QCB Graduate Program Requirements

See QCB Student Handbook for program details.  

  • Four core courses 
    1. QCB 515 Method and Logic in Quantitative Biology
    2. QCB537 (fall term) and QCB538 (spring term): Current Research Topics in the Quantitative Life Sciences
    3. COS/QCB 551 Introduction to Genomics and Computational Molecular Biology
  • Three elective courses from the lists below, including at least one from the Quantitative and Biological course lists each.
  • Course in Responsible Conduct of Research: QCB 501 Topics in Ethics in Science
  • Participation in our QCB Graduate Colloquium
  • Research rotations (three required)
  • General exam (January of second year)
  • Two semesters of teaching (usually in fourth year of study)
  • Annual thesis committee meetings
  • Dissertation defense

The course of study for each student must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies in the beginning of their first year, and course substitutions are possible with the permission of the DGS.

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