Masters Degree in Integrative Genomics

Plan of Study


During the first year, the student will select an adviser, form a graduate committee, and submit the Plan of Study to be approved by the committee. The Plan of Study will be written either in the format of a focused review article or a proposal for funding. The committee must include the student’s major adviser, at least one other faculty member from the Integrative Genomics program, and a third member, which could include another faculty from the Integrative Genomics program or another appropriate faculty member from another academic institution.

The degree requires 32 credits for graduation.  All students must take the four required core classes (= 12 credit hours) and 8 credit hours of electives.  On top of these 20 credits, we require that you sign up for 12 credit hours of Biol 798 (Thesis Research in Biology) over the course of your degree, for the 32 credits required for graduation.  Biol 798 is a course that allows you time to complete your research, data analysis, and thesis writing.

 

Required core courses:


  • CPHD 601 - Introduction to Bioinformatics @ USD
  • BIOL 537 - Biometry
  • BIOL 574 - Introductory Genomics
  • BIOL 724L - Genomic Techniques
  • BIOL 794 - Internship

or

  • BIOL 798 - Thesis Research in Biology

 

Take 8 credit hours from the following list of electives:


  • BIOL 505 - Entomology
  • BIOL 505L - Entomology Lab
  • BIOL 515 - Mycology
  • BIOL 515L - Mycology Lab
  • BIOL 522 - Immunology
  • BIOL 522L - Immunology Lab
  • BIOL 530 - Neurobiology
  • BIOL 534 - Herpetology
  • BIOL 534L - Herpetology Lab
  • BIOL 544 - Microbial Genomics
  • BIOL 560 - Evolutionary and Ecological Plant Physiology
  • BIOL 561 - Agrostology
  • BIOL 561L - Agrostology Lab
  • BIOL 562 - Dendrology
  • BIOL 562L - Dendrology Lab
  • BIOL 563 - Ornithology
  • BIOL 563L - Ornithology Lab
  • BIOL 710 - Population and Quantitative Genetics
  • BIOL 792 - Topics
  • SCI 588 - Biological Application of Remote Sensing