Graduate Program Curriculum at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
by Kathleen H. Sauer — last modified Oct 09, 2008 09:51 PM
The following is curriculum for Ph.D. students starting in the 2007-2008 academic year. For descriptions of individual courses see Departmental Courses
First Semester (first year)
Biochemistry I (BIOC 645; 4 credits)
Biochemistry II (BIOC 647; 4 credits)
Summer (first year)
Rexearch ( BIOC 619; 1-9 credits)
First Semester (second year)
*Molecular Biology (BIOC 668; 4 credits)
Second Semester (second year)
Seminar (BIOC 606; 1 credit)
* Advanced courses. Students may take advaned courses in their first year, with permission of instructor and the Graduate Program Director.
Students are expected to attend all Seminars and Research Conferences usually held on Mondays, Wednesdays. Ph.D. students are required to present a Seminar (BIOC 606) each year in residency except for the first year, for a total of 3 seminars. Student may take additional elective courses in other related disciplines.
By the end of their second year students complete the preliminary exams (Exams I), enter candidacy and work full time in the laboratory on their dissertation research.
For details of requiremens go to Program requirements