Coursework

The following first-year plan of study is suggested for students entering the TPS program in the 2018-2019 academic year:

Fall 2018 & Spring 2019: Students must register for required courses and 1-2 courses from additional suggested courses each term. Other additional courses may be selected after consulting with the TPS Graduate Coordinator. Total semester course load should be 12-13 hours.

Course Number         Title                     (Credits)

Required

  • ALS 5324     Research Ethics Ag & Life Sciences     (P/F = 1h)
  • GRAD 5515 Molecular Plant Science Rotations       (A/F = 3h)
  • ALS/BCHM/BIOL/PPWS 5064 Seminar in Mol Cell Biology & Biotech (VTLSS)       (P/F = 1h)
  • GRAD 7994 Research and Dissertation      (EQ [EQ= variable])


Suggested

  • GRAD 5004 Graduate Teaching Workshop     (P/F = 1h)
  • BCHM 5124 Biochemistry for the Life Sciences     (3h)
  • STAT 5605 Biometry     (3h)
  • STAT 5615 Statistics in Research     (3h)
  • BIOL 5884 Molecular Biology of the Cell     (3h)
  • PPWS 5604-G Biological Invasions     (3h)

[A/F = letter grade assigned for course; P/F = graded pass fail]

Course Number         Title                     (Credits)


Required

  •  GRAD 5134 Topics in Interdisciplinary Research - Trans Plant Sci     (A/F = 3h)
  • GRAD 5516 Molecular Plant Science Rotations     (A/F = 3h)
  • ALS/BCHM/BIOL/PPWS 5064 or BIOL5174   Seminar in Mol Cell Biology & Biotech (VTLSS) or Seminars Across the Sciences    (P/F = 1h)
  • GRAD 5134 Translational Plant Science     (3h)
  • GRAD 7994 Research and Dissertation     (EQ [EQ = variable])

Suggested

  • GRAD 5004 Graduate Teaching Workshop     (P/F = 1h)
  • BCHM/PPWS 5344 Molecular Biology for the Life Sciences    (3h)
  • BIOL 5344 Advanced Chemical Ecology     (3h
  • CSES 5844 Plant Genomics     (3h)
  • PPWS 5534 Advanced Plant Physiology and Metabolism II     (3h)

[A/F = letter grade assigned for course; P/F = graded pass fail]