First Year In BBSP

  • LABORATORY ROTATIONS I: begins second week of September
  • LABORATORY ROTATIONS II: begins first week of January
  • LABORATORY ROTATIONS III: begins third week of March
  • SELECT RESEARCH ADVISOR: completed no later than June 1

Second Year

  • GRANT WRITING COURSE BIOC 712: take course during Fall semester (PhD students only)
  • FORM 5 MEMBER THESIS COMMITTEE: Spring semester (usually before March)
  • SPECIFIC AIMS TO THESIS COMMITTEE: Spring Semester (usually mid March)
  • THESIS PROPOSAL TO THESIS COMMITTEE: Spring semester (usually late April)
  • COMPLETE COMPREHENSIVE ORAL EXAMINATION
  • COMPLETE COMPREHENSIVE WRITTEN EXAMINATION (optional)

Third Year

  • FIRST ANNUAL THESIS COMMITTEE MEETING: Spring semester
  • COMPLETE COMPREHENSIVE WRITTEN EXAMINATION

Fourth Year

  • SECOND ANNUAL THESIS COMMITTEE MEETING: Spring semester