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Program Course Requirements

    • Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    • Program in Biomathematics and Biostatistics
    • Program in Cancer Biology
    • Program in Cell and Regulatory Biology
    • Program in Experimental Therapeutics
    • Program in Genes and Development
    • Program in Human and Molecular Genetics
    • Program in Immunology
    • Program in Medical Physics
    • Program in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
    • Program in Molecular Carcinogenesis
    • Program in Molecular Pathology
    • Program in Neuroscience
    • Program in Virology and Gene Therapy


Program in Human and Molecular Genetics Course Requirements

The courses that contain the material most needed to prepare for the HMG Program written (breadth) exam part of the Ph.D. candidacy exam, while satisfying required coursework in the four GSBS core areas are listed below:

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Quantitative (choose at least one)

Molecular (choose at least one)

Cellular (choose at least one)

Systems (choose one)


SAMPLE CURRICULUM

Plan A: Students entering with STRONG biochemistry and cell biology

FALL 2005
Cancer Biology or Developmental Biology or Experimental Genetics
One elective (consider Genetics and Human Disease if you have had sufficient statistics)
SPRING 2006
Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Human Genetics
Eukaryotic Gene Expression
SUMMER 2006
Biomedical Statistics (if needed) or an elective
FALL 2006
Genetics and Human Disease (or if already taken, a second elective)
One elective
Current Topics in Human and Molecular Genetics*
SPRING 2007
Two electives
Current Topics in Human and Molecular Genetics*
SUMMER 2007
Prepare for Ph.D. Candidacy Exam

Plan B: Students entering NEEDING graduate level biochemistry and cell biology

FALL 2005
Metabolic Biochemistry
Cell Biology
SPRING 2006
Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Human Genetics
Eukaryotic Gene Expression
SUMMER 2006
Biomedical Statistics (if needed) or an elective
FALL 2006
Genetics and Human Disease
Cancer Biology or Developmental Biology or Experimental Genetics**
Current Topics in Human and Molecular Genetics*
SPRING 2007
Two electives
Current Topics in Human and Molecular Genetics*
SUMMER 2007
Prepare for Ph.D. Candidacy Exam

ELECTIVE COURSES

One or more of these courses may be suggested/required by the student's Advisory Committee.

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*Current Topics in Human and Molecular Genetics is a required course for all Program students beginning their second year through graduation. Incoming students are welcome to attend this course during their first year to learn about the research of the HMG Program students and faculty.
**Those students following Plan B who wish/need to take a Fall Semester elective could take GS12 1254 Cell and Systems Physiology (Spring) to meet the Systems area.