Bill #00-01--27


On April 26, 2001, the Faculty Senate voted to approve the following changes recommended by the Curricular Affairs Committee and Graduate Council:

College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

*CHANGE: Name of Department to Department of Cell and Molecular Biology."

Discontinue the separate degree programs in Biochemistry and Microbiology, and making them separate "tracks" within the new degree program in [the department of] Cell and Molecular Biology. The new requirements are:

For the M.S. and Ph.D. in [the department of] Cell and Molecular Biology:

Admission requirements: GRE and a bachelor's degree with a program of studies that included at least two semesters each of: biological sciences, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and mathematics including at least one semester of calculus. Applicants may be admitted with deficiencies, to be corrected with appropriate coursework to be excluded from program credit.

Program requirements: Core courses (all tracks): MIC 413/415 (5), BCH 593E, BCH 581, 582, BCH/MIC 695. Biochemistry track: core courses plus nine credits chosen from: BCH 542, 584, BMS 641, BCH (BMS) 642, BMS 530, 535, 572, BCH 521, 523/524 (max 3 credits for MS and 6 credits for Ph.D.). Microbiology track: core courses plus MIC 414/416 (5), 500-600 level elective, 695. Molecular genetics track: core courses plus BCH 437, MIC 695, at least 2 credits of a free elective, MIC 552 or BIO 57

*May require approval by the Board of Governors.