courses for experiential learning


MSBS 5000Q

Master’s thesis research

5

MSBS 593AQ

Research in biomedical sciences

2

MSBS 599AQ

Biomedical training internship

3

MSBS 5120Q

Pharmaceutical internship

2-3

MSBS 5125Q

Teacher training internship

1-3