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Expectations as a Genetics Graduate Student
1) You should attend as many speaker lunches as possible
2) You should attend seminars (Wednesday @ 4:00)
Required for all PhD students in the Department of Genetics
These guidelines assume students have entered via the Integrated Life Sciences program, thus have had Responsible Science, research rotations, and other introductory material.
All students must carry at least 12 credit hours a semester (9 in summer); preferably, 18 in fall/spring, 12 in summer.
All students must enroll in GENE 8880 (Student Seminar; 1 credit hour) every semester in residence unless written authorization from graduate coordinator, or the semester in which a student gives his or her exit seminar.
Prior to or simultaneous with serving as a Teaching Assistant, student must enroll in GRSC 7770 (1 credit hour).
GENE 9000 (Doctoral Research) may be taken for up to 18 hours a semester.
Doctoral students must enroll in GENE 9300 the semester they graduate; this course is limited to enrollment in 10 hours per semester and you should enroll in a minimum of 3 credits.
All students must take at least 20 hours of 8000-level courses, total of 30 credit hours that includes GENE 9000 and 9300
Required for all Genetics students and/or Training Grant-supported students
In addition to the above general requirements, we require that all Genetics PhD students and students supported on the NIH T32 Training Grant in Genetics receive training in all areas pertinent to modern genetics research. This includes:
• GENE 8100, Foundations of Genetic Analysis
• A minimum of 3 credit hours of quantitative training, chosen from this list of courses.
• A minimum of 6 credit hours of genetics electives, chosen from this list of courses.
Course substitutions may be approved based on a written petition to the Graduate Affairs Committee.