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PhD Curriculum


The academic policies of the Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are determined by vote of the Faculty of the Program.  The operation of the Program is administered by an elected Executive Committee, which includes one student member.  This summary describes the current policies and practices of the Program.  The general requirements of the Graduate School of Biological Sciences also apply, as described in the Graduate Catalog.  The rules allow a considerable degree of flexibility, and further adjustments can be made where they are justified by special circumstances.  All such individual decisions are made by the Executive Committee.  In addition, the Executive Committee reviews the progress of all students each semester, in consultation with their academic advisors.