BS in Biology and MS in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

BS Coordinator: Combination degree coordinator, Dept of Biology
MS Coordinator: Graduate coordinator, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Graduate Program
Faculty Mentor: Medical Sciences graduate faculty
Additional application prerequisites: Successful completion of BCH4024 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for approval of the Individual Program Plan

MS in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology: Metabolism and Metabolomics Research Track

Additional Prerequisites: BCH4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4 CR) – or equivalent (meets Biology BS degree major requirements)

Fall Semester Senior Year

BCH6026 Metabolic Control Analysis (prereq: BCH4024), 3 CR
BCH6936 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Journal Club, 1 CR
Additional Grad Electives, 1-3 CR: refer to Fall Grad Electives below

Spring Semester Senior Year

BCH6740 Structural Biochemistry, 3 CR
BCH6936 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Journal Club, 1 CR
GMS7877 Responsible Conduct of Biomedical Research, 1 CR
Additional Grad Electives, 1-3 CR: refer to Spring Grad Electives below

Fall Grad Electives

BCH5413 Eukaryotic Molecular Biology and Genetics (prereq: BCH4024), 3 CR
BSC6459 Fundamentals of Bioinformatics, 3 CR
CHM6159 Mass Spectrometry Methods, 3 CR
GMS5905 Big Data for the Biologist, 3 CR
GMS6051 Advanced Signal Transduction, 3 CR
GMS6XXX Any approved GMS6000-level course, 1-3 CR

Spring Grad Electives

BCH6415 Advanced Molecular and Cellular Biology (prerequisite BCH 5413), 3 CR
GMS6009 Principles of Drug Action, 1 CR
GMS6064 Tumor Biology, 1 CR
GMS6065 Cancer Biology, 3 CR
GMS6471 Fundamentals of Physiology and Functional Genomics I, 1 CR
GMS6472 Fundamentals of Physiology and Functional Genomics II, 1 CR
GMS6473 Fundamentals of Physiology and Functional Genomics III, 1 CR
GMS6XXX Any approved GMS6000-level course, 1-3 CR

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MS in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology: Molecular Biology Research Track

Additional Prerequisites: BCH4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4 CR) – or equivalent (meets Biology BS degree major requirements)

Fall Senior Year Senior Year

BCH5413 Eukaryotic Molecular Biology and Genetics (prereq: BCH4024), 3 CR
BCH6936 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Journal Club, 1 CR
Additional Grad Electives, 1-3 CR: refer to Fall Grad Electives below

Spring Senior Year Senior Year

BCH6415 Advanced Molecular and Cellular Biology (prereq: BCH5413), 3 CR
BCH6936 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Journal Club, 1 CR
GMS7877 Responsible Conduct of Biomedical Research, 1 CR
Additional Grad Electives, 1-3 CR: refer to Spring Grad Electives below

Fall Grad Electives

BCH6026 Metabolic Control Analysis, 3 CR
BSC6459 Fundamentals of Bioinformatics, 2 CR
GMS5905 Big Data for the Biologist, 3 CR
GMS6061 The Nucleus, 1 CR
GMS6XXX Any approved GMS6000-level course, 1-3 CR

Spring Grad Electives

BCH6740 Structural Biochemistry, 3 CR
GMS6014 Application of Bioinformatics in Genetics Research, 1 CR
GMS6065 Cancer Biology, 3 CR
GMS6XXX Any approved GMS6000-level course, 1-3 CR
MCB5505 General Virology, 3 CR

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MS in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology: Structural Biology Research Track

Additional Prerequisites: BCH4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (4 CR) – or equivalent (meets Biology BS degree major requirements)

Fall Semester Senior Year

BCH5413 Eukaryotic Molecular Biology and Genetics (prereq: BCH4024), 3 CR
BCH6936 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Journal Club, 1 CR
Additional Grad Electives, 1-3 CR: refer to Fall Grad Electives below

Spring Semester Senior Year

BCH6740 Structural Biochemistry, 3 CR
BCH6936 Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Journal Club, 1 CR
GMS7877 Responsible Conduct of Biomedical Research, 1 CR
Additional Grad Electives, 1-3 CR: refer to Spring Grad Electives below

Fall Grad Electives

BCH6026 Metabolic Control Analysis, 3 CR
BSC6459 Fundamentals of Bioinformatics, 2 CR
CHM6301 Introduction to Enzyme Mechanisms, 3 CR
GMS5905 Big Data for the Biologist, 3 CR
GMS6XXX Any approved GMS6000-level course, 1-3 CR

Spring Grad Electives

BCH6415 Advanced Molecular and Cellular Biology (prerequisite BCH 5413), 3 CR
GMS6034 Advanced Virology I, 1 CR
GMS6035 Advanced Virology II, 1 CR
GMS6036 Advanced Virology III, 1 CR
GMS6009 Principles of Drug Action, 3 CR
GMS6XXX Any approved GMS6000-level course, 1-3 CR
MCB5505 General Virology, 3 CR

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