University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Curriculum of Study

Students in the Plant Physiology/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Program are required to enroll for four semesters of full time course work before taking their qualifying examination. At least one year of residence beyond the qualifying exam is required before a Ph.D. degree can be granted.

All Plant Physiology/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology students must take the following courses:

The remaining hours of credit needed for four semesters of course work may be filled out from the following, or from other courses deemed appropriate by the student's Graduate Advisory Committee:

  • PLS 799 - Research in Agronomy (includes laboratory rotations)
  • BIO 510 - Recombinant DNA Laboratory
  • BIO 520 - Bioinformatics
  • BIO 615 - Molecular Biology
  • BIO 632 - Advanced Cell Biology I
  • BIO 633 - Advanced Cell Biology II
  • BCH 604 - Structural Biology
  • BCH 610 - Biochemistry of Lipids and Membranes
  • BCH 611 - Biochemistry and Cell Biology of Nucleic Acids
  • BCH 612 - Structure and Function of Proteins and Enzymes
  • PGY 617 - Physiological Genomics
  • PPA 670 - Plant Bacteriology
  • PPA 671 - Advanced Plant Virology
  • PPA 672 - Advanced Plant Mycology
  • PPA 673 - Advanced Plant Disease Resistance

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