Lincoln Memorial University

Life Sciences Research

The Life Science Research major is ideal for the graduate student who is planning to earn his or her Doctor of Philosophy degree.  Students will participate in foundational graduate courses that will help them to understand and use the primary literature of the Life Sciences. Students will work closely with graduate faculty who can guide them in developing their scholarly writing skills and in completing a thesis research project.

A total of thirty graduate credit hours are the minimum requirement. Typical course schedules are listed below as an example. For more information regarding the Biomedical Professions major please contact the Office of Admissions at [email protected] 


Fall Semester
LSCI 603 Colloquial Principles of Life Science 1
LSCI 604 Graduate Life Science Research Design & Analysis 3
Graduate Electives 9


Spring Semester
LSCI 613 Case Studies in Life Science 1
LSCI 605 Scholarly Writing in Life Science 2
LSCI 693 Life Science Thesis Research 1 - 9
Graduate Electives 6
10 - 18


Summer Semester (if needed)
Graduate Electives 1 - 7
1 - 7


Graduate elective courses are designed to enhance the graduate student’s skill set and deepen understanding of key knowledge areas of contemporary life sciences. Elective courses will be determined by the research student’s supervisory committee.

Elective courses can include but are not limited to the following courses:

BCHM 503

Advanced Cellular Biochemistry

LSCI 503

Advanced Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology

LSCI 504

Advanced Techniques for Molecular Biology

LSCI 505

Advanced Ecology and Field Biology

LSCI 506

Microscopic Imaging Theory and Techniques

LSCI 606

Applied Ethics in the Biomedical Sciences

LSCI 610

Advanced Immunology

LSCI 611

Intro. to Pharmacology

LSCI 612

Bacteriology and Virology

LSCI 653

Life Science Graduate Special Topics

LSCI 683

Life Science Graduate Research Project (1 – 3)

Please note that in the event a student has course deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation, it may alter the curriculum of their graduate curriculum. This may require additional time for successful completion of this major.


LMU-MS Program Office of Admissions

phone: 1.800.325.0900 ext. 6027

email: [email protected]

fax: 423.869.7091


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6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752