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The Cell, Molecular, and Physiological (CMP) Biology Emphasis
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The CMP emphasis of the Integrated Biosciences Graduate Program provides students with a broad base of knowledge to investigate questions in biology from the molecular, biochemical, cellular and organism physiology levels. Through coursework in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, physiology and statistics, students obtain the basic knowledge required for critical analysis of research questions in the biosciences.

Elective courses provide more specialized information in specific areas of research. Students choosing the CMP emphasis are required to take some courses from the Ecology, Organismal and Population Biology emphasis and are encouraged to pursue it as an internal related field. Areas of research include diverse topics integrating knowledge in such traditional disciplines as molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology, pathology, and microbiology. In addition, participation in program seminars and coursework in conjunction with students in the EOP emphasis provide CMP students with a unique perspective regarding population biology and the influence of the environment on the structure and function of the organism.

CMP Faculty

 

Completion Requirements

Requirements for M.S. Degree

Students pursuing the M.S. must complete a minimum of 20 coursework credits and 10 thesis credits (30 credits total). Coursework must include 11 core credits in the IBS major field (this includes Stat 5411 for 3 credits);a minimum of 9 elective credits related to the field of study/emphasis area; andten thesis credits (IBS 8777). Elective credits can be from IBS elective coursework, another graduate program or programs, or for a minor in one particular field such as Applied and Computational Mathematics.In addition to coursework and thesis credits, M.S. students must conduct original research and write and successfully defend a thesis.

For full details, please refer to the IBS Student Handbook.

 

Overview of M.S. Credit Requirements
Summary
Required Core IBS Courses
11 cr
Elective Coursework
9 cr
Thesis Credits
10 cr
TOTAL
30 cr

 

Core Course Requirements for the M.S. Degree
Course # Title
Credits
IBS 8011 Integrated Biological Systems I
2 cr
IBS 8013 Integrated Biological Systems II
2 cr
IBS 8012 Integrated Biological Systems III
2 cr
IBS 8099 The Biological Practitioner
1 cr
IBS 8030 IBS Research Club (Methods)
1 cr
STATS STAT 5411 or STAT 4060 or STAT 5511
3 cr
  TOTAL
11 cr

 

 

Requirements for Completion of the Ph.D. Degree

Students pursuing the Ph.D. must complete a minimum of 26 coursework credits and 24 thesis credits (50 credits total). Coursework must include 13 core credits in the IBS major field (this includes Stat 5411 for 3 credits); a minimum of 13 elective credits related to the field of study/emphasis area; and 24 Ph.D. thesis credits. Elective credits can be from IBS elective coursework, another graduate program or programs, or for a minor in one particular field such as Applied and Computational Mathematics. In addition to coursework and thesis credits, Ph.D. students mustconduct original research,pass preliminary exams, and successfully complete and defend a dissertation.

For full details, please refer to the IBS Student Handbook

 

Overview of Ph.D. Credit Requirements
Summary
Required Core IBS Courses
13 cr
Elective Coursework
13 cr
Thesis Credits
24 cr
TOTAL
30 cr

 

Core Course Requirements for the Ph.D. Degree
Course # Title
Credits
IBS 8011 Integrated Biological Systems I
2 cr
IBS 8013 Integrated Biological Systems II
2 cr
IBS 8012 Evolutionary Processes
2 cr
IBS 8099 The Biological Practitioner
1 cr
IBS 8030 IBS Research Club (Methods)
1 cr
IBS 8980 or IBS 8993 Special Topics.Seminar in IBS
2 cr
STATS STAT 5411 or STAT 4060 or STAT 5511
3 cr
  TOTAL
13 cr

 

IBS policy is to allow registration for IBS 8888 after:

1) completion of the first year of core courses,

2) having a GDP on file with the Graduate School,

3) formation of the examining committee, and

4) submission of a 1 page summary of the proposed research to IBS

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