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

PSC 625

Clinical Biochemistry

3

PSC 620

Downstream Processing of Biopharmaceutical Products

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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