In addition to meeting the requirements of the University and Colleges, students must
meet the course and program requirements specified below:
Three 8-week laboratory rotations during the fall/spring academic year to facilitate
selection of a thesis advisor.
Early starts and summer rotations are optional for new students and are only 8 weeks in duration.
Participation in a bi-weekly Research Forum during both semesters (students enroll
in BMS 800, BMS Research Forum, for 1 credit).
Students in the BMS program will be required to take 4 courses in their first two
semesters. Two of these courses must be selected from the main course list below,
using the course requirements for the Ph.D. program she/he is likely to join at the
end of the first year as a guide. The remaining 2 courses can be selected from the
main or supplemental course listings below.
Exceptions to these requirements require approval by the Director.
BMS MAIN COURSES
||BioMolecular Science Research Forum
BMB Main Courses
||Protein Structure, Design, and Mechanism
||Cell Structure and Function
||Methods of Macromolecular Analysis and Synthesis
BMB SUPPLEMENTAL COURSES
||Metabolic Regulation and Signal Transduction
||Plant Molecular and Omic Biology
MMG MAIN COURSES
MMG SUPPLEMENTAL COURSES
PHM MAIN COURSES
||Fundamental Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology
||Physiology and Pharmacology of Excitable Cells
PHM SUPPLEMENTAL COURSES
||Cellular, Molecular and Integrated Systems Pharmacology
||Experimental Design & Data Analysis
PLB MAIN COURSES
||Plant Growth and Development
PLS MAIN COURSES
||Cellular and Integrative Physiology
||Molecular Basis of Human Disease and Therapies