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Pathway to Degree

Timeline
 
Year 1
Core curriculum
Laboratory rotations (four rotations)
First Exam, Parts 1 and 2 (January and June)
Mentoring team meetings ( December, May)
Faculty research seminars (Fall)
Grant Writing seminar (Spring) – BICM 81000
Mentor selection (May)
Begin thesis research (June)
Ethical conduct of research training (online) CITI
Ethical Conduct of Research (in person) RCR
 
Year 2
Advanced course (three credits or more)
Seminar at home campus (one semester) BICM 81000
Thesis research
Teach as prescribed
ComposeThesis Committee
Second Examination
 
Year 3
Advancement to Candidacy
Thesis research –BICM 90000
Thesis Committee Meeting
Teach as prescribed

Year 4
Dissertation Research - BICM 90000
Meet with full thesis committee
Teach as prescribed

Year 5
Dissertation Research – BICM 90000
Teach as prescribed
Defend dissertation
Graduate

Core Courses

Year One, Fall Semester

BICM 71010 Advanced Biochemistry I
BICM 72010 Basic Seminar in Biochemistry I
BICM 75000 Bioorganic Chemistry
BICM 87000 Bioinformatics
BICM 71110 Research Techniques in Biochemistry I
BICM 71120 Research Techniques in Biochemistry II
BICM 81000 Seminar in Biochemistry
Total Credits 15
 
Year One, Spring Semester
BICM 71020 Advanced Biochemistry II
BICM 72020 Basic Seminar in Biochemistry   II
BICM 77000 Physical Biochemistry
BICM 71110 Research Techniques in Biochemistry I
BICM 71120 Research Techniques in Biochemistry II
Plus one Advanced Biochemistry (80000) Course
Total Credits  15  
 
Year Two, Fall and Spring combined
BICM 81000 Seminar in Biochemistry
One Advanced (80000) Biochemistry Course
2 Graduate level Biology (or other) courses
BICM 82000 Doctoral Dissertation Research
Total years 1-2,  60     
 
Year 3
BICM 81000   Seminar in Biochemistry
BICM 82000 Doctoral Dissertation Research