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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Typical Program in Genetics & Genomics

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Flexibility to Meet Your Goals

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The curriculum of the BCM Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences reflects our focus on interdisciplinary, collaborative research. The curriculum is designed to help you develop both core competencies and deep expertise in modern biomedical science. The example below reflects a typical schedule for students. You will have the flexibility to choose from additional options that will deepen your knowledge within specific areas essential to your chosen area of research.

Content

Term 1

Course

Hour(s)

Regular Track

BiGSB Track

Foundations A: Molecules to Systems

3

Required

Required

Foundations B: Biostatistics

2

Required

Required

Introduction to Data Mining

2

Elective

Required

Responsible Conduct of Research

1

Required

Required

Student Research Seminar

1

Required

Required

Research Rotation

3-5

Required

Required

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Term 2

Course

Hour(s)

Regular Track

BiGSB Track

Foundations A: Molecules to Systems

3

Required

Required

Foundations B: Biostatistics

2

Required

Required

Model Systems Genetics

2

Required

Required

Computational Mathematics for Quantitative Biomedicine

4

Elective

Elective

Development

2

Elective

Elective

Student Research Seminar

1

Required

Required

Research Rotation

2-4

Required

Required

Content

Term 3

Course

Hour(s)

Regular Track

BiGSB Track

Method & Logic in Genetics & Genomics

2

Required

Required

Genetics & Genomics Journal Club

1

Required

Required

Scientific Writing

2

Required

Required

Student Research Seminar

1

Required

Required

Research Rotation

2-5

Required

Required

Mammalian Genetics

2

Elective

Elective

Computational Mathematics for Quantitative Biomedicine

4

Elective

Elective

Applications to Biology of Computation

2

Elective

Elective

Gene Regulation

3

Required

Elective

Cell Division and Cancer

3

Elective

Elective

Cancer

1

Elective

Elective

Macromolecules: Structure & Interactions

3

Elective

Elective

Neuroscience

3

Elective

Elective

Content

Term 4

Course

Hour(s)

Regular Track

BiGSB Track

Human Genetics

3

Required

Required

Genetics & Genomics Journal Club

1

Required

Required

Fundamentals of Effective Grant Writing

3

Required

Required

Student Research Seminar

1

Required

Required

Research Rotation

2-4

Required

Required

Gene and Cell Therapy

2

Elective

Elective

Principles of Immunology

2

Elective

Elective

Concepts of Learning and Memory

3

Elective

Elective

Computer-Aided Discovery Methods

3

Elective

Elective

Medical Genetics

3

Elective

Elective

Genetic Epidemiology and Population Genetics

1

Elective

Elective

Content

Term 5

Course

Hour(s)

Regular Track

BiGSB Track

Genetics & Genomics Journal Club

1

Required

Required

Research Rotation

11

Required

Required

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Policies and Procedures Handbook

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For more information about our curriculum and the Genetics Genomics Graduate Program, view our Policies and Procedures Handbook.