Coursework

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MCO Students

 

Fall Semester Requirements

During the fall semester, MCO students complete three foundation courses that correspond to three broad areas of research (tracks):  

  • Genetics, Genomics and Evolutionary Biology (MCB 291)
  • Cellular Biology, Neurobiology and Developmental Biology (MCB 292)
  • Biochemistry, Chemical, and Structural Biology (MCB 293)

 

Spring Semester Requirements

By the end of the fall semester students have elected one of three tracks to pursue further via two elective courses in the spring. Additionally, students take Mathematics in Biology (MCB 111), which establishes the math skills necessary for quantitative understanding of modern biological problems

EPB Students

Fall Semester Requirements

During the fall semester, EPB  students enroll in the following course:

  •   Interesting Questions in Engineering and Physical Biology (MCB 294)

In addition, EPB students complete two electives in consultation with the EPB faculty track leaders, ordinarily chosen from the three MCO foundation courses.  (As listed above:  MCB 291, MCB 292, and MCB 293.)

Spring Semester Requirements

In the spring semester, students enroll in the following course:

  • Laboratory in Engineering and Physical Biology (Engineering Sciences 224)

 

In consultation with track leaders, students also choose two electives.