Biochemistry and Biophysics - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) - Biochemistry and Biophysics

College of Humanities and Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 60

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Notes/Description

  • The Biochemistry and Biophysics doctoral program provides a dynamic environment where students engage in cutting-edge research in close collaboration with faculty.

  • Students will learn to apply the tools of physical biochemistry and structural biology to exciting problems through research projects with Biochemistry Program Faculty Members. 

  • The Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics and related research in the  provide a rich context for graduate studies in Biochemistry & Biophysics at the University of Montana.

Summary

Core Courses

10

Lab Rotation

2

Seminar/Data Club

2

Electives

?

Research

?

Total Hours

60

Core Courses

CODE

TITLE

HOURS

BCH 581

Physical Biochemistry

3

BCH 582

Proteins and Enzymes

3

BCH 584

Nucleic Acids

3

BMED 605

Biomedical Research Ethics

1

Total Hours

10

Minimum Required Grade: C

Lab Rotations

CODE

TITLE

HOURS

BCH 570

Introduction to Research

1

Total Hours

2

Minimum Required Grade: C

Elective Requirements

Course work for Biochemistry & Biophysics graduate students is determined by the Advisory Committee. The minimum coursework requirement is the three Core courses and one 3 credit hour elective. A list of approved electives is provided below. Other electives may be substituted, if appropriate, with the approval of the student’s Advisory Committee. All course work will normally be completed during the first two years of graduate study.

Approved Electives

CODE

TITLE

HOURS

BCH 486

Biochemistry Lab

3

BCH/CHMY 595

Biophotonics

3

BCH/CHMY 595

NMR Spectroscopy

3

BCH 600

Cell Organization & Mechanisms

3

CSCI 558

Introduction to Bioinformatics

3

CHMY 562

Organic Structure and Mechanism

3

CHMY 569/BMED 621

Medicinal Chemistry

3

BMED 615

Molecular Pharmacology

3

BMED 661

Neuroscience I

4

BMED 667

Neurobiology and Biophysics

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C

Other courses that may be useful but do not count for the elective requirement are:

CODE

TITLE

HOURS

BCH 561

RNA Structure and Function

1

CHMY 580

Fluorescence Spectroscopy

1

BIOB 596

Topics in Virology

1

Seminar/Data Club

CODE

TITLE

HOURS

BCH 694

Seminar

1

BCH 547

Data Club

1

Total Hours

2

Minimum Required Grade: C

Research

CODE

TITLE

HOURS

Total Hours

Minimum Required Grade: C