Further your education in biomedical sciences

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Quick facts

  • Program type: Undergraduate certificate
  • Academic home: College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Delivery mode: 100 percent online
  • Credit hours: 16
  • Estimated program cost: $7,661.60*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

How an online biomedical sciences undergraduate certificate can help you

The undergraduate certificate in biomedical sciences program has been developed to better prepare pre-veterinary medical students or pre-professional students in allied medical fields (e.g., pre-medicine and pre-health professions) for success as a professional student and for a future career.

Important The goal of the undergraduate certificate in biomedical sciences is to enhance the knowledge of students in preparation for application to a medical, health profession or veterinary school professional program. The certificate in biomedical sciences is not a professional program and does not supplant professional training.

Program structure and topics

The online undergraduate certificate in biomedical sciences is 100 percent online: no campus visits required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take two classes per semester and finish in one year.

The curriculum for this program is specialized to prepare students for application to a professional program in veterinary medicine or an allied medical field. It provides information that many students may not have the opportunity to learn elsewhere.

Course work covers

  • Biomedical terminology
  • Cell biology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology

Meet our faculty

Doug Bowles, PhD

Professor and Chair

Dr. Bowles and other members of the faculty in his department teach all the courses for first-year veterinary students. He focuses his research on the effects of exercise training on the heart and coronary arteries. Dr. Bowles is the course coordinator and one of the instructors for Veterinary Cell Biology.

Eileen Hasser, PhD


Dr. Hasser has many years of experience teaching physiology to first-year veterinary students, and has won several teaching awards. Her research focuses on cardiovascular reflexes and how they control blood pressure during normal and abnormal systemic states.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the College of Veterinary Medicine.