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

LIST OF GRADUATE ELECTIVES:

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 615 Public Health Microbiology 3
BIO 635 Cell Death and Disease 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
BHS 740 Genetics and Molecular Basis of Disease 3
BHS 745 Molecular Diagnostics 3
BHS 750 Flow Cytometry 3
CLS 610 Clinical Microbiology I 4
CLS 620 Clinical Microbiology II 4
PAD 693 Epidemiology 3
PSC 635 Pharmacological Regulation of Signal Transduction 3
PSC 733 Pharmacology and Molecular Genetics of Cancer 3
PSC 760 Protein Structure in Drug Discovery 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.


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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.

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