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The Department of Biochemistry offers programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. Both require the completion of a research program and the preparation of a thesis.

Students graduating with either degree should have a broad background in biochemistry, as well as a detailed knowledge of one or more areas of specialization within the field. We aim to develop critical and creative scholars who can effectively communicate with their scientific peers and with the broader community, and who can teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Department of Biochemistry seeks to develop scientists with a sound ethical sense who are willing to serve the wider scientific community.

Students develop these qualities and attitudes through:

  • Formalized course work
  • Participation in both general and specialized seminar courses
  • Instructional responsibilities in the undergraduate student laboratory
  • Participation in scientific and integrity workshops
  • Completion of an independent research program
  • Production and defense of a thesis
 
Effective January 1, 2015 students no longer need to be registered in order to submit their thesis to ERA.
 
Changes to registration:
 
Thesis-based students admitted prior to Fall 2011 need consecutive registration in Fall and Winter Terms including normal registration in the term in which the Thesis Approval/Program Completion form arrives into the FGSR Office from the Department.
 
Thesis-based students admitted Fall 2011 and thereafter need consecutive registration in Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Terms including normal registration in the term in which the Thesis Approval/Program Completion form has arrives into the FGSR Office from the Department.
 
For the next deadline if the Thesis Approval/Program Completion form arrives into FGSR before 4:00 pm MST on January 30, 2015, no registration is required in that term or any subsequent term.
 
If students submit the Thesis Approval/Program Completion form to FGSR after 4:00 pm MST on January 30, 2015, the form is considered submitted in the next submission period and students will require normal registration in that term.  Fees will be assessed according to the registration.
 
Received at FGSR means the form has been date stamped by the FGSR Office.
 
Please note that students cannot be cleared for convocation, receive their degree, or receive a letter of completion for their degree until the thesis has been submitted and approved by FGSR.
 
These deadlines are firm and NOT subject to appeal by Department or Student.
 
 
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