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  • Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry (MCBB)

    Graduate Program Guide

    2019-2020

  • Table of Contents MCBB Graduate Program Administration....................................................................................................................................

    Participating Staff by Department..................................................................................................................................................

    Participating Faculty by Department............................................................................................................................................

    Facilities....................................................................................................................................................................................................

    MCBB Program Requirements..........................................................................................................................................................

    • Seminars...................................................................................................................................................................................

    • Ph.D. Course Requirements...............................................................................................................................................

    • M.A. Course Requirements................................................................................................................................................

    • Transfer of Credits.................................................................................................................................................................

    • Elective, Quantitative, and Research Courses..............................................................................................................

    • Academic Requirements....................................................................................................................................................

    • Annual Reports......................................................................................................................................................................

    • Responsible Conduct in Research...................................................................................................................................

    • Teaching...................................................................................................................................................................................

    Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.) in MCBB................................................................................

    • Laboratory Rotations...........................................................................................................................................................

    • Faculty Advisor.......................................................................................................................................................................

    • Qualifying Exam.....................................................................................................................................................................

    • Dissertation.............................................................................................................................................................................

    • Checklist of Requirements for the Ph.D. in MCBB.....................................................................................................

    • GRS Ph.D. Graduation Deadlines (with MCBB Program deadlines).....................................................................

    Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree (M.A.) in MCBB................................................................................................

    • Faculty Advisor.......................................................................................................................................................................

    • Types of M.A. Degrees.........................................................................................................................................................

    • GRS M.A. Graduation Deadlines (with MCBB Program deadlines)......................................................................

    Financial Assistance.............................................................................................................................................................................

    Policies and Procedures......................................................................................................................................................................

    • Patents & Research Materials............................................................................................................................................

    • Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Guidelines..........................................................................................................................

    • Childbirth and Adoption Accommodation for Full-Time Ph.D. Students..........................................................

    • Emergencies & First Aid......................................................................................................................................................

    • BU Alert.....................................................................................................................................................................................

    • Building Hours and Security..............................................................................................................................................

    MCBB Administrative Support Policies......................................................................................................................................... • Computers...............................................................................................................................................................................

    • Internet.....................................................................................................................................................................................

    • Getting a BU Email Account..............................................................................................................................................

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  • • Getting on MCBB Email Aliases........................................................................................................................................

    • Memos and Announcements...........................................................................................................................................

    • Keys............................................................................................................................................................................................

    • Mail............................................................................................................................................................................................

    • Telephones..............................................................................................................................................................................

    • Photocopying.........................................................................................................................................................................

    • Reimbursements & Travel..................................................................................................................................................

    Student Life Resources........................................................................................................................................................................

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    MCBB Graduate Program Administration The MCBB Program is administered by the Director, with advice from the MCBB Program Committee and the participating faculty. The Director and the MCBB Program Committee oversee all academic programs and policies. The MCBB Program Committee consists of representative faculty from participating Academic Departments. The Program Committee is responsible for evaluating the progess of continuing students and petitions, curriculum development, determining MCBB faculty membership in the program, and maintaining the overall standards of the graduate program. The Program Committee and the Director are responsible for evaluating applications for admission and accepting students.

    Students should consult the Graduate Program Specialist for the MCBB Program, located in the Biology Department (Room BRB 101), with any questions or concerns about administration, policies, resources, and/or procedures. In all cases, if there are problems or conc