Course requirements are designed to ensure that all students have a firm understanding of the fundamentals of biochemistry and molecular biology, including the principles underlying biochemical structure, biochemical dynamics, molecular biology, genomics and biotechnology. These principles will be covered in three core courses BMB6010, BMB6020 and BMB6030. The set of core courses will be offered annually. This ensures that students will be able to complete the core courses and be prepared to take the qualifying examinations during their second year.
Required Core Courses
Three 6000-level courses (three credits each), a seminar course (BMB6040; one credit), and doctoral research (BMB6990) will form the core of the curriculum for the BMB doctoral program. The courses are BMB6010: Advanced Biochemistry, BMB6020: Advanced Molecular Biology, and BMB6030: Modern BMB techniques. The three core courses will be developed and team taught by the BMB core faculty from the departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences. These courses will provide the necessary background in the areas of biochemistry and molecular biology including genomics and biotechnology. In addition to the nine core course credits above, students, depending on their academic background, may be required to take additional courses to provide the breadth and depth necessary for graduate research. The necessary courses will be suggested by the student’s Advisor in consultation with the Advisory Committee. The courses may be at the 3000-, 4000-, 5000- or 6000-level. Students conducting research will enroll in BMB6990. Students will need a total of 60 credits beyond a Bachelor degree or 30 credits beyond a Master degree, per Graduate School requirements.