Degree Requirements

Students are required to complete 30 credits of coursework, including 19 credits of core courses and 11 credits of electives.

The recommended electives are listed below. However, students have the flexibility to select other courses and tailor the program to fit their interests.

CHECKLIST

   10 Required Courses (19 credits)

   11 Credits of Electives

 

Required Courses


Students must take 19 core credits of required courses, including one course in Biochemistry, Laboratory Methods, Bioinformatics, Applications, and Advanced Lecture/Lab.

General Required Courses

BCHB 507/508Lab Applications of Biotech
3 credits | Fall or Spring Semester

BCHB 539: Basic Lab Safety
0 credits | Fall or Spring Semester

BCHB 554: Research Ethics and Integrity
0 credits | Fall or Spring Semester

BCHB 570: Intro to Biochem Internship
0 credits | Fall or Spring Semester

BCHB 910: Biochemistry and Mol. & Cell Biology Internship
4 credits | Fall, Spring, or Summer

Bioinformatics (choose one)

BCHB 515/514: Intro to Bioinformatics
1 credit | Fall or Spring Semester

SYSM 594 Translational Bioinformatics
3 credits | Spring Semester

Biochemistry (choose one)

BCHB 511: Fundamentals of Biochemistry
4 credits | Fall Semester

BCHB 513: Core Concepts of Biochemistry and Mol. Biology
4 credits | Fall Semester

Cell Culture (choose one)

BCHB 536: Applications of Cell Culture
2 credits | Spring Semester

BCHB 541: Structural Biology
2 credits | Spring Semester

Laboratory Methods (choose one)

BCHB 526: Core Methods of Biotech
3 credits | Fall or Spring Semester

BCHB 576: Core Methods of Biochemistry
3 credits | Fall Semester

Advanced Lecture/Lab (choose one)

BIOT 610: 3D Culture & Drug Discovery
2 credits | Spring Semester

BCHB 535: Programmed Cell Death
2 credits | Fall Semester

BIOT 527: Food Biotechnology
2 credits | Spring Semester

BCHB 537: Protein Production & Bioprocessing*
3 credits | Fall or Spring Semester

BCHB 519: Medical Toxicology
2 credits | Fall Semester

*Course instructor permission is required.

Elective Courses

Students are required to complete 11 credits of electives. Students can customize their degree by focusing on specific areas of interest.


Bioinformatics Focus

BINF 571: Genomic Sequence Analysis
1 Credit | Fall Semester

BINF 581: Transcriptomics: Data Analysis
1 Credit | Spring Semester

BINF 582: Proteomics: Mass Spectrometry
1 Credit | Spring Semester

BINF 583: Systems Biology: Pathways & Networks
1 Credit | Spring Semester

BINF 572: Protein Sequence Analysis
2 Credits | Fall Semester

BCHB 592: Cancer Bioinformatics
1 Credit | Spring Semester

BCHB 594: Translational Bioinformatics
3 Credit | Spring Semester

Biomedical Focus

BCHB 503-1: Biochemistry Journal Club*
1 Credit | Fall or Spring Semester

BCHB 516: Molecular Medicine 2 Credits | Spring or Fall Semester

BCHB 517 Pathobiology and Evolution of Diseases
1 Credit | Spring Semester

BCHB 519: Medical Toxicology
2 Credits | Fall Semester

BCHB 522: Drug Target and Design
1 Credit | Spring Semester

BCHB 525: Immunobiotechnology
2 Credits | Spring Semester

BCHB 531: DNA Repair and Human Therapy
1 Credit | Fall Semester
Lab Included

BCHB 544: Essentials of Biochemistry: Metabolism
1 Credit | Fall Semester

BCHB 545: Essentials of Programmed Cell Death
1 Credit | Fall Semester

BCHB 540: Molecular Basis of Carcinogenesis
3 Credits | Spring Semester

BCHB 546: Principles of Tissue Culture
1 Credit | Spring Semester

BCHB 601: Topics in Biochemistry and Mol Biology*
2 Credits | Fall Semester

BIST 501: Introductory Biostatistics: Exp Des/Analysis
3 Credits | Fall Semester

PBIO 529: Human Nutrition & Health
2 Credits | Spring Semester

PBIO 537: Sex Differences: Physiology/Pathophysiology
2 Credits | Fall Semester

PBIO 608: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Oncology
1 Credit | Spring Semester

*Course instructor permission is required.

