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Department of

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry & Microbiology

Molecular Genetics Track Course Work

Required course work in the first year provides students with advanced knowledge in the areas of molecular genetics, biochemistry and microbiology. 

Students also learn to critically evaluate research and practice presentation skills through a three-semester journal club course.

Electives, taken in the first and second years, are required to provide more in-depth knowledge in several disciplines of the student's choice.

Below is an overview of the required course work schedule for Years 1 and 2 of the program:


Year 1 Required Course

Fall Semester     Spring Semester
Molecular and Cellular Biology Core
    Biochemistry and Cellular Metabolism
Introductory Microbiology     Molecular Genetics Graduate Seminar
Molecular Genetics Graduate Seminar
    Biomedical Ethics


Year 2 Required Courses

Fall Semester    Spring Semester
Molecular Genetics Graduate Seminar
   Statistics for the Biomedical Sciences



In addition to the required courses listed above, students will complete elective classes in specialized topics (hours variable). Students are additionally encouraged to explore appropriate elective classes that are offered outside of our department by other graduate programs. 

Examples of elective courses offered by our department include:

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More Information

For more information on the graduate program, please contact us:

Brenda Cole
Graduate Program Manager

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
P.O. Box 670524
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0524 

Phone: 513-558-5510