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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology (PhD) - Molecular, Cellular, and Organismal Biology Track

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Program Requirements

Complete 60 credits from 13 courses including four core courses, four electives, four semesters of current literature, and 32 credits of research.

Doctoral candidacy: Students must pass written and oral qualifying examinations before undertaking research at the doctoral level.
Dissertation: Candidates must compose and defend a dissertation based on original research.
Teaching: Students are required to participate in the teaching program as teaching assistants for at least two semesters.
Departmental presentation: Candidates must present a seminar of their research nine to twelve months after admission to candidacy.

GPA: Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 throughout the program.
Minimum grade: No more than one course with a grade of C may be applied toward the program.
Residency: No more than six credits from another graduate program may be applied toward the program.
Statute of limitations: Eight years.

Course Requirements

Electives (12 Credits)

Complete 12 credits of graduate courses chosen in consultation with the academic advisory committee.

Students may take BIOL 672 - Directed Readings in Biology  for up to three elective credits.

Current Literature (4 Credits)

Research (32 Credits)

Up to five credits can be replaced by elective course credit with the approval of the academic advisory committee.

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