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Coursework

Graduate coursework lays a foundation of the fundamental concepts, principles and tools on which students build competency for critically evaluating current research and making an original contribution in their field of study.

Each graduate group’s requirements may include core courses, an ethics course, electives, seminars and research. Academic coursework is typically the focus of the first two years of study. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA to be in good academic standing. Enrollment in 12 units during regular academic semesters is required to receive University-administered funding such as teaching assistant and graduate student researcher appointments, and fellowships.

Core Courses

Math 201 (1 unit), Teaching and Learning in the Sciences

Math 221 (4 units), Advanced Ordinary Differential Equations

Math 222 (4 units), Partial Differential Equations

Math 223 (4 units), Asymptotics and Perturbation Methods

Math 224 (4 units), Advanced Methods of Applied Mathematics

Math 231 (4 units), Numerical Solution of Diff. Equations I

Math 232 (4 units), Numerical Solution of Diff. Equations II

Math 233 (4 units), Scientific Computing

Special Topics: Choose Two

Math 292 (4 units), Special Topics in Applied Mathematics (may be repeated)

Graduate Courses (4 units total) from another discipline

Math 298 or 299 (4 units total, letter graded)

Seminar

Math 291 (1 unit ea.), Applied Mathematics Seminar (2 semesters)

Research

Math 295 (varies by semester), Graduate Research

Core Courses: Choose 3

CHEM 212 (3 units), Molecular & Solid State Quantum Chemistry

CHEM 214 (3 units), Statistical Thermodynamics

CHEM 215 (3 units), Chemical Kinetics

CHEM 231 (3 units), Molecular Spectroscopy

Ethics & Electives

QSB 294 (1 unit), Responsible Conduct of Research

1 CHEM Graduate Course (3+ units)

Seminar & Research

CHEM 291 (1 unit ea.) Chemistry Seminar (4 semesters)

CHEM 295 (varies by semester) Graduate Research

Core Courses

CHEM 200 (3 units), Advanced Organic Synthesis

CHEM 201 (3 units), Organic & Organometallic Reaction Mechanics

Ethics & Electives

QSB 294 (1 unit), Responsible Conduct of Research

2 CHEM Graduate Courses (3+ units ea.)

Seminar & Research

CHEM 291 (1 unit ea.), Chemistry Seminar (4 semesters)

CHEM 295 (varies by semester), Graduate Research

Core Courses

CHEM 202 (3 units), Bioorganic Chemistry

QSB 202 (3 units), Biochemistry

Choose one:

QSB 281 (4 units), Molecular Dynamics & Biomolecular Simulation

QSB 207 (3 units), Physical Biochemistry

Ethics & Electives

QSB 294 (1 unit), Responsible Conduct of Research

1 CHEM Graduate Course (3+ units)

Seminar & Research

CHEM 291 (1 unit ea.), Chemistry Seminar (4 semesters)

CHEM 295 (varies by semester), Graduate Research

Core Courses

CHEM 212 (3 units), Molecular & Solid State Quantum Chemistry

CHEM 214 (3 units), Statistical Thermodynamics

Choose one:

QSB 281 (4 units), Molecular Dynamics & Biomolecular Simulation

CHEM 225 (3 units), Molecular Electronic Structure

Ethics & Electives

QSB 294 (1 unit), Responsible Conduct of Research

1 CHEM Graduate Course (3+ units)

Seminar & Research

CHEM 291 (1 unit ea.), Chemistry Seminar (4 semesters)

CHEM 295 (varies by semester), Graduate Research

Core Courses

PHYS 205 (4 units), Classical Mechanics

PHYS 210 (4 units), Electrodynamics & Optics 1

PHYS 212 (4 units), Statistical Mechanics

PHYS 237 (4 units), Quantum Mechanics 1

Ethics & Electives

QSB 294 (1 unit), Responsible Conduct of Research

1 PHYS or NatSci/SoE Graduate Course (3+ units) outside primary research area

1 PHYS or NatSci/SoE Graduate Course (3+ units)

Seminar & Research

PHYS 251 (1 unit), Introduction to Graduate Research

PHYS 293 (1 unit ea.), Physics Colloquium (4 semesters)

PHYS 295 (varies by semester), Graduate Research

Core Courses

1 QSB Graduate Course (3-5 units)

Choose One in Quantitative Biology:

QSB 207 (3 units), Physical Biochemistry

QSB 214 (3 units), Tissue Engineering Design

QSB 222 (4 units), Modeling Social Behavior

QSB 244 (4 units), Phylogenetics: Speciation and Macroevolution

QSB 246 (3 units), Community Ecology

QSB 247 (3 units), Phylogenetic Comparative Methods

QSB 251 (4 units), Advanced Molecular Immunology

QSB 271 (3 units), Advanced Neurobiology: Brain Dysfunction and Neurodegenerative Diseases

QSB 275 (3 units), Epigenetics and Gene Expression

QSB 278 (3 units), Gene Expression Analysis

QSB 280 (3 units), Advanced Mathematical Biology

QSB 281 (4 units), Molecular Dynamics and Biomolecular Simulation

QSB 282 (5 units), Bioinformatics

QSB 285 (4 units), Biostatistics

CHEM 260 (3 units), Introduction to Scientific Computing

Choose One in Systems Biology:

QSB 200 (3 units), Molecular Cell Biology

QSB 215 (3 units), Principles of Biological Technologies

QSB 248 (3 units), Advanced Topics in Ecology and Evolution

QSB 290 (3 units), Current Topics in Quantitative and Systems Biology

QSB 297 (3 units), Systems Biology: From Molecules to Metabolic Networks

Seminar & Elective

QSB 291 (1 unit ea.), Research Forums in Quantitative and Systems Biology (2 semesters)

QSB 294  (1 unit), Responsible Conduct of Research

1 QSB Graduate Course (3+ units) Excluding QSB 291 & 295

Research

QSB 292 (1 unit), Group Meeting

QSB 293 (1 unit), QSB Journal Club

QSB 295 (varies by semester), Graduate Research