Dr. Jay Campisi, Professor, Director
Office: Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences
Room 203 Felix Pomponio Family Science Center
Mail Code: D-8
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221-1099
The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program in Regis College is designed for students who have completed an undergraduate degree and basic undergraduate science coursework and seek to enter a graduate program in the health sciences or health research (e.g., medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, pharmacy, biomedical research). This program provides a rigorous overview of basic sciences similar to that experienced in a first-year graduate health program along with a direct externship experience in an area of interest to the student and a focus on helping students identify the best future career path for themselves in the Health Sciences. Students integrate their externship experience with their coursework in the production of their final project. The Program’s mission is to prepare students academically for the next steps and their lives, particularly refining and achieving their health-related or biomedical science career goals.
This 9-month intensive Program includes both day (afternoon) and evening courses. Courses are scheduled to allow students larger blocks of time for studying, completing an externship, or volunteering. Given the time demands of this program and its required externship (10-15 hours per week), it is highly recommended that students not be employed for more than 10 hours per week. Dedicated graduate courses are classroom or laboratory based and no larger than 24 students. Courses are closely coordinated and include cross-course team-based learning. The externship course during spring semester is a guided academic externship in a health, biotechnology-research, or biomedical research setting that, along with the final Biomedical Seminar, requires completion of a written final research project and short presentation. Students can elect to complete the degree in two years with permission of the program director.
The Biomedical Sciences Program is distinguished by a faculty with doctoral degrees in scientific disciplines and expertise in biomedical sciences.
Biomedical Sciences Admission Requirements
- Any baccalaureate degree earned from a US based regionally accredited college or university.
- Score from an appropriate standardized test (GRE, MCAT, DAT, PCAT, OAT, or VCAT), or meeting the criteria of the Regis University Guaranteed Admissions Program.
- Recommended undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or above from the baccalaureate degree-granting institution. Earned graduate credits may be considered in the GPA requirement as approved by the program director. A minimum 2.7 grade point average is required.
- Completion of the following pre-requisite collegiate coursework with a grade of C or higher from a regionally accredited college or university:
- A year of general or introductory biology for science students with laboratories
- A year of general and/or inorganic chemistry for science students with laboratories
- A semester of collegiate mathematics (statistics recommended).
- A course in English composition.
- A year of humanities courses (Art History, Classics, Ethics, History, Literature, Music History, Music Theory, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theater History, Theology)
- A year of organic chemistry, a year of physics, a second semester of collegiate mathematics, and a semester of genetics also are recommended. It is strongly recommended that students have all the course prerequisites for their health-program of interest competed before entering the Biomedical Master's program.
Note: The natural science and mathematics coursework must have been completed within the last 6 years. The program director may allow substitution of other coursework for specifically identified prerequisite courses or may waive the within-6-years requirement for science courses on a case-by-case basis. Probationary admission may be granted to students with deficiencies in one or two of the above criteria.
Biomedical Sciences Program Charges for the 2023 - 2024 Academic Year
|Tuition (per semester hour)
|General Fee (per semester hour)
|Application Fee (nonrefundable)
|Wellness Offset Fee (per course, excludes online courses)
|Technology Fee (per semester hour)
|Course Material Fee (per semester)1
|Student Activity Fee (applies to students with one or more credit hours per semester)
|Graduation Application Fee
Information regarding tuition payment options and refunds of tuition is available in the General Information section of this Catalog.