Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Describe structures and functions of key biological molecules
  • Describe storage, transmission and expression of genetic information
  • Develop oral and written communication skills
  • Understand and develop approaches to test hypotheses about biological mechanisms

Degree Requirements

Thesis Option

LS-MBB 5561
LS-MBB 5562
General Biochemistry I
and General Biochemistry II
6
LS-CBB 5530
LS-CBB 5520
Cell and Molecular Biology I
and Cell and Molecular Biology II
6
LS-MBB 5611Seminar in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry1
or LS-CBB 5612 Seminar in Cell Biology and Biophysics
LS-MBB 5599Thesis Research in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry6
or LS-CBB 5599 Thesis Research in Cell Biology and Biophysics
Electives
Select eleven credit hours from the following: 111
Gross Anatomy for Nurse Anesthetists
Gross Anatomy for Nurse Anesthetists
Principles of Evolution
Bioinformatics and Data Analysis
Human Genomic Epidemiology
Mammalian Physiology
Pathophysiology
Neurobiology
Master of Science Topics
Graduate Biophysical Principles
Gradute Virology
Advanced Experimental Cell Biology I
Advanced Experimental Cell Biology II
Graduate Developmental Biology
Structure And Function Of Proteins
Advanced Experimental Molecular Biology I
Advanced Experimental Molecular Biology II
Total Credits30
1

Elective courses may also be selected from other alternatives approved by the School of Biological Sciences Graduate Programs Committee. A limited number of credit hours of upper-level undergraduate courses may be allowed.

Students pursuing the thesis option must also satisfactorily complete written and oral thesis exams.

Non-Thesis Option

LS-MBB 5561
LS-MBB 5562
General Biochemistry I
and General Biochemistry II
6
LS-CBB 5530
LS-CBB 5520
Cell and Molecular Biology I
and Cell and Molecular Biology II
6
LS-MBB 5611Seminar in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry1
or LS-CBB 5612 Seminar in Cell Biology and Biophysics
Electives
Select seventeen credit hours from the following: 117
Gross Anatomy for Nurse Anesthetists
Gross Anatomy for Nurse Anesthetists
Principles of Evolution
Bioinformatics and Data Analysis
Human Genomic Epidemiology
Mammalian Physiology
Pathophysiology
Neurobiology
Master of Science Topics
Graduate Biophysical Principles
Gradute Virology
Molecular Recognition in Cellular Biology
Advanced Experimental Cell Biology I
Advanced Experimental Cell Biology II
Graduate Developmental Biology
Molecular Recognition in Molecular Biology
Structure And Function Of Proteins
Advanced Experimental Molecular Biology I
Advanced Experimental Molecular Biology II
Total Credits30
1

Elective courses may also be selected from other alternatives approved by the School of Biological Sciences Graduate Programs Committee. A limited number of credit hours of upper-level undergraduate courses may be allowed.

Emphasis in Bioinformatics

The emphasis in bioinformatics is a degree option with specific requirements.

This degree option trains students in the fundamental principles of bioinformatics and prepares them for careers in research, medical and corporate settings. Students will learn how to manage and analyze data stored in databases, become familiar with the various computational tools and techniques available to analyze biological data, become familiar with the types of questions and problems within biology that lend themselves to bioinformatics analysis and gain proficiency with a variety of statistical techniques necessary to analyze genomic, proteomic and integrated biological data sets.

Emphasis requirements, in addition to the specified degree requirements.

Required Electives

BIOLOGY 5519Principles of Evolution3
MEDB 5501Biostatistics I3
or MIS 5552 Data Base Management
BIOLOGY 5525Bioinformatics and Data Analysis3
Total Credits9