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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Molecular Biology, M.A.

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(Major Code: 04161) (SIMS Code: M.A. 771459)

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , the student must complete a graduate program of 30 units of 500-level and above courses selected, with the approval of the MBI graduate adviser. A list of suggested courses is presented on the following page. All students entering the Master of Science program in molecular biology will be required to take an advanced course in molecular biology. At least 15 units of the courses selected must be in 600- and 700-numbered courses including 799A, Thesis.

Advancement to Candidacy

All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy, including the language other than English requirement for the master of arts degree, as stated in Requirements for Master’s Degrees . Satisfactory progress on the thesis research will be prerequisite to obtaining departmental approval for advancement.

At Least Three Units of

The student must complete at least three units of


With the approval of the graduate adviser of molecular biology, a student may substitute for M BIO 610  another 600- or 700- numbered course. A final oral examination on the thesis will be administered by the thesis committee.

Courses Acceptable for the Concentration in Molecular Biology

Upper Division Courses

Graduate Courses

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