The curriculum in the Immunology & Microbiology Graduate Program (I&M) offers you the opportunity to identify, explore and creatively solve critical problems. Our goal is to empower you to develop knowledge, critical analysis, scientific method, leadership and communication skills essential for success in diverse scientific careers.
Our innovative program builds on active self-directed learning and peer-to-peer teaching. The I&M curriculum integrates fundamental and cutting-edge elements of immunology and microbiology. Electives allow you the flexibility to pursue and develop areas of individual and scientific and professional interest. Core and elective offerings also immerse students in the activities of grant writing and scientific presentations. You will actively participate in seminars, journal clubs, annual retreats and other activities in which you will present your work.
Networking, Interviewing, Career Exploration and More
The BCM Career Development Center offers many workshops and seminars as well as one-to-one counseling and other services to plan for your future career and to help you develop the skills you need to succeed.
Team Launch provides innovative, interdisciplinary learning opportunities that will prepare you for careers in team-based science and healthcare.
Dr. Christine Beeton discusses her pathway to becoming an independent investigator.
Student Success Resources
Student success resources at BCM are designed to help you successfully navigate through your education and into the workforce. Taking care of yourself is a pre-requisite your success in school and beyond. At BCM you will have many options to participate in individualized or group wellness programs, as well as access to support services including the Student Disability Services, Ombuds Office, and more.