Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 90 Hours (Beyond the Bachelor's Degree)

Required Core Courses
BIOC 5002Research Compliance and Biochemistry Graduate Colloquium2
BIOC 5112Articulation of Research Logic2
BIOC 5121 11
BIOC 5753Biochemical Principles3
BIOC 5753Biochemical Principles3
BIOC 5853Metabolism3
BIOC 5930Advanced Biochemical Techniques3
BIOC 6110Seminar 22
BIOC 6740Physical Biochemistry3
Plus 4 advanced (6000-level BIOC courses)12
Signal Transduction
Functional Genomics
Physical Biochemistry
Epigenetics
Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis
Protein Structure and Enzyme Function
Biomembranes and Bioenergetics
Plant Biochemistry
Hours Subtotal34
Electives
Select 41 hours of the following:41
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Molecular Genetics
Biochemical Laboratory Methods
Selected Topics in Biochemistry (15 Hours Maximum)
Hours Subtotal41
Required Research
BIOC 6000Research15
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours90

Total Hours: 60 Hours (Beyond the Master's Degree)

Required Core Courses
Combined 45 hours of required core courses and electives to total 45 hours.45
Research Compliance and Biochemistry Graduate Colloquium
Articulation of Research Logic
BIOC 5121
1
Other Core Courses Listed Below as Required by the Student's Advisor and Graduate Thesis Advisory Committee:
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Biochemical Principles
Metabolism
Advanced Biochemical Techniques (10 credits maximum)
Seminar
Signal Transduction
Functional Genomics
Physical Biochemistry
Epigenetics
Protein Structure and Enzyme Function
Biomembranes and Bioenergetics
Plant Biochemistry
Electives
Select 15 hours minimum from the following:
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Molecular Genetics
Biochemical Laboratory Methods
Selected Topics in Biochemistry
Hours Subtotal45
Required Research
BIOC 6000Research15
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours60

Other Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, PhD, Requirements

  • Pass PhD Preliminary Examination.
  • Pass PhD Candidacy Examination: Present and pass the defense of a written research proposal.
  • The student's Graduate Committee must approve the written thesis, and an oral defense on the content of the thesis must be passed.

Graduate College Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2020-2021 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.