Recommended (not required) Courses


It is recommended that all BCB graduate students who have not had laboratory experience in biological sciences take at least two 1-credit modules of BCB 542 (Introduction to Molecular Biology Techniques). Similarly, BCB graduate students who come in with a biology undergraduate degree should consider taking modules of Bioinformatics Techniques, BCBio 442X, which has four techniques modules on sequence databases, protein structure; phylogenetic analysis and microarray analysis techniques. Check the class schedule to see if this course is being offered. BCB 444/544, Introduction to Bioinformatics, might be another possibility for those who wish an overview and sampling in the use of applied tools in the discipline.