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  • Please read all the requirements below that you must follow in order to graduate. If you have questions about registration, admission, or anything else, contact dess@ahc.ufl.edu.

    Required Courses

    20 credits of required courses must be completed before you can graduate (including 3 module courses).

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    Course # Course Credits Semester
    MCB 6940 Career Seminar 1 Fall/Spring/Summer
    BSC 6459 Fundamentals in Bioinformatics 2 Fall
    BCH 5413 Eukaryotic Molecular Biology and Genetics 3 Fall/Spring/Summer
    MCB 5252 Microbiology, Immunology & Basis for Immunotherapeutics 4 Spring/Summer A
    MCB 5505 Virology 3 Spring

    Students are required to complete at least one of the following:

    Course # Course Credits Semester
    MCB 5205 Microbiology of Human Pathogens 3 Fall
    -OR-
    GMS 6121 Infectious Disease 3 Fall/Spring/Summer C

    Students are required to complete at least one of the following:

    Course # Course Credits Semester
    MCB 7922 Journal Colloquy – Host/Microbe Interactions (repeatable) 1 Fall/Spring
    -OR-
    GMS 7192 Journal Colloquy – Infectious Disease (take with GMS 6121) 1 Fall/Spring/Summer C
    GMS 7192 Journal Colloquy – Bacteriology (take with GMS 6108) 1 Fall/Spring/Summer C

    Students are required to complete at least three of the following:

    Course # Course Credits Semester
    MCB 6355 Microbial/Host Defense – PCB 5235 suggested Co-req 1 Spring
    MCB 6772 Advanced Topics in Cell Biology 1 Spring
    MCB 6457 Metabolic Regulation (synchronous live web broadcast) 1 Spring
    MCB 6417 Microbial Metabolism and Energetics 1 Fall
    MCB 6317 Molecular Biology of Gene Expression 1 Fall
    MCB 6318 Comparative Microbial Genomics – Prerequisite BSC 6459 2 Spring

    Elective Courses

    Students must complete 10 elective credits in order to graduate.

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    Course # Course Credits Semester
    MCB 6937 Human Genomics 3 Fall
    MCB 6781 Archaea and Biotechnology 3 Fall
    MCB 6937 Microbial Applications of Synthetic Biology 3 Fall
    MCB 6937 Microbial Diversity 3 Summer A
    MCB 6937 Advanced Bacterial Genetics 3 Fall
    MCB 6937 Molecular Genetics 3 Spring/Summer C
    MCB 6937 Bacterial Physiology 3 Fall
    PCB 5235 Immunology 3 Spring
    GMS 6108 Advanced Bacteriology (GMS 6121 or MCB 5205 pre-req) 3 Fall/Spring/Summer
    GMS 6132 Introductory Gene and Immunotherapy (available Spring 2017) 2 Spring
    MCB 6937 Post Translational Modifications in Microbiology 1 Summer A

    Introductory Course Track

    These 2 courses for 7 credits are required for students in the Introductory Online MS track only (track available Fall 2016). Students with prior experience in Microbiology and Biochemistry do not need to take these courses. Both courses are available as electives, if desired (requires department permission to register).

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    Course # Course Credits Semester
    MCB 6937 Biology of Microorganisms 3 Fall/Spring/Summer A
    GMS 5905 Fundamentals in Biochemistry 4 Fall/Spring/Summer C

    Graduation

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    • Students must take at least 3 credits in the final fall/spring semester to graduate.
    • 30 credits are required to complete the degree.
    • Only courses completed with a grade of C or higher can be counted towards the degree.
    • You must maintain both a 3.0 overall GPA and 3.0 major GPA in order to graduate.
    • 15 credits must be completed in courses with a MCB, PCB, or BSC

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