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Graduate Program in
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
Biochemistry and Cellular Metabolism
Introductory Microbiology Biomedical Ethics
Molgen Journal Club Molgen Journal Club

Year 2 Required Courses*

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Professional Development and Grant Writing Statistics for the Biomedical Sciences
Molgen Journal Club  

*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 our graduate programs, please contact us at:

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