Sample Schedules (-2008)

Applies to students admitted AY 2007-8 and earlier.

Example 1: Sample Program (Year 1)

A student with an undergraduate background in biology might make the following course selections:
 

Fall Winter Spring Summer
Bioinformatics I Bioinformatics II Bioinformatics III  
    Bioinformatics IV  
  CSE100 CSE101  
Test Out CHEM114A BENG275 Test Out BICD110  
Elective Elective Elective  
  Research Rotation Research Rotation Research Rotation

Example 2: Sample Program (Year 1)

A sample program for a student with an undergraduate degree in computer science and engineering might be structured as follows:
 

Fall Winter Spring Summer
Bioinformatics I Bioinformatics II Bioinformatics III  
    Bioinformatics IV  
  BIOM210 CHEM213  
Test Out CSE101 MATH280A Test Out CSE132A  
Elective Elective Elective  
  Research Rotation Research Rotation Research Rotation

Year 2

All students, regardless of their background and elective track, will be expected to begin working in the laboratory of their choice by the second year. Additionally in Year 2, students will begin preparing for their qualifying examination and will participate in advanced seminar courses and journal clubs identified by program faculty.

End of Year 2 through 5

  • Spring of 2nd year - Qualifying Examination
  • Spring of 3rd year - Advance to Candidacy
  • End of 5th year - Ph.D.

In summary, in addition to 3 quarters of research rotations, students must complete the 4 compulsory Bioinformatics core courses; and, either test out of, or select at least 5 courses from the 8 elective areas.