Molecular Biology - Doctor of Philosophy

Phase I Core Courses
MOLB 520Molecular Cell Biology3
MOLB 542Biochemistry I3
MOLB 545Molecular and Biochemical Genetics3
Molecular Biology Tier II Courses
Select at least 9 credits from the following:9
Plant Genetics3
Molecular Analysis of Complex Traits3
Advanced Reproductive Physiology (fo)3
Molecular Techniques in Reproductive Physiology (fo)2
Metabolic Functions and Dysfunctions (fe)3
Biochemical Genetics Laboratory3
Biochemistry II3
Nucleic Acid Metabolism3
Physical Biochemistry3
Physiology of Microorganisms3
Developmental Biology3
Immunology3
Virology3
Applied and Environmental Microbiology4
Molecular Biology of Microorganisms3
Neurobiology3
Professional Development Seminar1-3
Special Topics1-3
Advanced Topics in Environmental Microbiology3
Advanced Neurobiology1-3
Selected Topics1-3
Physical Organic Chemistry3
Synthetic Organic Chemistry3
Plant Virology3
Biochemistry II3
Topics in Molecular Biology1-3
Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology1-3
Toxicology I3
Other Course Requirements
A ST 505Statistical Inference I (or equivalent course)4
MOLB 590Discussions in Molecular Biology1
MOLB 597Laboratory Rotations/Research Discussions1-3
MOLB 599Master's Thesis 16
PHIL 540Science and Ethics (or equivalent course)1-3
Total Credits31-35
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MS candidates must enroll for 6 credits MOLB 599 Master's Thesis. May register for additional credits to maintain full-time status.

The Molecular Biology program also offers formal minors in molecular biology or bioinformatics.