Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study Biomedical Sciences General Studies
Advance your scientific background, skills and knowledge in preparation for professional
school or a career with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Biomedical
Sciences General Studies.
Students who have successfully completed the foundation year of the MS in Biomedical Sciences program and have completed, or are pursuing a concentration other than general studies, may
apply to the certificate program if the program requirements are met.
must apply and meet with the PCOM Georgia Biomedical Sciences Program Director.
Please note, a total course load of 10 credits or greater is not recommended if currently
pursuing a MS degree.
Award of the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Biomedical Sciences General
Studies is contingent upon completion of four (4) of the eligible courses with a minimum
total GPA of 2.0 in those four courses in addition to the successful completion of
the MS in Biomedical Sciences degree at PCOM.
For more information about the CAGS program, please contact Interim Program Director
Brian DeHaven, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The information listed below is from the current course catalog. Terms, sequences, courses and credit hours are subject to change at any time without
Requirements CAGS Biomedical Science General Studies
Electives, Choose Four
Introduction to Pathology
Concepts in Pharmacology Toxicology
Biomedical Bases of Medicine
Human Virology Biology
Human Viruses Vaccines and Infectious Diseases
Advanced Cardio Pulmonary Renal Physiology
Embryological Basis of Disease
Current Challenges in Infectious Diseases
Neurobiology of Disease
Topics in Global Health
Advanced Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Physiology
Not all courses are offered each term or each year. Courses are either 3 credits or 4 credits. Depending on the combination of four courses completed for the CAGS, the total number of credits will be 12-16 credits. All Biomedical Program and PCOM policies and procedures as presented in the current handbooks apply to students completing a CAGS in General studies.