M.S. MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCES curriculum

Core Requirements: 12 required credits

  • BIO 625: Advanced Molecular Biology (3)
  • BIO 630: Advanced Cell Biology (3)
  • MAT 610: Statistical Inference and Modeling (3)
  • ETH 610: Ethics in Research (1)
  • BIO 650: Research Design (2)

Thesis Track:

  • BIO 670: Research Rotation (2)
  • BIO 701/702: Thesis Research (6)
  • BIO 660: Journal Club (1)
  • Electives (12)

Capstone Track:

  • BIO 665: Molecular Biosciences Capstone (4)
  • BIO 660: Journal Club (2)
  • Electives (15)

Total Credits: 33

Elective Courses

Students wanting to specialize in any of the areas listed below should take electives within the color coded group.

Red-  Biomedical Microbiology;

Blue- Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Molecular & Cell Biology;

Green- Clinical Microbiology

Pink- Epidemiology, Public Health Microbiology, Courses at SUNY Albany with permission of PD

Brown- Industrial Microbiology

GRADUATE ELECTIVES

Code

Course Name

Credits

BIO 620

Advanced Topics in Microbiology

3

BIO 627

Innate Immunology

3

BIO 610

Immunology

3

BIO 690

Viral Pathogenesis

3

BIO 680

Bacterial Pathogenesis

3

BIO 635

Cell Death and Disease

3

PSC 635

Pharmacological Regulation of Signal Transduction

3

PSC 733

Pharmacology and Molecular Genetics of Cancer

3

PSC 625

Clinical Biochemistry

3

CLS 610

Clinical Microbiology I

4

CLS 620

Clinical Microbiology II

4

BHS 740

Genetics and Molecular Basis of Disease

3

BHS 745

Molecular Diagnostics

3

BHS 750

Flow Cytometry

3

BIO 615

Public Health Microbiology

3

PAD 693

Epidemiology

3

BIO 648

Microbial Fermentation

3

BIO 631

Mammalian Cell Culture

3

BIO 655

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

3

BIO 641

Current Topics in Biopharmaceutical Technology

3

PSC 620

Downstream Processing of Biopharmaceutical Products

3

PSC646G

Regulatory Science

3

PSC652 Using Animals Models for Therapeutic Drug Discovery 3
PSC625 Clinical Biochemistry 3

 

 

 

M.S. MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCES THESIS TRACK SAMPLE SCHEDULE
YEAR 1 FALL YEAR 1 SPRING
Code Name Credits   Code Name Credits
BIO 625 Advanced Molecular Biology 3   BIO630 Advanced Cell Biology 3
ETH 610  Ethics in Research 1   BIO 650 Research Design 2
MAT 610 Statistical Inference and Modeling 3   BIO 660 Journal Club 1
BIO 670 Research Rotation 2     Elective 1 3
          Elective 2 3
Total Credits 9   Total Credits 12
YEAR 2 FALL YEAR 2 SPRING
Code Name Credits   Code Name Credits
  Elective 3 3     Elective 4 3
BIO 701 Thesis Research 3   BIO 702 Thesis Research 3
Total Credits 6   Total Credits 6

*Requires completing Thesis Research after Years 1 & 2.
**All students will register for BIO 380 Microbiology Seminar (0 credits) every semester.
#All Master’s students are encouraged to attend Journal club every semester.


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M.S. MOLECULAR BIOSCIENCES CAPSTONE TRACK SAMPLE SCHEDULE
YEAR 1 FALL YEAR 1 SPRING
Code Name Credits   Code Name Credits
BIO 625 Advanced Molecular Biology 3   BIO 650 Research Design 2
ETH 610  Ethics in Research 1   BIO 630 Advanced Cell Biology 3
MAT 610 Statistical Inference and Modeling 3     Elective 2 3
BIO 660 Journal Club 1     Elective 3 3
  Elective 1 3        
Total Credits 11   Total Credits 11
YEAR 2 FALL YEAR 2 SPRING
Code Name Credits   Code Name Credits
  Elective 4 3     Experiential Learning 0
  Elective 5 3   BIO 665 Molecular Biosciences Capstone Course* 4
BIO 660 Journal Club 1        
Total Credits 7   Total Credits 4

*May require completing Capstone Course after Years 1 & 2.
**All students will register for BIO 380 Microbiology Seminar (0 credits) every semester.
#All Master’s students are encouraged to attend Journal club every semester.

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