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Core Curriculum 2021-22

  • Designed to provide students with a solid background in key areas
  • Designed to teach independent, critical thinking skills, and grant writing
  • Designed to fulfill the NIH-mandated requirement for scientific ethics
  • Curriculum Grid.pdf
2020-2021 Curriculum Grid

Core Curriculum 2022-23

Guiding principles of this Curriculum Revision:
  • condense and modernize required core courses
  • allow students more choice in 1st year coursework
  • reduce average class sizes, increase interactive-learning
  • increase students’ exposure to disciplines
  • more versatile platform for presenting Interest Group expertise
Selectives Fall 2022
  • Advanced Genetics
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Biochemical Mechanisms
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Immunity, Inflammation, Infectious Disease
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer
  • Molecular Neuroscience
  • Regulation of Metabolism
  • Pharmaceutical Therapeutics
  • Structural Methods

2022-23 Curriculum


Biological Chemistry and Molecular Biology Program Students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0, earn at least a B- in each of the core courses, and remain in good standing to be eligible for tuition waivers and stipend. Students must be registered full time between 9-12 graduate credit hours per semester during Fall and Spring.

*DO NOT add or drop courses after the first day of the semester until you contact the Program Office for guidance

Spring 2022 Semester

University Spring 2022 Class Schedule



  • Designed to help students gain proficiency in areas of interest
  • These courses vary by year and semester
  • Many are taught every other year
  • Available to first year students and advanced graduate students in thesis departments

Graduate Electives Spring 2022.pdf | Graduate Electives Spring 2021.pdf | Graduate Electives Spring 2020.pdf


Additional Frequent Electives





Genome Sciences


Genome Sciences Program Certificate

The goal of the Genome Sciences (GS) Program is to train the next generation of investigators to integrate genomics with biological and clinical research. Genome sciences merges functional genomics and translational biology to investigate biological systems at all levels of complexity.



The Med-into-Grad program at the University of Utah provides didactic coursework and clinical mentoring to PhD students and leads to the MSCI (Masters of Clinical Investigation).

Med-into-Grad activities and mentoring are integrated seamlessly with department-based requirements in order to provide comprehensive medical science education that will assist pre-doctoral students at each step of their graduate work, from classroom studies and thesis research, to developing long-term lines of investigation with an eye to translation and relevance to human disease.

Students should be a current PhD graduate student in the Colleges of Science, Medicine, Pharmacy, or Engineering, or the School of Medicine. They must have completed their first year of graduate school, have identified their thesis mentor, and have a strong interest in pursuing translational research during and following graduate school.

Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS)

Ruben Rocha,



Last Updated: 2/26/22