Oct 21, 2020  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Concentration in Biochemistry and Biophysics


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The center is not a degree-offering unit; consequently, all graduate degrees are obtained through the cooperating departments, whose requirements must be met. A student earning a graduate degree may, with the consent of the department adviser and approval of the center director, also take a graduate concentration of courses in biochemistry and biophysics. Completion of the concentration will be noted on the student’s transcript.

At the M.S. level, the student must successfully complete five graduate courses (excluding thesis credit) dealing with biochemistry and biophysics, to be selected from the center’s listing of courses. The student must also complete an approved research program dealing with a biochemical or biophysical topic and incorporate the results into a thesis, with the thesis committee to include one member of the graduate faculty of the center who is outside the student’s department.

At the Ph.D. level, the student must complete eight graduate courses (excluding dissertation credit) dealing with biochemistry and biophysics, to be selected from the center’s listing of courses. The student must also complete an approved research program dealing with a biochemical or biophysical topic and incorporate the results into a dissertation, with the dissertation committee to include two members of the graduate faculty of the center who are outside the student’s department.

The specific courses dealing with biochemistry and biophysics which the student uses to satisfy the concentration requirements depend on the student’s goals. Courses may be chosen from the list below with the approval of the student’s departmental adviser and the director of the center, except that all students are required to earn credit for CHEM 570, General Biological Chemistry, or CHEM 572, Biological Chemistry I. Students may take crosslisted courses in the department of their choice.

All requirements for the concentration must be completed within a period of six consecutive years.

Biochemistry and Biophysics Courses


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