Biochemistry and Neuroscience with Neuroscience Concentration Ph.D.

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Admission Requirements

Complete the following admission requirements:

  • Submit GRE General Test scores
  • If English is not your native language, submit scores from both the Test of Spoken English and the Test of Written English, as well as TOEFL scores. Requests, including justification, for exceptions to this requirement should be made to the chair of the department.

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Minimum Requirements for Biochemistry and Neuroscience Ph.D. (including core courses): 38 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the graduate general university requirements.
Ph.D. Degree Requirements
Complete the Ph.D. degree requirements.18
As part of the Ph.D. requirements, complete the following:
Thesis (18 credits)
Biochemistry and Neuroscience Program Requirements
Complete the following:
CHEM F670Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience3
CHEM F676Neurochemistry3
Complete one of the following:3
Protein Structure and Function
Molecular Foundations of Gene Expression
Membrane Biochemistry and Biophysics
Cellular Signaling
Complete nine credits of electives at the F400 or F600 level, as approved by the graduate committee, excluding thesis or project (CHEM F699 and CHEM F698), with at most two courses at the F400 level9
Complete Ph.D. dissertation in a field of neuroscience
Complete the seminar series, CHEM F688, at least twice. 2
Biochemical and Molecular Biology Seminar
Total Credits38

See Chemistry B.S. and M.S. programs.

See Environmental Chemistry Ph.D. program.