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Department of Pharmacology

Houston, Texas

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Graduate Curriculum

Curriculum:

Required Courses in Bold
Recommended Electives in Italics

First Term

Genetics A, 2 credit hours (GS-GS-503 )
Molecular Methods, 3 credit hours (GS-GS-502)
Organization of the Cell, 2 credit hours (GS-GS-501)

Science as a Profession – Ethics, 1 credit hour (GS-GS-514)
Research Rotation, variable credit hours (GS-PG-549)
Advanced Topics in Structural & Computational Biology, 1 credit hour (311-430)
Cellular and Molecular Biology and Disease, 2 credit hours (320-423 )
Computational Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology, 6 credit hours (311-402)
Method & Logic in Molecular Biology, 3 credit hours (220-523 )

Second Term

Cancer, 1 credit hour (GS-GS-508)
Immunology, 3 credit hours (GS-IM-423)
Research Rotation, variable credit hours (GS-PG-549)

Advanced Topics in Structural & Computational Biology, 1 credit hour (311-430)
Cell Division, 2 credit hours (220-505)
Genetics B, 2 credit hours (220-504)

Third Term

Gene Regulation, 3 credit hours (GS-GS-509)
Macromolecular: Structure and Interactions, 3 credit hours (GS-GS-518)
Research Rotation, variable credit hours (GS-PG-549)

Computer-Aided Discovery Methods, 2 credit hours (311-405)

Fourth Term

General Pharmacology, 3 credit hours (GS-PG-426)
Research Rotation, variable credit hours (GS-PG-549)
Bioinformatics & Genomic Analysis, 3 credit hours (320-459J, 310-459J, 705-459J)
Biostatistics for Translational Researchers, 3 credit hours (805-403)
Cellular Signaling, 3 credit hours (320-425)
Introduction to Molecular Carcinogenesis, 3 credit hours (388-457J, 320-457J, 370-457J)
Introduction to Statistical Computing & Modeling, 3 credit hours (350-425)
Practical Introduction to Programming for Scientists, 3 credit hours (311-406)

Fifth Term

Research Rotation, variable credit hours (GS-PG-549)
Proteomics & Functional Genomics, 2 credit hours (805-404)

The curriculum is further supplemented by courses offered in other Baylor College of Medicine graduate departments, and by numerous courses at nearby Rice University and the University of Houston.

For descriptions of the courses, you can view the Graduate School Schedule of Classes.

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