Genetics and Epigenetics Academics

G&E students typically complete their degree in 5 - 6 years.  Students complete coursework and a thesis proposal-based Preliminary Exam within Years 1 and 2. Years 3+ are spent primarily on thesis research, supplemented by a variety of seminars and other activities that promote scientific interactions and continued development of communication and other career-relevant skills. After successfully passing the prelim exam, trainees become eligible for GEN-TG support.

Requirements | Typical Timetable | Suggested Electives

Requirements for students in the G&E program

This information can also be found on the G&E Catalog page.

Requirements | Typical Timetable | Suggested Electives

Typical G&E Course Timetable
  Fall Spring Summer
Year 1 BIOM 6000
CAMB 6050
Lab Rotation
BIOM 5550
CAMB 5500
Two Lab Rotations
Lab Rotation or
Pre-Dissertation Research
Year 2

GCB 5350
BIOM 6100
Pre-Dissertation Research

CAMB 7140(if didn't take GCB 535)
CAMB 6950
Pre-Dissertation Research
Preliminary Examination
Dissertation research
Year 3+ Dissertation research Dissertation research Dissertation research

Requirements | Typical Timetable | Suggested Electives

Suggested Elective Courses

Whereas any CAMB courses can be used to fulfill elective requirements (depending on the student's interests and background), the following courses are likely to be of particular relevance. Students will receive guidance from G&E leadership and faculty when choosing electives.