Molecular Biology (M.S.)

Program Requirements

Core Courses
BIOL 547Molecular Biology I3
BIOL 548Molecular Biology II4
BIOL 556Molecular Biology of Proteins3
BIOL 592Graduate Colloquium1
Research in Biological Literature
BIOL 597Research in Biological Literature1
Electives and Culminating Activity
Concentration/Specialization Courses
Select 14 credits (if completing a thesis) - 17 credits (if completing BIOL 599 or a Lab course) from the following:14-17
Biology Electives
Experimental Cell Culture
Topics in Modern Genetics
Instrumentation and Techniques for Biological Science
Population Genetics
Plant Physiology
Advanced Cell Biology
Mammalian Physiology
Topics in Developmental Biology
Topics in Microbiology
Intermediary Metabolism I
Biology of Lipids
Medical Genetics
Virology
Microbial Genetics
Molecular Genetics
Genomics
Short Topics in Molecular Biology
Statistical Genomics
Proteomics
Advanced Plant Molecular Genetics
Bioinformatics
Advanced Neuroscience
Selected Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology
Molecular Ecology
Signal Transduction
Selected Techniques in Molecular Biology
Non-Departmental Approved Electives
0-9 credits may be completed from the following:
Advanced Biochemistry
Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanisms
Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques
Biomolecular Assay Development
Biochemical Pharmacology
Culminating Activity
Select one of the following options:3-6
Thesis
Master's Thesis
Complete BIOL 698 for 6 credits. Submit the completed Thesis original and one copy to the Graduate Office. See Thesis Guidelines for details.
Non-Thesis Research Option
Introduction to Biological Research
Complete BIOL 599 for 4 credits. Present a research summary to a committee of 3 faculty members. Results are reported to the Graduate School.
Non-Thesis Lab Option
Complete a Laboratory Course for 3-4 credits with approval from graduate advisor.
Present a research summary to a committee of 3 faculty members. Results are reported to the Graduate School.
Total Credits32