A sample program that might be followed by a typical student follows. Note that first-year course requirements are determined by the Common Admissions Policy for the Biomedical Sciences PhD Program.

Year 1 - Common Admissions Program

1st Semester (Fall)
Core Curriculum

  • COGS8021 Biochemistry & Gene Regulation
  • COGS8022 Molecular Cell Biology
  • COGS8011 Responsible Conduct of Research (tool skills)
  • COGS8012 Scientific Communication
  • COGS8040 Introduction to Faculty Research
  • COGS8050 Introduction to Research I (Laboratory Rotations)

2nd Semester (Spring)
Core Curriculum

  • COGS8033 Integrative Systems Biology
  • COGS8060 Introduction to Research II (Laboratory Rotations)

    Selective (students must select 4 credit hours from the following)
  • COGS8080 Neuroscience I (4 credit hours)
  • COGS8092 Fundamentals of Genomic Medicine (4 credit hours)
  • COGS8215 Fundamentals of Oncology (2 credit hours)
  • COGS 8230 Biology of Proteins in Disease (2 credit hours)
  • COGS8240 Introduction to Immunology and Infectious Disease (2 credit hours)
  • COGS8030 Experimental Therapeutics (2 credit hours)

3rd Semester (Summer)

  • STAT7070 Biomedical Statistics (3 credit hours)
  • COGS/MOLM 9210 Investigation of a Problem (9 credit hours)

Year 2 - Entry into Molecular Medicine Program

4th Semester (Fall)

  • Elective Courses
  • MOLM9010 Advanced Seminar in Molecular Medicine
  • MOLM9020 Seminars
  • MOLM9040 Journal Club
  • MOLM9210 Investigation of a Problem 

5th Semester (Spring)

  • Elective Courses
  • MOLM9010 Advanced Seminar in Molecular Medicine
  • MOLM9030 Seminars
  • MOLM9040 Journal Club
  • MOLM9210 Investigation of a Problem

6th Semester (Summer)

  • Research Proposal
  • Comprehensive Exam

Year 3 - Molecular Medicine Program

7th Semester (Fall)

  • MOLM9020 Seminars
  • MOLM9040 Journal Club
  • MOLM9300 Research

8th Semester (Spring)

  • MOLM9030 Seminars
  • MOLM9040 Journal Club
  • MOLM9300 Research

9th Semester (Summer)

  • MOLM9300 Research

 Year 4 - Molecular Medicine

10th Semester (Fall)

  • MOLM9020 Seminars
  • MOLM9040 Journal Club
  • MOLM9300 Research

11th Semester (Spring)

  • MOLM9030 Seminars
  • MOLM9040 Journal Club
  • MOLM9300 Research

12th Semester (Summer)

  • MOLM9300 Research  

Year 5 - Molecular Medicine Program

13th Semester (Fall)

  • MOLM9020 Seminars
  • MOLM9040 Journal Club
  • MOLM9300 Research

14th Semester (Spring)

  • MOLM9030 Seminars
  • MOLM9040 Journal Club
  • MOLM9300 Research

Final Examination

Graduation