Engineering (Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering)

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology in the College of LS&A and the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering administer a five-year  program awarding a concurrent BS degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the College of LSA and an MS in Biomedical Engineering from the Rackham Graduate School upon completion of all program requirements. A student will apply to both the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Biomedical Engineering Departments for entrance. A student will be admitted into the program only after completing the first year of the concentration prerequisites (BIOL 162, CHEM 210/211, PHYSICS 135/136 or 140/141, MATH 115 and 116) with a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Upon acceptance into the program, each student will be assigned two advisors, one in MCDB and one in Biomedical Engineering. Student course selections must be approved by both advisors each term. Specific requirements are listed under the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Department in Chapter VI.

A student is typically admitted into the MS phase at the end of the third year when the student achieves senior standing. The student must have completed all concentration prerequisites and be judged by both academic advisors as making adequate progress toward the B.S. At this time, the student must formally apply to the Rackham Graduate School for the MS program in Biomedical Engineering. All students with a 3.2 GPA or higher in the BS concentration phase will automatically be admitted into the MS phase. Other CMB students who have reached senior standing with a 3.2 GPA or higher and have fulfilled all concentration prerequisites, but did not previously apply or were not admitted in the BS phase, can also apply for admittance into the MS phase. Students with senior standing will have two years to mix undergraduate and graduate courses, simultaneously fulfilling requirement for both the BS and MS degrees. Students will be charged graduate tuition for only one academic year.


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