BBSC Handbook

Click to view the BBSC Student Handbook 2020 (PDF).

Click to view the BBSC Course Offerings - Fall 2020- Summer 2021 (PDF).

This booklet provides information pertaining to the First-Year Graduate Studies in Basic Biomedical Sciences offered by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Please inform the BBSC Advisor, Dr. Tracy Toliver-Kinsky, or the Program Manager, Jessica Linton, of any discrepancies. It is recommended that this booklet be used in conjunction with the UTMB General Information Bulletin, Graduate School Catalog, and the New Student Information booklet.


This booklet is not intended as a formal publication of The University of Texas Medical Branch. It should not be relied upon as the sole source of information regarding the Basic Biomedical Science Curriculum. Refer to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Galveston-Policies and Operations Manual for specific policy details and to the UTMB General Catalog for general information.

While every effort has been made to assure accuracy and timeliness of this information, The University of Texas Medical Branch is not responsible for any misrepresentation that might arise through error in its preparation or through failure to give notice of changes in requirements, policies, tuition and fees, course offerings, and other matters affecting students or applicants. The provisions of this booklet do not constitute an irrevocable contract between any student or applicant for admission and The University of Texas Medical Branch.

The University reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees and tuition, academic calendars, curricula, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirement affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those enrolled already.

No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions, on any basis prohibited by applicable law, including, but not limited to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or status as a Vietnam era veteran in any of its policies, practices and procedures. Also, The University of Texas does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.

Students with Disabilities

If you have a documented disability or would like to obtain information regarding services for students with disabilities at the UTMB, please contact the ADA Coordinator at (409) 772-1892.