MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
The primary objectives of the Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine are to provide the necessary theoretical preparation for biochemical careers and to expose students to biochemistry and molecular medicine-related research activities culminating with the Master of Science degree.
- The master’s degree in biochemistry and molecular medicine requires a total of 34 units of elective graduate study as determined by the student’s Advisory Committee.
- Candidates are required to complete a thesis based on original research.
- Fourteen or more course units must be taken in biochemistry and molecular medicine; eight units may be pursued outside the department and upon approval, a maximum of 10 units of directed research in biochemistry will be applied to the degree.
- Students are required to maintain a 3.0 minimum grade point average.
- Master of Science candidates have the option to complete a research thesis or a non-research based theoretical thesis.
Goals of the program are to train students in preparation for:
- Further doctoral study
- Advanced biochemical research positions in industry and academia
- Teaching positions at the community college level