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Course Requirements

Course Credit Requirements

At least 20 credits in 800 and 900 level courses and a minimum of 24 credits of doctoral dissertation research (GEN 999) are required.  The following categories (I, II, III, IV, V) of requirements must be completed. 

I. Complete each of the following:

BMB 801 - Molecular Biology (3 credits, Fall) or PLB/BMB 856 – Plant Molecular and Omics Biology (3 credits, Spring)

GEN 810 - Theory and Practice of Teaching Genetics (1 credit/semester) One credit is required, students may accumulate a maximum of 3 credits

II. Complete one genomics, quantitative or computational biology course. A course from the following list typically fulfills this requirement. However, other courses as well as appropriate workshops or on-line courses may also be acceptable at the discretion of the GGS Program Director.

ANS 824:    Methods in Quantitative Genomics (Fall, 3 credits)

BMB 961 - Genomics and Proteomics of Complex Genetic Systems (2 credits, Fall even years)

CMSE 801 - Introduction to Computational Modeling (3 credits, Fall, Spring)

CMSE 802 – Methods in Computational Modeling (3 credits, Fall, Spring)

CMSE 890 – Selected Topics in CMSE (topics vary, Fall, Spring)*

CSS 941 - Quantitative Genetics in Plant Breeding (3 credits, Spring even years)

EPI 808 - Biostatistics I (3 credits, Fall)

EPI 808B - Advanced Biostatistics (3 credits, Fall)

EPI 853B - Statistical Computing (3 credits, Fall)

EPI 855 - Biostatistical Modeling in Genomic Data Analysis (3 credits, Fall)

FW 849 - Applied Bayesian Inference Using Monte Carlo Methods for Quantitative Biologists (3 credits, Fall even years)

HRT 841 – Foundations in Computational and Plant Sciences (3 credits, Fall)

IBIO 830 – Statistical Methods in Ecology and Evolution I (3 credits, Fall)

IBIO 831 – Statistical Methods in Ecology and Evolution II (3 credits, Spring)

PLB 812 – Plant Genomics (3 credits, Fall)

PHM 830 - Experimental Design and Data Analysis (3 credits, Fall, Summer)

STT 814 - Advanced Statistics for Biologists (4 credits, Spring)

STT 855 - Statistical Genetics (3 credits, Fall odd years)

*A total of 3 credits of CMSE 890 fulfills the computational course requirement

III. Complete one course in genetics. A course from the following list typically fulfills this requirement. A second course from List II may also fulfill this requirement. Other courses may also be acceptable at the discretion of the GGS Program Director.

ANS 804 – Introduction to Quantitative Genetics (3 credits, Fall)

FW 828 - Molecular Ecology & Conservation Genetics (3 credits)

MMG 833 - Microbial Genetics (3 credits, Fall)

MMG 861 - Advanced Microbial Pathogenesis (3 credits, Spring odd years)

PLB 849 - Evolutionary Biology (3 credits, Spring)

PLB 856 - Plant Molecular and Omic Biology (3 credits, Spring)

PLB 866 – Molecular Plant Physiology (3 credits, Fall)

PLP 881 - Molecular & Biochemical Plant Pathology (3 credits, Spring)

PLP 884 - Prokaryotic Diseases of Plants (3 credits, Spring odd years)

 

IV. Complete two other elective courses. Any 800/900-level course may fulfill this requirement including a course from List II or List III.

V. Complete four semesters of GEN 800, Genetics Seminar (1 credit each) during the four to five years of graduate study in the GGS Program.  Seminar courses from other departments may be acceptable at the discretion of the GGS Program Director.

VI. The student’s Guidance Committee may require additional coursework and/or students may elect to take additional optional courses.