DEB COURSE REQUIREMENTS

DEB Prerequisites

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:

DEB 263
Biotechnology Fundamentals and Applications (Must be completed BEFORE QE)
Offered every Winter Quarter

MCB/ECH 294
Current Progress in Biotechnology Seminar Course (Course Schedule)
Offered every quarter. A minimum of 3 quarters of enrollment in the course is required. (MIC 292 may be substituted for 1 quarter of MCB/ECH 294 but is only offered every other Winter quarter). A summary report on the seminars is required at the end of the quarter.

MCB 282
Biotechnology Internship
A minimum of 3 months internship at a local biotechnology company or cross college laboratory. Internships should be discussed with .

BIOETHICS COURSE (SHOULD be completed Before QE)
GGG 296 OR one of the following: ABG 401, BIM 209, PMI 250, PLP 298, PMI 250, RCR

MIC 292 (elective)
From Discovery to Product: An Introduction to Biotechnology at the Industrial Level (Seminar Schedule)
Offered every other Winter quarter (even numbered years). May be substituted for 1 quarter of MCB/ECH 294. A Summary report on the seminars is required at the end of the quarter.

BIOETHICS REQUIREMENT
(Should be completed BEFORE QE)


464RCR (Under Medical Sciences, MDS)
Responsible Conduct of Research
Same as CLH 204, offered every Summer, some Fall, depending on interest

ABG 401
Ethics and Professionalism in Animal Biology
Offered Spring Quarter

BIM 209
Scientific Ethics and Inquiry
Offered Spring Quarter

CLH 204
Responsible Conduct of Research
Same as 464 RCR, offered every Summer depending on interest

GGG 296
Scientific Professionalism and Integrity
Offered Fall Quarter

PLP 298
Scientific Ethics in Biotech Research
Offered Winter Quarter

PMI 250
Philosophy and Ethics of Biomedical Science
Offered Spring Quarter


ELECTIVES:

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.


THESE REQUIREMENTS:

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).


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.

 


 

 

 

 

 


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