Lincoln Memorial University

Anatomical Sciences (AS)

The Anatomical Sciences major is ideal for the graduate student who is pursuing a career in an anatomy research, teaching or medical school. All courses are a structured preparatory route for future entry to professional school or a doctoral level graduate program.

Students will participate in foundational graduate courses that will help them to understand and use the primary literature of Anatomical Sciences. In addition to graduate level Anatomical Science courses, students will also study alongside first-year medical school students at the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (DCOM) in areas such as Medical Gross Anatomy, Histology and Neuroanatomy.

A total of thirty graduate credit hours are the minimum requirement. Typical course schedules are listed below as an example. **This is the projected typical course schedule for the 2017-2018 year**


Fall Semester
LSCI 603 Colloquial Principles of Life Science 1
LSCI 604 Graduate Life Science Research Design & Analysis 3
ANAT 604 Intro to Radiographic Anatomy & Clinical Imaging 3
ANAT 701 Medical Gross Anatomy 7
        Graduate Elective Hours 2-3


Spring Semester
LSCI 603 Colloquial Principles of Life Science 1
ANAT 642 Human Embryology 3
ANAT 715 Neuroanatomy 3
               Graduate Elective Hours 4-6


*ANAT 603 Methods of Curriculum Development & Teaching Human Gross Anatomy (3) may be taken in place of ANAT 614.


 Anatomical Sciences electives can include the following courses:

ANAT 614 Evolutionary & Comparative Anatomy (3)
ANAT 683 Graduate Anatomy Project (3)
ANAT 699 Medical Gross Anatomy Dissection (3)
BCHM 503 Advanced Cellular Biochemistry (3)
LSCI 503 Advanced Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology (3)
LSCI 504 Advanced Techniques for Molecular Biology (2)
LSCI 506 Microscopic Imaging Theory & Technique (3)
LSCI 507 Life Sciences Research Instrumentation (2)
LSCI 508 Techniques in Physiological Research (2)
LSCI 606 Applied Ethics in Biomedical Sciences (3)
LSCI 653 Life Science Graduate Special Topics (1-3)
LSCI 683 Life Science Graduate Research Project (1-6)
LSCI 693 Life Science Thesis Research (1 – 9)

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.

For more information regarding the Anatomical Sciences major please contact Dr. Adam Kolatorowicz, AS Program Director at

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