Course Scheduling Information for PMS Biotechnology Program

(Be sure to consult your advisor)

Graduation requirements: minimum of 35 credits (includes 4 credits of electives); minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

2) Average number of credits/semester for full-time status: 9

3) The italics in the table below indicate the recommended semester to ensure proper preparation for later courses.

4) The Scientific Communications & Lab Techniques courses are very strongly recommended & are expected for Graduate Assistantship eligibility. If you have a significant amount of prior lab experience, talk with your advisor before registering.

5) Beginning F13, all courses but the lab courses & Sci Comm, will be held at the Eberhard Center on the Pew Campus.

6) Beginning F13, students who have completed all coursework, but have not yet graduated, must register for 1 credit of  CMB 696 each semester for continuous registration.

7) Request a graduation audit during your second to the last semester.

8) Be sure consult your advisor so your particular background can be taken into account in order to assure your success.

 

Specific Course Information

11) STA 610 can substitute for STA 622. Certain STA 610 sections are being developed for PSM students, but the specifics are not available yet. Unless you are experienced with statistics, we do not recommend taking Statistics in your first semester at GVSU.

2) CMB 626 Nucleic Acids Laboratory is offered in the Winter semester only - this is a change from previous years. This is an intensive course & you want to be sure you have the preparation. IF you do not have a good amount of laboratory experience before beginning the PSM program, we advise you to wait until your second year to take CMB 626. This course sometimes fills quickly, so do not delay in registering for this class. If you cannot register because the course is full, please keep in close contact with the listed instructor so we can get you in as student schedules shuffle.

3) If, with good reason (typically a conflict with your internship), you need to take CMB 626 in the Fall semester, you will register for the Fall BIO/CMB 426 class which is offered on the Allendale campus. (This is a relatively rare situation.)

Please contact the instructor. Since this section is listed as an undergraduate class, you must also fill out & submit a Dual Credit form before the end of the first week of that semester.

3) Take no more than 9-10 credits during the CMB 626 Advanced Nucleic Acids Lab semester.

4) The PSM 662 Seminar course requires you to have taken some courses in your discipline beforehand, so do not take this course your first semester.

 

Semester/Course

Credits

When/where

Additional course offerings

Fall

 

 

 

CMB 501 Scientific Communication

3

W 9-12:50 (TBA, Allendale)

 

CMB 680-04 Lab Techniques

3

M 11-2:50, 259 PAD (Allendale)

 

1 course

3

 

CMB 505, CMB 610, CMB 551, PSM 650, STA 610 OR 622, CIS 661

Total

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter

 

 

 

CMB 620 Cell & Tissue Culture OR CMB 626 Advanced Nucleic Acids Lab*

2

3

Th 6-9:50, 543 CHS

MW 9-11:50, 543 CHS

 

CMB 506 Advanced Molecular Biology

3

W 6-8:50, 710 EC

 

1-2 additional courses

(*do not take > 9-10 credits if taking CMB 626)

3-6

 

CMB 610, CMB 552, STA 610, CIS 661, PSM 650, PSM 691

Total

8-11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring/Summer

 

 

 

1-2 courses: PSM 662 and/or PSM 691

 

 

PSM 662, PSM 650,  PSM 691, STA 610

Total

2-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall  

 

 

 

CMB 505 Advanced Cell Biology

3

 

 

1-2 courses

2-6

 

 

 

CMB 610, CMB 551, PSM 650, PSM 662, PSM 691, STA 610 or 622, CIS 661

Total

5-9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter 2013

 

 

 

CMB 620 Cell & Tissue Culture OR CMB 626 Advanced Nucleic Acids Lab*

2

3

Th 6-9:50, 543 CHS

MW 9-11:50, 543 CHS

 

CMB 697 Colloquium (Capstone)

2

W 6-8:50, 716 EC

 

1-2 courses

(*do not take > 9-10 credits if taking CMB 626)                          

3-6

 

CMB 610, CMB 552, STA 610, CIS 661, PSM 650, PSM 691

Total

5-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2013    

 

 

 

CMB 691 Internship if necessary

4

 

 

All courses are 3 credits except as noted.

