Cell and Molecular Biology (Doctor of Philosophy)
Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Biology (three semesters, including genetics), chemistry through organic, mathematics through calculus, physics (two semesters), physical chemistry. Satisfactory scores (60 percentile) on general (aptitude) Graduate Record Examination. Students who do not have all of the courses listed but who have a good academic record will be considered for admission to the program. Deficiencies may be made up after matriculation.
Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
Completion of any deficient admission requirements including one semester of physical chemistry equivalent to CHEM 160.
Minimum Degree Requirements
Six credits of cell biology (CLBI 301 and CLBI 302), three credits of genetics, six credits of biochemistry (BIOC 301 and CLBI 302), two credits of CLBI 381 seminar, three credits of quantitative/analytical biology and four credits of literature-based seminar. All Ph.D. candidates are to complete at least thirty course credits, and twenty research credits. The remaining twenty-five credits are to be completed in combination of research and course credits. Studies committee and advisor will guide student in course selection.
All students must demonstrate satisfactory progress; finish minimum course work within three years; and finish cumulative exam within prescribed times limits; participate in seminar program.