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Biological Sciences Ph.D. Curriculum

(Revised 2012)

Year 1, Semester 1 Credits
Advanced Cell & Molec Biol I 3
Introduction to Grad Research I 3
Ethics in Biology/Biotechnology 1
Seminar 1
Year 1, Semester 2 Credits
Advanced Cell & Molec Biol II 3
Introduction to Grad Research II 3
Biological Research 2
Year 2, Semester 1 Credits
Advanced Topics 0-1
Elective 0-3
Biological Research 4-8
Year 2 Semester 2 Credits
Advanced Topics 0-1
Elective 0-3
Biological Research 4-8

  1. Ph.D. students may take additional elective courses on the recommendation of their supervisor and committee.

  2. All students are expected to attend departmental seminars.

  3. Ph.D. students are required to take either:

    (a) 6 credit hours of Advanced Topics, or

    (b) 4 credit hours of Advanced Topics and one 3-credit graduate-level elective.

  4. Students can take department seminar for a total of 2 credits.

  5. Biological Research will be a pass/fail course.