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Schedules for Cell, Developmental and Microbiology

These are typical schedules for graduate Biological Sciences students in the Cell, Developmental and Microbiology Concentration.

Typical M.S. Student Schedule

M.S. students must complete 30 hours, with at least 12 hours in formal courses and seminars.

Year 1

Fall

  • PBIO 5310 Cell Biology
  • Optional lab rotations

Spring

  • BIOS 5630 Biological Chem
  • Seminar/Journal Club
  • Select thesis adviser

Summer

  • Meet with committee
  • Defend proposal

Year 2

Fall

  • BIOS 5260 Molec. Genetics

Spring

  • Statistics
  • Seminar/Journal Club

Summer

  • Defend thesis

Typical Ph.D. Student Schedule

Ph.D. students must complete 90 hours, with at least 15 hours in formal courses and seminars.

Year 1

Fall

  • CHEM 5901 Biochem
  • Two lab rotations

Spring

  • CHEM 5902 Biochem
  • Seminar/Journal Club
  • Select adviser

Summer

  • Meet with committee

Year 2

Fall

  • MCB 7600 Cell Biology

Spring

  • BIOS 5270 Gene Reg
  • Seminar/Journal Club

Summer

  • Comprehensive Exam

Year 3

Fall

  • BIOS 5260 Molec. Genetics

Spring

  • Statistics
  • Seminar/Journal Club

Summer

  • Defend Proposal

Year 4

Fall

  • Breadth Course #1
  • Meet with committee

Spring

  • Option: PBIO 5180 Writing
  • Seminar/Journal Club

Year 5

Fall

  • Meet with committee

Spring

  • Seminar/Journal Club

Summer

  • Defend Dissertation