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PhD Requirements

RequirementCourse Number
(Semester Offered)
Course NamePh.D.
BCB core coursesBCB 567 (Alt S)
BCB 568 (S)
BCB 570 (F)
Bioinformatics Algorithms
Statistical Bioinformatics
Systems Biology
3 cr
3 cr
3 cr
Advanced Biology Core

One Course Required

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 requirementsVariableVariable6 cr.
Workshops and symposiaBCB 593 (F)Workshop in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology1 credit
Student research seminarBCB 690 (S)BCB Student Research Seminar2 times
Faculty seminarBCB 691 (F)BCB Faculty Research Seminar1 time
Research Rotation
(first year only)
BCB 697 (F S)BCB Research Rotations3 credits per semester
ResearchBCB 699 (F S SS)ResearchMinimum research credits for PhD is 10 credits.  There is no maximum.
Bioethics trainingGR ST 565 (F, S)Responsible Conduct of Research in Science and Engineering1 cr.
Graduate EnglishVariable(for non-native English speakers only) Determined by placement exam 
Total Credit Hours  72 course credits required to obtain PhD Degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology