Program Course Requirements

The course requirements listed below are designed to provide a solid, common foundation that is useful in all areas of Genomic Analysis. These course requirements have been kept to a minimum since all trainees will also have substantial course requirements from their major departments. However, approximately one course per quarter from the requirements listed below will be expected from the trainees. In addition, the required Ethics course should be taken by the end of the first year as a trainee. If a trainee wishes to substitute an equivalent course for any course listed below, the trainee must obtain the approval of the Advisory Committee by simply showing substantial overlap in the covered material.

Here is a link to the UCLA Catalog of Courses.

Molecular Biology Course Requirements

Trainees are required to take two of the following eight courses: Chemistry & Biochemistry 153A and 153B; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 121; Human Genetics 222; Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics 101, 102, and 159; and Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology 144. However, please note that only one of the three courses Chem 153B, EEB 121, and MCDB 144 may used to satisfy this requirement.

Probability and Statistics

Trainees are required to take two quarters of probability and statistics. This requirement can be met by any of the sequences Statistics 100A&B, Statistics 110A&B, or Biostatistics 110A&B. In addition, Statistics 180 may be substituted for any of the "B" quarters. Trainees can also take the following three quarter sequence- Biostatistics 100A&B and one of the following- Biostatistics 200A or 406.

Ethics Course Requirements

Trainees are required to take MIMG 234 or Biomathematics M261 by the end of their first year as a trainee. It is highly recommended, but not required, that trainees also take Human Genetics C236C. Trainees will also be advised via e-mail about upcoming seminars and symposia at the intersection of genetics and ethics. Trainees are expected to make every attempt to attend these occasional lectures.

Seminar Requirements

Trainees are required to take one quarter of Human Genetics 282 per year.

Core Graduate Course Requirements

Trainees are required to take Human Genetics 236A & B. In addition, trainees must take at least two of the following seven courses: Biomathematics 207A, 207B, 211; Biostatistics 278; Human Genetics 224, 244; and Statistics 254. Trainees will also be advised via e-mail about upcoming seminars and symposia on genomic analysis and interpretation. Trainees are expected to make every attempt to attend these occasional lectures.