Curriculum

Schedule of Courses

Curriculum

Courses Required as Prerequisites

BIOC:3110/99:110
or BIOC 3120/99:120 and BIOC:3130/00:130 or equivalent)

Biochemistry3-8 s.h.
 Organic Chemistry (2 semesters)6-8 s.h.
 Fundamental Genetics3-4 s.h.
 Introductory Physics, one year, college level6-8 s.h.
 Calculus or Statistics, one year of either6-8 s.h.
Courses Required for all Genetics Ph.D. Students
GENE:6150 / 127:150Genetic Analysis of Biological Systems 13 s.h.
BISC:5201 / 156:201Fundamentals of Gene Expression1 s.h.
BISC:5203 / 156:203Fundamentals of Dynamic Cell Processes1 s.h.
BIOL:3172 / 002:131Evolution or4 s.h.
BIOL:4333 / 002:168Genes and Development or3 s.h.
GENE:7191 /127:191Human Molecular Genetics3 s.h.
GENE:6200 / 127:200Special Topics in Genetics (required of pre-comps students; counts toward 5 required seminar hours)1 s.h.
GENE:6234 / 127:234Basic Biostatistical Methods in Genetics Apps1 s.h.
GRAD:7270 / 650:270Principles of Scholarly Integrity1 s.h.
Electives (8 s.h. chosen from the following) 2,3
BIOL:3172 / 002:131Evolution 34 s.h.
BIOL:4273 / 022:162Population Genetics and Molecular Evolution3 s.h.
BIOL:4333 / 002:168Genes and Development 33 s.h.
BIOL:3713 / 002:171Molecular Genetics4 s.h.
BME:5320 / 051:123Bioinformatics Techniques3 s.h.
ACB:6248 / 060:248Critical Thinking in Development1 s.h.
MICR:6268 / 061:268Biology and Pathogenesis of Viruses2 s.h.
BIOC:5243 / 099:243Biophysical Chemistry Module I1 s.h.
GENE:7191 / 127:191Human Molecular Genetics33 s.h.
GENE:6170 / 127:170Bioinformatics4 s.h.
GENE:5173 / 127:173Computational Genomics3 s.h.
NSCI:7235 / 132:235Neurobiology of Disease3 s.h.
MCB:6215 / 142:215Transcription RNA1 s.h.
MCB:6217 / 142:217Epigenetics, Cancer & Mouse Models1 s.h.
MCB:6220 / 142:220Mechanisms of Cellular Organization3 s.h.
MCB:6225 / 142:225Growth Factor Receptor Signaling1 s.h.
MCB:6226 / 142:226Cell Cycle Control1 s.h.
MCB:6227 / 142:227Cell Fate Decisions1 s.h.
BISC:5206 / 156:204Biostatistics for Biomedical Research41 s.h.
BISC:5205 / 156:205Practical Bioinformatics1 s.h.

1 Must satisfy this requirement during the first year as a graduate student. In exceptional cases, credit will be allowed at the discretion of the Graduate Affairs Committee for an equivalent advanced course taken previously.
2 Must be taken as a graduate student.
3 The same course cannot be used to satisfy a requirement in part B and the elective requirement in part C.
4 This course is recommended as a refresher and will not count toward the statistics requirement. 
5 For purposes of this requirement, the same seminar course(s) cannot be repeated if taught by the same instructor(s) without special permission from the Curriculum Committee. Seminar course offerings are quire dymanic, so additional courses may be included each year at the discrection of the Curriculum Committee. Other seminar courses may be used to satisfy the seminar requirement when approved on a year-by-year basis by the Curriculum Committee. The Speacial Topics in Genetics course (GENE:6200/127:200) may be repeated multiple times provided the topics differs from previous times the course was taken.
6 This course (BISC:5265 / 156:265) is taken by students entering the program through the Biosciences program. A maximum of 2 sh of this course will count toward the seminar requirement.
7 This course (BME:5020 / 051:192) will only count once toward the seminar requirement. 

Seminars (5 s.h. chosen from the following) 2, 5
ACB:6237 / 060:237Critical Thinking in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology1 s.h.
ACB:6238 / 060:238Critical Thinking in Genetics1 s.h.
ACB:6239 / 060:239Critical Thinking in Cell Biology1 s.h.
BIOL:5117 / 002:191Checkpoints and Cell Decisions1 -2 s.h.
BIOL:5127 / 002:194Topics in Cell and Development1 - 2 s.h.
BIOL:6118 / 002:234Seminar in Writing in the Natural Sciences2 s.h.
BISC:5265 / 156:265Biosciences Critical Thinking and Communication62 s.h.6
BME:5020 / 051:192Seminar in Bioinformatics71 s.h.
GENE:6200 / 127:200Special Topics in Genetics (required of pre-comps students)1 s.h.
Ethics Workshop (participation in this course is spread over two years)
GRAD:7270 /650:270Principles of Scholarly Integrity1 s.h.
 Students will typically register for the Principles of Scholarly Integrity course in their first year.  However, the course is setup so that it takes about 2 years to complete.  There will be two workshops scheduled per semester. 
ESL Requirement for Foreign Students

Effective with students entering Fall 1997, all foreign students for which an English proficiency evaluation is required must pass to the "B" level on the "University Request for Evaluation for TA Certification" form by the end of their 2nd year. If the student does not, they will be considered to be making insufficient progress and can be terminated. They will need to petition to the Executive Committee to continue, but there will be no guarantee that they will be allowed to do so.

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