Traditional Master’s Degree Plan: Cell and Molecular Biology

This is a sample schedule for this degree. Your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Program overview

The cell and molecular biology graduate program builds on the basic laboratory and research skills that you gained during your major.

It helps to have a background in science; some undergraduate science courses are required for you to be admitted.

While this program is designed to advance your skills for a career in research, it can also help you prepare for further education or a pre-professional program.

The following degree plan is based on the graduate catalog.

First semester (fall)

Courses Hours
BMS 622 Molecular Cell Biology 4
BMS 635 Signal Transduction 2
BMS 701 Research in the Biomedical Sciences 1
BMS 799 Thesis 1-6
BMS 730 Current Literature Topics 1
Total hours 9

Second semester (spring)

Courses Hours
BMS 625 Molecular Biology 4
BMS 658 Recombinant DNA and Protein Techniques 3
BMS 701 Research in the Biomedical Sciences 1
BMS 799 Thesis 1-6
BMS 730 Current Literature Topics 1
Total hours 10

Third semester (fall)

Courses Hours
BMS 701 Research in the Biomedical Sciences 1
BMS 798 Research 1-6
Statistics course (if needed) 3
BMS 799 Thesis 1-6
BMS 730 Current Literature Topics 1
Total hours 8

Fourth semester (spring)

Courses Hours
BMS 701 Research in the Biomedical Sciences 1
BMS 798 Research 1-6
BMS 799 Thesis 1-6
BMS 730 Current Literature Topics 1
Total hours 5

Tips for success

  • The master's degree in cell and molecular biology requires at least 32 credit hours. Review the program requirements for more information.
  • You must take and complete an approved statistics course, if a course in statistics is not part of your previous academic record. PBH 730 is suggested.

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Degree plan last reviewed 03-07-2022.