Microbial Evolution and Ecology
An incoming CMMB student is advised by a Graduate Education Committee (GEC) member in the programmatic requirements and in the selection of courses for the first semester (and for the second if a committee has not yet been formed and coursework approved). All CMMB students have CMMB Common Requirements. In addition to these, each emphasis has its own prerequisites and programmatic requirements (coursework, comprehensives, etc.).
Microbial Evolution and Ecology Option Prerequisites
- MS/PhD: Microbiology (equivalent of BIOM 360)
- MS/PhD: General Ecology (equivalent of BIOE 370)
- MS/PhD: Statistics (equivalent of STAT 341)
Microbial Evolution and Ecology Option Suggested Curriculum
All students are encouraged to take a minimum of one course in each of the following three areas.
- CHMY 541 Environmental Chemistry, 3 cr.
- FOR 511 Soil Chemistry, 3 cr.
- GEO 407 Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 3 cr.
- GEO 531 Environmental Geochemistry of Metal Contamination, 4 cr.
- GEO 570 Advanced Geochemistry, 4 cr.
Environmental/Quantitative Microbial Ecology
- BIOB 513 Community Ecology, 3 cr.
- BIOB 517 Advanced Plant Ecology, 3 cr.
- EVST 560 Environmental Impact Analysis, 3 cr.
- FOR 532 Forest Ecosystem Analysis, 3 cr.
- WBIO 580 Readings in Population Dynamics, 1 cr.
- WBIO 540 Research Design, 3 cr.
Microbial Diversity and Interactions
- BIOL/MICB 483 Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 3 cr.
- BIOM 520 Medical Parasitology, 2 cr.
- BIOM 540 Molecular Pathogenesis, 3 cr.
- BIOM 509 Advanced Virology, 3 cr.
- BCH 584 Nucleic Acids, 3 cr.
- BCH 582 Proteins and Enzymes, 3 cr.