Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

BSHEq Program Curriculum


Curricular Components


Enrolling in the Baylor College of Medicine Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences opens doors to educational opportunities both within the College and with other outstanding institutions. 

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Biomedical Sciences and Health Equity is a structured, one-year program that includes 18 hours of graduate-level credit courses plus additional non-credit required curriculum as follows:


Required Credit Coursework

  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Critical Thinking Skills for MCAT/GRE Prep
  • Fundamentals of Research Methods
  • Human Physiology I
  • Human Physiology II
  • Health Advocacy & Service Learning
  • Introduction to Biostatistics 
  • Introduction to Health Disparities
  • Introduction to Public Health Policy
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Principles of Genetics
  • Success Strategies for Healthcare Professionals
  • Wellbeing & Burnout Maintenance for Health Professionals

Required Non-Credit Curriculum

  • Career and professional development curriculum including admissions preparation, leadership and communications, and teamwork   
  • Student success and critical thinking curriculum, including standardized MCAT test  preparation and learning communities  
  • Research, including journal club and faculty-mentored health equity translational research experiences
  • Advocacy and service learning, including community service opportunities  

We have developed innovative curriculum approaches to ensure you master the critical thinking, communications, teamwork and professional skills necessary to succeed within potential career paths connected with the medical and other graduate healthcare professions. 

BSHEq Curriculum 

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