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Information for students currently in the program

Welcome to ISU and the BCB program!

- Program Information

 2018-2019 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate Handbook

BCB Administration -information on members of the committees associated with BCB.  

BCB GSO - student ran organization 

BCBLab - Bioinformatics Consulting at ISU

Degree Requirements for the PhD in BCB

On-Line Laptop checkout form

Final Oral Exam Checklist - PhD and Master's

POSC Progress Form - checklist to make sure you are progressing through the program.  

Travel Funding Request - For current Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Graduate students to request additional funding for their travel to conferences that are relevant to research area.

TEX/REX Awards - recognition of current students for outstanding research or teaching assistantship.  


- For New Students

Pre Arrival

Onboarding/Orientation information about Iowa State and Ames, Iowa 

- Graduate College Information

Center for Communication Excellence - assistance with writing and speaking skills

Dates and Deadlines - Information on semester due dates, prelims and finals dates of other MS and PhD students.

Dissertations & Thesis - information for writing and submitting your dissertation and thesis

Online and Paper forms - variety of forms such POSC, concurrent, double degree, Final/Prelim and graduation.  

Graduate Student Handbook - Program requirements for Iowa State University Graduate Program.

Graduate Students Rights and Responsibilities - Chapter 9 in the graduate student handbook.

Graduation information - information for requesting your final oral exam and graduation process.

OECT Test Information - Courses and the Oral English Certification Test focused on English speaking and teaching abilities are offered to international teaching assistants every fall and spring semester.

Prelim/Final Oral Request - online examination request

Professional Development - information for six essential skills available on campus (topics include career, communication, leadership/management, research, teaching and wellness).

Request to Establish a Home Department for Students Admitted to Interdepartmental Majors - for first year students. This is where you request your home department.  

- Iowa State University Information

Course catalog - Graduate courses, in particular 600-level courses, may not be offered following the guidelines presented in the course description. For information about the courses offered in the current and following semester use 

Digital Depository - BCB Dissertations and Publications 

Preparing Future Faculty - for those interested in pursuing a teaching career. In second year of MS or Ph.D. program.

Schedule of classes page. This will include schedule of newly developed experimental courses that are not present in the university catalog. For further information about the courses contact the faculty instructor for the course.

Semester Calendars - All students are responsible for following the deadlines present in the academic calendar.

Student Services - information for student counseling, Dean of Students office and discrimination and harassment policy.

University Resources - As a graduate student, there is more to life than just academics. Iowa State University, the City of Ames, and the state of Iowa provide students many opportunities to build a great quality of life while attending graduate school. 

- Other

Responsible Conduct in Research can be downloaded for free at the National Academies Press website