Biology (BIOL)

BIOL 5102  Research Problems I  1 SCH  (0-1)  

Individual problems assigned, defined and supervised by a Biology graduate faculty member with permission of the department chair. Provides experience in individual design, execution and reporting of small units of research of professional caliber. The Research Problems I, II and III courses may be repeated in any combination for a total maximum of 6 semester credit hours applied towards the graduate degree.

BIOL 5104  Graduate Seminar  1 SCH  (0-1)  

An advanced study of biological literature and research with critical class reports. Must be taken four times for credit.

BIOL 5202  Research Problems II  2 SCH  (0-2)  

Individual problems assigned, defined and supervised by a biology graduate faculty member with permission of the department chair. Provides experience in individual design, execution and reporting of small units of research of professional caliber. The Research Problems I, II and III courses may be repeated in any combination for a total maximum of 6 semester credit hours applied towards the graduate degree.

BIOL 5302  Advanced Topics in Biology  3 SCH  (3-0)  

Lectures in selected topics. May be repeated for credit once under a different topic. Prerequisites: 12 semester hours of biology or equivalent.

BIOL 5305  Graduate Research Project  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for project option students and requires completion of research project. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours.

BIOL 5306  Thesis  3 SCH  (3)  

Designed for thesis option students. The course requires completion of thesis research. Prerequisite: departmental approval. May be repeated for maximum of 6 semester hours.

BIOL 5308  Advanced Molecular Genetics  3 SCH  (3-0)  

This course will familiarize students with fundamental concepts of molecular genetics, including gene structure and diversity, transcription and advanced concepts in cellular and molecular genetics.

BIOL 5309  Epigenetics  3 SCH  (3-0)  

This course will introduce fundamental concepts of epigenetics, including chromatin structure, DNA and histone modifications, and non-coding RNAs, and advanced concepts in gene expression regulation. Furthermore, this course will discuss up-to-date research articles to correlate concepts in epigenetics to practical examples.

BIOL 5310  Systems Neurobiology  3 SCH  (3-0)  

This course covers the fundamental concepts of systems neurobiology, including neuronal physiology, sensory and motor systems and complex brain functions like addiction and memory.

BIOL 5311  Advanced Immunology  3 SCH  (3-0)  

The fundamentals of immunology, including the anatomical, physiological, cellular and molecular aspects of both innate and adaptive immunity will be covered. Basic diagnostic tools, counter measures against infections, and provide an overview of human and animal immunity will also be discussed.

BIOL 5312  Advanced Bacteriology  3 SCH  (3-0)  

A showcase of current topics in microbiology including antibiotic resistance, mircobiome, metabolism, or any other topic agreed upon. Students will be expected to read, understand, and analyze published literature, present these papers in front of the class, and dissect the strengths and weaknesses of the published work.

BIOL 5320  Research Problems III  3 SCH  (0-3)  

Individual problems assigned, defined and supervised by a biology graduate faculty member with permission of the department chair. Provides experience in individual design, execution and reporting of small units of research of professional caliber. The Research Problems I, II and III courses may be repeated in any combination for a total maximum of 6 semester credit hours applied towards the graduate degree.

BIOL 5402  Advanced Topics in Biology  4 SCH  (3-3)  

Lectures, literature, investigation and research at the graduate level in selected advanced topics. May be repeated for credit under different topics.

Fee: $6.00