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Annual Biology Events and Student Journal

Annual Trick to the Treat of Research and Internships
Come and learn about the research and internship experience from your fellow NSU Biology Students 

Annual Pre-Health Day
Come and hear from professionals in health-related fields. Many of our presenters were biology students here at NSU. You can also register for a mock professional/graduate school style interview 

Ocean Science Research Symposium
An opportunity to showcase your research and hear from graduate students and researchers in the College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography

Undergraduate Symposium
A Research Symposium where undergraduate students present their work in a variety of fields

TEDxNSU – Talks by Faculty and Students
TEDxNSU occurs every winter semester

Undergraduate Student Journal
Submit your paper to our very own journal designed to showcase undergraduate research



Admissions Requirements:

  • Completed NSU application
  • Bachelor’s degree in science from an accredited institution or an approved degree credentialing agency for international students.
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Major GPA of at least 3.0
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a science faculty member)
  • International students must meet the English proficiency requirements
  • GRE, MCAT, DAT, OAT or PCAT scores required

This concentration is a 12-month, 30-credit program designed to better prepare graduates of undergraduate science programs for entrance into health or medical professional schools.  It offers the opportunity for students to enhance their academic records, to improve graduate entrance test scores, and to obtain a graduate degree. 

The concentration is geared toward the student who has completed an undergraduate science degree and is desirous of working towards a graduate degree in Health Studies.  The student will obtain a Master’s of Science degree at the end of the program that will prepare them for future careers in any health-care professions, other graduate science programs or employment.  They will be exposed to rigorous course work that is indicative of graduate health programs. 

A comprehensive examination is given at the end of the Winter semester to allow the assessment of student performance over the course of study.  A passing grade must be achieved, and a second opportunity will be provided two weeks after the first attempt.

A Kaplan Prep course will be offered to assist students in achieving an acceptable exam score, and will be available in the summer semester to students who have been accepted into the program and registered for classes in the Fall semester of the same year. Students will choose the test prep course appropriate to their career goals as Kaplan offers test preparation for various standardized tests e.g., MCAT, DAT, and PCAT.

For more information about the Health Studies Concentration, contact Dr. Deanne Roopnarine 954-262-8196

Masters in Biological Sciences with a Concentration in Health Studies: CURRICULUM

SUMMER 1 (6 credits)

  • BCOR 5000 Graduate Seminar (3 credits)
  • BMHS 5105 Physical Diagnostics Skills (3 Credits)

FALL 1 (12 credits)

  • BMHS 5200 Pathophysiology (3 credits)
  • BMHS 5300 Pharmacodynamics (3 credits)
  • BMHS 5400 Advanced Regional Anatomy/Lab (3 credits)
  • BMHS 5500 Advanced Biochemistry (3 credits)

WINTER 1 (12 credits)

  • BCOR 5585 Genomics (3 credits)
  • BCOR 5150 Immunobiology (3 credits)
  • BMHS 5250 Systems Neuroscience (3 credits)
  • BCOR 5350 Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits)

Comprehensive Exam (in the style of a standardized exam) – 2 attempts possible

Applications for the for the Class of 2020 open November 1, 2019 with a deadline of May 10, 2020. 


Please visit our Alumni Page to learn more about our graduates

Join our 'Bragbook'
Graduating Seniors… Please join our Bragbook project! We are trying to have our alumni be more connected with our alumni connections "bragbook project" and would love to have you participate. Here are the directions: Please join our electronic “bragbook” for alumni. This is a great way for the faculty to remember you, keep track of you, celebrate you and connect you with our current students. As soon as you graduate you can make an account! Use your “permanent” email address and give us a backup address so we don’t lose contact with you!


Home > CNSO > Digital Collections > NSU HCNSO Alumni Brag Book


Here are the directions: Go to and click the alumni connection tab on the left hand side of the page. Find the Submit Bio link on the right hand side under Author Corner. You can revise your submission/information any time as new things come up that you would like to share with us. When you click Submit Bio, you will be given an opportunity to Log In or Create a New Account. Most people will need to create an account. Directions are already on the account page. It is very easy. All that is required is your email address, name, institution and password. Then you just verify the setup within the email address given and you will be part of our “electronic bragbook”. Current students can also use the “contact a grad” link to connect with you after they are reviewed.

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