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GBS Core Curriculum

Specific start dates for core curriculum courses and modules are available on the GBS Academic Calendar.

Fall Semester

Full course descriptions are available in the UAB Graduate Catalog. For information about the Fall core curriculum, contact Jessica Stephenson through email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by calling (205) 934-7034.

Courses

  • GBS 708: Basic Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • GBS 707: Basic Biochemistry and Metabolism
    • September 19- October 30
    • Syllabus
    • Recommended Text (not required): Biochemistry, 4nd Ed. (Voet and Voet)
  • GBS 709: Basic Biological Organization

Research Rotations

  • GBS 795: Lab Rotation 1
    • August 14- October 13
  • GBS 796: Lab Rotation 2
    • October 16- December 15
  • For Early Admission Students:
    • Lab Rotation 2, August 14- October 13
    • Lab Rotation 3, October 16- December 15

 

Spring Semester

Check with the curriculum manager to discover each theme's plan for the spring & summer modules.
A general schedule of the Spring semester is as follows: 

Courses

  • Module 1, January 8 - February 2
  • Module 2, February 5 - March 2
  • Module 3, March 5 - March 30
  • Module 4,  April 2 - April 27

Research Rotations

  • GBS 797: Lab Rotation 3
    • January 8- March 9
  • GBS 794: Lab Rotation 4
    • March 12- May 11
  • For Early Admission Students:
    • Lab Rotation 4, January 8- March 9

 

Summer Semester

All students are expected to take:

  • GBSC 722: Intro to Biostats
  • Module 5, April 30 - May 25

 

Please reference the GBS Course Catalog for GBS core and module courses. Each course offering is subject to change.

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