Biotechnology Focus

BIOT 509: Intro to Biotechnology*
3 Credits | Fall Semester

BIOT 510: Entrepreneurial Biotechnology*
3 Credits | Spring Semester

BIOT 512: International Biotechnology
1 Credits | Spring Semester

BIOT 523: Intellectual Property
1 Credits | Fall Semester

BIOT 527: Food Biotechnology
2 Credits | Spring Semester

BIOT 543: Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Biotech
1 Credits | Spring Semester

BIOT 550: Management Strategies for Biotech Companies
1 Credits | Spring Semester

BIOT 551: Commercialization for the Biotech Industry
1 Credits | Spring Semester

BCHB 559: New Frontiers in Biotechnology
1 Credits | Fall Semester

BIOT 555: Gov’t, Science & Tech Management
1 Credits | Spring Semester

*Course instructor permission is required.

Cell Biology Focus

CBIO 539: Molecular Cell Biology*
4 Credits | Spring Semester

CBIO 562: Molecular Cell Biology- In Depth*
2 Credits | Spring Semester

*Course instructor permission is required.

Microbiology Focus

MICB 524: Emerging & Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
2 Credits | Spring Semester

MICB 526: Chemical Threat Agents
3 Credits | Spring Semester

MICB 550: Bioterrorism: Related Diseases
2 Credits | Spring Semester

MICB 551: Biohaz Threat Agents/Emerging Infect Diseases
1 Credits | Fall Semester

MICB 560: Principles and Applications of Drug Discovery
2 Credits | Spring Semester

MICB 619: Biology/Biochem of Viruses
3 Credits | Spring Semester

MICB 629: Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis
3 Credits | Spring Semester

MICB 801: Global Infectious Diseases Seminar
2 Credits | Fall or Spring Semester

MICB 703: Adv. Reg Science & Public Health
2 Credits | Spring Semester

MICB 708: Immunogenetics in Health and Disease
2 Credits | Spring Semester

Neuroscience Focus

NSCI 495 Gene Transfer for Neuro Diseases
2 Credits | Fall Semester

NSCI 502: Advances in Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience
2 Credits | Fall Semester

NSCI 505 Neuroscience Survey I
2 Credits | Fall Semester

NSCI 507 Critical Readings in Neuroscience
1 Credits | Fall or Spring Semester

NSCI 527 Brain Networks & Cognition
2 Credits | Spring Semester

NSCI 558 Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration 
3 Credits | Fall Semester

NSCI 559 Topics in Neuroimmunology
2 Credits | Spring Semester

Tumor Biology Focus

TBIO 514/513: Clinical Conf on Breast Cancer
1 Credit | Fall or Spring Semester

TBIO 520: Cancer Prevention, Control, and Epidemiology
3 Credit | Spring Semester

TBIO 522: Epigenetics
3 Credit | Fall Semester

TBIO 525: Cancer Genetics
3 Credit | Fall Semester

TBIO 536: Cancer Pharmacology I
4 Credit | Spring Semester

TBIO 543: Clinical Survey of Human Cancer
1 Credit | Fall Semester

TBIO 567: Clinical and Translational Oncology – Neural Tumors
1 Credit | Spring Semester

TBIO 568: Minority Health and Health Disparities
2 Credit | Spring Semester

TBIO 571: Pathologic Basis of Cancer
2 Credit | Spring Semester

TBIO 584: Intro to Tumor Biology
1 Credit | Fall Semester

TBIO 591: Signal Transduction Journal Club
1 Credit | Spring Semester