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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Typical Program in Quantitative and Computational Biosciences

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Content

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)

Course

GS-GS-6600 Foundations A: Molecules to Systems

3

Required

GS-GS-6400 Foundations B: Biostatistics

2

Required

GS-QC-6301 Practical Introduction to Programming for Scientists

3

Required

GS-GS-5101 Responsible Conduct of Research 1

1

Required

GS-QC-5105 Seminar in Quantitative Biosciences

1

Required

GS-QC-5110 Advanced Topics in QCB

1

Required

GS-QC-5030 Research Rotation 1 Required
Content

Term 2

Course

Hour(s)

Course

GS-GS-6600 Foundations A: Molecules to Systems

3

Required

GS-GS-6400 Foundations B: Biostatistics

2

Required

GS-QC-6401 Quantitative & Computational Methods in Biosciences 1

4

Required

GS-QC-5105 Seminar in Quantitative Biosciences

1

Required

GS-QC-5110 Advanced Topics in QCB

1

Required

GS-QC-5030 Research Rotation

1

Required

Content

Term 3

Course

Hour(s)

Course

GS-QC-6402 Quantitative & Computational Methods in Biosciences 2 

4

Required

GS-GS-5105 Scientific Writing

2

Required

GS-QC-5105 Seminar in Quantitative Biosciences

1

Required

GS-QC-5030 Research Rotation± Electives

3+

Required

GS-GG-6204 Method & Logic in Genetics & Genomics

3

Elective

GS-QC 6201 Applications to Biology of Computation

2

Elective

GS-GS-6203 Data Mining 2 Elective
Content

Term 4

Course

Hour(s)

Course

GS-QC-5301 QCB Research Design

3

Required

GS-QC-5105 Seminar in Quantitative Biosciences

1

Required

GS-QC-5100 Student Research Seminar 1

Required

GS-QC Research Hours ± Electives

6+

Elective

GS-QC 6302 Computer-Aided Discovery Methods

4

Elective

Content

Term 5

Course

Hour(s)

Course

GS-QC  Research Hours ± Electives

12

Elective