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The curriculum below is effective is for the 2021-22 academic year. More details can be found in the graduate catalog

Non-Thesis Track  
Fall 1 Credit Hrs Fall 2 Credit Hrs
BIOL 5371 Molecular Biology* 3 Elective C1 3
BIOL 5701 Adv Mol Bio Techniques Lab I* 3 Elective D1 3
Elective A1 3    
Total 9 Total 6
Spring 1   Spring 2  
BIOL 6340 Adv Cell Biology* 3 Elective E1 3
BIOL 6701 Adv Mol Bio Techniques Lab II* 3 BIOL 6720 Scientific Communication* 3
Elective B1 3    
Total 9 Total 6
Summer 1   Total: 32 credits  
BIOL 5750 On Being a Scientist* 2 * Core Course  
1 one elective must be an approved quantitative course  
       
Thesis Track  
Fall 1 Credit Hrs Fall 2 Credit Hrs
BIOL 5371 Molecular Biology* 3 BIOL 6790 Research 3
BIOL 5701 Adv Mol Bio Techniques Lab I* 3 Elective C1 3
Elective A1 3 Total 6
Total 9    
Spring 1   Spring 2  
BIOL 6340 Adv Cell Biology* 3 BIOL 6799 Thesis 3
BIOL 6701 Adv Mol Bio Techniques Lab II* 3 BIOL 6720 Scientific Communication* 3
Elective B1 3 Total 6
Total 9    
Summer 1      
BIOL 6790 Research * Core Course  
BIOL 5750 On Being a Scientist*  2    
Total 4    
Electives to Choose From:  
BIOL 5371 Molecular Biology 
BIOL 5354 Immunology 
BIOL 5369 Neurobiology 
BIOL 5350  Molecular Pharmacology
BIOL 5577 Cancer Biology 
BIOL 5385 Special Topics Infectious diseases
BIOL 5372 Genomics and Bioinformatics 
BIOL 5347 Medicinal Biochemistry
BIOL 5729 Biostatistics II
BIOL 6663. Exercise Pharmacology

Yvonne Kumon
Assistant to the Associate Dean
ykumon@ben.edu
(630) 829-6084

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Cheryl Mascarenhas, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Science & Health
cmascarenhas@ben.edu
(630) 829-6587

Tonia Rucker
Senior Assistant to the Dean
trucker@ben.edu
(630) 829-6187

Elizabeth Ritt, Ed.D., RN, NEA-BC, CNE
Dean, Science & Health
eritt@ben.edu
(630) 829-1933