DEB COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Students interested in participating in DEB must be enrolled in the Ph.D. program of one of the participating graduate groups. Please refer to the participating faculty (under About the DEB) for a complete list of the departments or graduate groups currently affiliated with the graduate program. It is recommended that a student enroll during the first two years of their Ph.D. program.
The DEB program welcomes the addition of new departments and graduate groups. Please contact the Biotechnology Program for application instructions.
Required DEB Courses:
BIOETHICS COURSE (SHOULD be completed Before QE)
MIC 292 (elective)
ECH 160 (elective only) Offered every Fall Quarter
QUALIFYING EXAM REQUIREMENTS:
The PhD qualifying exam should demonstrate appropriate knowledge with the are of biotechnology. At least one faculty member of the Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology Program MUST participate in the qualifying examination.
MCB 263 MUST be completed BEFORE the qualifying examination.
MCB/ECH 294 and ONE of the Bioethics Courses SHOULD be completed BEFORE the qualifying examination.
MCB 282 may be completed after the qualifying examination.
The dissertation committee shall include at least one faculty member of the Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology program. (The major professor must be a participating DEB faculty member).
Attendance at the annual Biotechnology Retreat and at the informal Pizza Seminars (Chalk Talks) by students and faculty on their current research.
Public service is highly recommended, especially on projects organized by the Biotechnology Program.