2011-12 Online Catalogue
Biochemistry (Doctor of Philosophy)
Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination. Subject (advanced) portion not required but helpful. In addition: Year courses in organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and physics (equivalent to CHEM 141/CHEM 142 or CHEM 143; CHEM 144, CHEM 162 and PHYS 015/PHYS 016); quantitative chemistry; mathematics preferably through differential and integral calculus, a year course in a biological science. If a physical chemistry course has not been taken previously, a Ph.D. student must take Physical Chemistry (CHEM 162) in their first year (for which they do not receive credit toward the Ph.D. degree).
Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Successful completion of a Phase I, II and III exams are required for advancement to candidacy.
Minimum Degree Requirements
A total of seventy-five credits, including twenty-three credits from graduate courses offered by the Department of Biochemistry including BIOC 301, BIOC 302, BIOC 309, and BIOC 310, and participation every semester in the biochemistry seminar BIOC 381, three upper level courses selected from BIOC 351, BIOC 352, BIOC 353 or BIOC 370. Three credits from an upper level (200 and above) courses offered by the Department of Chemistry; six additional credits in the physical or biological sciences; thirty-five credits of doctoral dissertation research BIOC 491.
See the Department of Biochemistry website for more details.