Prepare for Your Future Biomedical Career


The graduate Certificate in Biomedical Genetics and Genomics can be completed in 12 months. The curriculum is designed to provide students with engaging graduate coursework in a cutting-edge area in biology and health care. New genetic and genomic technologies are revolutionizing the biomedical sciences and will guide much of our future medical treatments. The program provides an academically supportive environment in which to pursue this cutting-edge field and develop credential enhancing skills.
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Biomedical Genetics & Genomics (Graduate)

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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


    Submit an online electronic application that will require applicants to enter or to upload:

    • Contact, education and demographic information
    • Course numbers, course names, institution of completion, semester completed, and grades for prerequisite and any recommended courses completed by the applicant . Before completing the application have unofficial transcripts for your undergraduate coursework on hand.
    • Resume with past paid work, volunteer work, or research experience (especially, but not limited to, academic research and environmental experience),
      • names, titles and email addresses for two academic or professional references
      • a one- to two-page essay describing career goals of the applicant in Microsoft Word or PDF format
      • a $50 application fee (to be paid via credit card)

    Have official transcripts for all college or university course work sent by secure email or regular mail directly from the college or university to:
    Regis University
    3333 Regis Boulevard A-8
    Denver, CO 80221-1099

    For correct delivery, it is important that all transcripts sent via US mail are addressed to Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd. A-8 mail code. Transcripts must be official and may not be stamped "Student Copy" or "Issued to Student." All documents submitted during the application process become the property of Regis University.

    Application Requirements

    • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • Official transcripts for all college/university coursework
    • Recommended (not required) 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.
    • Two letters of academic or professional recommendation submitted with the application. Character references from friends or family are not accepted. 
    • Essay
    • Resume

    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 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 (e.g., courses in art history, classics, ethics, history, literature, music history, music theory, philosophy, religious studies, theology)

    Completion of the following collegiate courses is recommended with a grade of C or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.

    • A year of organic chemistry with laboratories
    • A year of physics with laboratories
    • An additional semester of collegiate mathematics
    • One semester of genetics
    • Two semesters of psychology

    To request consideration for a requirement/prerequisite waiver, a course substitution, or inclusion of graduate course work in GPA calculation send an email to with your full name, contact information, when you plan to apply, the specific details of your request and the rationale for your request.


    • Admissions to the program are rolling, and the online application form is made available January 15 for admission the following August. 
    • We recommend completed student applications be received by May 31 for the best opportunity for admission.
    • All complete applications received by May 31 will be given full consideration by the admissions committee.
    • Applications received after May 31 will still be given consideration for admission and are encouraged to apply.
    • Students who have completed their application by May 31 will be notified of their admission status by mid June, if not sooner.
    • The program currently has one annual start date in August only.

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    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. 


    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.