Want a head-start on a great career?  The combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Human Physiology may be just what you’re looking for. This early admission program allows you to complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in only five years instead of the traditional six. Whether your goal is to join the dynamic field of biotechnology research or pursue graduate studies in healthcare or the basic sciences, the BS/MS will equip you with the skills you need to succeed.

Note that the Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science Program in Human Physiology is currently designated by US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a STEM-eligible degree program. International students in F-1 student status may be able to apply for a 24-month extension of their 12-month Optional Practical Training (OPT) employment authorization.  More information about STEM OPT eligibility is available from the BU International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO).

Research. Explore. This program is really about you.

The BS/MS in Human Physiology can prepare students for research careers in medical, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology settings. It also provides a strong foundation for doctoral-level studies in biology, physiology, or neuroscience while strengthening professional school applications.

In addition to gaining a strong background in basic lab sciences during the undergraduate portion of the program, students are invited to explore a variety of research topics. Not only does our program have premedical courses built in to the curriculum, but you can also gain research experience in your choice of clinical or research internship – while still an undergraduate.

Working together with a faculty advisor, a graduate plan of study is customized based on your research interests and career goals. And as a master’s student, you’ll have the opportunity to expand the breadth and depth of your research experience by participating in life-changing bench science with a renowned group of faculty. Learn more about our faculty research and in-house human physiology labs here.