Chemical Biology

Curriculum

Students in the Chemical Biology Program may choose to pursue one of the two tracks emphasizing either Chemistry or Biology, depending on the strength of their previous background and training.

All students in the Chemical Biology Program are required to complete both the coursework and thesis research. The coursework in both the Master’s and doctoral degree programs comprises of five required courses and three to four elective courses. On the other hand, the number of credits required for thesis research depends on the degree program and the student’s previous degree, as follow:

Master's Degree Program

Credits
Coursework:
* Required Courses
* Elective Courses (a minimum of)

15
9
Thesis Research 12
Total (not less than) 36

Students are expected to complete the Master's degree program within two or two and a half academic years.

Doctoral Degree Program

Student's Previous Degree
Master's Degree
in Chemical Biology
(Credits)
Master's Degree
in Other Fields
(Credits)
Bachelor's Degree
(Credits)
Coursework:
* Required Courses
* Elective Courses (a minimum of)

15
9

15
9

15
9
Thesis Research 24 36 48
Total (not less than) 48 60 72

Students holding a Master's degree in Chemical Biology are expected to complete the doctoral degree program within three academic years, while those holding a Bachelor's Degree are expected to complete the program within four to five academic years.