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Students entering into our Ph.D. program generally have a B.S. in biochemistry, chemistry, biology, genetics, or related physical or biological science. During the first year in residence, students are advised by a graduate advisory committee and participate in coursework, teaching, and laboratory rotations.
The core courses in the Biochemistry Ph.D. program include:
- Macromolecular Structure and Metabolism (BCH 701)
- Transcription, Translation, and Genome Dynamics (BCH 703)
- Signal Transduction and Cellular Regulation (BCH 705)
- BCH 801: Departmental Seminar (Thursdays) and Graduate Seminar (Fridays)
- Special Topics in Biochemistry: Experimental Design and Application I (BCH 810)
- Special Topics in Biochemistry: Experimental Design and Application II (BCH 815)
Following the core coursework, students may enroll in up to two advanced courses, chosen by the student based on recommendations from their thesis advisor, designed to support their thesis project. Advanced topics range from biophysical chemistry, advanced molecular biology, metabolism, bionformatics, or a number of topics offered through other departments on campus. Typically, coursework is completed by the end of the second year. In addition, students gain teaching experience by participating as a teaching assistant for one or more semesters. Students also attend weekly departmental seminars presented by eminent visiting scientists.