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Master of Science in Biology with Specialization in Biochemistry

Students in this program complete 32-34 credit hours of graduate work, including the following courses:

Program Requirements 

Required Courses

(21 hours)

Number Title Hours
BIOL 501 Graduate Laboratory Techniques 2
BIOL 504 Biochemistry Lectures 3
BIOL 512 Advanced Biochemistry 3
BIOL 515 Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 533 Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 544 Molecular Biology of Cells 3
BIOL 555
-or-
CHEM 505
Macromolecular Structure Determination
-or-
Spectroscopic Methods I
3
BIOL 595 Biology Colloquium 1

Additional Requirements

Research Course Requirements (6 hours)
Number Title Hours
BIOL 591 M.S. Thesis Research
-or-
**BIOL 581 (3 hours) + Additional Elective BIOL4XX -or- BIOL 5XX (3 hours) for a total of 6 hours
**Note: BIOL 581 is a new course that will replace BIOL 572 Literature in Biochemistry -or- BIOL 576 Literature in Cell and Molecular Biology -or- BIOL 578 Literature in Microbiology
-or-   
 BIOL 522 (3 hours) + BIOL 523 (3 hours) for a total of 6 hours
     
Elective Course Requirements (4-6 hours based on specialization with adviser approval)
Number Title Hours
BIOL 410 Medical Microbiology 3
BIOL 426 Cancer Biology 3
BIOL 430 Animal Physiology 3
BIOL 503 Virology 3
BIOL 514 Toxicology 3
BIOL 520 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory 3
BIOL 526 Developmental Biology 3
BIOL 527 Immuniology and Immunochemistry 3
BIOL 542 Advanced Microbiology 3
BIOL 545 Advanced Cell Biology 3
BIOL 550 Bioinformatics 3
BIOL 555 Macromolecular Structure Determination 3
BIOL 562 Functional Genomics 3
BIOL 597 Special Topics
Note: Student may be approved for Special Projects as appropriate
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