Admission requirements for entry to the AMCB include a grade point average of 3.0 (on a maximum 4.0 scale). With our current group of AMCB students, the average GPA exceeds 3.0 (average GPA ~3.5). Generally, students identify a major professor before requesting admittance to the AMCB program. It is recommended that students with a potential interest in the AMCB contact one or more AMCB faculty members with similar interests to the student to ascertain the level of interest and funding availability. Informal inquiries can also be addressed to John Bromfield. Application to the AMCB is administered through the University of Florida Graduate School - please go to the UF Graduate School web site for details of the admission process. Queries about applications can be addressed to Renee Parks-James.
Program of Study Requirements
Comprehensive requirements can be found here: AMCB Program PhD Graduate Student Expectations
- The following three courses (or equivalent transfers credits) are required for AMCB graduates:
1) Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCH 4024), or Graduate Survey of Biochemistry (BCH 5045).
2) Eukaryotic Molecular Biology (BCH 5413).
3) Cell Biology (GMS 6421).
- Present two seminars for credit in seminar courses (annual presentations in the AMCB seminar series is expected).
- Presentation at the annual AMCB symposium.
- Graduate students must form a committee comprised of a minimum of four individuals. The committee chair and one other member must be AMCB faculty and one member must be external to the AMCB and Animal Science graduate programs.
- Successful completion of a course on responsible and ethical conduct of research (1 h minimum, examples below).
Issues in Responsible Conduct of Research – VME 6767
AG / Natural Resource Ethics – ABE 4126
Animal Ethics – WIS 6934 or VME 6934
Ethics and Ecology – PHM 3032
Environmental Ethics – PHI 3640
Ethics in Genetics – GMS 6221
Concepts of Applied Ethology – ANS 6932
Research Ethics in the Biological Sciences – ZOO 6927
Potential Elective Courses for AMCB Graduate Students
A complete list of approved elective courses can be found in the Graduate Catalog.
(Course name, catalog number, credits)
Graduate Statistics courses.
Molec. Techniques Genetics, ANS 6379L, 2
Molec. Techniques, ALS 5905, 2
Nutrition, ANS 5446, 3
Repro. Seminar, ANS 5935, 1
Exp. Embryology, ANS 6310, 4
Current Concepts in Repro., ANS 6313, 2
Endocrinology, ANS 6704, 4
Env. Physiol. Dom. Animals, ANS 6706, 3
Molecular Endocrinology, ANS 6767, 3
Nutritional Physiology, ANS 6718, 3
Physiology of Repro., ANS 6751, 4
Supervised Teaching, ANS 6940, 1-5
Grant Writing, ALS 6046, 2
Advanced Metabolism, BSH 6207-9, 1-3
Physical and Structural Biochem., BSH 6740, 3
Recent Adv. Membrane Biol., BCH 6876, 1
Recent Adv. Struct Biology, BCH 6877, 1
Recent Adv. Cytoskel Proc., BCH 6878, 1
Biomedical Engineering, BME 5001, 3
Patents Prod. Devel. Technol., BME 5085, 2
Adv Dev. Biology, GMS 5641, 4
Mouse Genetics, GMS 6011, 1
Human Genetics, GMS 6012, 1
Developmental Genetics, GMS 6013, 1
Appl. Bioinformatics to Genetics, GMS 6014, 1
Molecular Immunology, GMS 6031, 1
Signal Transduction, GMS 6051, 1
The Nucleus, GMS 6061, 1
Protein Trafficking, GMS 6062, 1
Immunology, GMS 6140, 3
Stem Cell Biology, GMS 6331, 1
Adv. Tissue Biology, GMS 6631, 4
Microbial Genet & Biotech., MCB 5303L, 2
Transcriptional Regulation, MCB 6456, 2
Adv. Tech. Microbiol Cell, MCB 6485, 2-4
Advanced Genetics, PCB 5065, 4
Immunology, PCB 5235, 3
Mol. Evolution Systematics, PCB 5615, 4
Electron Microscopy, PCB 6176, 2
Pharmacogenomics, PHA 6449, 1
Statistics I, STA 6166, 4
Statistics II, STA 6167, 4
Stat. Genomics & Genetics, STA 6168, 3
Tech Microarray Data Analysis, STA 6934, 1-3
Physiology, VME 5244, 4
General Toxicology, VME 6602, 3
Evolutionary Genetics, ZOO 6927, 4
Evolutionary Dev Genet., ZOO 6927, 4
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