Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

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:
Biochemical Principles
Metabolism
Advanced Biochemical Techniques (10 credits maximum)
Seminar
Physical Biochemistry
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
Other Graduate-Level Courses Approved by the Graduate Committee
Hours Subtotal45
Required Research
BIOC 6000 (Offered for variable credit, 1-15 credit hours, maximum of 60 credit hours.)15
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours60

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 6740 (Offered for variable credit, 1-2 credit hours, maximum of 2 credit hours. )3
Plus 4 advanced (BIOC 6000-level 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 Maximimum)
Hours Required41
Required Research
BIOC 6000 (Offered for variable credit, 1-9 credit hours, maximum of 30 credit hours.)15
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours90

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.

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level