BCB PhD Course Requirements

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Summary of BCB Course Requirements for PhD – Fall 2017

 

Requirement

Course Number
(Semester Offered)

Course Name

Ph.D.

Background coursework

Stat 430 (F)
Variable

Empirical Methods for Computer Science
Variable

3 cr

BCB core courses

BCB 567 (F)
BCB 568 (S)
BCB 570 (S)

Fundamentals of Genomic Informatics
Advanced Genomic Informatics
Computational Functional Genomics and Systems Biology

3 cr
3 cr
3 cr

Advanced Biology Core
Requirement

Variable

Examples:

GDCB 511, Molecular Genetics
AnSci 556, Current Topics in Genome Analysis
EEOB 561, Evolutionary and Ecological Genomics
EEOB 563, Molecular Phylogenetics

3 cr.

Advanced group requirements

Variable

Variable

6 cr.

Workshops and symposia

BCB 593a

BCB Workshop

1 time

Student research seminars

BCB 690 (S)

BCB Student Research Seminar

2 timesb

Faculty seminars

BCB 691 (F)

BCB Faculty Research Seminar

1 timed

Research rotation
(first year only)

BCB 697 (F S)

BCB Research Rotations

3 labs

Research

BCB 699 (F S SS)

Research

Variable cr.

Bioethics training

GR ST 565 (F)

BCB-approved bioethics course/modules

1 cr.

Graduate English

Variable

(for non-native English speakers only) Determined by placement exam

Total Credit Hours

 

 

72

 

  a BCB 593 Workshop is offered various semesters (F S SS), but at least once each year.
  b Student must make at least two oral presentations.
  d As of Fall 2015, students will be required to take it once and then fulfill the requirement for the second faculty seminar series by taking one of the many offerings that are currently available within home departments or outside their home departments, especially when their home department offers no seminar series for credit.

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