A Week in the Life of a Biomedical Sciences Student

Class Time: During class you will spend time in lectures and graduate seminars covering topics in biomedical science.

Research: You will spend much of your time performing laboratory and literature research to complete your master’s thesis.

Studying: Study time may consist of reading textbooks, reviewing class notes, and evaluating research findings.

Class Time: We offer graduate seminars and elective courses to help you build a more advanced knowledge of specific topics in biomedical science.

Research: Research continues in the second year as you work to complete your master’s thesis projects.

Studying: You will continue to study for seminars and elective courses in the second year.

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First Year

Class Time: During class you will spend time in lectures and graduate seminars covering topics in biomedical science.

Research: You will spend much of your time performing laboratory and literature research to complete your master’s thesis.

Studying: Study time may consist of reading textbooks, reviewing class notes, and evaluating research findings.

Second Year

Class Time: We offer graduate seminars and elective courses to help you build a more advanced knowledge of specific topics in biomedical science.

Research: Research continues in the second year as you work to complete your master’s thesis projects.

Studying: You will continue to study for seminars and elective courses in the second year.

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Last Two Years (45 hrs/wk)

  • Studying 24 hr/wk
  • Research (18 hrs/wk)
  • Class Time 8 hrs/wk
Non-Academic Time

There are many cultural and recreational things to do when you live in Southern California, so our students try to take advantage of them when they can.