Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology Course Information

A basic component of graduate education is coursework, which provides students with the fundamental concepts necessary to understand research in the life sciences. The BMMB graduate curriculum includes a set of four courses and one research colloquium required of all students in the program. After choosing a laboratory for their graduate research, students, in consultation with their research advisors, choose advanced courses in their area of interest. Most students finish all formal coursework by the fall semester of their second year. Students must complete 18 credits of coursework. To view a listings of the course work click on the links below.

First year required course work
Elective courses available

Graduate Level Courses:

Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Masters of Professional Studies in Forensic Science


Online Course Syllabi:
To learn more about the BMMB Graduate level courses see our online course syllabi.


Journal Clubs:
Journals clubs meet once a week for one hour during the Fall and Spring semesters. Students and faculty present current literature to the group.


Other resourceful links about the BMMB Graduate Program can be found on the University Bulletin.