Molecular Biology - Doctor of Philosophy

Prefix Title Credits
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
Molecular Analysis of Complex Traits3
Advanced Reproductive Physiology (fo)3
Molecular Techniques in Reproductive Physiology (fo)2
Metabolic Functions and Dysfunctions (fe)3
Genes and Genomes3
Biochemistry II3
Physical Biochemistry3
Physiology of Microorganisms3
Developmental Biology3
Applied and Environmental Microbiology4
Molecular Biology of Microorganisms3
Professional Development Seminar1-3
Special Topics1-3
Advanced Topics in Environmental Microbiology3
Selected Topics1-3
Physical Organic Chemistry3
Plant Virology3
Biochemistry II3
Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology1-3
Toxicology I3
Other Course Requirements
A ST 505Statistical Inference I (or equivalent course)4
BIOL 540Science and Ethics1-3
BIOL 490Neurobiology3
MOLB 590Discussions in Molecular Biology1
MOLB 597Laboratory Rotations/Research Discussions1-3
MOLB 700Doctoral Dissertation Research18
Total Credits46-50

PhD candidates must enroll for 18 credits MOLB 700 Doctoral Dissertation Research. May register for additional credits to maintain full-time status.

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