• Be sure to confirm the time & location of courses on Banner.•

 

Offered Fall only

CMB 505 Advanced Cell Biology (M 6-8:50, 710 EC)

CMB 501 Scientific Communication (W 9-12:50, TBA on Allendale campus)

CMB 551 Bioinformatics (T 6-8:50, DeVos or EC))

CMB 680-04 Lab Techniques (M 11-2:50, 259 PAD)

STA 622 Statistical Methods for Biologists (must be confirmed: 2 sections: 1) T 6-8:50 617 EC & 2) Th 6-8:50 617 EC)

 

Offered Winter only

CMB 506 Advanced Molecular Biology (W 6-8:50, 710 EC)

CMB 620 Tissue Culture Lab (2 cr; Th 6-9:50, 543 CHS)

CMB 626 Advanced Nucleic Acids Laboratory (MW 9:00-11:50, 543 CHS)

CMB 552 Advanced Computational Biology (M 6-8:50, 617 EC)

CMB 697 Colloquium (Capstone) – take during final Winter semester (2 cr; T 6-8:50, 716 EC)

 

Offered multiple semesters

CMB 610 Foundations in Biotechnology - Fall (Th 6-8:50, 710 EC) & Winter (M 6-8:50, 710 EC)

PSM 650 Ethics & Professionalism – Fall (M 6-8:50, 410 EC), Winter (online), Summer (MW 6-8:50, 716 EC)

PSM 662 Seminar (2 cr) - Fall (5-5:50 MW, 710 EC) & Spring (T/Th 6-8:50, 716 EC)

PSM 691 Internship (minimum 4 cr) – anytime when ready

CIS 661 Introduction to Medical & Bioinformatics – Fall & Winter

STA 610 Applied Statistics for Health Professions – Fall, Winter, Spring/Summer – may substitute for STA 622

 

 

 

Sample Schedule

Be sure to consult your advisor.

 

Semester/Course

Credits

When/where

Additional course offerings

Fall Year 1

 

 

 

CMB 501 Sci Comm

3

W 9-12:50, TBA Allendale

 

CMB 680-04 Lab Techniques

3

M 11-2:50, 259 PAD

 

CMB 551 Bioinformatics

3

T 6-8:50, DEV or EC

CMB 505, CMB 610, PSM 650, STA 610 or 622, CIS 661

 

 

 

 

Total

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Year 1

 

 

 

CMB 620 Cell & Tissue Culture

2

Th 6-9:50, 543 CHS

 

CMB 506 Advanced Molecular Biology

3

W 6-8:50, 710 EC

 

CIS 661 Intro to Medical & Bioinformatics

3

T 6-8:50, EC

CMB 652, STA 610, PSM 650, PSM 691

Total

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring/Summer

 

 

 

PSM  662 Seminar

2

T/Th 6-8:50, 716 EC

 

AND/OR PSM 691

4

 

PSM 650,  STA 610

Total

2-6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Year 2

 

 

 

CMB 610 Foundations in Biotechnology

3

Th 6-8:50, 710 EC

 

CMB 505 Advanced Cell Biology

3

M 6-8:50, 710 EC

 

STA 610 OR 622

 

3

 

 

CMB 551, PSM 650, PSM 662, PSM 691, CIS 661

Total

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Year 2

 

 

 

CMB 626 Advanced Nucleic Acids Lab*

3

MW 9-11:50, 543 CHS

 

CMB 697 Colloquium (Capstone)

2

T 6-8:50, 716 EC

 

PSM 650 Ethics & Professionalism

*Do not take > 9-10 credits with CMB 626

3

online

CMB 552, CMB 610, STA 610, CIS 661, PSM 691

Total

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2013    

 

 

 

CMB 691 Internship if necessary

4

 

 

 

 

Course & credit breakdown

CMB Biotech MS

Total Credits Required

35

     

Course

Description

Credits

     
 

Required Courses

31

CMB 505

Advanced Cell Biology

3

CMB 506

Advanced Molecular Biology

3

CMB 610

Foundations of Biotechnology

3

CMB 620

Cell and Tissue Culture Lab

2

CMB 626

Adv Nucleic Acids Laboratory

3

CMB 697

Colloquium in Biotechnology

2

     

CIS 661

Medical & Bioinformatics

3

STA 622

Stats Methods for Biologists*

3

PSM 650

Ethics and Professionalism

3

PSM 662

PSM Seminar

2

PSM 691

Internship

4

Sub-Total

Total Required Credits

31

     

Sub-Total

Total Elective Credits

4

 

 

 

Grand Total

Total Required and "Elective" Credits

35

     
     

* STA 610

Statistics for Health Professions

3

 

(Allowed Substitution for STA 622)

 

 

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