CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN BIOMARKER RESEARCH & INDIVIDUALIZED MEDICINE (SCHOOL OF BRIM)

ut pipeline curriculum

BIOL/BIPG PIPELINE CURRICULUM (@, #, *, & refers to footnotes at end of curriculum description)

1st year Fall
BIOL 2150 Fundamental of Life Science I (4)
BIOL 2160 Fundamental of Life Science I lab (1)
CHEM 1230 General Chemistry I (4)
CHEM 1280 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
ENGL 1110 Composition I (3)
NSM 1000 Orientation (1)
Elective (3) @
TOTAL 17

1st year Spring
BIOL 2170 Fundamental of Life Science II (4)
BIOL 2180 Fundamental of Life Science II lab (1)
CHEM 1240 General Chemistry II (4)
CHEM 1250 General Chemistry II Lab (1)
ENGL 1130‐50 Composition II (3)
Elective (3) @
TOTAL 16

2nd year Fall
BIOL 3010 Molecular Genetics (3)
BIOL 3020 Molecular Genetics lab # (2)
CHEM 2410 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 2460 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
MATH 1750 or 1850 (Calculus I) (4)
Elective (3) @
TOTAL 16

2nd year Spring
BIOL 3030 Cell Biology (3)
BIOL 3040 Cell Bio Lab # (2)
CHEM 2410 Organic Chemistry II (3)
MATH 1760 or 1860 (Calculus II) (3)
MATH 2600 Introduction to Statistics (3)
Elective (3) @
TOTAL 17

3rd year Fall
BIOL 3090 Developmental Biology (3)
PHYS 2070 or 2130 General Physics I (5)
CHEM 3510 Biochemistry I (3)
Elective (3) @
Elective (3) @
TOTAL 17

3rd year Spring
BIOL 3070 Human Physiology (3)
PHYS 2080 or 2140 General Physics I (5)
CHEM 3520 Biochemistry II (3)
BIOL 4110 Human Genetics (3) OR 
     BIOL 4210 Molec Basis of Human Disease
Elective (3) @
TOTAL 17

Summer
Elective (3) @
Elective (3) @
TOTAL 6

4th year Fall
Elective (3) @
BIOL 4700 Biological Lit & Commun (3)
BIOL 4110 Human Genetics (3)
BIPG 5200 Statistical Methods Bioinformatics (3) *
BIPG 5100 Fundamentals of Bioinformatics (3) *
INDI 6020 On being a Scientist (1)
TOTAL 16

4th year Spring
BIPG 6100 Intro to Bioinformatic Computing (3) *
Intro to Biomedical Research (0) &
BMSP 6390 Mentored Research (2)
     EITHER BIPG 6400 Applications of Bioinformatics (3)
     OR BRIM 6200 Biomarker Discovery, Validation & Implementation
BMSP 6350 Cell Biology and Signaling (3)
Grad Elective (3)
Grad Elective (3)
TOTAL 17

Summer
BIPG 5400 Bioinfo Databases (1)
BIPG 5500 MicroArray Analysis (1)
BIPG 5110 Practical Bioinformatics (1)
BIPG 6990 Thesis Research in BPG (7)
TOTAL 9

5th year Fall
BIPG 5300 Journal Club Grad (1)
BIPG 6990 Thesis Research in BPG (8)
Grad Elective (3)
TOTAL 12

BS = 124, MSBS = 45 (27 didactic, 16 research)

Courses in red count towards MSBS only (see PDF version below).

*These courses provide the 9cr that count towards both degrees.

@ Undergraduate electives must include two each in Social Sciences, Humanities/Fine Arts, and Multicultural Studies.

# Together, BIOL 3020 and 3040 substitute for the BMSP 6400 (Methods) requirement.

& This is not a formal course, & you do not register for it, but all incoming students must attend because this is how rotation mentors are chosen. All faculty members with  openings in their labs present a summary of their research, so students can decide which they want to consider as thesis advisors.

Total credit hours (including overlap): 168cr hrs

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If you have questions about the pipeline program, please talk to your faculty advisor, and/or contact us via email.

Last Updated: 7/11/16