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The Biomedical Genetics and Genomics Certificate in Regis College is a one-seminar and four-course program designed for students who are seeking to further their education in Biomedical Sciences and enhance their credentials for medical, dental, physician assistant, and graduate school. The Certificate starts in August and is offered in an afternoon format and associated online work to accommodate students work and volunteer schedules.

Program Benefits:

  • Complete the Certificate in 12 months with the ability to seamlessly transition into the M.S. in Biomedical Science program.
  • Develop expertise in a cutting-edge area of the Biomedical Sciences and health care.
  • Excellent career and application advising.
  • The curriculum is rooted in the Jesuit philosophy of cura personalis, care for the whole person.
  • Coursework is taken alongside M.S in Biomedical Science students. Two course from the Academic Certificate program may be applied to the M.S. in Biomedical Science degree.
  • The beautiful campus is located between vibrant Denver and the Rocky Mountains
  • Students who are admitted and complete the Genetics and Genomics Certificate must meet the following to meet guaranteed admissions into the Master of Science in Biomedical Science program.
    - Completion of the Genetics & Genomics Certificate with a 3.3 GPA or higher.
    - Earn no lower than a 'B' in any Genetics & Genomics courses (B- and below not accepted)
    - Permission from the Genetics & Genomics program director AND the M.S. in Biomedical Sciences program director.
  • Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year.

    Program Requirements

    Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the Certificate in Biomedical Genetics and Genomics. The curriculum will includes 13 credit hours of courses that include online content and are taught in an afternoon or hybrid online format.

    Please note that recent course requirement updates might not be listed and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

    Required Courses (13 credit hours)
    BL 630 Biomedical Genetics and Genomics Seminar (1 ch)
    BL 614 Biomedical Genetics (3 ch)
    BL 632 Biomedical Genomics (3 ch)
    BL 634 Cancer Genetics (3 ch)
    BL 636 Translational Genetics and Genomics (3 ch)
    TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 13 credit hours

    Course Descriptions

    BL 630 Biomedical Genetics and Genomics Seminar (1.00)

    Reviews program pre-requisite background.  Develops student skills in using online genetic and genomic resources and introduces relevant bioethical considerations. Includes career advising.

    BL 614 Biomedical Genetics (3.00)

    Develops student knowledge of molecular genetics and human genetics. Introduces biomedical ethical controversies with roots in genetics and molecular biology.

    BL 632 Biomedical Genomics (3.00)

    Develops student knowledge of human, bacterial, and viral genome organization, genome sequencing, comparative genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and introductory genomic analysis. Introduces biomedical ethics in the context of genomics.

    Prerequisite(s): BL 614.

    BL 634 Cancer Genetics (3.00)

    Develops student knowledge of the genetics of cancer and student ability to translate rapid advances in genetics and genomics into cancer risk assessment. Introduces biomedical ethical controversies associated with cancer. 

    Prerequisite(s): BL 614.

    BL 636 Translational Genetics and Genomics (3.00)

    Develops student knowledge of how molecular and populational understandings of genetics and genomics are translated into clinical diagnostic and treatment applications. Introduces biomedical ethical controversies associated with translational genetics and genomics. 

    Prerequisite(s): BL 632.

    How to Apply

    BL 630 Biomedical Genetics and Genomics Seminar (1.00)

    Reviews program pre-requisite background.  Develops student skills in using online genetic and genomic resources and introduces relevant bioethical considerations. Includes career advising.

    BL 614 Biomedical Genetics (3.00)

    Develops student knowledge of molecular genetics and human genetics. Introduces biomedical ethical controversies with roots in genetics and molecular biology.

    BL 632 Biomedical Genomics (3.00)

    Develops student knowledge of human, bacterial, and viral genome organization, genome sequencing, comparative genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and introductory genomic analysis. Introduces biomedical ethics in the context of genomics.

    Prerequisite(s): BL 614.

    BL 634 Cancer Genetics (3.00)

    Develops student knowledge of the genetics of cancer and student ability to translate rapid advances in genetics and genomics into cancer risk assessment. Introduces biomedical ethical controversies associated with cancer. 

    Prerequisite(s): BL 614.

    BL 636 Translational Genetics and Genomics (3.00)

    Develops student knowledge of how molecular and populational understandings of genetics and genomics are translated into clinical diagnostic and treatment applications. Introduces biomedical ethical controversies associated with translational genetics and genomics. 

    Prerequisite(s): BL 632.

    Tuition

    TUITION AND OTHER COSTS

    Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year includes all laboratory and university fees. Tuition is $855 per semester hour and the program is a total of 13 semester hours, but does not include textbooks and materials. We recommend that students plan for another $600 to cover these costs. 

    EMPLOYMENT

    The Biomedical Genetics  and Genomics Graduate Academic Certificate is amenable to being completed by people working full time. However, the courses are accelerated and rigorous. Therefore, it is recommended that people working full time while completing the certificate consider the additional time commitment that this graduate coursework will require.