Students are required to complete 32 credits of coursework, 19 credits of required courses and 13 credits of electives. Students must pass all courses with a B or better.

Students can choose electives from any course offered by the basic science departments at the 500 level or higher, except for those courses equivalent to required courses. Students have the flexibility to tailor the program towards their research interests with their choice of electives.

Required Courses

* Students applying for Advanced Standing can use transfer credits to substitute required courses indicated with an asterisk (*) and electives. No more than 16 credits can be transferred.

BCHB 501: Biochemistry and Cellular Sciences
4 credits | Fall Semester

BCHB 503 & BCHB 504: Journal Club
1 credits | Fall & Spring Semester

BCHB 528: Modern Methods*
3 credits | Fall Semester

BCHB 601: Biochemistry, In Depth
2 credits | Fall Semester

BCHB 999: Thesis Research
0 credit | Summer, Fall, or Spring Semester

CBIO 539: Molecular Cell Biology
4 credits | Spring Semester

CBIO 562: Molecular Cell, In Depth
2 credits | Spring Semester

PHARM 534: Ethical Issues in Research*
2 credits | Fall Semester

PHARM 599: Applied Statistics*
0 credit | Fall Semester

Research Rotations

BCHB 985: Research Rotation Summer Semester
BCHB 986: Research Rotation Fall Semester
BCHB 987: Research Rotation Spring Semester