Student Schedule

Year One

Fall Semester

  • BIOCHEM 719: From Atoms to Molecules
  • BIOCHEM/BMOLCHEM 701: Professional Responsibility
  • Breadth requirement (optional)
  • Biochemistry Colloquium
  • Lab rotations = 3
  • Laboratory orientation

Spring Semester

  • BMOLCHEM 720: Experimental Design & Paradigms in Cellular Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Seminar (optional; minimum of five required)
  • Breadth requirement
  • Upon completion of lab rotations, students are matched with thesis lab and thesis research begins

Year 2

Fall Semester

  • BIOCHEM 721: Biochemical Communication
  • Advanced Seminar (optional; minimum of five required)
  • Coursework recommended by committee
  • Teaching requirement (Fall or Spring)

Spring Semester

  • Advanced Seminar (optional; minimum of five required)
  • Coursework recommended by committee
  • Preliminary Exam
  • Teaching requirement (Fall or Spring)

Subsequent Years

Year 3

  • Teaching requirement (Fall or Spring)
  • Advanced Seminar (optional; minimum of five required)
  • Thesis research

Year 4

  • Advanced Seminar (optional; minimum of five required)
  • Thesis research

Year 5

  • IPiB Seminar
  • Thesis research
  • Thesis defense