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Current Listing of Graduate Courses Relevent to the IB&B Program: 

Molecular Bioscience & Biotechnology
     BY510 Developmental Biology (3 cr)
BY511 Molecular Biotechnology (3 cr)
BY526 Introduction to Biophysics (3 cr)
BY612 Molecular Biology Laboratory (4 cr)
BY650 Biochemistry I (3 cr)
BY651 Biochemistry II (3 cr)
BY652 Pharmacology (3 cr)
BY670 Biochemistry & Biotechnology Laboratory (3 cr)
BY680 Advanced Cell Biology (3 cr)
BY682 Molecular Genetics (3 cr)
CM520 Separations and Electrochemistry (3 cr)
CM530 Colloid and Interfaces (3 cr)
CM544 Medicinal Chemistry (3 cr)
CM553 Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Biomaterials (3 cr)
CM562 Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences (3 cr)
CM563 Protein Chemistry & Proteomics (3 cr)
CM564 Physical Biochemistry (3 cr)
CM565 Biomimetic Nanotechnology (3 cr)
CM566 Bioelectronics & Bionanotechology (3 cr)
CH465 Biochemical Engineering (3 cr)
ES552 Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering Applications (3 cr)
 
Biomedical Sciences & Neuroscience
BY516 Immunobiology (3 cr)
BY518 Principles of Toxiciology and Epidemiology (3 cr)
BY520 Microbiology (3 cr)
BY522 Microbiology Laboratory (1 cr)
BY540 Introduction to Biomedical Rehabilitation Engineering & Science (3 cr)
BY554 Physiological Psychology (3 cr)
BY558 Animal Learning and Cognition (3 cr)
BY560 Molecular Physiology (3 cr)
BY652 Pharmacology (3 cr)
BY655 Cell and Molecular Biology of Cancer (3 cr)
BY658 Cognitive Neuroscience (3 cr)
BY660 Neurobiology (3 cr)
ME380 Special Topics: Biomechanics (3 cr)
 
Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
BY514 Bioinformatics (4 cr)
BY659 Systems and Biology (3 cr)
CS511 Foundations of Computer Science (3 cr)
ES505 Design of Experiments and Analysis of Data (3 cr)
MA501 Advanced Engineering Mathematics I (3 cr)
MA502 Advanced Engineering Mathematics II (3 cr)
MA570 Fundamentals of Scientific Computation (3 cr)
MA571 Numerical Solution of Differential Equations (3 cr)
MA580 Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation (3 cr)
STAT582 Mathematical Statistics (3 cr)
STAT584 Advanced Applied Statistics (3 cr)
 
Ecology, Evolution, and the Environment
BY525 Biological Systems & Environmental Change (3 cr)
BY528 Conservation Biology (3 cr)
BY531 Limnology (4 cr)
BY620 Evolution (3 cr)
ES533 Human Exposure Analysis (3 cr)
ES534 Air Pollution Control (3 cr)
CE575 Coastal Engineering (3 cr)
CE577 Atmospheric Chemistry (3 cr)
CE579 Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes (3 cr)
CE580 Environmental Chemistry (3 cr)
CE583 Modeling Natural Aquatic Systems (3 cr)
CE682 Environmental Biological Chemistry (3 cr)
CH509 Receptor Modeling in Environmental Chemistry (S, 3 cr)
IH550 Environmental, Health & Safety Systems Analysis (3 cr)
IH581 Advanced Topics in Environmental & Occupational Health (3 cr)
 
Biology, Society, and Bioethics
BY567 Current Topics in Biology and Medicine (3 cr)
HIST520 Medicine and Society in America (3 cr)
POL580 The Law and Bioethics (3 cr)
 
General Courses
BY595 Graduate Teaching Assistantship in Bioscience (1-3 cr)
BY600 Directed Study in Bioscience (1-4 cr)
BY622 Graduate Seminar (1 cr)
BY900 Thesis, Dissertation, or Special Project (1-10 cr)

 

Curriculum for PhD Degree (PhD students need a minimum of 90 credits total to
graduate
and at least 24 credits of non-research coursework).

 
Required Core Graduate Lecture Courses (6 cr):
BY682 Molecular Genetics (3 cr)
BY680 Advanced Cell Biology (3 cr)
 
Required Graduate Laboratory Course (3 or 4 cr):
Choose 1:
BY612 Molecular Biology Laboratory (4 cr)
BY670 Biochemistry & Biotechnology Laboratory (3 cr)
 
Specialization Elective Credits (6 cr):
Choose 2 courses (3 cr each) from one of the specialization categories
 
Free Elective Credits (3 cr):
Choose 1 course (3 cr) from any specialization category
 
Computational Biology Requirement (3 cr):
Choose 1 course from this category
 
Biology, Society, & Bioethics Requirement (3 cr):
Choose 1 course from this category
 
Seminar Requirement (6 cr):
BY622 Graduate Seminar (6 cr taken over 6 semesters)
 
Thesis Research Credits (59 cr minimum):
BY900 Thesis Research Project (1-10 cr per semester)

 

Example Eight-Semester Plan for IB&B PhD Degree (90 cr total minimum):

FALL 1 SPRING 1
COURSE TITLE CREDITS COURSE TITLE CREDITS
BY511 Molecular Biotechnology 3 BY512 Advanced Cell Biology 3
BY612 Molecular Biology Lab 4 Specialization Elective 3
Biology, Society, & Bioethics Elective 3 Computational Biology Elective 3
BY622 Biology Seminar 1 BY622 Biology Seminar 1
Total Credits 11 Total Credits 10
   
FALL 2 SPRING 2
COURSE TITLE CREDITS COURSE TITLE CREDITS
Specialization Elective 3 Free Elective 3
BY622 Biology Seminar 1 BY622 Biology Seminar 1
BY900 Thesis Research 10 BY900 Thesis Research 10
Total Credits 14 Total Credits 14
   
FALL 3 SPRING 3
COURSE TITLE CREDITS COURSE TITLE CREDITS
BY622 Biology Seminar 1 BY622 Biology Seminar 1
BY900 Thesis Research 10 BY900 Thesis Research 10
Total Credits 11 Total Credits 11
   
FALL 4 SPRING 4
COURSE TITLE CREDITS COURSE TITLE CREDITS
BY900 Thesis Research 10 BY900 Thesis Research 9
Total Credits 10 Total Credits 9