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Program overview

Specific Program Requirements (Hegis Code 0412)

A minimum of 30 credits is required including certain specific core courses, specified below. A GPA of 3.00 or better (B average) must be maintained for this set of required core courses. Electives may be chosen from didactic courses in cell biology and other basic sciences (biochemistry, physiology, etc.), in consultation with the graduate program director.

The Professional Science Master’s track (Plan C) requires 36 credits overall. This total includes a minimum of 24 credits from the science curriculum, a minimum of 8 credits from the professional skills curriculum, and an internship and capstone project report. A Master’s Literature Review may be substituted for the capstone report if proprietary concerns at the company hosting the internship preclude a formal report. In certain circumstances, with the approval of the program director and associate dean for the Professional Science Master’s program, a research rotation (CBAM 9800 or BMSM 9800, minimum 3 credits) may be substituted for the internship, along with either a Master’s Literature Review or a Master’s Thesis.

Plan A:  
Required Courses  
Lectures in Histology (CBAM 1320) 3 credits
Laboratory in Histology (CBAM 1330) 2 credits
Cell Biology (CBAM 1360) 3 credits
General Biochemistry I (BCHM 1010) 4 credits
Biochemistry of Gene Expression (BCHM 1250) 4 credits
Master's Independent Study (CBAM 9700) 1 credit
Master’s Literature Review (CBAM 9750) 0 credits
Electives (didactic credits only) 13 credits
   
TOTAL 30 credits

 

Plan B:  
Required Courses  
Lectures in Histology (CBAM 1320) 3 credits
Laboratory in Histology (CBAM 1330) 2 credits
Cell Biology (CBAM 1360) 3 credits
General Biochemistry I (BCHM 1010) 4 credits
Biochemistry of Gene Expression (BCHM 1250) 4 credits
Master’s Thesis Research (CBAM 9800) 1-5 credits
Master’s Thesis (CBAM 9850) 0 credits
Electives (didactic credits only) 9-14 credits
   
TOTAL 30 credits