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Course of Study

For Molecular Cell Biology Concentration

First Year

FALL SEMESTER

SPRING SEMESTER

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

*BIO 550/551 (Mol/cell) 4 *BIO 631/629 (Genetics) 3
*BIO 620 (Biochem) 3 *BIO 612/613 (Cytology) 3
*BIO 536 (Lab) 1 *BIO 537 (Lab) 1
Elective 3 Elective 3

Total Credits

11

Total Credits

10

Second Year

FALL SEMESTER

SPRING SEMESTER

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

**BIO 707 (Thesis) 3 **BIO 708 (Thesis) 3
**Elective 3 ***Electives 6
***Elective 9

Total Credits

6-9

Total Credits

3-6

For Microbiology Concentration

First Year

FALL SEMESTER

SPRING SEMESTER

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

*BIO 641 (Adv Micro) 3 *BIO 642 (Adv Micro) 4
*BIO 620 (Biochem) 3 *BIO 695 (Virology) 3
*BIO 536 (Lab) 1 *BIO 537 (Lab) 1
Elective 3 Elective 3

Total Credits

10

Total Credits

11

Second Year

FALL SEMESTER

SPRING SEMESTER

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

**BIO 707 (Thesis) 3 **BIO 708 (Thesis) 3
**Elective 3 ***Electives
***Elective 6

Total Credits

6-9

Total Credits

3-6

For Medical Microbiology Concentration

First Year

FALL SEMESTER

SPRING SEMESTER

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

*BIO 641 (Adv Micro) 3 *BIO 642 (Adv Micro) 4
*BIO 620 (Biochem) 3 *BIO 695 (Virology) 3
*BIO 536 (Lab) 1 *BIO 537 (Lab) 1
*BIO 648 (Immunology) 3 Elective 3

Total Credits

10

Total Credits

11

Second Year

FALL SEMESTER

SPRING SEMESTER

Course Title

Credits

Course Title

Credits

*BIO 697 (Med Micro)  3 *BIO 698 (Med Micro) 4
*BIO 703 (Seminar) 1 *BIO 702 (Seminar)
**BIO 707 (Thesis) 3 **BIO 708 (Thesis) 3
***Elective 3 ***Electives 3

Total Credits

7-10

Total Credits

8-11

* Denotes core courses required for the concentration
** Denotes courses required for students completing the thesis option. For all three concentrations, the total number of credits to be completed is 30.
***Denotes elective courses taken by students completing the comprehensive examination option. For all three concentrations, the total number of credits to be completed is 36.

NOTE: Please be aware that the actual number of credits taken each semester may be different from what is shown here to meet residency requirements for international students and for certain student loans/financial aid.