Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MS

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

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 30 Hours

Coursework
Combination of core courses and other requirements to equal 24 hours.24
Required Core Courses
Research Compliance and Biochemistry Graduate Colloquium
Articulation of Research Logic
BIOC 5121
Biochemical Principles
Metabolism
Advanced Biochemical Techniques
Seminar
Plus 2 Advanced (BIOC 6000-level courses)
Signal Transduction
Functional Genomics
Physical Biochemistry
Epigenetics
Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis
Protein Structure and Enzyme Function
Biomembranes and Bioenergetics
Plant Biochemistry
Electives
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Molecular Genetics
Biochemical Laboratory Methods
Advanced Biochemical Techniques
Selected Topics in Biochemistry
Other 6000-level BIOC courses
Other Graduate-level courses approved by the Graduate Thesis Advisory Committee
Additional Requirements
The student's Graduate Committee must approve the written thesis and an oral exam on the context of the thesis must be passed.
Hours Subtotal24
Required Research
BIOC 5000Research6
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Total Hours: 32 Hours

Coursework
Combination of core courses and other requirements to equal 30 hours.30
Core courses
Research Compliance and Biochemistry Graduate Colloquium
Articulation of Research Logic
Biochemical Principles
Metabolism
BIOC 5930 (Offered for variable credit, 1-4 credit hours, maximum of 10 credit hours.)
Seminar
Plus 2 Advanced (BIOC 6000-level courses)
Signal Transduction
Functional Genomics
Physical Biochemistry
Epigenetics
Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis
Protein Structure and Enzyme Function
Biomembranes and Bioenergetics
Plant Biochemistry
Selected Topics in Biochemistry
Electives
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Molecular Genetics
Biochemical Laboratory Methods
Other 6000-level BIOC courses (Graduate-level courses approved by the Graduate Coordinator)
Other Requirements
The student's Graduate Committee must approve the written and oral reports and an oral exam must be passed.
Hours Subtotal30
Required Research
BIOC 5000Research2
Hours Subtotal2
Total Hours32

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