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Master of Science in Biology with Specialization in Cell and Molecular Biology

Admission 

Admission requirements are identical to those required for all Master of Science students in Biology.

Program Requirements 

Students in this program must complete 32-34 credit hours of graduate work, including the required courses listed below.

Required Courses

(21 hours)

Number Title Hours
BIOL 501 Graduate Laboratory Techniques 2
BIOL 504 Biochemistry Lectures 3
BIOL 515 Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 526 Developmental Biology 3
BIOL 533 Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 544 Molecular Biology of Cells 3
BIOL 545
-or-
BIOL 527
Advanced Cell Biology
-or-
Immunology and Immunochemistry
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 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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