Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Track

Track Leader: Dr. Robert Eoff (RLEoff@uams.edu)

To view a list of faculty associated with this track, click here.

Year 1 Fall (12 credit hours)

GPIBS Core Curriculum

Year 1 Spring (10 credit hours)

1 credit hour Seminar (BIOC 5105)
1 credit hour Scientific Communication and Ethics II (PCOL 5119)
3 credit hours Methods in Biomedical and Translational Sciences (BIOC 5109)
3 credit hours Current Trends in Biomedical Sciences (BIOC 5106)
2 credit hours Research (BIOC 5104)

Year 1 Summer (1 credit hour)

1 credit hour Research (BIOC 5104)

Year 2 Fall (10 credit hours)

2 credit hours Seminar (BIOC 5105)
1 credit hour Scientific Communication and Ethics III (PCOL 5120)
3 credit hours Biostatistics I (BIOS 5013)
4 credit hours Elective and/or Research

Year 2 Spring (10 credit hours)

2 credit hour Seminar (BIOC 5105)
1 credit hour Scientific Communication and Ethics IV (PCOL 5121)
8 credit hours Elective and/or Research

Students must take a total of 4 credit hours of Special Topics in Biochemistry or Electives from outside the Track. A variety of Special Topics courses are offered and students should choose, with the advice and consent of their advisory committee, Elective coursework that will enhance their development as a scientist. Courses administered by the Biochemistry Track that could be used to satisfy the Elective requirements include:

Special Topics in Biochemistry-Proteomics (BIOC 6102, 2 credit hours)
Special Topics in Biochemistry-Cancer Biology (BIOC 6103, 2 credit hours)
Special Topics in Biochemistry-Proteins and Enzymes (BIOC 6102, 2 credit hours)

Year 2 Summer

Candidacy Exam (research proposal submitted to committee followed by oral defense)

Years 3 – Until Degree Completion

2 credit hours of Seminar (BIOC 5105) each semester excluding summer and the semester in which the student plans to defend.

8 credit hours of Doctoral Dissertation (BIOC 6104, until they reach the 18 required for graduation) and/or Research (BIOC5104)

Students must successfully defend their research project in written and oral format prior to completion of the degree.