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Sample Plans of Study

  1. First Year:
  2. Recommended Sequence
    Red Indicates Required Courses

    1. Fall Semester
      1. Biophysics Seminar (BIPH698L)
      2. Research in Biophysics (BIPH 699) (Rotations)
      3. Cell Biology from a Biophysical Perspective (BIPH704 ) or equivalent Biology course
      4. Thermodynamics (CHEM684) or equivalent PHYS Course
    2. Spring Semester
      1. Biophysics Seminar (BIPH698L)
      2. Research in Biophysics (BIPH 699) (Rotations)
      3. Statistical Mechanics I (CHEM687) or equivalent PHYS course
      4. Advanced Course related to the area of specialization (Math, Physics, Biophysical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Neurobiology) Protein Biophysics (BCHM67)
    3. Summer Semester
      1. Join Research Lab
      2. Study for Qualifying Examination
      3. Qualifying Examination (week before the start of Fall classes)
  3. Second Year:
    1. BIPH 898-Pre-Candidacy Research
    2. Collection of preliminary data and preparation of Scholarly Paper
  4. Third through Fifth years:
    1. Oral Presentation and Admission to Candidacy
    2. Ph.D. Research
    3. Additional course work as recommended by thesis advisor
    4. Preparation of written doctoral thesis
    5. 12 credits of BIPH899
    6. Thesis oral defense