Biological Sciences Department
MS - Biological Sciences, Concentration in Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Completing Requirements for the MS - Biological Sciences, Concentration in Molecular Biology and Microbiology
See the introduction to department graduate programs for policies governing admission to classified standing for all master's programs in biology. All students, in consultation with their graduate faculty advisor and committee members, must prepare a master's degree program for approval by the Department Graduate Coordinator and the Associate Vice President of Graduate Studies and Research.
Students in this degree program emphasize molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, immunology or microbiology through choice of advisor, committee, course work and thesis.
|Graduate Competency in Writing||0|
|At SJSU, students must pass the graduate competency in writing requirement. For information on the Competency in Writing Requirement, please see http://info.sjsu.edu/gcw.html.|
|Requirements of the Masters||30|
|BIOL 201. Graduate Seminar in Biological Sciences||0.5|
|BIOL 202. Graduate Studies in Biology||3|
|BIOL 205. Advanced Molecular Techniques||4|
|BIOL 215. Seminar in Advanced Genetics||2|
|BIOL 220. Science Communication||3|
|BIOL 256. Advanced Experimental Design and Analysis||3|
|BIOL 210. Molecular Mechanisms of Cellular Activation||2|
|BIOL 233. Immunological Techniques||3|
|BIOL 255L. Advanced Biology Laboratory||1-4|
|BIOL 255M. Seminar in Advanced Biology: Molecular and Microbiology||1-4|
|MICR 270. Advanced Virology||3|
|Other courses chosen with advisor consent|
|BIOL 298. Research||1-4|
|BIOL 299. Master's Thesis or Project||1-4|
|100- or 200-level courses chosen with advisor consent|
All students must demonstrate competency in written English. A public seminar on the thesis must be given.