Sample Curricula

Sample Curriculum, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

Year 1

Fall
Spring
Summer
BIOL 7923 (2)
BIOL 6417 (3)
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 6611 (3)
BIOL 7111 (3)
BIOL 8997, GTA Audit
BIOL 8901, Lab Rotation (6)
BIOL 8902, Lab Rotation (3)
Teach
BIOL 8002, Seminar (1)
BIOL 8106, Tools of Science (2)
 
BIOL 8997, GTA Audit
BIOL 8003, Seminar (1)
 
Teach
BIOL 8997, GTA Audit
 
 
Teach
 

Year 2

Fall
Spring
Summer
BIOL8803 (3) Found’n
BIOL 6620/8801 (4)
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit
 
 
Qualifying Exams
 

BIOL 9000, Thesis Research:  Register for enough to total 21 hours fall/spring and 16 hours summer.

Years 3 and 4

Fall
Spring
Summer
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit

BIOL 9000, Thesis Research:  Register for enough to total 21 hours fall/spring and 16 hours summer.

Year 5

Fall
Spring
Summer
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
 
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit
 
Thesis Writing
Thesis Writing
 
 
Thesis Defense
 

BIOL 9000, Thesis Research:  Register for enough to total 21 hours fall/spring and 16 hours summer.  Exceptions are possible during final semester of study.

Common Course options (Blue Spring, Red Fall, Bold odd yrs ony, Ital even yrs only):

BIOL6410 Microbial Ecol (3)
BIOL6418 Microb Physiol (3)
BIOL6611 Adv Microb Physiol (3)
BIOL6221 Biol Oceanog (3)
BIOL6417 Marine Ecol (3)
BIOL6765 Geomicrobiology (3)
BIOL6620 Aquat Chem Ecol (4)
BIOL6756 Signaling Molec (3)
BIOL7923 Adv in Ecology (2)
BIOL7111 Molec Evolution (3)
BIOL6720 Env Micr Genom (3)
BIOL6480 Evol Dev Biol (2)
BIOL8803 Foundn Evolution (3)
BIOL8803 Microb Symbiosis (3)
BIOL8802 Community Ecol (2)
BIOL8801 Viral Ecology (1) 
 
 

Sample Curriculum, Molecular and Cell Biology

Year 1

Fall
Spring
Summer
BIOL 7015 (3)
BIOL 7668 (3)
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 6608 (3)
BIOL 7964 (2)
BIOL 8997, GTA Audit
BIOL 8003 (3) Frontiers MCB
BIOL 8902, Lab Rotation
Teach
BIOL 8901, Lab Rotation
BIOL 8106, Tools of Science (2)
 
BIOL 8002, Seminar (1)
BIOL 8003, Seminar (1)
 
BIOL 8997, GTA Audit          
BIOL 8997, GTA Audit
 
Teach
Teach
 

Year 2

Fall
Spring
Summer
BIOL 7963 (2)
BIOL 8803 (3)
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 8803 (3)
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit           
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit           
 
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit           
Qualifying Exams
 

BIOL 9000, Thesis Research:  Register for enough to total 21 hours fall/spring and 16 hours summer.

Years 3 and 4

Fall
Spring
Summer
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit           
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit           
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit           

BIOL 9000, Thesis Research:  Register for enough to total 21 hours fall/spring and 16 hours summer.

Years 5

Fall
Spring
Summer
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
 
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit           
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit           
 
Thesis Writing
Thesis Writing
 
 

Thesis Defense

 

BIOL 9000, Thesis Research:  Register for enough to total 21 hours fall/spring and 16 hours summer.  Exceptions are possible during final semester of study.

Common Course options (Blue Spring, Red Fall, Bold odd yrs ony, Ital even yrs only):

BIOL6608   Prok Mol Genet (3) 
BIOL7668   Euk Mol Genet (3)
BIOL7963   Adv Mol Biol (2)
BIOL7015   Cancer (3)
BIOL7964   Adv Genetics (2)
BIOL8803   Epigenetics (3)
BIOL8803   Protein Biology (4)
BIOL8803   Astrobiology (3)
 
BIOL4803   Human Genetics (3)
BIOL8801   Quorum sensing
 

Sample Curriculum, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

Year 1

Fall
Spring
Summer
BIOL 6150 (3)
BIOL 7210 (3)
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 8803 (3) Prog Binf
BIOL 8803 (3) Frontiers CBBI
BIOL 8997, GTA Audit
BIOL 8901, Lab Rotation
BIOL 8902, Lab Rotation
Teach
CETL 8000, TA Prep
BIOL 8106, Tools of Science
 
BIOL 8002, Seminar
BIOL 8003, Seminar
 
BIOL 8997, GTA Audit
BIOL 8997, GTA Audit
 
Teach
Teach
 

Year 2

Fall
Spring
Summer
BIOL 8803 (3) Pred Hlth Gen
Elective (3)
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit
 
 

Qualifying Exams

 

BIOL 9000, Thesis Research:  Register for enough to total 21 hours fall/spring and 16 hours summer.

Years 3 and 4

Fall
Spring
Summer
Elective (2 or 3)
 
 
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit           
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit           
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit           

BIOL 9000, Thesis Research:  Register for enough to total 21 hours fall/spring and 16 hours summer.

Year 5

Fall
Spring
Summer
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
BIOL 9000, Thesis Research
 
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit           
BIOL 8998, GRA Audit           
 
Thesis Writing
Thesis Writing
 
 

Thesis Defense

 

BIOL 9000, Thesis Research:  Register for enough to total 21 hours fall/spring and 16 hours summer.  Exceptions are possible during final semester of study.

Common Course options (Blue Spring, Red Fall, Bold odd yrs ony, Ital even yrs only):

BIOL6150   Genom Appl Binf  (3)
BIOL7210   Comput Genom (3)
BIOL8803   Program for Binf (3)

BIOL8802   Drug Discovery (2)

BIOL8803   Pred Health Genom (3)

BIOL8802   Quant Genet (2)*

BIOL8803  Frontiers Comp Biol (3)*  
BIOL8802   Integr Cancer Biol (2)*   
 

*Proposed new courses