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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

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BCB Program Curriculum

Fall Year 1

GS21 1017 Foundations of Biomedical Research (7 units)

GS21 1051 Ethical Dimensions Biomedical Sciences (1 unit)

GS00 1514 Tutorial Research Experience 

Spring Year 1

GS03 1023 Current Methods in Biochemistry and Cell Biology (3 units)

GS13 1024 Molecular Basis of Cell Signaling (3 units)

GS00 1514 Tutorial Research Experience 

Summer Year 1

GS03 1111 Scientific Writing for Grant Proposals (1 unit)

GS00 1520 Research in Biomedical Science 

[any GSBS-approved writing course may be substituted in a different semester, prior to candidacy exam]

Fall Year 2

GS04 1751 Design and Delivery of Advanced Research Seminar Course (1 unit)

GS12 1051 Seminars in Life Sciences (1 unit)

GS12 1011 BCB Research in Progress -- Required for all BCB students every semester (1 unit)

GS00 1520 Research in Biomedical Science 

Spring Year 2

GS12 1051 Seminars in Life Sciences (1 unit)

GS12 1011 BCB Seminar Series -- Required for all BCB students every semester (1 unit)

GS00 1520 Research in Biomedical Science 

    Take candidacy exam.

Year 2: two 1-unit electives (any elective approved for credit by GSBS, including approved courses around TMC)

Electives


GS12 1233 Integrative and Molecular Physiology (3 units) 

Years 3+

GS12 1011 BCB Seminar Series -- Required for all BCB students every semester (1 unit)

GS00 1520 Research in Biomedical Science 

Note: Course titles changed in Fall 2017 for GS03 1023, GS04 1751, GS12 105

Program course requirements for MS students