BBSB Course of Study

Timeline and Requirements for BBSB Students

YEAR 1

Required  Courses* 

Lab Rotations

Written Qualification Exam

YEAR 2

Thesis Research

Teaching Assistantship

Select Doctoral Committee

YEAR 3

Thesis Research

 Teaching Assistantship

Oral Qualifying Exam

YEAR 4

Thesis Research

  Reconstitute Doctoral Committee

Midstreams

YEAR 5

Thesis Research

Committee Meeting

Thesis Defense Presentation

*Required courses for 1st year BBSB students:

FALL Quarter MOL BIO 254A, MOL BIO 254B

WINTER Quarter MOL BIO 254C, MOL BIO 254D, MOL BIO 255 (can substitute 254C/D for CHEM M230B/D. Consult with HA Director)

SPRING Quarter either MIMG C234 or CHEM 203B, and 4-6 units of elective coursework

Every year: Participation in Student Seminar Series and attendance at MBI Thursday Seminars

See the Student Handbook for more details about general requirements.