University of Florida

AMCB Graduate Program

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for entry to the AMCB include a grade point average of 3.0 (on a maximum 4.0 scale), a combined GRE (verbal and quantitative) score of 1000, research/teaching potential and a majority vote of the AMCB faculty. With our current group of AMCB students, the average GPA exceeds 3.0 (average GPA ~3.5). Generally, students identify a major professor before requesting admittance to the AMCB program. It is recommended that students with a potential interest in the AMCB contact one or more AMCB faculty members with similar interests to the student to ascertain level of interest and funding availability. Informal inquiries can also be addressed to Peter Hansen. Application to the AMCB is administered through the University of Florida Graduate School - please go to the UF Graduate School web site for details of the admission process. Queries about applications can be addressed to Renee Parks-James.

Required Courses

M.S.
BCH 4024, Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or BCH 5045, Graduate Survey of Biochemistry

Present one seminar in a seminar course

For students matriculating Spring 2015 or later - successful completion of a course on responsible and ethical conduct of research (1 h minimum)


Ph.D.
BCH 4024, Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or BCH 5045, Graduate Survey of Biochemistry

BCH 5413 (Eukaryotic Molecular Biology)

GMS 6421 Cell Biology

Present two seminar in seminar courses

For students matriculating Spring 2015 or later - successful completion of a course on responsible and ethical conduct of research (1 h minimum)

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Suggested Elective Courses for AMCB Graduate Students

(Course name, catalog number, credits)
Mol. Cell Res. Methods, ASG 6666L, 2
Molec. Techniques, ALS 5905, 2
Nutrition, ANS 5446, 3
Repro. Seminar, NS 5935, 1
Exp. Embryology, ANS 6310, 4
Current Concepts in Repro., ANS 6313, 2
Endocrinology, ANS 6704, 4
Env. Physiol. Dom. Animals, ANS 6706, 3
Molecular Endocrinology, ANS 6767, 3
Nutritional Physiology, ANS 6718, 3
Physiology of Repro., ANS 6751, 4
Supervised Teaching, ANS 6940, 1-5
Grant Writing, ALS 6046, 2
Advanced Metabolism, BSH 6207-9, 1-3
Physical and Structural Biochem., BSH 6740, 3
Recent Adv. Membrane Biol., BCH 6876, 1
Recent Adv. Struct Biology, BCH 6877, 1
Recent Adv. Cytoskel Proc., BCH 6878, 1
Biomedical Engineering, BME 5001, 3
Patents Prod. Devel. Technol., BME 5085, 2
Adv Dev. Biology, GMS 5641, 4
Mouse Genetics, GMS 6011, 1
Human Genetics, GMS 6012, 1
Developmental Genetics, GMS 6013, 1
Appl. Bioinformatics to Genetics, GMS 6014, 1
Molecular Immunology, GMS 6031, 1
Signal Transduction, GMS 6051, 1
The Nucleus, GMS 6061, 1
Protein Trafficking, GMS 6062, 1
Immunology, GMS 6140, 3
Stem Cell Biology, GMS 6331, 1
Adv. Tissue Biology, GMS 6631, 4
Microbial Genet & Biotech., MCB 5303L, 2
Transcriptional Regulation, MCB 6456, 2
Adv. Tech. Microbiol Cell, MCB 6485, 2-4
Advanced Genetics, PCB 5065, 4
Immunology, PCB 5235, 3
Mol. Evolution Systematics, PCB 5615, 4
Electron Microscopy, PCB 6176, 2
Pharmacogenomics, PHA 6449, 1
Statistics I, STA 6166, 4
Statistics II, STA 6167, 4
Stat. Genomics & Genetics, STA 6168, 3
Tech Microarray Data Analysis, STA 6934, 1-3
Physiology, VME 5244, 4
General Toxicology, VME 6602, 3
Evolutionary Genetics, ZOO 6927, 4
Evolutionary Dev Genet., ZOO 6927, 4

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