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Curriculum Information

Typical Educational Programs for full time students

Ph.D. students in Cell and Molecular Biology program (70 credit degree program):  

Core (4 credits)

Skills (2 credits)

Focus Courses (2 or 3 credits)

Graduate Biochemistry

Experimental Design

Graduate Genetics (fall, odd yr.)

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Critical Readings

Molecular Oncology (spring, even yr.)

 

Scientific Writing

Cell Culture & Stem Cells (fall, even yr.)

 

Bioethics in Science & Medicine

Biomolecular Interactions (spring, odd yr.)

  • All first-year students will take Graduate Biochemistry, Critical Readings, and a focus course in the fall. They will take Molecular Biology of the Cell, Experimental Design or Scientific Writing, and a focus course in the spring.
  • All second-year students will take Critical Readings and a focus course in the fall. They will take Experimental Design or Scientific Writing, Bioethics in Science and Medicine, and a focus course in the spring.
  • The Experimental Design and Scientific Writing skill courses as well as each focus course will be taught every-other year and have both first- and second-year students enrolled.
Master of Science students in Cell and Molecular Biology program (44 credit degree program):  

Core (4 credits)

Skills (2 credits)

Focus Courses (2 or 3 credits)

Graduate Biochemistry

Experimental Design

Graduate Genetics (fall, odd yr.)

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Critical Readings

Molecular Oncology (spring, even yr.)

 

Scientific Writing

Cell Culture & Stem Cells (fall, even yr.)

 

Bioethics in Science & Medicine

Biomolecular Interactions (spring, odd yr.)

  • All first-year students will take Graduate Biochemistry and Critical Readings in the fall. They will take Molecular Biology of the Cell and either Experimental Design or Scientific Writing in the spring.
  • All second-year students will take Critical Readings and a focus course in the fall. They will take Experimental Design or Scientific Writing, Bioethics in Science and Medicine, and a focus course in the spring.
  • The Experimental Design and Scientific Writing skill courses as well as each focus course will be taught every-other year and have both first- and second-year students enrolled.
Master of Biomedical Sciences Students (30 credit degree program):
  • Fundamentals in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology I (3 credits)
  • Fundamentals in Cell Biology II (3 credits)
  • Fundamentals in Systems Biology III (3 credits)
  • Seminar in Biomedical Science (3 credits)
  • Bioethics in Science & Medicine (2 credits) - required only if doing a research thesis
  • Lab Rotation (2 credits) - required only if doing a research thesis
  • Thesis Research / MSBS (5 credits) - required only if doing a research thesis
  • Electives

   
Master of Science in Molecular Pathology and Immunology Students (30 credit degree program):  
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (I) (3 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Cell Biology (II) (3 credits)
  • Seminar in Molecular Pathology and Immunology (2 credits)
  • Topics in Molecular Pathology and Immunology (4 credits)
  • Bioethics in Science & Medicine (2 credits)
  • Techniques in Molecular Diagnostics (2 credits)
  • Readings in Molecular Pathology and Immunology A and B (2 credits each)
  • Laboratory Rotation (Two rotations are required) (1 credit each)
  • Research in Molecular Pathology and Immunology I and II (1 and 2 credits, respectively)
  • Thesis Research / MSMPI (5 credits)
 
Certificate in the Biomedical Sciences (18 credit program):
  • Fundamentals in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology I (3 credits)
  • Fundamentals in Cell Biology II (3 credits)
  • Fundamentals in Systems Biology III (3 credits)
  • Electives

 

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