MS in Molecular Biology
The overwhelming developments and advances in the fields of medicine, biotechnology, and the environment are mostly due to the recent achievements and breakthroughs in the field of molecular biology, basically through a better understanding of genetic systems. Molecular biology methodologies are now employed in environmental studies, and in remediation of polluted ecosystems. They have direct applications in the fields of infertility, hormonal and immune disorders, and genetic diagnosis and therapy. They are employed in the production of new therapeutic drugs, growth factors, vaccines, foods, and much needed novel bio-molecules.
The MS in Molecular Biology curriculum comprises a total of 30 credits, distributed as follows:
I. MS Core Courses (9 credits)
|BIO805||Protein Research Methods||3|
|BIO806||Genomics Research Methods||3|
|BIO822||Advanced Molecular Biology||3|
II. M.S. Elective Courses (15 credits)
|BIO820||Applied and Industrial Microbiology||3|
|BIO825||Diagnostic Microbiology and Immunology||3|
|BIO850||Genomics and Proteomics||3|
|BIO826||Advances in Cell Biology||3|
|BIO829||Endocrinology and Metabolism||3|
|BIO834||Environmental Health and Toxicology||3|
|BIO852||Nutrition and Diet Therapy||3|
|BIO848||Fungal Genetics and Pathogenicity||3|
|BIO845||Diagnostic and Applied Physiology||3|
|BIO888||Current Topics in Microbiology||3|
|BIO881||Special Topics in Biology||3|
III. Thesis (6 credits)
The thesis can be in the following fields of research: Molecular Biology, Molecular Microbiology, Human Genetics, Fungal Genetics, Molecular Biochemistry and Pharmacology, Cell and Cancer Biology, Physiology and Nutrition.
This program can be completed in two years.
This program is offered in Byblos.
Deadline for Fall Admissions
July 15, 2017 (application submission closed)
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