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Required and Elective Courses

Required and Elective Courses

Required Core Courses for the Molecular and Computational Biology and Translational Bioinformatics Track for the PhD program

Course NumberCourse DescriptionCredits
SYBB 459 Bioinformatics for Systems Biology 3
SYBB 555 Current Proteomics 3
SYBB 501 Biomedical Informatics and Systems Biology Journal Club 0
SYBB 601 Systems Biology and Bioinformatics Research 1-18
SYBB 651 Thesis MS (For MS Students only) 1-18
SYBB 701 Dissertation PhD (For PhD students only) 1-9

Elective Courses for the PhD Program:
Genes and Proteins Courses

Course NumberCourse DescriptionCredits
EPBI/GENE/MPHP 451
CLBY 555/BIOC 555/PATH 555
Principles of Genetic Epidemiology 3
PHOL/CHEM/PHRM/BIOC/NEUR 475 Protein Biophysics 3
PHOL 456 Conversations on Protein Structure and Function 2
PHOL 480 Physiology of Organ Systems 4
CBIO 453 Cell Biology I 4
CBIO 455 Molecular Biology I 4
BIOC 420 Current Topics in Cancer 3
BIOC 528 Contemporary Approaches to Drug Discovery 3
BETH 412 Ethical Issues in Genetics/Genomics 3

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Courses

Course NumberCourse DescriptionCredits
EPBI 415 Statistical Computing and Data Analytics 3
BIOL/EECS 419 Applied Probability and Stochastic Processes for Biology 3
PHRM/PHOL/CHEM/BIOC 430 Advanced Methods in Structural Biology 1-6
EECS 458 Introduction to Bioinformatics 3
NEUR 478/BIOL 378/COGS
MATH 378/BIOL 478/EBME 478
Computational Neuroscience 3
GENE 508 Bioinformatics and Computational Genomics 3
BIOC 430 Advanced Methods in Structural Biology 1-6

Quantitative Analysis and Modeling

Course NumberCourse DescriptionCredits
EPBI 431 Statistical Methods I 3
EPBI 432 Statistical Methods II 3
EPBI 480 Introduction to Statistical Theory 3
EPBI 481 Theoretical Statistics I 3
EPBI 482 Theoretical Statistics II 3
EPBI 460 Introduction to Health Services Research 3
EPBI 515 Secondary Analysis of Large Health Care Data Bases 3
MPHP 405 Statistical Methods in Public Health 3
EECS 435 Data Mining 3
EECS 440 Machine Learning 3
MATH 441 Mathematical Modeling 3
EBME 300/MATH 449 Dynamics of Biological Systems: A Quantitative Introduction to Biology 3
MIDS 301 Introduction to Information: A Systems and Design Approach 3