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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Biochemistry, PhD

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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics  > Department of Biology and Biochemistry  > Biochemistry, PhD


The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree will be awarded after students have successfully completed the following requirements.  Students may satisfy the degree requirements by completing at least 54 approved semester hours; satisfactorily completing the laboratory rotations and formal graduate level course requirements including seminars; enrolling in at least six semester hours of dissertation courses; and completing and defending a dissertation acceptable to the dissertation committee.  All students must be continuously enrolled full time until the degree requirements are completed.

Students  must specify a dissertation committee and have the names on file in the Office of the Dean at least one semester before their graduation.  The committee must consist of at least four members.  These shall include the major professor, one other member of the Division of Biochemistry of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry (DBB) (including emeritus faculty), one member who may belong to any Division within the DBB, and one member who shall be from outside the DBB. At least one-half of the committee must be composed of tenured or tenure-track faculty members with primary appointments in the Division of Biochemistry. Research faculty may serve on the committee in addition to the core of four committee members who must be tenured or tenure-track faculty.

See the Biochemistry Degree Requirements for more details.

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