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Course Requirements

 

 Graduate Course Requirements

 

Core Courses

A series of seven advanced core courses are taken during the first two semesters to ensure that you have a strong background in the principles of modern biochemistry and molecular biology.

 
First Year
Critical Analysis of Biochemical Res. Literature I
Fall
(2 credits)
Macromolecules
Fall
(3 credits)
Responsible Conduct of Research
Fall/Spring
(1 credit)
Critical Analysis of Biochemical Literature II
Spring
(2 credits)
Regulation of Eukaryotic Gene Expression
Spring
(3 credits)
Qualitative Requirement of Choice:
Analytical Biochemistry
Spring
(2 credits)
Bioenergetics
Fall
(2 credits)
Statistical Methods for Biology
Fall/Spring/Summer
(3 credits)
Statistical Methods
Fall/Spring/Summer
(3 credits)
Applied Regression Analysis
Fall/Spring/Summer
(3 credits)
 
Second Year
Seminar in Biochemistry
Fall
(1 credit)
Graduate electives to bring total credits to a minimum of 18:
Membranes Structure, Function, Contro
Spring
(1 credit)
Molecular Mechanisms of Signal Transduction
Spring
(2 credits)
Chromatin Biology & Chromosome Dynamics
Fall
(2 credits)
Protein Mass Spectrometry & Proteomics
Spring (alt. yrs.)
(2 credits)

*Course descriptions and syllabus can be found on the Biochemistry Course Descriptions

Seminar Course

You will develop your scientific communication skills by taking a semester-long seminar course. The major objective of this course is to help you learn to organize and present scientific talks. In this course students actually prepare and present talks using state-of-the-art visual aids and media and receive direct feedback and advice from the course instructors.

 

BCHM 69000 Seminar in Biochemistry      

 

Spring

 

(1 credit)

 

Literature Course

In parallel with the core, you will take a semester-long literature course designed to develop expertise in using and analyzing the primary scientific literature. Each week you will read and study assigned manuscript(s) before meeting to discuss and critique the paper under the guidance of different faculty members.

 

BCHM 60100

 

Critical Analysis of Biochemical Literature I

 

Fall

 

(2 credits)

 

BCHM 60200

 

Critical Analysis of Biochemical Literature II

 

Fall

 

(2 credits)