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Topics in Biomedical Science Graduate Certificate

Deepen your understanding of advanced concepts in the field of biology.

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    Online and On Campus Option

  • Average Tuition


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  • Next Start Term: Fall 2024

    Registration Opens July 22

Topics in Biomedical Science Certificate Overview

Learn new scientific approaches and explore cutting-edge topics in the areas of proteomics, genomics, epigenetics, and immunology in the Biomedical Science Graduate Certificate. Through your biomedical graduate studies, you will gain a deeper understanding of human biology and the underlying pathophysiology of disease — from the molecular to the organismal level.

The courses will enable you to:

  • Learn the pathophysiology of medical disorders such as diabetes, heart disease, and infertility.
  • Explore how cutting-edge advances in biology could impact the development of new or improved diagnostics, therapeutics, clinical practices, and public health policies.
  • Acquire knowledge of the role of stem cells in terms of molecular, cellular, and potential therapeutic properties.
  • Understand the neuroscience of pain, emotions, and psychiatric illnesses.

Pre-Register for Fall 2024

Fall registration opens July 22 at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. Prepare early by:

  • Creating your MyDCE student account.
  • Completing the pre-registration steps.
  • Saving courses to your cart.

How to Pre-Register →

Certificate Courses

To earn the certificate, you complete 4 biomedical science courses.

Certificate Foundations Courses

Choose at least 2 courses; you may select up to 4 courses from this list.

  • BIOS 65C Clinical Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOS 65D Clinical Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOS 10 Biochemistry
  • BIOS 12 Molecular Biology
  • BIOS 14 Principles of Genetics
  • BIOS 16 Cell Biology
  • BIOS 50 Neurobiology
  • BIOS 60 Immunology
  • BIOS 67 Pharmacology
  • BIOS 155 Medical Microbiology

Certificate Electives

You may select up to 2 courses; however, elective courses are not required for this certificate. Sample elective courses include:

  • BIOS 11 Medical Terminology
  • BIOS 66 Sports Physiology
  • BIOS 107 Introduction to Medical Neuroscience

Earning Your Certificate

Most of our certificates can be completed online and no formal application process is required to pursue a certificate.

To meet the requirements of the Biomedical Science Certificate, you must:

  • Complete the four certificate courses for graduate credit.
  • Earn at least a B grade in each course.
  • Complete the courses within three years.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and the process of requesting your certificate.

Stack Your Certificate Into a Degree

Stackable credential pathways allow you to earn multiple credentials by completing courses that meet overlapping requirements. In the short term, you can earn your biomedical certificate. Once completed, those four courses put you a third of the way toward earning a master’s degree in biology.

This stackable pathway offers an efficient, cost-effective way to earn short-term credentials to help fill immediate skill gaps and acquire specialized knowledge while building a foundation for long-term success that showcases your expertise in the field of biology.

Learn how to plan a stackable credential pathway.


Affordability is core to our mission. When compared to our continuing education peers, it’s a fraction of the cost.

Our Tuition (2024–25 rate) $3,340 per course
Average Tuition of Peer Institutions $5,476 per course
Average Total Cost $13,360

Certificate FAQs

How will this graduate certificate help me in my career?

The flexibility of this graduate certificate allows students to choose their path. Whether it is in preparation for advanced study in the sciences, or additional expertise within a particular area of the field, students start with foundational biomedical topics and then move on to advanced courses in a variety of areas such as epidemiology, sports physiology, cardiovascular pathology, and stem-cell biology.

What kinds of jobs might I be qualified for after completing this graduate certificate?

Upon completion of this graduate certificate, participants may be qualified for jobs such as clinical researcher, laboratory technician, quality assurance technician, laboratory scientist, regulatory affairs specialist, bioengineer, pharmaceutical scientist, and science writer.